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© Martin Browne Contemporary © All images copyright Adrienne Doig This catalogue is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. COMPILER: Dean Andersen PHOTOGRAPHY: Jenni Carter COLOUR SEPARATIONS: Spitting Image, Sydney PRINTING: Oxygen, Sydney Cover Image: Look Out, 2015, acrylic, fabric, patchwork, applique and embroidery on canvas, 110 x 85 cm


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ADRIENNE DOIG LOOK OUT Opening: Thursday 25 June 2015, 6-8pm 25 June - 19 July 2015

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LOOK OUT Placing myself and others within the Australian landscape, these works seek to record interactions with nature. Scenes recalled from daily bush walks - a glimpse of sky or patch of ground - alongside closely observed details like leaf matter or patterns in mud, have been quickly and loosely painted onto fabric then patchworked into a “scene”. These fragments and details come together to create an impression, an abstracted but no less truthful version of the experience. Recent local bushfires, unseasonable snow, or encounters with birdlife are re-imagined in these works and show the day to day impact of nature. Based on my own observations and experiences, as well as on news stories and political events, I see these works as testimony to our relationship with the natural world. Adrienne Doig, 2015

“Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future.” John Ruskin

Opposite: On the Edge, 2015, acrylic, fabric, patchwork, applique and embroidery on canvas, 110 x 84 cm


Over the Top, 2015, acrylic, fabric, patchwork, applique and embroidery on canvas, 110 x 83.5 cm


A Long Story, 2015, acrylic, fabric, patchwork, applique and embroidery on canvas, 110 x 82.5 cm


Out There, 2015, acrylic, fabric, patchwork, applique and embroidery on canvas, 110 x 83.5 cm


Who Cares, 2015, acrylic, fabric, patchwork, applique and embroidery on canvas, 110 x 83.5 cm


Top: Head in the Clouds 2, 2015, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 25 x 31 cm Bottom: Head in the Clouds 4, 2015, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 25 x 30.5 cm


Top: Head in the Clouds 3, 2015, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 24 x 31.5 cm Bottom: Head in the Clouds 1, 2015, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 24 x 31 cm


Hazard Reduction, 2014, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 41 x 56 cm


Slash and Burn, 2015, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 41 x 54.5 cm


A Far Cry, 2015, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 41 x 55 cm


Look Out, 2015, acrylic, fabric, patchwork, applique and embroidery on canvas, 110 x 85 cm


Control Burn, 2014, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 41.5 x 55 cm


Snow in Spring, 2014, acrylic, fabric, applique and embroidery on canvas, 54.5 x 43.5 cm


ADRIENNE DOIG 1996 Graduate Diploma Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney 1986-89 Bachelor of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, Sydney 1982-83 Certificate Art and Drama, Ryflkle Folkehogskule, Norway SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 Look Out, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney 2013 Splendid, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney 2012 AD in Arcadia Ego, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney 2010 Flora and Fauna, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith 2005 Some People, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney 2004 The Two of Us, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney 2002 My Life as a Doll, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney 2000 Feelings, (with Peter Spilsbury) Spectrascope , The Performance Space, Sydney 1999 The Other Woman, The Performance Space, Sydney SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Labours of Love, Australian Quilts 1850 –2015, curated by Louise Mitchell, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery 2013 Post. Remix. Connect., The University of Queensland Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize, The University of Queensland Art Musuem, Brisbane 2013 It is What It Is, curated by Tia McIntyre, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor 2013 Close to Home, curated by Rilka Oakley, Blue Mountains City Gallery, Katoomba 2013 Birds, curated by Naomi McCarthy, Penrith Regional Galley, Penrith 2012 Hello Dollies, curated by Shirley Dabourne, Penrith Regional Galley, Penrith 2011 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta 2011 Hands On, curated by Cash Brown, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sutherland 2010 The Blake Prize, National Art School Sydney and Touring, New South Wales 2008 Stitched, curated by Susan Gibb, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith 2007 Multiple Personality, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Mop Gallery, Sydney 2006 Truth and Likeness, curated by Michael Desmond, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 2006 Figure8, curated by Barbara Flynn for Deloitte, Sydney 2005 Micro Masters, Action Heroes, curated by Alexander Taylor, Blindside, Melbourne AWARDS AND GRANTS 2014 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Rome 2007 Moya Dyring Studio, Cité International, Paris 2003 Studio Residency, Visual Arts Craft Board of the Australia Council, Milan 2001 Austrian Federal Chancellory Studio Residency, Vienna 1996 Project Grant, New Media Arts Board of the Australia Council, Sydney 1992 Project Grant, Visual Arts Craft Board of the Australia Council, Sydney 1982 Scholarship, Minnefondet Foundation, Norway COLLECTIONS Artbank, Sydney Baker and MacKenzie, Sydney Deloitte, Sydney Harry Seidler and Associates, Sydney O’Hallorans Pty Ltd, Sydney

Pat Corrigan Collection, Sydney Tamworth Regional Gallery Principal Advisory Services, Sydney Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Private collections in Australia, USA, UK, Italy, and Norway


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