‘Out on a Limb’ is a body of work that revisits a pre-lockdown trip to the Murray River on the New South Wales / Victorian border. A continuation of Croft’s recent work, this series of expressive oil paintings examine an aesthetic link between the organic human form & gnarled, ancient red gums of the southern New South Wales region. A characteristic that gives life & movement to a landscape that is often witnessed perfectly still. These works revisit the artist’s childhood memories, where countless hours were spent exploring the branches & intricacies of twisted backyard eucalypts.
This exhibition also features the work of Nicole Lötscher, a Mornington Peninsula based ceramicist whose current body of work is inspired by summers spent working as a lifeguard in Zurich, Switzerland. Human form & body language have always been a fascination of Lötscher’s, with the belief that every body provides insight into the life it has endured.