Upcoming Exhibition: On Beauty at fortyfivedownstairs

I am thrilled to announce my forthcoming solo show entitled 'On Beauty' at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Exhibition Opens
Tuesday 2 April, 5pm – 7pm 

Exhibition Runs
2 – 27 April 2019
Tue to Fri: 11am – 5pm Sat: 11am – 3pm

In her new series of work, On Beauty, Robbie Harmsworth presents not just unapologetically ‘beautiful’ work, but works that for her engage with the idea that beauty only comes with depth, with power and, perhaps most importantly, with a bittersweet transience. 

“My interest is not in a fleeting glimpse of so called ‘perfection’ but how time treats beauty-why do we find a corroded Greek sculpture of a human figure with missing limbs, or a dying flower, beautiful? Real beauty for me is about life... and life inevitably comes to an end.”

Image: ‘On Beauty XII’, acrylic, rust, collage, graphite and pigment on linen, 140 x 152cm

Image: ‘On Beauty XII’, acrylic, rust, collage, graphite and pigment on linen, 140 x 152cm