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Cassie Byrnes


           Cassie Byrnes is a Melbourne based artist and textile designer. Since completing her studies at RMIT in 2014, she has quickly become known for her distinctive prints and patterns, commissioned by brands including Kuwaii, Verner and Country Road.

In parallel with her textile practice, 2016 has presented Cassie with the opportunity to create and exhibit her original artwork for the first time. ‘Gondwanaland’, brings together a series of paintings on linen inspired by Pangea, a supercontinent that existed 200 million years ago.

This body of work is the natural progression of a fascination which has consumed Cassie’s work over the past two years. Inspired by evolutionary themes, the works reference the prehistoric landscape, rock formations, vegetation and flora thought to have covered the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana millions of years ago.

Playing on the deepest of human curiosities, Gondwanaland creates an imagined view of a bygone habitat, channeled through the study of the subtropical landscape. The prehistoric protea, a species which has relict lineage dating back to this era, is a recurring theme. These works combine both abstract and figurative forms, symbolising the mystery that surrounds the landscape of the mesozoic era.


                


SHIPPING + COLLECTION

Works can be shipped within Australia + internationally at an additional cost, or picked up directly from TDF Collect in Collingwood, Melbourne.

Couriers within Melbourne can also be arranged at an additional cost to the buyer. 

TDF Collect will be open for artwork pick ups following the exhibition closing Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 

Artworks are oil and canvas, framed in stained Tasmanian oak. 









EXHIBITION DETAILS (PENDING LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS)

Presales open Thursday August 12th

‘Venus in Repose’ by Emma Currie
Saturday August 28th – Thursday September 2nd

Opening drinks Saturday August 28th from 2pm

Supported by Dulux, Bodriggy + Minimum Wines

TDF Collect
14 Little Oxford Street
Collingwood, Melbourne

HOURS 

Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 11am-3pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-4pm   


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