Teachers marked on art

environment overall theme in work
environment overall theme in work

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Natalie Acton, Annabelle Gordon and Sarah Hannah are swapping the whiteboard for an art gallery when they take part in the Positive Space exhibition at the Feast Your Eyes Gallery.

Bringing together their knowledge in paper and porcelain art, the three women came together with the idea for Positive Space over a bottle of wine after having breakout seasons in 2012.

Each artist will attempt to portray the environment they live in and the role it plays in their lives with their individual pieces, brought together in the overall theme of the different human environments.

Hannah said the exhibition was a great way for an ‘exhibition novice’ such as herself to dip her toe in.

‘The body of work explores the idea of positive spaces, the physical, mental and creative spaces we create,’ she explained.

‘Annabelle creates intricate paper-cuts and Natalie and I depict our interpretation in porcelain.

‘Being part of an exhibition with other artists provides the opportunity to share ideas and skills and is also an opportunity to put your work out there and receive feedback.’

Hannah said the exhibition was also a great way for members of the local community to get behind their artists. ‘People should come to support local artists and pick up a gorgeous handmade pot or beautiful paper-cut from an emerging artist at an excellent price.’

‘Both pottery and paper-cut techniques are very precise and labour intensive and I would like to hope people leave with a greater appreciation for handmade artefacts and the love, care and time that have gone into their production,’ she added.

Positive Space is exhibiting at Feast Your Eyes Gallery in Adelaide Street, Fremantle until March 3.