Exhibition by Rachel Turner, ‘This is a story’

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Ross Creek Gallery presents local painter, Rachel Turner.

Artist statement:

“Why make things plain when you can choose not to! Turner’s practice speaks to the emotion of colour and marks made bold. Working in a somewhat naïve style and looking to legendary artists such as Fred Williams and Ken Done, Turner’s paintings are a connection and reflection of place and country without being prescriptive, consistently choosing to be anything but plain.

This current body of work is concerned with storytelling- a simple beginning, but stories can take you down many paths. Ultimately though, all of Turner’s works are about connecting to her current mental space, combined with concrete places and encompassing the romantic notions we seek in day-to-day living.”

Turner acknowledges the lands on which she lives and works- belonging to the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. She pays respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Elders and recognises that sovereignty was never ceded.’

Content: Ruby Pilven

Dates & Times
  • Sat 4 May 1am–4pm
  • Sun 5 May 11am–4pm
  • Fri 10 May 11am–4pm
  • Sat 11 May 11am–4pm
  • Sun 12 May 11am–4pm
  • Fri 17 May 11am–4pm
  • Sat 18 May 11am–4pm
  • Sun 19 May 11am–4pm

Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Sat 4 May 1am–4pm
  • Sun 5 May 11am–4pm
  • Fri 10 May 11am–4pm

Ross Creek Gallery

183 Post Office Road, Smythes creek VIC 3351

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Accessibility Information

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.

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