Nellie Maertzdorf Ellis is exhibiting a series of artworks exploring the ancient belief from Hermetic philosophy that the macrocosm reflects the microcosm – that what is above is replicated in what is below. Held at the Dennys Lascelles Gallery, the exhibition comprises eighteen oil paintings and prints (etching and aquatint, collagraph) many of which have been hand coloured with watercolour.
Nellie Maertzdorf Ellis was born in 1957 at Wangaratta, Victoria. For most of her life she has lived in the Geelong area. Nellie currently teaches in the School of Art at The Gordon TAFE, Geelong, where she has taught for over seven years. Her studio is located at her home in Geelong and she has exhibited her art work at various galleries including the Geelong Gallery. Nellie likes to work in a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, paint and print, and she tends to work across genres. Her work draws upon many themes including pattern, colour, mythology, philosophy and the human form, to name a few. She is represented in private collections locally and overseas.
As Above, So Below runs until 21 October 2011 at Dennys Lascelles Gallery, Deakin University, Geelong Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap St, Geelong. Open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. More details are available from the artist on 5248 7640.