June 8-June 17
Featuring recent works by Russian-Australian artist Elena Churilova.
Each work is completed with great lyricism, sensitivity and professional virtuosity and represents part of Elena’s personal history, her unique vision and experiences of places she visited throughout her life.
In Elena’s own words: “Why EVERYWHEN? “Everywhen” sounds like an unusual way to say “always” or “all the time”. I liked the word Everywhen that someone used to describe an Indigenous concept of time where things, stories, memories are interconnected, and so the past, present and future:
The past is where our stories begin and experiences are created.
The present is where we are now.
The future is what legacy we leave behind.
In this sense, each of us is Everywhen.
If you think about it, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll is an exploration of the same Everywhen concept:
“It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,” the Queen remarked.
“What sort of things do YOU remember best?” Alice ventured to ask.
“Oh, things that happened the week after next,” the Queen replied.
Everywhen is my attempt to translate time and to project my experiences and dreams into the future. So, I call it Everywhen, or a collection of unreliable memories and remembrances of things that haven’t happened yet”.
The EVERYWHEN is an ideal opportunity to view the works, meet the artist and engage with local art lovers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
All are welcome. The exhibition is open 7 days a week from 10am till 4pm.
Opening Night - 9 June (Friday), 6pm
Artist Talk – 15 June (Thursday), 10am
As part of the program, Elena offers two workshops at the gallery –
11 June 2023 (Sunday) ,"Pastels for Beginners" DETAILS HERE
13 June 2023 (Tuesday), “Experimenting with Oils” DETAILS HERE
17 June 2023 (Saturday), “Experimenting with Watercolours” DETAILS HERE
If you want your sketch done, please book your time with Elena within the exhibition dates.