Pinna Shellfish #1
1. Pinna Shellfish #1 Pinna Shell # 1, 2016
diptych oil on canvas
L 3 metres x H 2 metres
$8,800
Pinna Shellfish #2
2. Pinna Shellfish #2 Pinna Shellfish #2, 2016
diptych, oil on canvas
3 metres L x 2 metres H
$8,800
White Pinna shellfish
3. White Pinna shellfish White Pinna Shellfish 2016
diptych, oil on canvas
180 cm L x 150 cm H
$5500
Caribbean Highway 2017
4. Caribbean Highway 2017 1. Caribbean Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book covers
39 x 26 cm
$88
Durban Highway 2017
5. Durban Highway 2017 2. Durban Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book cover
27 x 19cm
$88
Colorado Highway 2017
6. Colorado Highway 2017 3. Colorado Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book cover
31 x 22 cm
$88
Euphrates Highway 2017
7. Euphrates Highway 2017 4. Euphrates Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book cover
32 x 23 cm
$88
Genius Highway 2017
8. Genius Highway 2017 5. Genius Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book cover
31 x 22cm
$88
Florida Highway 2017
9. Florida Highway 2017 6. Florida Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book cover
31 x 22 cm
$88
Shanghai Highway 2017
10. Shanghai Highway 2017 7. Shanghai Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book cover
29 x 19 cm
$88
Helios Highway 2017
11. Helios Highway 2017 8. Helios Highway 2017
acrylic on cloth book cover
27 x 19 cm
$88
Gracious Ace 2017
12. Gracious Ace 2017 1. Gracious Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
36 x 24 cm
$88
Marguerite Ace 2017
13. Marguerite Ace 2017 2. Marguerite Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
47 x 31 cm
$88
Brilliant Ace 2017
14. Brilliant Ace 2017 3. Brilliant Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
49 x 31 cm
$88
Prominent Ace 2017
15. Prominent Ace 2017 4. Prominent Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
34 x 26 cm
$88
Dignity Ace 2017
16. Dignity Ace 2017 5. Dignity Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
40 x 26 cm
$88
Eternal Ace 2017
17. Eternal Ace 2017 6. Eternal Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
35 x 34 cm
$88
Genuine Ace 2017
18. Genuine Ace 2017 7. Genuine Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
35 x 34 cm
$88
Adria Ace 2017
19. Adria Ace 2017 8. Adria Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
32 x 23 cm
$88
Amethyst Ace 2017
20. Amethyst Ace 2017 9. Amethyst Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
36 x 26 cm
$88
Primrose Ace 2017
21. Primrose Ace 2017 10. Primrose Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
32 x 26 cm
$88
Lavender Ace 2017
22. Lavender Ace 2017 11. Lavender Ace 2017
oil on red book cover
32 x 26 cm
$88
Amethyst Ace, 2016
23. Amethyst Ace, 2016 Amethyst Ace 2016
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
$2,200
Morning Ninni 2016
24. Morning Ninni 2016 Morning Ninni
2016
oil on canvas
90 x 90 cm
$2,200
l Mignon Stockholm WW 2017
25. l Mignon Stockholm WW 2017 l Mignon Stockholm WW 2017
oil on art encyclopedia book cover
50 cm L x 30 cm H
$150
ll Undine Stockholm 2017
26. ll Undine Stockholm 2017 ll Undine Stockholm WW 2017
oil on art encyclopedia book cover
50 cm L x 30 cm H
$150
Ill Tatania Valletta 2017
27. Ill Tatania Valletta 2017 lll Tatania Valletta WW 2017
oil on art encyclopedia book cover
50 cm L x 30 cm H
$150
IV Otello Stockholm 2017
28. IV Otello Stockholm 2017 lV Otello Stockholm WW 2017
oil on art encyclopedia book cover
50 cm L x 30 cm H
$150
V Tortugas Valletta 2017
29. V Tortugas Valletta 2017 V Tortugas Valletta WW 2017
oil on art encyclopedia book cover
50 cm L x 30 cm H
$150
Vl Talisman Tonsberg 2017
30. Vl Talisman Tonsberg 2017 Vl Talisman Tonsberg WW 2017
oil on art encyclopedia book cover
50 cm L x 30 cm H
$150

Ships That Pass

Both Darbyshire and Coss aim to immerse the viewer in the tactility of painting, the seductive nature of colour and their choice of marks. Both are conceptually and curatorally ambitious, experimenting and pushing the boundaries of visual language and the slippage between abstraction and something we recognise. Darbyshire’s paintings align with an imagined relationship with the WA coast: local islands, ships in the Port and the traces of colonial life she observes in the material fabric of Fremantle. Coss uses the landscape as a backdrop for relationships of cultural exchange, specific landscape that often allude to troubled histories.
Both artists welcome the challenges inherent in working with large canvases and consider the gallery a space equally as important as the artworks. The PSAS space offers the possibility of painting being given the space it deserves to be transformative, and for it to be experienced by an audience as installation rather than decoration. This exhibition complements the architectural characteristics of the building replete with the marks and traces of its history found in the walls and pillars of the building and beyond to its proximity to the vast Indian Ocean.

Ships that pass in the night, and
speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we
pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice,
then darkness again and a silence.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1874