Quintet is the collective title of five solo exhibitions by southern Sydney artists Lee Bethel, Matt Bromhead, Christine Druitt Preston, Nicole Kelly and Kerry Toomey.
The cross-generational group of mid-career artists who grew up or live in southern Sydney have diverse practices which include painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, drawing, printmaking and paper cuts. Hazelhurst Arts Centre has a long history of supporting artists from the region and each artist has been commissioned to develop significant new bodies of work for these exhibitions which come at pivotal points in their careers.
Christine Druitt Preston | A Stilled Life
Christine Druitt Preston predominantly works with printmaking which is often combined with textiles and embroidery. She is interested in the patterns of the domestic – the familiar and the everyday. For this exhibition she presents an ambitious multifaceted installation which expands printmaking beyond its traditional limits. The works explore the original Hazelhurst cottage, its architecture, its history and the lives of original owners Ben and Hazel Broadhurst.
A stilled life’ acknowledges the bequest made by Ben and Hazel Broadhurst of their home, Hazelhurst, to the community. Showing work drawing on the past domestic life of Hazelhurst, my home, and Hazelhurst today, the exhibition re-imagines the gallery space by domesticating it – transforming it into a Still Life.
Exhibition Dates: 10 September – 13 November 2022.
Hazelhurst Arts Centre,
782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW Australia.