Auld throws herself into earthy creations

FOR Borenore artist Ros Auld, preparation for her latest exhibition has become a way to lose herself in her creations.

Ms Auld has been in the studio for some time in preparation for the event, opening in March.

The exhibition, which is thus far unnamed, is set to display Ms Auld’s latest work; about 20 pieces informed by the dynamic forces, surface textures and subtle colours of the Australian landscape.

Ms Auld highlighted two pieces as particularly monumental.

“All the works are abstract,” she said.

“They’re all particularly environmentally based and quite earthy. Remnant Landscape depicts the feeling after the recent bushfires, without going into too much detail. Another one, Tracks and Traces is all about markings in a landscape.”

All of Ms Auld’s works are hand-built pieces that incorporate sculpture, painting and functional objects.

GALLERY: ROS AULD POTTERING ABOUT

After studying painting and ceramics at the National Art School in Newcastle and Sydney she began teaching visual arts and ceramics at a tertiary level. After a number of years she made the decision to concentrate on her own work, at her studio near Orange.

The 65-year-old’s work has been displayed far and wide, and is represented via her inclusion in countless galleries and private collections all over the world.

“I have always been passionate about art,” she explained.

“I guess I was just drawn to it from a young age. My family had a lot to do with that I think, my parents and grandparents always seemed to be painting or building something.

“The more you get into it, sculpture especially, the more you learn and develop.”

Ms Auld said, for her, art had become a way to capture emotion, and express feeling in something physical.

“Art is self-expression,” she said.

“It’s a way to yourself, and a way to lose yourself by becoming completely engrossed in your work.”

Ms Auld’s exhibition opens on March 24 and runs until April 14 at Form Studio and Gallery in Queanbeyan. All her works will be available for purchase.

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