Michelle Hiscock 'Two Rivers'
Tuesday 15 October 2019 to Saturday 23 November 2019
Michelle has been fortunate to spend the last 20 years becoming acquainted with the Shoalhaven River, painting and drawing en plein air from Coolendel to Coolangatta. There are many sites she returns to again and again to record her impressions and deepening awareness of the historical resonance of each place.
In Spring last year, Michelle spent a month as the inaugural artist in residence at St Albans on the MacDonald River, a tributary of the Hawkesbury. She was struck both by the similarities and contrasts with the Shoalhaven and she conceived the idea of making an exhibition which juxtaposes the two rivers. It has inspired her to return to the more familiar Shoalhaven sites with a new awareness of the historical narrative to record the mood and atmosphere and discover what lies beneath the surface of appearances.