Patience

Sarah White

Patience

Sarah White

Opening Dates :
Friday 7 – Sunday 16 June 2024  
10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm Sunday

Opening Event :
Friday 7 June 2024, 6pm – 8pm

Workshop : Taroona Collage Club x SAC :
Sunday 9 June 2024, 2pm – 4pm

Patience is a series of experimental works on paper by Hobart-based artist Sarah White that reflect on the lessons and consolations of nature.

Botanical art traditionally aims to convey scientific truths about the natural world. This series of works instead invites the viewer to turn that enquiry inward, and to contemplate what the observation of nature and natural rhythms has to teach us about ourselves, our secret truths and our impermanence.

Depicting natural cycles of genesis and death, the images of this series are a meditation on our place in the universe. They are a quiet invocation to be patient with life’s unfolding, and to be present while it does.

Patience is also about the creative act itself. It functions as a visual metaphor for artistic cycles of creation and destruction, the role of repetition in art-making, and the value of patience for all artistic development and practice.

Sarah White works across painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. Her background in science and health research informs her work in terms of an interest in how close, careful observation yields heightened awareness, a greater understanding of ourselves, and a more compassionate view of the world.