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Between the Worlds- a joined exhibition by Sybille Schlumbom and Elizabeth Barton

Riders according to Marvel, S. Schlumbom
The very model, E. Barton
Princess Bubblegum, S. Schlumbom
The night Forest, E. Barton
Unveiled, S. Schlumbom, Japanese woodcut
Bird with cloak, S. Schlumbom
Between the worlds was an exploration the grey zone that surrounds transitional areas between countries, cultures, genders, life and death.


 Between the Worlds was an exhibition by Sybille Schlumbom a.k.a. billadonna and Elizabeth Barton that we had at ArtsPost Galery in Hamlton from the 22 December 2017 to the  22 January 2018

For Sybille Schlumbom a.k.a. billadonna curiosity and a strong believe that flying rather than nesting is a desirable lifestyle, birds and bird creatures have become synonymous for a life in transitu  that ultimately led to immigration.
In Between the worlds you encounter birdbrain brainchildren whose natural habitat is the transitional grey zone-  beaked creatures, referencing plague doctors. Bird women. Flightless birds. Winged minds. I don't know if they feel  at home in this world or any other, but it seems they confidently found a sense of belonging in their kinship.

Elizabeth Barton has long felt a kinship with the mysterious in nature, with dreams, alchemy and the Occult, which will forms much of the subject matter in this exhibition. A fascination with prophecy, visions, and visitations from the Other World will feature, drawn from Maaori mythology, early New Zealand history, and allusions to Egyptian myth. Expect a playful discursion with visual puns, as part of an indeterminate reality.

Written by

Sybille Schlumbom a.k.a. billadonna

2 Feb 2018

Interests I always wanted to be an alien life form designer.But that is another story and will be told in another time at another place.