Regeneration, hidden histories and abstract dreams

'I Had too Much to Dream' by Beatrice Prost.

This February and March the Butter Factory will have on show three solo exhibitions by three women artists from the region.

‘Hills Spirits’ an exhibition by Katrina Lezaic features photographs of landscapes that reveal hidden histories in a morbid luminescence. Lezaic explores themes of isolation, resilience and self-sufficiency and draws ties to Australian narratives (Frederick McCubbin’s Lost, 1886)

In the second featured exhibition ‘I had too much to Dream’ Beatrice Prost explores a complex merging of opposites; day and night, dreams and reality. The exhibition features some large-scale artworks and is a poetic collection of works featuring iridescent liquid inks and metallic media.

The third exhibition ‘State of Emergency’ by Barbora Tomikova we witness beautifully documented changes in the Australian landscape after the Black Summer bushfires in Queensland.

Through the use of documentary photography, oral histories and artefacts collected on site. The exhibition offers a visual record of the bush slowly coming back and captures the human dimension of the disaster through portraits and personal stories collected in the Peregian Beach and Cooroibah communities.

The three exhibitions open on Friday 19 February 6pm, tickets are free but booking is essential via the website at