Laura Matthews: Hiraeth - Art Collector

Laura Matthews, Hiraeth 19, 2016. Oil and spray on canvas, 150 x 150cm. Courtesy: the artist and Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

Sydney based artist Laura Matthews' exhibition titled ‘Hiraeth’ is an enlightened and powerful vision of coastal landscapes - with a deeply personal underlying motive. The paintings point to Matthews' journey from her native Wales to her new home in New South Wales fourteen years ago. The Welsh title, ‘Hiraeth’ loosely translates to profound sense of ‘longing’—Matthews' uses it not as an overtly melancholic term but rather it describes her feeling of connection that she has in her new land. Throughout the exhibition there are aesthetic links that the artist explores in the south coast of New South Wales with the Welsh landscape of her childhood.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 4 August 2016
Exhibition closes: 19 August 2016
Location: Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Level 1 King Street, Sydney, NSW
Contact: 02 9262 6660

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