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fable exhibition

EXHIBITION RUNS SAT 23RD JULY - SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST

ARTWORKS INSPIRED BY POEMS, STORIES, FAIRYTALES, FABLES AND FICTION

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KoKo Labyrinth - Love In Idleness 

Inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
This piece represents the magical flower that was crushed and concocted into a cheeky love potion. In the story, the flower is described as a pansy, however I chose to depict it as an orchid. Orchids to me are such mysterious, feminine magical flowers. You may even be able to see some of that magic once the lights are off. ​

Emma Clarke - The Story of the Tortoise and the Hare

Growing up I never really understood the Hare and the Tortoise. What was the whole point of slow and steady wins the race? It wasn't until now today, it makes more sense. Basically the moral is that you don't rush things to get what you want. Take your time and ignore those who doubt you. I am grateful now for what I have and take my time to gain what I want because I listen to this advice everyday. 

Faye.M.Tsatsakis - Fable

The idea for this artwork has come from a couple of fairy tales that I grew up reading. It gave me the inspiration to create a mixed media piece using the elements of all these stories. The poison apple, the gold crown, the rodent, the dark forest, the toadstools all seem to appear in one form or another in all of these children's stories that I grew up with and then watching on TV as Disney brought them to life on the big screen. 
Can you guess which ones they are?

Rachel Bishop - It's in my Nature

For my piece, I chose “The Frog and the Scorpion”. I wanted to highlight that there are people in this world not only hell-bent on self destruction, but they are more than willing to drag others down with them. It’s just in their nature to hurt others, even those they care about.

Roma Munro - Slow Progress

In our rush to grab a take away coffee on the run, drinking from keep cups, it is important to remember the fable of the Hare and Tortoise. It's okay to go slowly!

Roma Munro - Fox

The Fox is a character in a number of Aesop's Fables: it is both splendid and shrewd.

Kat Skye - Peter Wombat

Peter Wombat was inspired by one of Kats favourite childhood author and Illustrator Beatrix Potters, loveable and mischievous character Peter Rabbit. Kat choose to incorporate some Australiana into her representation, choosing the adorable wombat, who likewise can be known for their sometimes mischievous and loveable qualities. 

Humberto Sánchez - The Duel

It is a story as old as time: the devil challenges a young talented musician to a musical duel for the latter's soul. It is believed that the first instalment of this tale goes back to ancient Greece, in the fable of Apollo vs. Marsyas.

I'm fascinated that there's a version of this tale in virtually every culture. In my culture "The duel" takes the form of a "contrapunteo", which is an improvisation contest to the beat of Venezuelan traditional music.

Belinda Bellavista - Peter Wombat

Geelong Illustrators acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and the Wadawurrung community, and pays respect to elders; past and present.

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