International artist brings Divine Assembly to Geraldton

Louise Paramor is bringing her exhibition Divine Assembly to Geraldton.

Louise Paramor is bringing her exhibition Divine Assembly to Geraldton.

Featuring colourful plastic assemblages and collages, internationally renowned Australian artist Louise Paramor is bringing her exhibition Divine Assembly to Geraldton. 

Well known for her large-scale public art commissions, which often combine formal concerns with a pop-inspired sensibility, the claimed exhibition will be on display at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. 

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said many people would be able to relate to the pieces. 

“The colours and scale of Louise’s work present a playful exhibition which will appeal to people of all ages,” he said. 

“This exhibition is an exciting opportunity to see award-winning work by one of Australia’s best artists without having to travel to the eastern states.” 

Louise has regularly exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1988, and has been awarded several grants and international residencies including an Australia Council Fellowship at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 1999-2000. 

In 2010 she won the prestigious McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award with her piece Top Shelf. 

The collection of raw material alone is impressive, with acquisitions from mining operations, plastic moulding companies and furniture production forming sculptures up to 6ft tall. 

With an exceptional knack for selecting objects that were once functional, Louise has created a unique series by stripping away practical context and arranging objects together to create fantastical apparatuses. 

The deliberate compositions of industrial scale also combines the art of plastic recycling, fitting in perfectly with the increasingly environmentally-conscious community.

The official opening for Divine Assembly will take place at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery on Friday 5 April from 6pm. 

The exhibition will be on display until 26 May 2019. 

For more information, head to artgallery.cgg.wa.gov.au or contact the Gallery on 9956 6750.