victoria howlett

Landscape and Memory

3 – 17 May

More images to come


Victora Howlett's work plays with the connection between landscape, memory and an evocation of place.

A remembrance of things past, plays a significant role in the development of my work as I paint from recalled vistas stored in interior sites as well as the vistas before me, drawing on motifs from sites as topographically varied as the water holes of Mutawintji, the rich red Broome ‘pindan’ dunes and the dry plains of Noonkanbah in the Great Sandy Desert.

Howlett’s recent PhD research at Monash University titled, In Pursuit of Desire Lines: A Woman in the Landscape, documents the experiences of her bush and coastal painting camps where women temporarily discard their roles as wife, mother, carer, and work collaboratively in their creative field, en plein air, as they share their women’s stories and thoughts around the campfire.

This is Victoria Howlett’s first exhibition with Metropolis Gallery and she is represented in many international and national collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and other state, regional and municipal galleries, as well as Artbank and numerous private collections.


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