The Headlands Exhibition showcases paintings by Stacey Burgess and ceramics by Zeynep Testoni, as well as works by other local artists. With Stacey on the Bombo Headland and Zeynep on the Gerroa Headland, the exhibition is a beautiful display of unique pieces inspired by the South Coast, illuminating both artists’ connection to the area.
Both Stacey and Zeynep were recently drawn to the Kiama region, and since moving here, they have found endless creative inspiration. The exhibition is a touching tribute to the artists’ personal and creative journeys, and how they came to love and live on the South Coast. As Zeynep expresses, the Exhibition reflects the artists’ love of the ocean, “which can be crystal clear and calm one day, and grey and tumultuous the next”. For Stacey, the South Coast “will always provide a wealth of subject matter for future work”.
There is a long established community of creative artists on the South Coast which this exhibition seeks to reflect. The Headlands Exhibition will be opened by Judy O’Sullivan, a local potter who has lived in Toolijooa for over 25 years. Judy’s studio contents – her kiln, wheel and glazes – are now being used and loved in Zeynep’s studio. A beautiful continuance of the creative South Coast tradition, “her history will live on” Zeynep says.
The Exhibition will also feature works from artists who have participated in Zeynep’s studio workshops.
The Headlands Exhibition will be open from 19-25 July, 10am to 4pm daily at the Old Kiama Fire Station.
Media Contact: Zeynep Testoni on 0405 465 301â€¬ or email firstname.lastname@example.org