Ann Ruddy Exhibition at The Watermill, Aberfeldy 19 March – 31 May
March 8, 2016 by Perthshire Creates
Shorelines: Summer in The Coorong is an exhibition of oil paintings by Ann Ruddy at the Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy – Saturday 19th March – Tuesday 31st May 2016
The Coorong is an expanse of saltwater lagoons southeast of Adelaide, Australia. Now a national park it is a place renowned for its natural beauty and wildlife.
When Ann Ruddy visited the area in the searing heat of an Australian summer her first impression was that it felt prehistoric: ‘It is a unique place that encourages solitude and introspection,’ she says, ‘It feels untouched.’
The area is protected from the pounding Southern Ocean by a peninsula which runs for 140 kilometres parallel to the coastal dunes. Inside its sheltering arm a vast wetland ecosystem has been created consisting of ocean beach, freshwater lakes, estuaries, saline lagoon and river mouth.
No one lives permanently on the peninsular, there is no electricity or running water, but some families have shacks there which are passed down from one generation to the next.
This windswept, wild, vast and largely unspoilt place is the inspiration for Shorelines Ann Ruddy’s new series of oil paintings.
More information about exhibitions at the Aberfeldy Watermill can be found on the Aberfeldy Watermill Exhibition website
The Watermill in Aberfeldy is open Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm and Sun 11am-5.30pm. T: 01887 822896
Top Image: Yellow Floats, Ann Ruddy, oil on board