A CRESWICK artist has found inspiration in the town and one of its most famous sons, Norman Lindsay, for a new exhibition at Unicorn Lane Gallery.
Amelia James recently moved to Creswick from Melbourne and has put together Lie of the Land, an exhibition which draws together landscapes and the human form.
Ms James said she had modelled the exhibition on two of Lindsay’s nudes. She said that Lindsay, as well as her new home, had inspired her to create the artwork.
“I started to make these connections between the landscape and the locals. I started to feel that it was quite a supportive landscape,” she said.
This connection led Ms James to the idea of the shape of the human body and how it could resemble a landscape.
The exhibition, which employs nine sealed boxes at the Unicorn Lane Gallery, is supposed to be seen indiv-
idually and also as a whole, she said.
“If you take each picture individually, they should not look like a part of the human body. If you take off the head, it should look like beautiful hills.”
City of Ballarat public art co-ordinator Julie Collins said Lie of the Land was the first of the gallery’s four exhibitions to use the space to create one piece.