Louise Foletta has been painting and exhibiting her works for many years and has accumulated a body of work that has earned awards and acclamation for her intelligent compositions.
Louise's work is grounded in the experience of the landscape itself. Some of the works are conceived and completed at the scene, and reflect the immediacy of that experience. What is attempted is not only the impressionistic rendering of a lively, light-modulated surface, but also a transition of the inner response to the land onto the paper. The paintings owe less to the retina than to the soul. That is why the more modernist preoccupations with the inherent values of colour, texture, surface and design inform Louise's work so consistently.
This event coincides with the MSWPS 114th annual Changing Perspectives Exhibition, an exhibition by the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors that raises the profile of women artists.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.