16 December 2023 - 11 February 2024
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Sarah Randall: My Darling Betty

"My Darling Betty is a series of still life paintings portraying letters sent between past family members, from the year 1934 - 1936. Every letter here was written by adoring parents to their daughter Betty in boarding school. Through reading their own written words of affection, this series has become an insight into who they were. The letters are painted with the love and care I hold for them, speaking to family and relationships through objects. I believe how we care for our loved ones is conveyed through how we care for their belongings. Through this series, I hope to invoke these sentiments as well as evoke reflection and empathy within my audience for their own family." - Sarah Randall

Sarah Randall is an artist based in Orange, NSW. Her work is informed by a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Wollongong in 2013, Masters Fine Art (coursework), RMIT in 2015 and Grad Cert of Art History, from the University of Melbourne. She has completed residencies in Tasmania, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and Ireland where her paintings have been collected publicly and privately. In 2018, she exhibited as an Australian artist in the Jeonnam International Sumuk Biennale (Mokpo, South Korea), following a residency in the Bank of Fishermen Building. In 2019 and 2023, she was a finalist in the Calleen Art Prize, STILL in 2021, as wells the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award.

Opening Friday 15 December 2023, 6pm

Image : Sarah Randall, Dearest Betty, Blue fold, 14 May 1939, 2023, oil on board, 15 x 15cm. Photo: Sarah Randall