With a new exhibition on the calendar, GALA Gallery have booked Melbourne-based artist, Monique Morter, for their next rotation, bringing a taste of inner city art to a regional audience.
In our current times where interstate travel is off-limits, the exhibition is expected to be popular, serving as a type of Melbourne art fix without the travel.
Featuring dream-like scenes of the Australian landscape, Monique Morter’s collection of works, entitled ‘Halcyon Earth’ depict a “charmed land of centuries past”, describes Monique, transforming rocky outcrops into wondrous lands of fantasy.
“I first discovered Monique’s works being shown at the ‘Sydney Contemporary’ last year,” says Gallery Director, Tracey Siddins. “I knew right away that she would be an artist that GALA Gallery would love to represent.”
With a Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing, Monique’s work focuses predominantly on the Australian landscape in a way that draws the viewer in with a sense of connection to place and artist. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, particularly in the United States and Indonesia, as well as being the recipient of many significant national prizes.
All of Monique’s works for the exhibition have been shipped to local framer, James Lewis of House of Frames in Wandal, a great support for local business and the local arts sector during what we’ve come to know as challenging times.
With the popularity of GALA Gallery’s exhibitions, spaces are limited and filling fast. You can secure your spot for the 11th July opening events by submitting your RSVP through GALA Gallery website galagallery.com.au, or alternatively enquire about private viewings. The exhibition catalogue of works for purchase can also be found on the GALA Gallery website.