ATOMISED

Beki Davies & Georgina Milln

August 24 – September 21, 2024

Atomised

Georgina Milln

Don’t Worry About the Silence I  2023,

900 x 900.

Atomised

Georgina Milln

Don’t Worry About the Silence II  2023,

900 x 900.

Atomised

Georgina Milln

Don’t Worry About the Silence III  2023,

900 x 900.

Opening night: 5 – 7pm Friday 23 August 2024

Contemporary landscapes of the intricate cycles of nature are examined through the combined exhibition Atomised by Northern Rivers artists Georgina Milln and Beki Davies. Delving into the centre of life, the exhibition highlights the continuous transformations in our world driven by energy, time, creation, and destruction.

Georgina Milln's series of copper patina landscapes capture the subtle beauty of natural processes, showcasing the evolving textures and hues that reflect nature’s constant state of change. Her work invites viewers to observe the serene yet powerful forces of creation and decay. These are accompanied by a sound installation that offers small snippets of the internal landscape of the mind. 

Beki Davies presents a series of contemporary waterscapes, crafted using her distinctive painterly cyanotype process. Her work provides a glimpse into the fluidity and dynamism of water, emphasizing its role as both a creator and a destroyer in the natural world.

Atomised is a snapshot of cultural and contemporary landscapes, offering a reflection on how our environment and society are in a perpetual state of flux, and as a society, we are continually grasping at ideas bigger than ourselves.

By considering the beauty and intricate mechanisms of nature and time, it is our hope that viewers will grasp an overall effect similar to an astronaut's perspective when viewing the globe from above.

We are encouraged to see the beauty in the minutiae of nature and time.

BEKI DAVIES BIO

Beki Davies is a contemporary artist with a multi-disciplinary practice that explores the complex connections formed between People and Place. Site-specific works focus on the symbiosis that occurs when Human and Landscape meet. Her pieces collaborate directly with the natural world, to imbue the work with a sense of place. Her practice is a meditation on the dynamic process of change, examining the liminal zone between existing landscapes and disappearing spaces.

Beki Davies received the 2019 Southern Cross University graduate award and is a two-time recipient of the Kaske award. In the same year, Beki undertook a residency at The Pickers Hut in Tasmania’s Huon Valley; resulting in a body of work that was selected as a finalist in the 2021 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize. In 2022 she was a participating artist at Art Byron gathering. She has exhibited extensively throughout the region, with work held in both private and public collections.

www.bekidavies.com   @beki.art

GEORGINA MILLN BIO

Georgi Milln, born in 1971, is an emerging contemporary Australian artist based in Clunes, regional New South Wales. In 2018, she completed her visual art studies and has since been exhibiting in regional and local galleries. Her work explores what it means to be human in the contemporary world, combining material and conceptual ideas to redefine terms, limits, and boundaries. Her philosophy centers on the idea that being human involves navigating a complex web of public and private relationships encompassing bodily, cultural, and political domains.

Through art, Georgi delves into these relationships, isolating ideas and exploring them through the process of making.  Her work undergoes multiple iterations, each driven by underlying ideas, revealing the unstable and often messy boundaries of interaction. Ultimately, the process of creating new works shapes the artist as much as it is shaped, forming a perfect symbiotic relationship.

www.georgimilln.com   @intersect_georgimilln  @georgimilln