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Louise Grove-Wiechers "The Intimate Landscape"

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

"The Intimate Landscape" exhibition at Graceville Gallery

Graceville Gallery's second feature artist in the new gallery at Sherwood is recently-arrived South African painter, Louise Grove-Wiechers, with her exhibition - "The Intimate Landscape".

Meet the artist at a Wine and Nibbles party on Friday 19 October 2007 from 6-8pm at Graceville Gallery, 465 Oxley Road, Sherwood.

In this exhibition, from mid October to late November, the artist reveals her fondness of the universal rural environment and its inherent evocative emotion.

"It's a dream state," Ms Grove-Wiechers said, "where everything seems almost unreal - the crystal blue, the ultra green."

Louise Grove Wiechers has travelled widely in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Europe to experience rural life and communities.

After several visits to Australia, she decided to settle permanently in South East Queensland - on Tamborine Mountain.

"I have found the same universal inspiration in the local landscape," she said.

Born in South Africa, Ms Grove-Wiechers completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg majoring in Graphic Art and Printmaking. In her honours year, her subjects were Art Criticism and Fine Art Printmaking. She completed a higher diploma in Education, and started a career teaching and lecturing in art.

For the past fifteen years, this artist has been painting on a full-time basis, had many solo and group exhibitions, and won several major art awards. Her work forms part of private and corporate collections in Europe, Africa and North America.

"The Intimate Landscape" exhibition is on display at Graceville Gallery from 16 October - Tuesday to Friday 10-5 and Saturday 9-4.

Graceville Gallery - (07) 3379 1288
Louise Grove-Wiechers - 0437 938 613
Helen Draper - Publicity Officer - (07) 3379 7141

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