R2 Designs is proud to present our solo art exhibition "All", featuring Amanda Hinkelmann.
This exhibition explores the deep connection Aboriginal peoples have with Country. It responds to their connections, use of and understanding of the elements and how for thousands of years, they were able to thrive in a reciprocal and respectful relationship with Mother Earth.
The body of works within this exhibition reflect the ways in which Aboriginal peoples are able to read and understand Country, to use the resources which are provided, and to live within the lores which have served them since the beginning of time.
'To others, there is nothing, to us, there is all'.
For me, art is a large part of who I am- I have always invested into creative pursuits, be it as an outlet, an expression or an experiment. I don’t remember a time where I did not have more than one project on the go.
Born on Wiradjuri Land in Wagga Wagga, I was fortunate enough to grow up with just enough country to connect with Mother Earth, and just enough city to connect with some incredible people. I am so lucky to still live in Wagga Wagga and am remarkably grateful for the life I get to live each day.
My creativity escapes in many ways and my favourite way is though art, particularly painting. As a child I was inspired by my father, with whom my Aboriginal heritage comes from. Almost daily, my dad found a new hobby or interest, carrying with him an amazing ‘how hard can it be’ attitude. I was gently encouraged by my mother, who saw the amazing souls she was raising and guided us to follow our intuitive strengths, however they presented themselves.
R2 Designs is proudly Australian and supports local artists and artisans.
Our exhibitions are a beautiful experience, including prosecco, grazing table and live painting by Amanda herself!
Situated in The Nook Gallery, a purpose built art gallery, built especially for exhibitions.
We are expecting a beautiful evening and hope you can make it! Bring your friends and let's have some fun, surrounded by beautiful art that can be purchased on the night! Please register you interest below for your free tickets...
Gracie and Amanda x