AWARD-winning Melbourne artist Filomena Coppola is bringing her Earthly Tales to a newly-opened gallery in York.
The restored heritage space at Gallery 152 provides a creative hub for local and national artists to showcase their work.
Earthy Tales is a three-part presentation in pastels of distinct narratives represented through imagery of re-imagined flowers.
The series is part of Fish out of Water – Murray Cod, a continuation project about the artist’s connections to the Murray River, also inspiration for the collage works in the exhibition.
“They are stories which encompass history, the environment, migration and finding a sense of place,” she said.
Coppola will lead two workshops while in York as part of her residency at the Avon Terrace gallery.
She has exhibited widely in countries including England and the USA, with her work held in collections that include Parliament House, Artbank and UTAS.
Gallery 152 owner Jenny Garroun said she hoped to reinvigorate York’s artistic roots by bringing diverse artists to the town.
“The gallery is helping to reconnect York with its arts and culture roots, and rebuild the thriving creative community that it was once renowned for,” she said.
Earthly Tales is showing at Gallery 152 from July 15 to August 20.