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Jenny Potts Barr I Ever Evers: of "other loves and landscapes"

From Saturday 02 April 2022 -  10:00am
To Monday 06 June 2022 - 04:00pm

Saturday 02 April 2022   10:00am

Experiments in visual poetry and contemporary drawing by Jenny Potts Barr.

Featuring the poetry of Miriam Wei Wei Lo.

‘Ever Evers’ is an undefined ‘scape’ where imagination and autobiography mix.

‘Ever Evers’ moves between a private shell museum called “The Bellview”, the imaginary headlands of poetry and the actual headlands of the artist’s home in Cowaramup Bay.  

‘Ever Evers’ is a series of vector drawings, created over 2020-2022, that gather the language of drawing and print, childhood recollections, sayings, and literary references together. These drawings embrace the full gamut of digital color, traditional, and digital drawing techniques to become works on paper from life size down to an intimate scale, for the purpose of appearing in the Fourth Gallery at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

The Ladies of the Bellview - four shellwork dolls - act as guides through the exhibition's themes of women and the landscape, inherited folklore, love, and obsession as the artist explores her personal relationship with nature, especially the idea of - ‘being of’ nature with a Roccoco inspired flourish.


Jenny Potts Barr

Born in 1971 in Canberra to two sailors; a Convict descendent and a 10 pound Scottish Pom. She lived everywhere the Navy sent her parents and grew up to have plenty of questions regarding colonisation, place, identity and the notion of ‘home’. She has studied History in many forms at the University of WA, worked for museums and finished her studies with a Fine Arts Degree, in a convict gaol- at the National Art School in Sydney. She is an unrepresented artist and this exhibition is her third solo show. She lives on unceded Wadandi Boodja. She first “saw” the Mona Lisa as a teenager but sat on the steps of the Louvre bored, instead of having a proper look. She works with Adobe Draw, Illustrator, Photography, and Paint.

Miriam Wei Wei Lo

Miriam Wei Wei Lo writes to explore what is beautiful, good and true. She also writes to probe the gap between what is and what should be. She is a past winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Prize for poetry and has been published widely in anthologies and journals both in Australia and overseas. After a long stretch in Margaret River raising her children, she now teaches creative writing at Sheridan Institute in Perth. She is of mixed Malaysian-Chinese and Anglo-Australian descent and lives, with her large extended family, in Walyalup (Fremantle) on Noongar boodja. 


This exhibition has been proudly sponsored by Fox Lab Fine Art

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Artwork Credit: Jenny Potts Barr, Ship Keepter-detail



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