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Art across the generations at the Phee

Mark and Emily in front of their artworks.

Head along the Phee Broadway Theatre foyer and take a look at the wonderful new exhibition by Mark and Emily Dober.

Thursday 22 November 2018

Local artist Mark Dober and daughter Emily have a joint exhibition of figure drawings called The Two of Us on at the Phee Broadway Theatre foyer.

Emily Dober is an emerging artist who has autism. Her figurative work typically engages with the themes of dance and celebrity. Her drawings are inspired by magazine advertising and pop culture, energised with familiar lines that reflect fashion and design trends.

Emily is represented by Arts Project Australia in Northcote. Her work featured on the invitation to Pop, a recent curated exhibition at the gallery.

Her father Mark Dober, is an independent artist based in Castlemaine. His most recent solo exhibition featured watercolours of the You Yangs at Geelong Art Gallery.

His work at the Phee show cases recent figurative drawings made from life, including gouaches of his wife Elizabeth made during last year's Hill End residency.

Mark is delighted to be sharing the family’s work together for the first time.

“The Phee Broadway Theatre exhibition program provides us with great opportunity to have a joint show,” said Mark.

“Getting Emily’s work out to a wider audience was a key reason for applying to exhibit in the space,” he said.

Mark said Emily’s favourite work in the show was a coloured pencil on paper work titled Japanese Girl.

The Phee Broadway Theatre exhibition program is dedicated to showcasing creativity from across the community.

“It’s important the programming is accessible to and reflects our diverse population,” said Vicki Anderson, Cultural Development Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“My personal favourite in the show is Emily’s Girl in White Dress. It’s pure Audrey Hepburn.”

The Two of Us will be on display in the Phee Broadway Theatre foyer until Monday 10 December. The International Day of People with a Disability is Monday 3 December.

For more information visit www.pheebroadwaytheatre.com.au.

Image: Mark and Emily at the recent launch.

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