The Nude in the Abstract, 2/3/2018-14/3/2018

Seeking the female nude in the abstract

“This body of work from the students of ‘The School of Art and Wellbeing’ has been a journey of trust and commitment in discovering the language of form hidden in the random mark making and bringing it into the viewer’s eye.

“Our first exercise was to create a large scale surface using as many different materials as possible – papers, cloth, pastels, tissue, rich with texture and colour, with no idea of where it would lead. Now, with a wonderfully diverse surface to work on we tried to find the female form hidden in the random application of materials where we could begin to find and control the shapes, spaces and tones, allowing the figure to emerge. This exhibition is the culmination of 2 terms’ work where the students began to truly understand the tension between the line of an object and the space it inhabits.

“As the tutor, I am thrilled with the body of work exhibited here in the Malthouse.”

Mary Ann Wilmot