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Don’t Fence Me In opens Friday, November 8

IT has been three short years since talented artist Emily Persson began exhibiting at The Moree Gallery, within which time her profile has enjoyed meteoric – and global – success.

From exhibitions in New York to a named finalist in the Hawkesbury Art Prize, Emily’s star is on the rise, and as such it is with much excitement that regional NSW welcomes her latest body of work.

From Friday, November 8, Emily will exhibit her Don’t Fence Me In show at The Moree Gallery, and exquisite ceramics by Angela Edwards also forms part of the showcase.

With the majority of her palette knife impasto pieces reflecting rural landscapes and seascapes, Emily, a Melbourne-based artist, is always thrilled to head west.

“I’ve visited Moree many times. Even as a child we camped close by, but since 2017 I have always enjoyed driving from either Brisbane or Melbourne to hand deliver my works to The Moree Gallery,” Emily smiled.

“Living in the middle of Melbourne, I don’t get to see the rural landscape enough for inspiration, so I love driving to Moree and then exploring the surrounding regions.”Emily Persson is excited to be exhibiting in Moree in November (Image: And So I Don’t Forget Photography).

As part of the Gallery’s 2018 group exhibition Emily said she was stuck by the incredible warmth of the community and, as such, is excited to be returning.

“As a landscape artist I love the feedback, response and reception of my work from the people who get to live in these areas. It’s amazing to talk and chat with the rural audience and can’t wait for another opportunity at the opening of the exhibition,” she said.

Having enjoyed spending time roaming the Australian landscape artist, inspiration for this exhibition was plentiful.

Having time to travel and see the Australian landscape has adjusted Emily’s perception of just how diverse our land can be.

Beautifully textured impasto works define Emily’s style.

Don’t Fence Me In means I don’t just stay in my studio,” Emily said.

“I have been travelling across the country documenting the magnificent ‘scapes and stumbling upon the hidden gems of Outback Australia.”

Emily, who grew up on acreage close to the Tamborine Mountains, has also drawn the attention of some of Australia’s most sought-after interior designers, with her work regularly displayed in lifestyle magazines including House and Garden, Belle and Country Style.

Angela Edwards, of Inverell, will also display her latest range of ceramics – her unique and textured pieces are beautifully crafted.

Don’t Fence Me In and Angela Edwards Ceramics open on Friday, November 8 at 10am, with drinks with the artist from 5.30pm that evening.

The catalogue is currently available at www.themoreegallery.com.au or phone 0267 523927.

The exhibition concludes on November 29.

Words: Georgina Poole