One Location:Two Perspectives.
Painter Mel Andrewartha and photographer Jhon Entrop often work together and find inspiration from similar seaside and coastal locations. Working out of a shared studio space Mel and Jhon support each other’s creative practice and yet their finished works reflect very different aspects of engagement with their subject, aesthetic focus and visual interpretation.
This exhibition presents a painter’s perspective versus a photographer’s perspective of some stunning Tasmanian seascapes.
Shop 16, Salamanca Arts Centre
Jhon Entrop is a Tasmanian based photographer who arrived from the Netherlands in 2013. Embracing the photogenic nature of his adopted home, he began to explore the art of photography in earnest. Jhon has since developed his talents across landscape, portrait and food photography, and his recent work is featured in the national award winning Garlic Feast Cookbook. Jhon’s work is also available to view on his website www.entropmedia.com.
Mel Andrewartha is a self-taught artist from a family of painters, whose vivid seascapes capture the shifting moods of the sea and the shore. She takes her inspiration from the diverse coastline of the south east coast of Tasmania, using painting knife to explore the many colours and textures.
Mel’s work reflects her fascination with the intense patterns of Tasmanian weather and its effects on shaping the coastal environment, and in turn the lives of the people who live by the sea.
Mel and Jhon’s current home studio is based on a farm on the outskirts of Dunalley, overlooking beautiful Norfolk Bay.