Ruby Gap Reunion at Belbora NSW
The name of Alex and Jerri’s property is Terra Mater, the experience of being there lives up to its name in every way; generous, beautiful, and embracing. It is high on a hill overlooking an enchanting vista of changing light, green hills, mountains and clouds. There is no shortage of inspiration, right there, through the huge windows. The house is like a gallery, open plan with plenty of wall space covered with Jerry’s assemblages. Her work is ingenious, quirky, and bold. She utilises objects and materials sourced from her travels around the globe, and I might add, Central Australia. Though her work is playful, full of extraordinary characters from the pantomime of life, some works decry political outrage in a muffled scream, while others hold the stillness of spirituality, all is infused with poetry and Jerri’s very special joi de vivre.