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Purple Noon

25 August – 15 October.

Julie Chislett-Duffus

The 2016 flood events in our local red gum forests have provided the inspiration for this body of paintings.

Julie writes “When the flood water is high, the trees stand up to their waists in rippling reflections of the mirrored sky. Colours are deepened where the bark is wet and sunlight reflects off the water on to the undersides of branches. In time, the water recedes and the forest floor is cushioned with decaying leaves and ribbon grass in inky pools. Eventually, the forest is dry and lace patterns emerge with the warmth of a summer sun.  This is purple noon.

When: 25 August – 15 October
Where: Swan Hill Regional Gallery
Cost: Gold coin donation

Image: Receding Floodwater, Nyah Forest, 2016, 76 x 76cm, oil on canvas.

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