EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane. October 2023.
Watching Walls was made in response to time spent in Arraiolos, Portugal and returns to my interest in experiences of the unknown when in a new place. There I was based in a large 18th century house with many rooms and many stories. I watched the walls of my pink bedroom shift, the light changing the colours throughout the day. Outside, the narrow streets of peeling white and blue walls lead up to the old castle within walls. My observations of this house and the town surrounding are then translated into paintings and ceramics, predominantly through colour.
Part of Watching Walls is an ambitious new painting and sound installation Her mother’s room housed in Gallery 2 that continues my interest in exploring immersive viewing environments. It brings together large scale paintings alongside a soundscape made onsite in collaboration with Reuben Schafer as well as rugs handmade from wool sourced in Arraiolos, traditionally used for their Tapetes they are famous for.
Exhibition essay by Louise Martin-Chew can be found here.
Play the audio below to hear the accompanying soundscape.
Exhibition photographs by Louis Lim.