The Window Gallery of Atelier of Lyttleton Stores Cooperative is a small, pretty as a picture public-facing gallery.
We exhibit an artist or artisan's work with an opening night on the first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Join us in toasting this work and the spirited culture of the Blue Mountains with organic alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and appetizers made in house.
Window Gallery Exhibition Application here
(please email applications to Eloise at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Artists of the month
Rachel Peachey &
For Safe Passage, Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig used textiles, rocks, soil and plant matter to create talismanic objects. These objects were formed holding the intentions of the maker and are passed on to the recipient as a means to withstand anxiety.
Amulets and talismans are historically revealing about how individuals confronted adversity, misfortune and death. Used for thousands of years as a way to impart strength and dispel fears. Peachey & Mosig use rocks, soil and plant matter as physical expressions of different timescales and ecological systems. When feelings of dread surface in the face of individual mortality or ecological collapse from climate change, these object can act as tools to focus on things both within and beyond ourselves and our concerns.
They can provide moments of stillness, however brief to consider ourselves in the vastnesses of geologic time and to take faith in the inherent hopefulness and persistence of the garden. These materials not only remind us of our place in a complex system they are made up of elements that may directly affect our well being. Mycobacterium vacate is a bacteria that lives naturally in soil and is being investigated for its potential to increase levels of serotonin and decrease levels of anxiety. The soil talisman being a reminder of long held advice that gardening and putting your hands into the earth can ward off feelings of unease and bring a sense of contentment.
Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig are artists exploring human and environmental relationships, the way people move through landscapes and the way these challenges are navigated both individually and in groups. They are also interested in the idea of geological time and solitary expressions of humanness in the context of time scales that are hard to comprehend. This has lead to a fascination in the way humans project emotions and ideas onto particular landscapes and non-human entities.
They use a variety of mediums including photography, video, sound, sculpture and found objects. They travel regularly to different environments and use play and field studies as creative research tools to work through particular ideas.
Join us at 6pm on Saturday the 1st of June to toast Peachey & Mosig’s work.
Previous artists of the month include
Bryden Williams, The Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation’s Jono Bolitho, Diego Bonetto, Laura Fisher, Gilbert Grace, Lucas Ihlein, Georgie Pollard and Imogen Semmler,
Kevina-Jo Smith, Stephanie Simcox, Jessica Allison, Stephen Travers, Matilda Julian, Caitlin She, Freedom Wilson (of Laughing Bird Studio), Anne Crestani and Rachel Hannan, Nick McKinlay, Tania Bowers, Ona Janzen and Edith Pass (of Floral Ink), Hannah Bath, Chris Carmody and Eloise Maree.