" There was a time when meadow, grove and stream, The earth and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream." William Wordsworth 1770-1850 ' Ode, Intimations of Immortality' (1870) The visual poetry of nature is the inspiration for my new work. I hope to capture the essence of Centennial Park, and reflect the constant sourse of mystical beauty that it offers to me as a local resident of the area and to thousands of others who have enjoyed its beauty and contributed to its cultivation for over a hundred years. The park plays host to children, dogs, horses as well as native wildlife, cultural events and festivals, families, althletes, artists and individuals seeking an exquisite sanctuary from its frame. I hope to capture the soul of the park , my own personal relationship with it and that of those who visit. This is a new movement back to naturalism and romantism in my work. " And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds toungues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." William Shakespeare 1564-1616: 'As You Like It' (1599)
Biography: Education Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts Degree, Sydney College of the Arts1990-93. Majored in Painting, Photography, Temporal Arts, Art History and Professional Practice. Selected Exhibitions 1999 “Peaces” Desaran Gallery; solo show; Sydney. 2000 “The Garden Whispers” Manor House Hotel; solo show; Sydney. 2001 “Flavour” 178 Suffolk Street; collaborative show; New York. 2002 “New works by Rebeccah Dent” Alta Gallery; solo show; Sydney. 2002 “Flavour 2” Australian Consul General; New York. 2003 “Motif” Ground Floor Gallery; solo show; Sydney. 2003 “I’ll show you mine…” Incubator Studio; collaborative show; Sydney. 2003 “Artier” Private Salon; solo show; Sydney 2004 “Flavour” The Art Loft; collaborative show; Singapore. 2004 “Flavour” Broadway Hotel; collaborative show; Sydney. 2004 “Eloquence” Blank Space; collaborative show; Sydney. 2004 “The Landscape of things to come….” Artier; solo show; Sydney. 2005 “Arty Girl” Curator and exhibitor of a collaborative show…Artier, Sydney 2005 “ P-art-Y” Curator and exhibitor of a collaborative show… Ruby Rabbit Night Club, Sydney. 2005 Commissioned for a series of paintings for a Resort in Hayman Islands. 2006 "Celestial" Solo show, Paddington Contemporary, Five Ways Paddington, Sydney. 2006 "Art Sydney 06" Represented by Paddington Contemporary.
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