Featured photo- Edmund Capon, Danelle Bergstrom and Jack Thompson at the exhibition opening.

Edmund Capon, former Director of the Art Gallery Of New South Wales, attended the official opening of artist Danelle Bergstrom’s new exhibition ‘Vaga’ at the Arthouse Gallery, Darlinghurst held last Wednesday. Other luminaries who attended included acting legend, Jack Thompson.

Bergstrom won the 2007 Packing Room Prize at the Art Gallery Of New South Wales for her portrait of Thompson.

In her new collection Danelle personifies the land as a vessel for emotion. The paintings pictoralise her recent experiences in hill’s End and her time spent at her Finland residency. The artist’s Scandinavian seascapes evoke the dark, roaring energy of the ocean.The works are profoundly sensual. The exhibition is a raw and honest exploration of self and one’s relationship to the environment.

The exhibition is on display at the Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Darlinghurst until the 18th November.