Songs from yesterday

“Over time our memory of an object, event or story from yesterday often becomes an embellished construction. With some events encompassing a mix of fact and fiction, taking on an almost mythological context”

As an artist, I often revisit the transition phase between the past and the present. Some of the art works exhibited here are from such an exercise. With the luxury of reflection, elements are added or subtracted to the art works, which become part constructed / part imagined reinterpretations of past narratives.

My art practice is strongly influenced by music – old favourites plus new discoveries. The musical landscape potentially records our own position in space and time. Our own personal histories are often anchored by sounds. Hearing music from the past, either an album or individual song can trigger familiar experiences from distant places.”

– Murray Gibbs


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