Thursday, 9 August 2012

Sophie Westerman "Quiet Company" 16th July - 18th August

 "Little boxes on the rooftop, little boxes made of wood and stuff" to the tune of Little Boxes.

This winter must end and the cruel wind must cease it's howling. But enough poetry.

Sophie Westerman's new show Quiet Company is a starkly appropriate edition to the wintry heights of Rooftop Art Space. Sophie uses Gouache, Acrylic, charcoal, paper/cardboard alongside her lithograph and aquatint works throughout this show. One feels a definite calm when viewing Sophie's work. There is a comforting simplicity and order to it.

We shall meditate happily on your houses Sophie, thank you.

"Quiet Company"

Sophie has an obsession with little, black houses and people. She enjoys combining graphic and generic shapes with detailed drawings and paintings just to see what happens. Sophie’s work as a whole is a snapshot into her brain as she dwells on ideas of home, memory, space and silence and she hopes that people will dwell with her, just for a moment.


Sophie is an artist/printmaker from Melbourne who has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts.  She is now studying creative writing at the University of Melbourne and creepily drawing her friends without their knowledge

See more of Sophie's work at