With Alchemy, I continued my journey of sharing the healing possibilities of fur. This work had a concern for global politics and the resurgence of nationalism – having grown up in Apartheid South Africa, I am interested in an alternate dialogue of peace, healing and tolerance.

The Energy Chair was an interactive work where the audience was invited to participate and experience the healing and restorative properties of fur.

The chair was stacked inside with quartz crystals.

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Oil on Linen, 2017, 40 x 30 cm
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Oil on Linen, 2017, 40 x 30 cm

Oil on Linen, 2017, 30 x 40 cm
Vicious Cycle
Oil on Linen, 2017, 100 x 100 cm
Oil on Linen, 2017, 40 x 30 cm
Oil on Linen, 2017, 59 x 59 cm
Oil on Linen, 2017, 25 x 30 cm
Private Collection
Oil on Linen, 2017, 59 x 59 cm
Oil on Linen, 2017, 41 x 51 cm
Oil on Linen, 2017, 41 x 51 cm
Oil on Linen, 2017, 40 x 30 cm
The Energy Chair
Recycled chair, board, expanded foam, quartz crystals, fake fur, 2017
Visitors were invited to sit in the chair and restore their energy away from the worries of the world.
Artist and Model

Visitors to Alchemy were asked to experience the Energy Chair, a fake fur upcycled chair loaded with quartz crystals that had been charged by moonlight.  The experience was to provide a sense of comfort during difficult times.  The photos that follow are of visitors enjoying the experience.

Visitor to Alchemy enjoying The Energy Chair
Kiera and Judy in the Energy Chair
Kiera and her partner in the Energy Chair
Kiera in the Energy Chair
Louise in the Energy Chair
Michael in the Energy Chair
Simon in the Energy Chair
Siobhan in the Energy Chair
Veronica in the Energy Chair

About the Artist

Janice Gobey

Janice Gobey graduated from the University of Melbourne’s, Victorian College of the Arts with a Masters in Visual Art obtaining a 1st class honours. 

She was selected as one of the artists for the Linden New Art Innovators program as well as curated exhibitions such as The f Word at Ararat Rural Gallery, Fixation at the Town Hall Gallery and the f Generation at George Paton Gallery. 

Gobey was shortlisted for the Kennedy Art Prize, the Wyndham Art Prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize as well as the Toyota Community Spirit Sculpture Prize and has participated in numerous international residencies such as the NG Creative Art Residency in Provence, the Leipzig International Artist Programme in Germany, the London Summer Intensive, a joint residency between The Slade and Camden Arts Centre, ; Summer Painting Intensive at the School of Visual Arts, New York; Point B, New York and Takt, Berlin.


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