Lara Merrett holds second exhibition at The Cat Street Gallery

by Sophie Cullen on Jun 15, 2015 in Lifestyle
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Lara Merrett in her studio

Lara Merrett in her studio

From 18th June – 1st August, The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong will hold an exhibition of Australian-born artist Lara Merrett’s  paintings, entitled In my nature

Merrett has worked specifically on these pieces for their debut in Hong Kong after previously holding a sold-out show at The Cat Street Gallery in 2012. The artist is well-known in her home country for her colour-rich paintings which seek to examine planes, space and atmosphere, and as a result, her works are represented in numerous public and private collections.

'The space inbetween' by Lara Merrett

‘The space inbetween’ by Lara Merrett

As an artist, she does not pre-plan her works saying, “It's like magic when the unexpected starts to happen. I love it – it's completely intoxicating. From start to completion, a work can take anywhere from three days to six months. Each work has its own personality and therefore takes its own time.”

'Vibrant matter' by Lara Merrett

‘Vibrant matter’ by Lara Merrett

This time around, her works play with elements such as pointillism and metallic paints, adding further layers to her abstract pieces. Merrett cites travels through Spain and India as a young artist as large influences on her arrangement of materials on the canvas.


'Here and now' by Lara Merrett

‘Here and now’ by Lara Merrett


Venue: Cat Street Gallery, 222 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Date: 18 June – 1 August
Opening hours: 11am-7pm Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday

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