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Laura Patterson at City in the Sun . Photo: Claudia Baxter.

Artist Tour: Holly Anderson and Laura Patterson

Have you ever wondered how an artist can capture a tree, a mountain or a body of water and bring it to life?

Join exhibiting artists Holly Anderson and Laura Patterson for an artist-led tour of City in the Sun, and dive into their approach to contemporary landscape painting.

Discover how Holly captures a shimmer of light that dances across the surface of a pool, and learn how Laura’s verdant compositions create a rich, subtropical Eden.

These artists both have an unconventional yet refined approach to interpreting the environment around them by evoking physical sensations and emotions.

Fully facilitated by a MoB Curator, this 90-minute event will include a tour, Q&A and light morning tea with the artists.

Guests are encouraged to arrive from 10:00am for a prompt 10:30am start.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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Meet Holly Anderson

Holly Anderson works with painting as a practice for investigating sensory experiences with light and landscape. In continual reference to the bathers and sunlit subjects of romantic Australian landscape painting, she tentatively explores the various ways the body might be more strangely involved in its environment. In 2017, Holly completed a BFA with Honours at the Queensland College of Art in Meanjin, Brisbane where she now holds a sessional teaching position.

You can find out more about Holly’s practice here.

Holly Anderson in her studio. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.

Meet Laura Patterson

Laura’s art practice is informed by her background in architecture and her continued investigation of visual art as a means of synthesizing multiple ideas into a single object.

While interest across historical research, composition and technical precision underpin her work, the highly evocative yet non-narrative imagery Laura draws from allows the central focus to remain on the ambiguity between the reality and the illusion of her figurative landscapes.

Laura has a Bachelor of Architectural Design and a Masters of Architecture from The University of Queensland. Since graduating in 2014 she has worked simultaneously across the fields of architecture and visual art, until mid 2018 when she committed to working full time on her art practice.

Laura has exhibited work across Australia and been included in numerous art prizes including The Glover Prize, The Mosman Prize and was the winner of the Milburn Prize in 2019.

You can find out more about Laura’s practice here.

Laura Patterson in her studio. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.