Pre-loved inspiration behind local artist’s fascinating work

A chance encounter in a junk shop provided a spark of inspiration for Carmel Wallace’s Waiting for the summer rain. This poetic assemblage is constructed from upcycled vintage wooden platters, many of which were saved from their imminent demise in a junk shop’s heater.

Wallace says, “My walks through regenerating forests with their charcoaled tree trunks and tracks strewn with blackened leaves also inspired this work. It is often our personal connection to the natural world that sparks our imagination and leads us to consider the bigger picture”.

View this intriguing work of art in our current exhibition Bayside Local, now in its sixth year at Bayside Gallery.

An art installation in Bayside Gallery of black shapes on a white wall.

Image credit: Installation view of Bayside Local. Photograph by Mark Ashkanasy

Bayside Local is on display until 25 February 2024.

Bayside Gallery, Corner Wilson and Carpenter St, Brighton is open:

Wednesday – Friday: 11am to 5pm

Saturday – Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

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