10 September – 27 September 2008: Rebecca Jones – At The Pool

No Diving 2008, acrylic on linen, 102cmx77cm

Rebecca Jones’ latest exhibition of paintings At the pool bring back memories of long blue summers in the water.

Jones’ work is specifically about summers at Fitzroy Pool, where it’s not just about going swimming, although that is exactly painted from every aspect. A day at Fitzroy Pool is also very much about the pools iconic steps, whether you are sun drenched and lolling upon them or strolling past in full parade. The artist and viewer follow the swimmers from these steps to their first dive, through each stroke and lap, to finally lazily floating beneath the water line.  

“My paintings explore the environment around Fitzroy Pool. They concentrate on how people melt, blend, relax, interact and exercise within that space and how their movements collectively become as fluid as the water in the pool.”

Rebecca Jones completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of South Australia. She is represented in collections in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. This is her second solo exhibition at red gallery, resulting from her City of Yarra artist residencyCapturing Life at the Fitzroy Pool.