Wedge Island captured in art exhibition at Wanneroo Library

Clare Detchon with her work. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d445469
Clare Detchon with her work. Picture: Martin Kennealey d445469

HEATHRIDGE artist Clare Detchon’s exhibition Wedge Island: Snapshots will open at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre this month.

Her paintings examine the landscape and community of the coastal shack settlement north of Perth.

Detchon spent her childhood holidaying at her family’s shack at Wedge Island and has always wanted to depict the beauty and strong sense of community in her artwork.

The dramatic colour palette, sense of space and shifting light at Wedge has been inspirational for her new works in which she has swapped from drawing with charcoal to brightly coloured painting.

“Wedge Island is such a unique place, inspiring in its beauty and open space,” Detchon said.

“There is a certain freedom and care for each other in the community, which I wanted to capture in these works.”

The exhibition is from Friday, November 13 to Monday, November 23.