'Black and Blue - Tender Landscapes' is about encounters in nature and the remembering body. Focussed on a local site that i regurlarly walk through , it endured a bushfire seven years ago and the observations I have made over that time is the impetus for the work on show.

The unfolding of its history and its recovery forms the basis of the idea of the title Tender Landscapes. A bruised but healing landscape, the colours black and blue dominate the body of work. Repeated visits to this site reveal  fragments  of an unremembered history. I am interested in how the environment can simultaneously seem so alien and yet familiar.


The world, it seems, is the maximum

number of things, or of forces,

that can exist together.*

In the service of the pulsating world, memory, it seems,

Is the most forceful

Minimum of stored and charged details

That can be made to flow restoratively into each other

Over time


(R Gibson in response to R Gray) *Epigrams, New Selected Poems, 1998 Robert Gray

excerpt from , Memoryscopes,  Ross Gibson ISBN 978-1-74258-759-2

Saturated Terrain by Penny Coss
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12 Springs by Penny Coss
Immersion 1 by Penny Coss
Installation View by Penny Coss
Installation View by Penny Coss
Installation View by Penny Coss
Immersion 2 by Penny Coss
tender landscapes by Penny Coss
Installation View by Penny Coss
Ash Fall by Penny Coss
Installation Views by Penny Coss
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