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April Exhibitions at First Coat Studios

  • First Coat Studios 6 Laurel St Toowoomba Australia (map)

Please join us for the opening celebration of our April Exhibitions featuring two solo exhibitions from local artists – ‘Rainy day, cloudy day or sunny day' by Chelsie Luck & 'She's been here before' by London Heir.

FRIDAY 12th April, 7 - 9pm 
Bar supported by Stone & Wood Brewing.
The good times continue at Bar Wunder from 9pm onward. 

Exhibitions are on display from 4th - 27th April, 2019.


This new body of works is a continuation of Chelsie Luck’s shift in style from illustrative figurative paintings to abstract expressionism. Luck happened across this new chapter in her practice last year while she was completing her honours. Her studio practice was tilted by an apocalyptic impulse and became about destroying the old to make way for the new.

Luck views these paintings as abstract emotional landscapes. Each painting has numerous layers, built up over days, that becomes more apparent with further inspection and contemplation by the viewer. She used a lot of titanium white allowing the under layers and colours peek through like memories. With a more subdued and calm colour pallet this body of work not as dark and violent as past works. The titles of the work also hint at a subtle narrative.




‘She’s been here before...’ is a solo exhibition of new paintings by Toowoomba based emerging artist, London Heir. In this series of self portraits, London discusses the concept of growing up and it’s influence in shaping her creative output. Inspired by her formative years in the Ukraine and later Australia, London draws upon personal memories and her inquisitive nature in the work. Through vignettes of everyday moments, London collages her experiences to revisit a sense of wonder and curiosity of her childhood.

Using watercolour and mixed media embellishments, London’s dream-like aesthetic layers intimate settings of the home and natural environments. In this way, she invites the viewer to pause for reflection and consider their own curiosity. Each work acknowledges pivotal chapters of growth which in some way have informed both London’s character and ultimately her creative practice.

Working under her pseudonym ‘London Heir’, Brittany Smit is an emerging visual artist based in Toowoomba, Queensland. Growing up in the Ukraine, London was exposed to new modes of femininity which has significantly influenced her work today. Her practice explores ethereality and juvenescence, working predominantly with the female form. Through realistic subject matter and painterly processes, she discusses self-referential themes of empathy and the complexities of the human condition.

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