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Irene Pagram at WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC

February 3 - February 25

Cool Burn (2018)  Irene Pagram

Cool Burn was inspired by visits to the extraordinarily beautiful remnant grassland meadows of Cobra Killuc Reserve in south west Victoria. Testament to land management techniques practised over thousands of generations, the area is park-like with stands of trees and swathes of grasses starred with myriad jewel-coloured wildflowers in late Spring.

In thinking about the writings of Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage, together with such evidence of the beauty of fire-managed landscape, it seemed evident to Pagram that a mosaic of fuel-reduction cool burns are urgently required to address 200 years of land management neglect.

This WINDOWSPACE work is a testament to that need.

The elements of Cool Burn depict the clean forest floor in winter where orchids will soon appear, their germination aided by components of smoke. Tree trunks show blackened evidence of a cool burn at their base, each with a hint of an understory of wildflowers, small shrubs and vines that will reappear along with the soft grasses of spring. Clean upper trunks reach skyward.

In a nod to a past life, the tree trunks have been eco-printed onto disposable paper tablecloth, turning this ephemeral product back into an artwork with something of the longevity our forests deserve.

Irene Pagram’s exhibition month at WINDOWSPACE- BEEAC will include a discussion of eco-printing methods.

Free floor talk on Saturday 17 February at 2pm.

All welcome.

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Start:
February 3
End:
February 25
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BEEAC WINDOWSPACE
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http://windowspace-beeac.blogspot.com.au/

Venue

BEEAC WINDOWSPACE
79 MAIN ST
Beeac, Victoria 3251 Australia
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79 Main Street, Beeac, Victoria, Australia

Irene Pagram at WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC

79 Main Street, Beeac, Victoria, Australia