Local artist goes deeper at D Bar Gallery

‘Going Deeper’ is the title of a new exhibition by Gold Coast artist Kellie North.

Kellie North is a highly regarded conceptual photographer and visual artist. Picking up her first SLR camera in 2001, she fell in love with photography in all of its forms and knew she had found her passion.

Earning her stripes on film, Kellie graduated with formal qualifications from The Photographic Institute of Australia in 2014 where she found the direction she wanted to take with her photography. Today Kellie merges traditional photographic techniques with digital art to produce painterly images often described as highly emotive, whimsical and evocative.

“I look to nature to provide me with the grounding I often seek and in juxtaposition, water to give me a sense of weightlessness, two things that are often far from my day to day life,” Kellie explains.

In ‘Going Deeper’, each individual image in the exhibition is of a female, reflective of the artist herself, laying dormant in a body of water, weightless and free, purposefully photographed from above to allow the viewer the feeling of staring down at themselves into their own reflection.

“‘Going Deeper’ is a body of work I created over a period of 15 months. Creating this series allowed me time in nature and time to still myself, if only for a moment each day, moving away from the frantic nature of these times and the pressures I put on myself.”

The introspective works will be on display at D Bar House, Coolangatta from 9am to 4pm, 7 Days a week, until 10 July.

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