Running a small farm vineyard and cellar door on the south coast of WA, Melissa Boughey’s artistic practice is based primarily around experiences with her immediate natural environment. It is also based on the filtration and layering of these experiences through memory.
“Traverse refers to the fluid nature of my practice, of one work informing the next, of journeys taken, of feelings of renewal and excitement in a new landscape and the exploration of emotional space via the vehicle of landscape.
“Each work is a journey in itself, a moving through the landscape, and a psychological terrain to traverse. Like walking up a hill with the landscape slowly revealing itself, the painting reveals itself to me during the process.
“My work is influenced by my experience of being in the environment, talking a walk, camping or driving. Often the response is many layers built up over time. Like most travels, we often have a completely different experience to the one we set out on. We leave something behind, we hold in the heart the sum of our experiences, and this filters into the work.” – Melissa Boughey.
Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 8 August to Monday 21 August 2017
357 New South Head Road, Double Bay