Lamington Drive Gallery is currently closed, reopening Fri Dec 1

Coming soon:
Arms Open Wide by Morgan Blue

Arms Open WideOpening Fri Dec 1, 6–9pmLamington Drive
Morgan BlueExhibition continues52 Budd St
-Sat Dec 2 – Sat Jan 27*Collingwood 3066

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Arms Open Wide
– new paintings by Morgan Blue.
Arms Open Wide explores the intersection between imagination and adversity. Morgan reflects on creativity as a way of building resilience, healing and self discovery.“The lead up to a major life altering surgery looms ahead of me and propelled me to paint as much as I could fathom; in fear that I would not again. I wonder whether this is a common feeling for other artists regardless of disablements or illness, this fragile sense that there may not be many opportunities to sing your loudest into a blank page and proclaim that lovingly, you were once here.My experience with a delicate mortality has continuously led me back into the imaginary. Here I can psychologically and actually put pen to paper, pick up my overwhelming assumptions and experiences and discover that all paths lead back to, awe.”Arms Open Wide is a body of work consisting of a tapestry of expressive large and small scale acrylic paintings – a joyful exploration of creativity as a refuge for navigating hardship.Morgan Blue is an emerging artist living and making on Bundjalung Country (NSW). Graduating with a BA in Fine Art at RMIT (2015), Morgan has exhibited locally and internationally. Her works explore the re-understanding and experience of Illness through the refuge of creativity within art-making and its origins in childhood. Morgan’s paintings draw from personal memory and obsession in an attempt to tease out a way of seeing and investigate the capacity to imbue the everyday with a sense of magic.Opening night:
Fri Dec 1, 6–9pm
Sponsored by Molly Rose Brewing
Exhibtion runs:
Sat Dec 2 – Sat Dec 23, 2023;
*Temporarily closed Dec 24-Jan 9; Resumes
Wed Jan 10 – Sat Jan 27, 2024.
Free entry!
Arms Open Wide Media ReleaseBanner photograph by Kristen Augeard

Gallery hours and locationWed to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Sat Midday to 5pm.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood 3066
Lamington Drive recognises the continuing connection of Collingwood to its traditional owners. We remain ever inspired by the historical and contemporary artwork produced by First Nations artists, as a tool for the transformation of cultural knowledge. We honour Elders, past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Read the full Jacky Winter Statement of Commitment to Australia’s First Nations here.The gallery's accessibility information can be found here.For media enquiries, please contact Gallery Manager, Shena Jamieson or call +61(0)3.8060.9745To receive show catalogues or to get irregular email updates on openings and other events, sign up to our newsletter below:

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