Jenny Blake: Wogga Wogga - from a rural perspective
E3 art space: 12 - 22 March 2009
Jenny Blake, Calf triptych, 2009, acrylic on canvas (detail)
From her farm outside Tumbarumba, Jenny K Blake uses art to explore the rural nature of the closest city, Wagga Wagga. In her exhibition entitled Wogga Wogga - from a rural perspective, held in the E3 art space, Blake looks at the city, its identity and its relationship with the surrounding rural landscape.
Blake examines the reasons why Wagga has retained a 'big country town' atmosphere despite its size and population. She considers other famous local myths and legends, including the Wagga Effect and the city's affiliation with crows, as well as many iconic cultural landmarks. The exhibition features a range of paintings and illustrations, telling a wide variety of stories that are humorous, evocative and rhetorical.
Jenny Blake last exhibited at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in 2007, with The Paddocks: images from the Land. She has exhibited widely on rural themes throughout the Riverina and in Sydney. More of her works can be viewed at http://art.jennyblake.com/.
When: Thursday, 12 March 2009, 6.00-8.00pm
Where: E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery