One Tree is local artist Denise Piva’s exploration of a poinciana tree located on the corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets, just outside Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. The poinciana tree has been a feature of the Cleveland streetscape since the 1930s with a significant refurbishment and planting in the 1990s. Apart from its historical significance, the poinciana is an interesting tree with its fluid, expressive limbs and wrinkly exterior. One Tree showcases paintings and photographs of the tree from different angles, distances, light and seasons. This focus on the different aspects of the poinciana is intended to encourage locals to observe and acknowledge the everyday beauty of these trees.
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER –
SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016
Floor Talk and Afternoon Tea:
10am Saturday 5 November 2016
Image: Denise Piva, Middle 2015, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.