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Marie Widolf: Gertrude's Kitchen

In her second solo exhibition, the artist brings us more mayhem and fun from her cartoon character

Gertrude’s Kitchen just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day!

Following her exhibition at Waverley Library Galleries in 2018, Gertrude still daydreams in her kitchen where her plucked roast chickens roam and bring chaos, where her cooking ingredients escape from her mixing bowl, and where she has to duck in recurring fried-egg rains. Finding recipes bothersome and suffering form stove-angst, Gertrude instead daydreams and uses her kitchen to practice her pilates-moves and leg-extensions.

With her trademark polka-dot and floral onesies, her yoga-slippers, large glasses and tight curls, Gertrude appeals to both young and old, as we all perhaps recognize a bit of ourselves in her. Marie Widolf’s cartoon-character Gertrude is her alter-ego, and she is based on her own failures and disasters in her own kitchen!

Created in 2015, and launched at the ArtSHINE Gallery in 2017, Marie was represented by the gallery at the 2018 Surtex Trade and Licensing Show in New York. Some of Marie’s New York portfolio will be part of her new exhibition.

All 23 artworks will be for sale, with 30% being donated to the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, which raises funds for patient care, research, and education. This is an exhibition to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Marie invites us to meet Gertrude. Get a glimpse into Gertrude’s world where she barely makes it to the chopping board, and where she falls into a surreal-scale tea-pot while making a cup of tea!



Prince of Wales Hospital, Shop 8 Barker St, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia


Every day, 9am to 6pm

Monday 15 April to Friday 24 May 2019



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