From Place To Place – Pauline Bailey
Although based in rural Gippsland, Pauline Bailey has a passion for the urban environment. Having been raised in suburban Melbourne, she frequently travels between Gippsland and the city and finds inspiration in the many layers, textures and contrasts between country town and urban metropolis.
Working from her Gippsland studio, Pauline paints mostly with acrylic but also explores various media and incorporates charcoal, pastel, collage, oils, and sometimes even photography and digital media into her work. By building interesting layers, colours and textures in her paintings she aims to uncover the character, detail and hidden beauty in abandoned buildings, laneways and older structures that often have a story to tell.
Pauline’s works illustrate the many definitions of place to which we can all relate. Her wonderful painting ‘Cherry Bar’ transports us to Melbourne’s distinctive inner city laneways with their curious mix of music, street art and grunge. With her Platform series, Pauline’s keen eye is again at work examining the textures and patterns found in Melbourne’s sometimes bleak and worn railway stations.
With her upcoming solo exhibition, ‘From Place to Place’, Pauline continues with her exploration of the journey from country town to suburb to inner city. ‘From Place To Place’ commences 30th March at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul, Victoria.