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Panacea exhibited at Rubicon ARI in September 2016 and included both paintings and a large fur room installation entitled “The Peace Room”. 65m of fake fur was installed with custom dyed muslin, cushions and a fur chair. Behind the fur, a few kilograms of rose quartz was installed. Panacea explored the madness that then seemed strange at that stage, the potential for Donald Trump as President, Brexit etc. This was a place to escape to and find peace.

The Peace Room
Janice Gobey, Oil on Linen, 2015, 50 x 60 cm
Private Collection
Janice Gobey, Oil on Board, 2015, 40 x 40 cm
Sensation 1
Oil on Linen, 2016, 20 x 20 cm
Blood is Red
Janice Gobey, Oil on Linen, 2016, 30 x 40 cm
Janice Gobey, Oil on Linen, 2016, 40 x 50 cm
Stripped Bare
Janice Gobey, Oil on Raw Linen, 2016, 74 x 180 cm
Foetal Position
Janice Gobey, Oil on Linen, 2015, 40 x 50 cm
Oil on Linen, 2016, 60 x 60 cm
Oil on Linen, 2016, 30 x 40 cm
The Peace Room was a place where you could just be – these were the guidelines for visitors.
The Peace Room
Installation, 2016, fake fur, muslin, rose quartz
Visitors to The Peace Room were invited to remove their shoes and sit in the space. It was a space where there was no religion, no gender or sexuality, no politics, participants could just think of peace as a collective conscious.
Detail of The Peace Room
Detail of the ceiling of The Peace Room
Visitor enjoying The Peace Room
Selfies in The Peace Room
The Peace Room was an interactive pink fake fur room exhibited at Rubicon ARI in Melbourne. Visitors were invited to interact with the room and could only think of Peace.
Installation of Panacea at Rubicon ARI
An installation of a pink fur room and oil paintings depicting fur by the artist Janice Gobey

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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