9 April — 30 April, 2022
Transit is an exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by established Burnie-based artist Patrick Grieve that marks the passing of time in the transitory colours, patterns, crops and textures of the changing seasons.
Patrick has exhibited widely throughout Tasmania and has had several solo and group shows in Melbourne and Sydney. His work is held in numerous private and public collections within Australia and overseas. These include Parliament House Canberra, The Macquarie Group, Artbank, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Devonport Gallery, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, The Esk Collection, The Derwent Collection and the Henry Jones Art Hotel.
We are thrilled to have Transit on show in our Hive Gallery, and can’t wait for you to see it!
August. Wet winter, memories of spring flowers, Patrick Grieve.
My work is an artificial window onto the landscape that has surrounded me for nearly 53 years. It is viewed through a lens which attempts to understand the passage of time and my place within this journey. The passing of time is marked by transitory colours, patterns, crops and textures of the changing seasons. As the months move and the seasons slip into the next, the reference points for the work move also. What I see around me is taken back to the studio and placed within my paintings. Within this space the works evolve at their own pace. It is a process as deeply ingrained in me as the rhythm of my own breathing.
Everything is silently moving and moving on. Places, people, events both joyous and sad visit us as the seasons slip again. We move, our home spins rhythmically and the passage of time washes over us as the light slowly fades from view.