Ceramic Sculptor, Painter
133 B Deagon Street Sandgate Brisbane 4017
Wednesday to Saturday 10 4.00pm or by appointment
Mobile 0401 332 549
Independent Art Gallery
Catherine Reason Macauley
Ceramic Sculpture, Painting & Illustration
6th October to the 6th November 2021
The 'Queenslander" Exhibition is a celebration of one year of Reason Gallery and a quirky expression of being a Queenslander
Growing up everyone kind of just wanted to escape Brisbane and Queensland in general. Moving away was an expression of saying you made it big or you escaped .... well I did escape to Melbourne for only a brief time but found myself back here pretty quickly. So here is to embracing who and what I am in the best way that I can ....
For group viewings please contact me in advance or for alternate viewing times
Previous Exhibition that embraced my local Deagon, Sandgate, Shorncliffe and Brighton precinct including Redcliffe and Bribie Island
Alice in Isolation
A Portrait of Pink
Alice & Dodo
Alice Chess Set
Alice Exhibition 2020 Gatakers Artspace and Under the Greenwood Tree Mt Tamborine
My Exploration into “Alice” emerged perhaps by Fortuous Concourse or so I believed. In fact it was a dear friend of mine, who would most often say to me when looking at my body of work , “Oh. it’s Alice” !! or, “Your girls so remind me of “Alice”” !! …. And I’m like, “Oh I wasn’t doing Alice” !! or, “but she isn’t Alice” !! or, “I wasn’t meaning for her to be “Alice”” !!!! …. And yet it had been said by others ?? It was two years ago I had one solo sculpture at an Exhibition that I titled, “The Importance of Eating Your Carrots”. She wore a large Crinoline skirt covered in carrots. A woman and her elderly mum came running up to me excitedly declaring. “Your sculpture, she is so, so Alice !!!!! And I’m like “Oh, but she just isn’t Alice” !!!!!!!! Confused I still could not, did not, embrace the notion.
My next series of Girls I made, I sat and looked, and looked. And all by my little self, I had that moment of recognition, finally …. I had the Red Queen, I had Alice with a bit of a harlequin skirt, I had a set 3 “Alice” girls, and more …. The two piece Kings and Queens I had made years ago came to mind. And no, I still had not done a Rabbit, nor a Mad Hatter, nor a Dodo Bird. So out came the Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the Dodo Bird and a Smiling Cat !!!!
Am pretty much seeing Alice everywhere by now. So when I saw Jennifer Mcduffs Rabbits on Instagram I naturally contacted her. However, Jennifer did confess, they’re actually Garden Hares. And I thought “Well Jennifer they’re Rabbits now, and your’re going to do and Exhibition with me” !!!!!!
So as I pondered on my dear friend who much lamented “Alice” and figuring childhood imaginings then emerged a series of Sculptures “Alice Grows Up”. And then emerged a series of Paintings that “A Portrait of Alice”
The Contessa of Cabbage Tree Creek
So first she did float down the passage of Ningi, in her inflatable Aldi dingi
Singing bits of downloaded songs, in long cotton shirt and rubber thongs
Having iphone plugged in her studded ears, she lay down to drift and shatter her fears
So loud were all the ramped up phonics, and hence ignoring Natures Sonics
And thinking then of her next drift, she GPS'd for her next lift
As such she thought of the Cabbage Tree Creek, there she would launch the
very next week
So for this venture she did debit a tinny, and there adorned in bikini and mini
Letting down her sun bleached hair, the sight of chem trails filled the air
Through mystical mangroves that managed to last, and rubbish thrown from the not distant past
Down and down she did float, no longer attached to the tv remote
But as her thoughts did pass the day, a speed boat managed to come her way
The collision was, I'm told a blur, and who should know what did occur??
and told her life was rather sweet, from a single verse they tweet
T'is "The Contessa of Cabbage Tree Creek"
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