Removing the Traces : 11 February – 3 June 2018 @ Vasse Felix


aspects of abstraction from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection

11th February – 3rd June 2018 

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. Pablo Picasso


This exhibition presents intriguing aspects of south-west landscape from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. The works demonstrate varying degrees and methods of abstraction e.g. ultra-simplification, gestural and expressive brushwork, flattening of the picture surface and saturated colour, whilst maintaining the formal principles of line, form, shape, value, movement and composition. The real subjects recede and the aesthetics become the dominant factors. The purpose of this exhibition is to share some significant and captivating abstract works from the collection, works representing the essence of land, forest and water alongside demonstrations of longstanding Aboriginal presence.

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For interviews, further information and images available for reproduction, contact Sharon Tassicker, mob. 0439 392 635 or email

The Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix

Cnr. Tom Cullity Dr & Caves Rd, Cowaramup

Gallery Hours :  Daily 10am-5pm

Closed : Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day