Julie Shea and Simon Mark
Afternoon Tea with the artists Saturday March 23rd at 2.30 pm
Simon and Julie studied together at COFA in the early 1980’s and recently travelled together in Japan. The cultural and societal behaviour experienced there has been a source of inspiration to them; its cultural values, expectations and fears can be so similar, yet so different, to our own.
Simon’s focus is on the isolation of men, his oil paintings imparting a sense of time moving while expressing disassociated lives.
Julie’s interest is in animism, her explorations on paper reflecting control and submission interacting in Japanese aesthetics.