Melbourne sisters Bec and Maddie Sharrock of Studio Twocan have perfected the art of transforming concrete - not naturally the most beautiful of materials - into richly pigmented sculptures evocative of the colours of the Australian landscape, from dried out riverbanks to brilliant blue skies. Curious? Their latest works, spanning cement vessels, vases and pendant lights as well as framed prints, are currently on display at new Toorak art space My Bookshop by Corrie Perkin.
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Inspired by the café-bookshops of Milan and Paris, Perkin has set up her store as a European-style bookshop downstairs and chic contemporary gallery upstairs. "When we started planning our second bookshop, it was our dream to create an upstairs gallery space where beautiful art could be displayed and meaningful creative conversations might occur," Perkin explains. "Maddie and Becc of Studio Twocan perfectly embody the spirit of our 4C Space. Their work reflects a passion for good design, a deep respect for the colours and materials of the Australian landscape, and a remarkable skill that captures the spirit of our time."
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Titled Of Green and Shaded Lanes (a line from Dorothea MacKellar's iconic poem My Country), the exhibition references aerial views and cross-sections of the Australian outback. It runs until October 29; visit mybookshop.net.au for more details.
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