Donna Ravenscroft: Places to Swim
Friday, 24 June 2022, 12:00 am
Monday, 04 July 2022, 12:00 am
Art2Muse Gallery presents 'Places to Swim' by Donna Ravenscroft
‘Places to Swim’ focusses on many of the ocean and harbour pools found in Sydney.
“From Palm Beach to Cronulla there are about 35 ocean pools ranging from simple rings of rocks to large rectangular pools…Sydney and New South Wales has the largest number of ocean pools in Australia, mainly in response to its wild coastline…exposed to the full force of the ocean” – Sue Daniel for Curious Sydney, June 2018
Donna has painted 24 of these iconic pools. Often the shape of the pool is made to fit into the existing landscape; some built on rocky ledges, others surrounded by rocks continually battered by the sea. These works are more figurative than previous works, depicting particular features of the pool, the surrounding landscape, and the sea.