Mark Ward and Mirabel FitzGerald
BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED    Sat 7 September – Sun 29 September 2019

Mark Ward, Bedroom assemblage, Guerella, (detail), 1989, oil, wood & metal, 44 x 66 x 4cm Photo: Courtesy of Artist


Opening night: Friday 6 September, 6 – 8pm
Public programs: Artist talks, Saturday 7 September 11am
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

A collaboration between work and life partners Mark Ward and Mirabel Fitzgerald, Back to where we started reflects five decades of work inspired by the south coast of NSW.

The show includes works on paper, paintings, assemblage and free-standing sculptures. Some early works are included to highlight the constant renewal found at revisited sources.

Mark Ward’s work emphasises found and repurposed materials, where three-dimensional forms become the inspiration for two-dimensional oils and linocuts. Mirabel Fitzgerald’s prints and drawings reflect and celebrate the natural environment, though often in abstract form.

The pair have been living and working permanently at Guerilla Bay: “Picking something up in the bush or on the high-tide line, our eyes meet and we each know what the other is thinking – yes, that bit of bleached blue plastic will be a cloud, a king parrot, a sleeping child.”

Opening night

Join us for the opening night of Mark Ward and Mirabel FitzGerald’s exhibition Back to where we started. This is opportunity to meet the artists, enjoy a glass of wine and dive into lively conversation with fellow art-lovers.

Public program

Artist talks: Saturday 7 September, 11am

Join Mark and Mirabel as they discuss their exhibition and the collaboration which produced it. This is also a great opportunity for the public to hear directly from the artists about the ideas and themes explored in the exhibition and their extensive art practices more broadly.

The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.