Image - courtesy of James Makin Gallery.

'She Who Flies Through The Sky' By Carla Fletcher

The celebrated Australian artist opens a new exhibition inspired by a transformative trip to Japan.

Sally Tabart
3rd of May 2018

It was on a trip to Japan in August of 2015 where Carla Fletcher first sparked the idea for her latest exhibition, She Who Flies Through The Sky. A journey that took her on the sacred forest and countryside trails of an ancient spiritual pilgrimage, and then to Naoshima Island, an immersive contemporary art destination. The transformative experience unlocked her inspiration for this most recent show at James Makin Gallery.

‘I had emerged from the magic of the deep mountain forests to arrive on an Island which is completely dedicated to the experience of Art,’ Carla explains of the experience, ‘…I was in a dream that kept on getting better.’

This exhibition of bright, graphic butterfly works comes at a busy time for Carla! The celebrated Australian artist will also be opening an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat this week. Twin Souls  sees her 2015 and 2016 Archibald prize finalist portraits of Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson hanging side-by-side.

To celebrate publicly uniting the incredible paintings, this Saturday Carla and the Australian fashion icons will talk together about life, art and creativity with host Zan Rowe at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Bookings are essential – secure your tickets online here!

Carla Fletcher
She Who Flies Through The Sky
May 2nd-19th
Opening Thursday, May 3rd
James Makin Gallery
67 Cambridge Street

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