The Blossoming Exhibition

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The Womb
‘The Womb’
Stoneware, Japanese Crackle Glaze
15cm (h) x 40cm (w)
Private Collection

Tranquility One Tranquility Two Tranquility Three

'Tranquility I - III'
Mixed Media on Paper
SOLD
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Silver Halide Prints
13.5 x 19.5 cm each print
(19.5cm x 40.5cm triptych)
$40each or Set of 3 $100 + postage & packing
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Padmapani Series Padmapani Series Padmapani Series Padmapani Series Padmapani Series

'Padmapani Series 1-V'’
Mixed Media on Canvas
61cm x 76cm each
POA
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Over 500 people arrived at the Tweed Shire City of the Arts Space to see the ‘The Blossoming’ exhibition of stunning ceramics and elegant sculptures that juxtaposed harmoniously on plinths with walls adorned with colourful, symbolic and vibrant textural paintings, narrative mixed media drawings, photography and Limited Edition Prints from the Trisagion Series 101. Lesley Buckley Tweed Shire Council Cultural Development Officer officially opened the exhibition and Bundjalung Elder John Roberts gave a heartfelt and dignified Welcome to Country and spoke extensively about Tania’s contributions to the community, her Art and achievements linking land, spirit and cultures together all over the world, giving public recognition for her Earth Work Mandalas and involvement in events such as World Environment Day and the Wollumbin Festival.

Bundjalung Elder John Roberts Excerpt Opening Speech December 2005
‘...All of her paintings have come from the spiritual side of this beautiful lady… and it is because of that energy she is able to put her work on canvas and make it truly speak…She named this ‘The Blossoming’, if you look at the paintings, it is about life, its about man, its about woman, its about child, its about birth, its about living, its about respecting and that’s what I like about Tania’s work, what she puts into it…it’s the belief, it’s putting life on canvas, real true life and the way it presents itself to us and the way we present ourselves to life. The way we look at humanity, love, respect and compassion, she has all that and more…you are a Gawungan Dubay and on behalf of all the tribes of the Bundjalung, Thank you.’

Tweed Shire Council Cultural Development Officer Lesley Buckley December 2005
‘Tania you have transformed this beautiful building, this is quite a special and significant contribution to the City of Arts Cultural program … a sensational event, the artwork, the performances and the many people that attended the event reflects the true spirit of community Cultural Development. A great inspiration for anyone that comes along to see it..’

Director Tweed River Art Gallery Gary Corbett December 2005
‘Most Impressive. Beautifully considered and executed works - well done!’

Tweed Weekly 'The Blossoming' December 2005
‘Metaphorically, the Blossoming takes place in a myriad of ways for each of us. ‘When people meet in love or a part of this creation is conceived or born, as we grow and learn throughout the various stages of our life or as we come into our power and wisdom. These are appropriate metaphors as each piece of Art present exemplifies the processes … and journey that are required for the Blossoming to take place within us. The exhibition demonstrates Tania’s enormous diversity and exploration with various mediums and materials…and express the universal sacred passage way for life to and from the womb. The vibrant, sensual textures and warm palette of the Padmapani series of paintings use the lotus blossom to signify the journey of life, the force of creation, healing, consciousness and spirituality well.’

Daily News ‘Art taking Global View’ December 2005
‘Cultures from around the world will be honoured in ‘The Blossoming’, an outstanding exhibition of more than 80 works by Murwillumbah artist Tania Summerell which opens at the Tweed City of the Arts Space on Friday. Ms Summerell said all the beautiful things in life were represented in this collection of works from around the world…living with ancient cultures has allowed me to meet many different people with diverse backgrounds, learn, research and take this to art…Connecting with the earth and creative energies is centering and empowering and a lot of my work has been accepted and encouraged by many.’

The Echo Byron Bay Arts Events ‘The Blossoming’ December 2005
‘Tania Summerell has spent a good part of her life traveling and living with ancient cultures. This has inspired her to see her art in a very special and sensitive way. Tania’s art is saturated with links to many ancient cultures, their spirituality, respect for the land, philosophies, mysticism, myths and legends, symbolism and traditional practice…The exhibition features sculptures that explore movement and dance, ceramics, digitally remastered and enhanced photographs that celebrate femininity....Vibrant  sensual textures, colour and sexuality.’

Tweed Shire Aboriginal Liaison Officer Lesley Mye December 2005
‘The most amazing exhibition I have seen for a long time’

Multi Media Specialist North Coast Institute TAFE Peter Hulme BA Sci December 2005
‘A very fine body of work, across disciplines and meticulous attention, very intense….loved it’

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