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‘New Beginnings’ Exhibition by Carol Seeley Opening Night

Next event Friday 21 May from 5:30pm to 7pm

By Margaret River HEART

‘New Beginnings’ Official Opening Night

  • Friday 21 May
  • 5.30pm – 7pm

Come along and help Carol celebrate the official opening of her latest Margaret River HEART Bar Gallery exhibition ‘New Beginnings’.

This will be a joint celebration, officially opening the Emergence Creative Festival‘s RESURGENCE exhibition on show in the Foyer Gallery.

The evening will be complemented by a cinema screening of Richard Todd’s documentary Dying to Live + an audience Q&A with Peter ‘Woody’ Wood at 7pm.

Movie tickets can be purchased online here.


New beginnings – what does that mean to you?

What is the bigger picture? A new life, second chances, new direction, asylum, starting over, starting fresh…new relationships, career paths, moving to a new location, starting your own family…reincarnation, rebirth…

For the artist in me new beginnings are about blank canvases, recycling, reusing (canvases, materials), it’s about experimentation, it’s about texture/no texture, busy/calm, minimalist/all the colours, fluid/geometric, pink is the new black, it’s about letting go, it’s about daring to try, it’s about opportunities – grabbing them, it’s about allowing myself to be the best artist (and person) I can be.

This collection of works is an eclectic display of new beginnings. Many pieces have had a past life. Some are experimental in colour palette, design, materials used, themes but all have a trace of the past influencing their outcome – some texture here, some “words” peeking through, some memories attached. Despite their new beginnings the past is always present.  Art mirrors life.


Carol Seeley’s Art Practice

Abstract. Unpretentious, expressive.  Experimenting with different mediums, with texture, with visible brush marks, with no brushes involved, intuitive responses to the paint on the canvas, this is how Carol ‘s artistic creativity is expressed. Paint, paint over, scrape back, reveal…sculpting the canvas.

Carol loves creating beautiful, bold, colourful, textural, abstracts; abstract art allows the viewer to interpret the works as they relate to them, rather than the artist leading them to a conclusion, this makes abstract art unique and such an individual experience.

Carol lives in the beautiful Margaret River region of Western Australia. She has a degree in Social Science and English, has co-produced an award-winning documentary that was screened at The Sydney Film Festival in 2014 and now she paints – daily, prolifically, joyfully and boldly.



“An Exploration of Colour and Texture” Cocoon Gallery for Emerging Artists, Margaret River
(5 August – 30 September 2019). The Shire of Augusta Margaret River purchased one of the paintings (Moon Dance) to hang on their walls.

Freedom School Winter 2020 Group Exhibition at Studio Eleven Gallery in Fremantle, (4 July – 8th August 2020) “After the Storm” won a high commendation and sold on the opening night.

“True Colours “ joint exhibition in the Bond Store Gallery in Busselton as part of ArtGeo’s “Inclusive Excellence Series 3” works.  (September 5th -11th October 2020)

Kindness Emerging Group Exhibition Fremantle 9th – 17th October 2020

Margaret River Independent School Annual Art Fundraiser Group Exhibition October 2020

“Restlessness 2020” exhibition Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery Fremantle 8th January – 24th January 2021

“Beneath the Surface” Collie Art Gallery 12/02/021 – 12/03/021

Vasse Primary School Art Awards Group Exhibition April 2021

“New Beginnings” Margaret River Cultural Centre “HEART” – May 21st -27th June 2021

The Inland Prize Group Exhibition- Leonora WA June 2021

Margaret River Open Studios September 2021



Freedom School Winter 2020 Group Exhibition, August 2020 “After the Storm” – High Commendation.

Grey Cube Gallery “Patterns Online Art Show”: Merit Award for abstract acrylic “Sea Glass” – October 2020

Art Room Online Gallery – “Life on Earth 2020″ “After the Fire.” Hon Mention

# GCAN – Green Citizens Australia Network – UneARTEd  2020 – Merit Award “Social Distancing 1”.