Exhibitions > Draft: A collection of imperfect faces, with unfinished stories by Emma Ward
Draft: A collection of imperfect faces, with unfinished stories by Emma Ward

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11 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

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 Emma Ward | The Stranger 2017 | watercolour and walnut oil on paper | courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

Exhibition Draft: a collection of imperfect faces, with unfinished stories by Emma Ward explores the multiplicity and depth of human connection, with focus drawn to notions of time and memory. Comprising 100 portraits of strangers and significant others, the exhibition reveals shared moments between the artist and sitter.

‘So much can be told as we stare into a face. It’s a human connection, a recognition, a simple glance that triggers a plethora of sensory responses. To paint a face, and hold that energy, that life, and capture it in a sheet of paper, if only for a moment is fragile.’ – Artist Emma Ward

Indicating a departure from previous interests the exhibition uncovers new layers to Ward’s practice. Emma Ward is a contemporary painter living and working in Rockhampton.

 

Draft: a collection of imperfect faces, with unfinished stories by Emma Ward is the seventh exhibition to grace the walls of the Merilyn Luck Gallery for Central Queensland artists. This initiative honours the contribution of Rockhampton Gallery supporter Mrs Merilyn Luck, who has long recognised the Gallery as ‘the cultural heart of our city’.

This exhibition has been made possible with the support of RADF. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Rockhampton Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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Programs and Events

   
     
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Meet the artist: Emma Ward

Saturday 18 November, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Meet the artist offers a deeper insight into the exhibition Draft: A collection of imperfect faces, with unfinished stories by Emma Ward.

Hear Emma speak on their work, key inspirations, and unique techniques in an informal conversation-style event. Have the opportunity to see the exhibition and purchase directly from the Gallery.

 
Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
PO Box 1860 Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone: (07) 4936 8248
gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au
www.rrc.qld.gov.au