If you’re in Brisbane on Friday night and you can only do one thing, I suggest you head to the opening night of Microcosm. The exhibition will feature the work of artist Georgina Hooper, who has delved into Australia’s most loved underwater frontier, the Great Barrier Reef.
It will change your perception of this vulnerable seascape. If you’re expecting bold and brash paint strokes and Australiana, forget it. What you’ll see are intricate watercolours that capture the beauty and thrumming nature of the reef and its marine inhabitants. Each work is a subtle nod to Georgina’s time in China and Japan, and they carry a universal message: protect what we have before it’s too late.
I recently had the pleasure of spending a morning with Georgina, chatting about her work, the world around us, and what makes life so damn special. She has a beautiful outlook and is very connected to nature, loves yoga and sees the beauty in everyday objects. She’s a bit of a kindred spirit, I have to say.
You can read a longer feature in the coming days right here on Art and Soul, but until then mark Friday April 10 in your diary and make sure you get along to see Microcosm.
Microcosm: 9-20 April, 2015
Opening Night 10 April, 6-8pm
Percolator Gallery, 134 Latrobe Terrace