Jacques van der Merwe: Foreign Landings - Art Collector

Jacques van der Merwe, Bust 4, 2012, bronze. Courtesy: the artist

The artworks showcased in Foreign Landings were made in the period from Jacques van der Merwe's arrival in Australia until he received permanent residency. The artist describes this time as very stressful; a time swamped with feelings of displacement, uprootedness and bureaucratic procedures. The works reflect a mixture of emotions of desperation and loneliness but also of hope - hope that there was a future for van der Merwe and his family in this unknown territory.

Opening: 5.30pm Friday 17 May 2013
Exhibition closes: 16 June 2013
Location: Marks and Gardner Gallery, 69 Main Western Road, North Tamborine QLD 4272
Contact: 07 5545 4992
Email: art@marksandgardner.com

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