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Lynda Love and Didier Colstoun bring their 'Resurrection' exhibition to Gloucester Gallery

What would you call her? by Lynda Love.

What would you call her? by Lynda Love.

From a retro photographic printing process to the reforming of old railway pins, comes an eclectic mix of artworks brought together in one exhibition.

Pacific Palms artist, Lynda Love and Scone artist, Didier Colstoun are bringing their 'Resurrection' exhibition to the Gloucester Gallery.

Both have drawn their inspiration from the 1800s.

Lynda, with the use of the 1840s Cyanotype, a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. And Didier, with his creation of works using discarded railway 'dog' spikes first used to lay line in 1832.

"I had never heard of Cyanotype until two years ago when I stumbled across an image of a clothesline with incredibly blue, printed clothing hanging to dry," Lynda said. "I instantly started researching what this mysterious process was. It wasn't until my father died in March 2019 that I totally threw myself in the deep end of experimenting with Cyanotype, it's certainly guided me through the grieving process in unexpected ways."

Lynda's part of the exhibition will take the viewer through her process of experimentation over the past 18 months.

"You will be able to marvel at my entire dabbling in Cyanotype."

She has tried out a range of materials to work with, both cheap and expensive watercolour paper, cotton damask fabric and porous tiles.

"I adore the crispness you can achieve on cotton fabrics. However, watercolour paper is way less thirsty and my preferred medium to print on," she said.

Metal work by Didier Colstoun

Metal work by Didier Colstoun

Didier's journey began during a discovery trip around Mullumbimbi in 2013.

"I had walked many miles starting with the finding of pins called 'dogs' and other odd pieces of heavy metal on long-abandoned and discarded railroads," Didier said. "I was intrigued by the shape of the pins."

It was important for him to retain the rusted, aged look of the pins so we worked by hand to grind back each end before welding them together to make a range designs.

"I then found a product that turned the metal a chocolate brown and I really liked it. It was a good colour and the welded bits turned gold. I quite like the look," he explained.

As his pieces are generally small in size but heavy by their nature, he's looking to bring about 120 of them to the exhibition.

Resurrection opens at Gloucester Gallery, 25 Church Street on Thursday, November 5 and runs until Sunday, November 29. The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm and Sunday from 10am until 1pm. Entry is free.