MARTIN HARRIS / CAT RABBIT & THE SEVEN SEAS / PETE CROMER January 23 2022
Outré Gallery Fitzroy
5 November – 28 November 2021
Melbourne-based artist Martin Harris creates candy-drenched children’s fantasylands in the most delicate watercolours of amazing and enchanting detail. Of his art Martin says, “My pictures attempt to lift the veil as it were so that others may glimpse this other world. My fascination and love of children’s picture books, comics, toys, 1960s television (Thunderbirds, Dr Who, and Pinky & Perky to name but a few) combined with my childhood memories and my love of animals are the basis and inspiration for my art."
Read our interview with Martin to learn more about his art practice.
Cat Rabbit is a textile artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. Using felt, recycled and vintage fabrics, she hand stitches plush sculptural works of her imagined characters and the worlds they might live in. Her work translates to many formats - from children’s books to large-scale felt installations - always with the aim of bringing softness and warmth to the viewer.
The Seven Seas is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist working in illustration and sculpture. He works across many styles from figurative to abstract work, always with a focus on bold colours and large forms. The Seven Seas explores woodworking, casting and illustration techniques to represent his recurring cast of characters and forms reflecting memories, thoughts and travels.
Read our interview with the artists to learn more about their art practices.
Pete Cromer is a contemporary Australian artist based in the Colac Otway region of Victoria. Inspired by the optimistic personalities in people and wildlife.
Pete's previous work has focused on the colourful & vibrant birds of Australia, and for this collection of artworks he is bringing to attention the marvellous birds of prey we have here in this country. There are many beautiful birds of prey including owls, eagles, kites and falcons.
Read our interview with Pete to learn more about his art practice.