No kitchen rules at this show

Border artists Paula Watson, Susan Morris and Caryn Giblin discuss their artworks on display at Arts Space Wodonga over a cuppa for their exhibition called At The Table. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Border artists Paula Watson, Susan Morris and Caryn Giblin discuss their artworks on display at Arts Space Wodonga over a cuppa for their exhibition called At The Table. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

THE story behind everyday objects and family heirlooms are being told by three Border artists at a Wodonga exhibition.

Friends Caryn Giblin, Susan Morris and Paula Watson have been meeting at each other’s kitchen table to explore their love of art.

Still life observation of objects that simply appear on the kitchen table have been their focus as they investigate domestic objects as their subject matters.

“There’s beauty to be found in everyday objects and family treasures evoke many memories,” Morris said.

A jug in the shape of a fish was a wedding present given to Giblin’s late parents and features in the exhibition.

“Most of my artworks are wedding gifts given to my parents and handed down to me,” she said.

“It’s nice to be able to spend time and have a real look at them.”

Watson had a different take on her subject — a dinner setting and gum leaves.

“It’s not so much about the object but about our food culture,” she said.

“I teach hospitality and so there’s references to still life.”

At The Table was launched at Arts Space Wodonga on Friday and features works which use printmaking, drawing and mixed media techniques.

The exhibition runs until August 23.

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