Close to home means a lot of things to different people. What it means to 21 local artists will be clear for all to see at this year's Winter Show at Clifton School of Arts.
Curators Ruth Harvey and Vyvian Wilson present a diverse array of works, with each artist expressing a connection in some way to Close to Home home through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and print making.
Wilson said some works were observations of suburban backyards, or responses to nature, others delved into social or political commentary.
Amont the outstanding works visitors can expect to see are Tony Hull's landscapes of local beaches and rock pools, Moira Kirkwood's colourful and complex abstract paintings and Anthony Buselli's compelling acrylic paintings.
"Kathryn Orton's delicate pencil drawings of houses and backyards in her neighbourhood and Lesley Goldacre's intimate photographs that contemplate an ancient story of the Thurrawal people also are quite outstanding," Wilson said.
Sculptor Greer Taylor's three-dimensional pieces made of threaded grids on wooden "bedposts" elegantly articulate what many of these artists feel about being close to home.
"These works are about our home, this planet, about it delicacy, beauty and vulnerability," she said.
Alannah Dreise, Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, Alena Kennedy, Anita Larkin, Annie Bourke, Claire Freer, Gary Christian, Karen Hook, Liz Jeneid, Michael Keighery, Pauline Denney, Richard Claremont and Victoria Monk will also have works in the Close to Home exhibition which runs from June 5 to 14.
The official opening is on Friday night from 6.30pm-8pm at the Clifton School of Arts, 338 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Clifton.