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We Too Paintings

Arts Access Victoria (AAV) invites you to the opening of We Too Paintings, and exhibition by Isha Paasse and Matthew Simpson. This will be a great opportunity to meet the artists and purchase some of their work.

When: Thursday 13 June 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Skin Gallery, 1/80 Drummond St, Carlton

Cost: free

RSVP: preferred to Phil Noack at or on 03 8640 6027

Access: wheelchair. Please contact Phil Noack for any access requirements.

Isha Paasse is a self-taught artist who has been practicing for more than ten years. A country girl from the western districts of Victoria, Isha draws her inspiration from the natural world and enjoys creating a feeling rather than drawing the perfect image. "In this work, I have used alcohol ink. Not the easiest of mediums to use... It has a mind of its own, as do I! I just appreciate the richness of ink colour and hope you do too," says Isha.

Matthew Simpson is a visual artist who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in the 80s. For the past few years, Matthew has concentrated on the possibilities of forms and patterns that emerge through a process of repeated addition of lines. "My interest in lines is evident in We Too Paintings. The origin of the interest is now mysterious to me. I have just followed that line obsessively," says Matthew.

We Too Paintings will be open at Skin Gallery from Thursday 13 June to Tuesday 3 September, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Skin Gallery is an initiative between AAV and the Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc. It offers local artists with disability, mental illness or who are deaf the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, as well as providing a creative outlook for Foundation patients and staff.

For more information about Skin Gallery, please contact AAV Creative Producer Phil Noack at or on 03 8640 6027.

For any media enquiries, please contact AAV Communications and Marketing Coordinator Pilar Ruperti at or on 03 8640 6007.


Left image: Matthew Simpson, Harvest, oil on canvas.

Right image: Isha Paasse, Untitled, alcohol ink.