Merriwa artist Darron Darling holds first exhibition, including two skateboards


A Darling project: artist Darron Darling holding one of his painted skateboards.  Picture: Martin Kennealey           d465515
A Darling project: artist Darron Darling holding one of his painted skateboards. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d465515

MERRIWA artist Darron Darling will showcase his work, including two skateboards, in his first exhibition this week.

The Hang’n Rose Art exhibition will be on display at the Joondalup Art Gallery in Central Walk from Wednesday until Saturday, February 25.

“I’ve been doing artwork since I was a teenager – I’ve been painting for the past 10 years,” he said.

“This gallery is the culmination of 10 years worth of work.

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“Some of my artwork uses stencils while others use simple geometry.”

Darling said the title of the exhibition stemmed from his high school years when he enjoyed camping and learning about knots, and would pick roses from gardens to take home and draw.

“The rose depicts the love that we have for someone and the noose is the death of that person,” he said.

“I believe that when someone passes away we should remember the love that we have for them, not the fact that they are not with use anymore.”

The exhibition includes art from his family.

He will be in the gallery for a meet and greet from 6-9pm on Friday.