8 November - 8 December
Jessica Dib-Newbery and Alan Newbery
The Other Side of the Rock
Father and daughter duo Alan Newbery and Jessica Dib-Newbery’s work is concerned with the remote Australian landscape – specifically the red earth country, far from the green coastal fringe where most of us dwell – its majesty, vastness, colours, textures, spiritual implications and challenges.
Jessica spent time living and working in a remote community in WA. She was inspired to create this series of works based on the expanse of space, the wide open skies, colour, texture and beauty of the Australian landscape. Jessica also explores the effect and challenge of remote living, on her own mental well-being.
Alan, a remote Australian veteran, has lived and worked in distant Australian communities for over 15 years. His paintings capture the beauty, patterns and colours of the Australian desert as well as delving into a spiritual connection with the land and the juxtaposition of man-made refuse and the wonder of the natural environment. This is Alan’s first exhibition and it is the first time Jessica and Alan have exhibited together.