Mapping Hill End
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)
9 June - 30 July 2017
Created during a residency at Hill End in October 2015, Jo Davenport’s recent series of abstract works draw from the visual language of cartography. Moving away from topographical and physical representations, Jo’s paintings map the emotions associated with ‘being in’ the landscape of Hill End. Working with paper – a befitting cartographic material – the artist considers the artistic currency of maps as both analytical tools and aesthetic objects, calling into question what makes an abstract rendering into a map and, likewise, what makes a map an artwork.
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery