9 November 1990 – 13 January 1991
A love of water and especially the sea is paramount to Wells' latest series of work entitled Fish Out of Water. The theme for these tapestries is to connect the affinity of water with Wells' thoughts on Public and Private aspects of life. The land represents the public sphere, the water represents the private, the people public and the fish private. Wells believes that fish have more freedom of movement than humans do on land with the controls and restraints placed on them by society.
Wells likens herself on occasions to a 'fish out of water' and hence the title of this exhibition. Her work combines both figurative and abstract elements and displays patience and precision in this ancient craft form.
('Fish Out of Water', Bulletin, No.71, November/December 1990, p.2)
Robert McDougall Art Gallery - main gallery