Slow, Motions

Emily Ebbs was the 2022 recipient of the Tweed Regional Gallery — National Art School Master of Fine Art (Painting) Residency Award. She completed a residency in the Gallery’s on-site Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio and this solo exhibition, titled Slow, Motion is the outcome of that residency.

The exhibition is evocative of mindfulness, reflection and contemplation. Her monochromatic works are created by applying delicate washes of acrylic paint and scented oils to muslin and linen. Allowing each layer to dry, she returns the next day to add another wash, building up the colour slowly and thoughtfully, one layer at a time. The end result emanates a meditative feeling, inviting the viewer to look inwards.

9 March—30 June