Drawings on Water visually explores the surface of the waters of Middle Harbour, Sydney Australia and the power of physical movement in kayaking as the medium for creative inspiration to free the mind of mental darkness to recharge the soul with healing insights.
Around five years ago, Ralph Kerle began kayaking on Middle Harbour as a way of finding a non-pharmaceutical remedy for depression. His morning kayak soon opened up a daily world of new perceptions; offering boundless moments of insight whilst connecting him physically as close to nature as the original inhabitants of Middle Harbour, the Cammeraygals. The exhibition comprises photographs taken during his kayak journeys that acted as the doorways to new mental pathways and self awareness.
Click here to read the full story of his journey.
Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney will open the exhibition at Gallery 88, 88 Penshurst St Willoughby on Thursday 19 March. Musical entertainment at the opening will be provided by vocalist and musician Rory O’Donoghue (aka Thin Arthur from the famous ABC comedy series, the Aunty Jack Show).
Ralph Kerle is an acknowledged global leader in the development and application of creative skills in organisations. He is a former Associate Director of the Sydney Theatre Company and owned and ran the iconic Melbourne comedy cabaret venue, the Flying Trapeze Café in its heyday (1978-81). He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, majoring in dramatic art.