Underwood Avenue, Divided

910 x 610mm
Medium Oil on Linen


Currently showing at ‘Divided Space’ Future Shelter Gallery & Store from Sat 8th—Sun 23rd MAY 2021.

This exhibition presents Jane Coffey’s recent series of oil paintings exploring boundaries found within the urban and natural environments of Perth. These artworks have all been created since COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed in March 2020. Jane was inspired by her daily walks through North Perth and local urban bushland in Inglewood. The exhibition is divided into two sections. One section features paintings inspired by the ever-changing boundaries of remnant Banksia and Tuart Woodlands still found within Perth’s metro area. As a contrast, urban boundaries are explored through three paintings inspired by the North Perth town centre that were completed as part of the City of Vincent COVID Arts Relief Project.

Underwood Avenue Bushland in Shenton Park was endowed to the University of Western Australia in 1904, is currently under threat from housing development by UWA. The structure of this painting is based on a map of one of the proposals. The full area of canvas represents the current bushland, the grey area will become housing and the yellow area new landscaping.