The preview night for the Deli Café was a roaring success. It was bustling with people gazing at the walls on the right and left plastered in artwork from Jocelyn Rossiter and Hayley Holliday. Both artists had contrasting aesthetics in their each respective exhibition, but it worked and it strikes a perfect balance.
Hayley Holliday - Strangers on a Train
Matched up strangers selected and seated next to each other in Hayley's delicate and and impressionistic watercolours. Her project was capturing sketches of people she sees on the train, then pairing these individual quick sketches into a row of of portraits side by side. There are individual portraits too but they are all all strangers, but through her aesthetic she creates a warmth between them. Not to say the the portraits are happy, in fact their expressions are tired and and their eyes blank, but it is that expression of being on your own, out of a crowd of people you know, so it creates a strange sense of unfamiliarity when this single expression of being 'in your own thoughts' is forced alongside each other. It is a lovely exhibition that will make you feel distant and intimate.
Jocelyn Rossiter - Soulbrush
The Deli Café is no. 138 in the guide.
Do try and visit these exhibitions, they will really be worth your time.