The Wounded Deer

The Wounded Deer Exhibition is co-curated by Artists/Curators and husband and wife team Thomas Delohery and Sandra Minchin is an exhibition of contemporary Irish and Melbourne based artists whose works are inspired by the paintings of the renowned painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo’s paintings have moved and inspired artists for years and this exhibition shows how her legacy can impact and fuel directly newly created artworks.

‘A Frida Kahlo inspired Exhibition’

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The exhibiting artists were asked to respond to Kahlo’s work and produce a new body of work inspired by her work for this exhibition. The end results are beautiful, detailed, tumultuous and reveals an intense connection to Kahlo’s work and life experience. The exhibition illustrates the pleasure and discomfort of intimacy, unveiling a combination of beauty and tension to visually interpret Kahlo’s paintings.

The exhibition features work of Australian based and international Irish artists. It is featuring an eclectic mix of the media, from painting to print to live art. Some of the artists that are featured in the exhibition are Suzy O’Mullane, Robert Ryan, Breda Lynch, Thomas Delohery, Gavin Hogg, Sandra Minchin and Inka Alexander, including Live Art Performances by dance artist Isabella Oberlander, Sandra Minchin and Rochelle Quantock. Wounded Deer will debut at the Convent Gallery Daylesford on Sunday October 1st with a Live Art Performance by Sandra Minchin at 2pm and the official opening at 2.30 pm. The Exhibition runs until Sat 28th Of October with a closing event at 2.30 pm.

Sandra Minchin-Delohery is an International contemporary artist/curator and a cancer survivor, she has developed a reputation for taking radical departures in live art, print, film and photography. Her work is challenging, provocative, beautiful and emotionally raw and moving. Minchin-Delohery has exhibited and presented work in Ireland, China, Italy, London, UAE, Berlin, Holland and Australia. She won several awards for her work among them the coveted City of Melbourne Arts Grant in 2014 and since then has given artist presentations on her work in the National Gallery Victoria, the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and St. Barts Pathology Museum in London. Minchin’s current work deals with illness, beauty, the non-ideal body, appropriation and female subjectivity. She is currently doing her PhD at Deakin University where she also lectures.

Thomas Delohery is a Melbourne based contemporary visual artist. Delohery has had 43 Solo Exhibitions and been a part of 25 Group Exhibitions Worldwide. He has received many Awards, Grants and Scholarships. He is the recipient of a Distinguished Talent Visa to stay and work in Australia. He was named Artistic Curator of the Richard Harris International Film Festival Portrait Competition in 2015. In 2016 Thomas Delohery was shortlisted for the Black Swan Portrait Prize in WA and his work is in several public and private collections.

Exhibition details:

The Convent Gallery Daylesford,
7 Daly Street, Daylesford, Vic 3460

October 1st 2017 – October 29th 2017

Opening Sunday Oct 1st 2pm for Live Art Performance by Sandra Minchin and featuring Rochelle Quantock.
2.30pm for Official Opening.