Louise Foletta

8 - 27 November 2011
Opening Tuesday 8 November, 6-8pm
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Fragmentation is a development from the themes explored in Louise Foletta’s previous exhibition at Tacit Contemporary Art - Burnt Kilometre: The Black Saturday Series - held in December last year. 

The earlier show grew out of the immediate experience of the terrible events of the Black Saturday Bushfires.  Fragmentation explores the period after the Fire, where the imagery is influenced by the experience of the changing dynamics of the people and their homes, the ravaged landscape, the absence of house and friends and trees so changed and rearranged. Found objects and charcoals from the burnt landscape have been used to create these powerful and evocative images.

Louise Foletta is an award-winning artist and art educator with more than 40 years exhibiting history. An acclaimed, prize-winning artist for her watercolours, shown throughout the world, Louise is, in her continued exploration of the effects of Black Saturday on her and her art practice, presenting an exhibition of considerable difference. Watercolour is not the mainstay of Fragmentation, an exhibition that will challenge and confront the viewer.

In addition to exhibitions throughout Victoria, Louise has an extensive history in Australia, including Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Alice Springs and the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale as well as taking part in exhibitions in the US, Taiwan, Canada, Korea and China.

Her work is held in the collections of Art Bank, Australian Trade Commission Taiwan, Australia Post, Castlemaine Art Gallery, City of Boroondara, Hamilton District Hospital, Genomic Research Institute, Melbourne University, Trinity Grammar School, Xavier College as well as private collections in Australia, USA, Italy, Taiwan, UK, Japan, Canada, Switzerland and New Zealand.

Louise Foletta is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the 2002 and 2001 CAA (Contemporary Art Australia) Prizes, 1997 Alexandra Rotary Award, 1992 Canson 500 Art Award and, more recently, the 2004 and 2009 Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Prize and Certificate of Honour with Medal at the International Watermedia Masters Exhibition, Nanjing, China.

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