We really wish we could head north and catch Shannon Garson’s new show Gleanings in the flesh, and not just because we’re long overdue for a road trip and/or holiday! I spent a large part of my childhood holidaying on the NSW South Coast and have quite the soft spot for both Tathra and Bermagui, so yeah i'm doubly dissappointed I cant make a beeline for the beach to see this one. Shannon has long been one of our favorite ceramicists, her delicate porcelain pieces have always resonated with both of us - no easy task given how different our taste often is!

Her latest exhibition features the trademark elements we have come to know and love in her work – beautifully crafted forms, restrained, thoughtful use of color, and brilliantly executed illustrative detailing. Getting botanical illustrations to work on paper is hard enough but getting them to flow across three dimensional ceramic forms is another thing altoghether, and Shannon's work is always bang on in this regard.

Referencing the shorelines, plant life and fauna of local ‘at risk’ habitats, Gleanings showcases Shannon’s mastery of graphic surface decoration and highlights her ongoing commitment to environmental concerns with sensitivity, sincerity and a lightness of touch. Those of you lucky enough to be in striking distance should do yourselves the proverbial, thankfully for those of us stuck here in freezing melbourne tucked up in woolies you'll have to head here to see more. BECK

28 September to 12 November
Narek Galleries

Tathra Bermagui Rd,
Tanja, NSW

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