Female-identifying artists from across the Central West have contributed to a new exhibition that focuses on time spent in isolation during COVID.
The Peisley St Gallery is hosting the Self Portrait in Isolation show, which features the likes of Hannah Orrock, Eva Wolf, Aisleen Moxey, Larissa Blake, Sopee Soo and Maria Shaw.
"I was discussing with one of the other artists, Hannah Orrock, [the idea] of putting on a group exhibition looking at whether artists had experienced time in isolation before, and how they used their time in isolation," said Mrs Shaw.
Can you work and be inspired when you kind of go into this bubble?Maria Shaw
"We read about [Mexican painter] Frida Kahlo and her time in isolation and how she used that to generate work, so we thought that would be a good point to reflect on - can you work and be inspired when you kind of go into this bubble?"
For Mrs Shaw, the answer to that question was yes.
"You might feel stuck for ideas, but it's like, actually there are plenty of ideas just generated by the self, and the idea of exploring within."
Mrs Shaw said a selection of her ceramic pieces explored her own posture, and how living with depression and anxiety can affect it.
"From a distance sometimes you can see who people are just from their stance and general shape, and I was reflecting on how my stance and posture capture who I am and where my head space is.
"I tend to hunch quite a bit, and that impacts how you give and receive informatio and whether you are approachable; it was an interesting side of things to explore."
The exhibition runs at The Peisley St Gallery until May 1.
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