Movement Upward

Douglas Schofield

13 July 2022 - 7 August 2022

Free Admission

Gardens reveal our complex relationship to landscape; indicating a deep desire for a closeness with Nature and a compulsion to curate and control it.
Douglas’ own gardening practice informs his painting, and he uses these repetitive modes of making to think about their body in the landscape.  
Movement Upward celebrates the persistent motion of plants and the hypnotic rhythm of their undulating growth and decay. In the confines of a garden, an acute attention to Nature leads us to consider our place in the landscape we inhabit, and to a greater extend, ourselves as people.
Schofield believes a gardening mindset not only generates joy and a connection to Nature for individuals, but also has the capacity to broaden our sense of community and cooperative living.

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Douglas Schofield is an emerging Sydney based artist. In 2017 he graduated a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) at UNSW Art & Design, specialising in painting and printmaking.  
Douglas grew up in Eden, on the Far South Coast of NSW, in his parents rambling garden.  
Schofield has had solo and group exhibitions nationally at galleries such as Airspace, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gaffa and M Contemporary. His work has been exhibited internationally in China, Spain, and the Philippines. He is currently represented in Brisbane by Aster & Asha Gallery and has work on display in the Macquarie Group collection, Sydney.

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