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.
About the Artist
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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