Friday, February 26, 2010

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery - Denise Oates



















































I first saw Denise's work at a group show at Brenda May Gallery at Dank Street and so was very pleased to see a whole show of these intricate pipe constructions. Airy and fluid, it's hard to believe that they're made of copper piping ... especially the incredible softness of the big wall piece, which looks far more like wicker than metal.

The central piece, a large freestanding wave shaped piece is just begging to sit beside someone's pool.

T'was grand to get to go to an opening before leaving Coffs... but it was a funny crowd, we didn't know most of them ... dinner with Dr Phil, Ruthie, Cathy and Angela at Amalphi... then even a spot of old time dancing at the Coffs Ex serices club!

A really lovely night.

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
26th February - 26th March