lovers' ponytails
teelah George

4 - 22 July 2017

Teelah George is an Australian artist whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation. She researches archival written and photographic information in order to examine the relationship between narrative and representation. This, she says, renders her paintings “like a tactile object... responsive and malleable”. George is concerned with how materials can manifest a presence and stimulate memory.

Of Lovers' Ponytails George says, " This body of work has emerged from my engagement with the oral history and transcript of Althea Dorris Barber (1896-1990), a charismatic story teller with a prolific memory. Recorded in 1979, when Dorris (as she preferred to be known) was in her mid 80s, the recording offers a glitchy timeline through the remembered everyday personal history of her life in Katanning, Western Australia. The paintings and textile works pick up on and respond to words and snippets from this history, offering portals that at once suggest and subvert narrative."

Preview catalogue

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Interview with Jessica Douglas

Press release: Eight Young Australian Artists Announced For Primavera 2017

Clean Linen (2017) cotton thread on linen 520 x 420mm $1,400

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Lovers' Ponytails (2017) oil & enamel on canvas 320 x 305mm $1,400

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19th Century Hands (2017) oil & enamel on canvas 360 x 310mm $1,400

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Night Sky Corner (2017) oil & cotton twine on canvas 460 x 380mm $1,500

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Sky Piece (2017) oil & thread on canvas 320 x 240mm $950

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A Selection Of Precious Things On A Chest Of Drawers (2017) oil & enamel on canvas 360 x 310mm $1,400

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The Popular Lady (Green) (2017) oil on canvas 390 x 310mm $1,400

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Orchid Map (2016) oil & enamel on canvas 360 x 310mm $1,400

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The Popular Lady (Red) (2017) oil on canvas 390 x 310mm $1,400

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Upside Down Man (2017) oil & enamel on canvas 390 x 310mm $1,400

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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