Ongoing journey

Selga Esots and Gabrielle Mazalevskis at the exhibition. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d400234
Selga Esots and Gabrielle Mazalevskis at the exhibition. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d400234

The exhibition was opened by artist and designer Peteris Clemitis with Selga Esots and Gabrielle Mazalevskis exhibiting their art at the Bayswater gallery until May 19.

Both Esots and Mazalevskis have Latvian heritage and will exhibit in Latvia later this year with a permanent collection at the Telsi and Madora Museums.

Inglewood resident Esots, who has a visual art degree, has exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1984. ‘My inspiration comes from many sources ” travel, nature and memory,’ she said.

‘Making art is a constant never-ending journey.

‘Each work is a fragment of this rich tapestry of experiences, through the landscape of the mind.

‘My artworks in this exhibition at Ellis House are mainly acrylics and watercolours and they describe a diverse journey in my art practice.’

Bayswater resident Mazalevskis has been an artist for more than 30 years and said she drew inspiration from tensions created by atmospheric changes like storms, fires, clouds, distance, light and space which all inspire and inform her work.

‘This exhibition of drawings and paintings is an exploration of ideas over a couple of years. Landscape and a sense of journey are common motifs in my work. I think of myself as somewhat expressionist,’ she said.

Ellis House is at 116 Milne Street and is open Thursday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm.