Allison Rummery

Still, 2021

40 × 40 cm
This is the first of a series of paintings where I’ve used a circular format to create a sense of intimacy, wonder and curiosity. Like looking through a telescope, porthole or looking glass. A branch of Banksia leaves that have died are still attached to the tree which continues to thrive. I’m interested in the cycles of nature and the profound stillness within that comes from observing those moments where life appears to have stopped but the pattern of life within it remains. This resonates with concerns about the stewardship of our planet and the timeliness of our actions upon it.
Allison Rummery works from her studio on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Her reverence and appreciation for the ancient bushland and sublime coastline fuels a sense of wonder and endless curiosity for natures untold patterns and cycles. She explores the physicality of the landscape and then consciously creates moments of stillness in her paintings, responding to the subtleties of nature as it transforms and transcends. Her work is an emotional response to both the profound exquisiteness and fragility of life. Allison studied painting at Sydney College of the Arts. She has exhibited in many group shows, was a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize and also the Mosman Art Prize a number of times. Her work is held in private collections in Australia and overseas.

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