Exhibitions    'In the Top Paddock' Touring South Australia, Country Arts SA

08.02.08 to 20.09.10

In the Top Paddock comprises two and three dimensional artworks by the established South Australian artis Margaret Worth and the Japanese designer Toyotaki Yamauchi. They share a passion for plywood as a metaphor of life. Worth uses the wood grain to re-present structures of sub-surface water, overlaid with imagery of catchment and dispersal. They make reference to land practices - their geographic and cultural imprint. They offer meditations on connectivity - between land, body and plants.

In 2007 the exhibition opened at the Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier and later toured South Australia over two years. Anne Keast, Country Arts SA wrote "Worth uses the wood grain and overlays imagery of catchment and dispersal that has been described as ‘bold’ and ‘original’."

'In the Top Paddock': Touring South Australia, Country Arts SA by Margaret Worth

'In the Top Paddock': Touring South Australia, Country Arts SA  2008

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In the Top paddock: The Blood of the Land Runs in the Veins by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: The Blood of the Land Runs in the Veins  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Ground Water Flow - Fragile Land by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Ground Water Flow - Fragile Land  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Cycles + Reversals by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Cycles + Reversals  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Waterways - Aquifer by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Waterways - Aquifer  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Brain Waves by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Brain Waves  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Catchment by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Catchment  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Water Into Life by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Water Into Life  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Water into Wine 1 by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Water into Wine 1  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: So Many Raindrops by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: So Many Raindrops  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Water into Wine 2 by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Water into Wine 2  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 120cms

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In the Top paddock: Riddoch Art Gallery installation by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Riddoch Art Gallery installation  2007

Acrylic paint on plywood

120 X 400 cms

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In the Top paddock: Installation by Margaret Worth

In the Top paddock: Installation  2007

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