IMAGE: Heather Shimmen,Eye of the Beholder, 2011, linocut and watercolour on paper, version 3/10, 128 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries.
The sun shining ultravioletly one day upon the protean sea
11 November 2023 – 11 February 2024
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Gallery 1&2, Ground Floor
The creative practice of acclaimed printmaker Heather Shimmen is a world occupied by a vivid assemblage of characters from both Western mythology and Australian history, dancing a precarious line between truth and fantasy. Her detailed and imaginative figurations of humans (often women), flora and fauna often reconfigure and metamorphize into combinations of the three. A prolific maker who pushes the boundaries of the print, Shimmen presents a suite of new works in this large solo presentation at LRG.