A Thousand Tides is a new exhibition by acclaimed artist Dr. Vera Moller inspired by the unique fauna, flora and terrain of the internationally recognised coastline of Western Port.
Originally trained as a biologist, Möller’s interest in the natural world has informed her art for the past three decades. Rather than literal depictions, Möller’s dream-like paintings and hybrid forms are an amalgam of science-based observation and poetic creation that blur the boundaries between the real and imagined. For A Thousand Tides her response to the extraordinary underwater habitats and marine life of Western Port is presented through a colour rich sequence of large paintings, banks of works on paper, sculptural fields and sound recordings that transform the Gallery into an environment of otherworldliness.
Part of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival and commissioned by Bunjil Place Gallery, A Thousand Tides endeavours to increase public awareness of the extraordinary and vital local environment.
Image: Vera Möller, cajalia 2019 (installation detail), modelling material and acrylic, 20 x 250 x 350 cm (dimensions variable). Courtesy of the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne. Photography: Mark Ashkanasy.