1. The Glorious Decline - Macrocarpa, 2018 oil on canvas 80 H x 180 W cm, Sold
2. The Glorious Decline - Magenta, 2018 oil on canvas, 180 H x 180 W cm, sold
3. The Glorious Decline - Green, 2018, oil on canvas, 122 cm W x 132 cm H, sold
4. 12. The Glorious Decline-Rose 2018, oil on canvas, 140cm W x 180 cm H, $5,500
5. The Glorious Decline #1, 2018, oil on canvas, 153 H x 120 W cm, sold
6. Cairn #1, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, $3,800
7. Cairn #2, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, Art Collectors Benefactors
8. Cairn #3, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, Sold
9. Cairn #4, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, Leased - available for sale
10. Let it go #1 (Boat), 2018, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50cm, Sold
11. Let it go #2 (Love), 2018, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50cm, Sold
12. Let it go #3 (Mind), 2018, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50cm, Sold
13. 1.Living Landscape of Britain 2018, 40 x 25 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175, from the Death of History Book Cover series
14. 2.The Critical Method 2018, 31 x 21cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175
15. 3.Historical Essays 2018, 31 x 21 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,
16. 4.The Steep Places 2018, 29 x 21 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175
17. 5.Dictionary of Dates 2018, 35 x 24 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175
18. 6.Truth in Masquerade, Social Theories 2018 , 62 x 22cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175
19. 7.The Public Happiness 2018 , 30 x 22 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175
20. 8.Four Greens 2018, 50 x 19 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175, from the Death of History Book Cover series
21. 9.The Nations of Today, City Invincible 2018 , 69 x 24cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $275, from the Death of History Book Cover series
22. 10.A Study of History 2018, 36 x 23 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175
23. 11.A Short History 2018, 38 x 24cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175

The Glorious Decline 2018, new work

The Glorious Decline

Sic transit Gloria mundi- Thus passes the glory of the world.

New paintings by Fremantle based artist, Jo Darbyshire. Jo has an interest in the materiality of painting, and these new works explore the transitory nature of life, of layers of history, the beauty of life lived, faded and grown over.

The book covers in the exhibition were sourced from the skip-bin from the back of the State Library of WA and the series The Death of History reflects her interest in working with old books and makes a comment on the current fashion for State Institutions to quietly dispose of many hard cover books.