Works    2017 Room: Scheme 5 - Garden

The front garden, backyard garden and associated garden shed are traditional features of Melbourne’s domestic architecture, although the recent proliferation of high rise apartment dwellings means, sadly, that our city and suburbs are less verdant than they once were. Nevertheless, the history of art is redolent with examples of the importance of gardens as places for inspiration and as subject matter for art itself - Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh for instance.

This project is based on the idea that the front garden provides a convergence between public and private space and offers the street its ‘face’ while the backyard garden is a private space shared with family and friends and the garden shed is a storage space whose interior remains hidden from general view. This exhibition is the 5th in the on-going Room project together with Wilma Tabacco, Liliana Barbieri, Susan Knight and Trevor Mein. It consisted of both two and three-dimensional works related to various aspects of the garden. 

Here is a selection of works from this exhibition.

They Won't Hurt You by Sarina Lirosi

They Won't Hurt You  2017

Ceramic mixed media

17x14x17cm

Face Your Fear by Sarina Lirosi

Face Your Fear  2017

Ceramic Mixed Media

19x17x20

When Did It Start? by Sarina Lirosi

When Did It Start?  2017

Ceramic Mixed Media

15x15x28cm

They're Harmless! by Sarina Lirosi

They're Harmless!  2017

Ceramic Mixed Media

24x24x16cm

The Fly (1) by Sarina Lirosi

The Fly (1)  2019

Timber, Photo Transfer and Acrylic Medium

20cm diameter

The Fly (2) by Sarina Lirosi

The Fly (2)  2017

Timber, Photo Transfer and Acrylic Medium

20cm diameter

The Fly (3) by Sarina Lirosi

The Fly (3)  2017

Timber, Photo Transfer and Acrylic Medium

20cm diameter

The Fly (4) by Sarina Lirosi

The Fly (4)  2017

Timber, Photo Transfer and Acrylic Medium

20cm diameter

Night Light from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Night Light from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Whoosh 1 from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Whoosh 1 from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Whoosh 2 from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Whoosh 2 from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Love Heart Leaf from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Love Heart Leaf from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Its Cold from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Its Cold from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Whoosh 3 from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Whoosh 3 from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Grime from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Grime from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Crying Tree from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Crying Tree from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Two Branches from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Two Branches from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Early Morning from the series Desiderium by Sarina Lirosi

Early Morning from the series Desiderium  2017

Photo transfer on timber panel

20x20cm

Desiderium installation view by Sarina Lirosi

Desiderium installation view  2017

Photo transfers on timber panels

Variable