Gifts of art. In Elizabeth Marruffo’s solo show ‘Love Spells for a Thief’ at the Margaret River gallery, old-master painting techniques will meet the world of Internet witchcraft.
While on an international artist residency in 2013 a large amount of Marruffo’s works were stolen and since then she has been planning a series of painted love spells for this unidentified thief.
These sixty love spells are painted on hexagonal panels of wood, and incorporate the symbols she has developed in her practice as well as some of the mundane personal items that were stolen. The titles are love spells drawn from on-line sources that respond to the painted images in coincidental, and humorous ways, yet also with a lot of sincerity.
To compliment the exhibition and provide a behind the scenes look at the artists process, two workshops will be run for the public. During these workshops participants will be needle-felting their own choice of animal from wool.
Children’s Workshop – Saturday 9th April 10-12.30. $40 each
Adult’s Workshop – Sunday 10th April 10-12.30. $40 each
Workshops are $40 per person. Bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make your booking.