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Helen Norton Exhibition “Life’s Contents” 5th June 2021

JahRoc Galleries invite you to the opening of “Life’s Contents” a new exhibition of paintings by Helen Norton.

SATURDAY 5th JUNE
OPENING 5-7pm

Meet Helen Norton & participate in a Q&A with the artist
Live music by Graeme Dickinson
Margaret River Fine Wine

All Welcome

Exhibition continues until 27th June


What have our lives become? The new guiding principal, the internet of things, has whipped up a frenzied world of emotionally charged lunatic ideas through indignant holograms and magic tricks mostly delivered via social media. We can barely make out what is real in our lives or who to believe. Things that were once contained only in our nightmares and mental institutions, are now streamed into our pockets or handbags every minute of the day and night with our permission – attacking our sanity and concentration not unlike water torture … drip, drip.

Getting older has its perks. You see things go around enough times, that the patterns or cycles become clear. Before the tech Genies took hold, we had other greedy mongrels seducing us with their stuff or their propaganda, be they, shock jocks, encyclopaedia salesmen, snake oil rogues and the like.  

If they were not so powerful we might just ignore them.  However, they can and do destroy lives, families, marriages, towns, and cultures in order to get what they want. Really no different to your standard narcissistic psychopath. The funny thing about them though, is that their power to rule the worlds, both outside and inside our heads, can be cut off so easily with one little finger touch.  What is harder is the motivation to press the off button. 

The answer is lived experience, reality, and hard-core sensual life as it happens on the ground. The medicine is the man with the shovel digging, or the soft and gentle touch on our shoulder from a friend, a panting dog or a walk in the garden.

 It’s getting harder to dodge the nonsense of these unreal robotic times, with all the panic and chaos it can create through ‘thin air’ so quickly, but if you turn it off it just stops! I believe we need to fight with all our human will to remain firmly in charge of being human. I am not joking.  Being recalcitrant and earthy, and living a sensual life is important in the face of the current nonsense that has gripped the world. Eat well, walk, run, love, laugh, paint, write, kiss dogs on the face, sleep with your cat, read real paper books, grow vegies and chooks, eat meat if you want, and burn wood in a fire place, with your phone turned off, inserted in a zip lock bag, buried deep in the freezer.

Helen Norton 2021

Exhibition Artwork

Exhibition Artworks

Waterhole of Earthly Delights
155cm x 125cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
He Only Needed a Few Good Friends
203cm x 173cm
oil on canvas
Flowers On His Back
125cm x 125cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Dogs In The Garden
125cm x 125cm
oil on canvas
Dog Biting Tail
73cm x 73cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
The Forrest Of Struggle
125cm x 125cm
oil on canvas
The Pink Chair
125cm x 95cm
oil on canvas
He Was Friendless When He Arrived
125cm x 95cm
oil on canvas
Natures Design (Deer)
95cm x 95cm
oil on canvas
Not Replaceable (Pink)
80cm x 80cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Boss Horse
73cm x 73cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Angus Never Liked To Be Left Behind
59cm x 49cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
White Horse Alone
40cm x 35cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Hiking Man
58cm x 48cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Sunset Boat Man
40cm x 35cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Sitting Cow
40cm x 35cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Happy Walking Man
40cm x 35cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Thrown Out Of Heaven
89cm x 74cm
oil on canvas
Three Cows At Waterhole
130cm x 100cm
watercolour and gouache on paper
Zebra Cow – Gods Crazy Plans
130cm x 100cm
watercolour on paper
Black Cockatoo
88cm x 108cm
watercolour and gouache on paper
SOLD
Three White Cocky’s
88cm x 108cm
watercolour and gouache on paper
SOLD
Red Boat and Lillies
50cm x 65cm
oil on canvas
SOLD
Man At Gate Of Eden
79cm x 105cm
oil on canvas

Live Exhibition Tour

Pre-Sales are accepted on release of the exhibition artworks.

We hope to see you on the opening night
Saturday 5th June
5-7pm