The Glorious Decline- Macrocarpa
1. The Glorious Decline- Macrocarpa The Glorious Decline - Macrocarpa, 2018 oil on canvas 80 H x 180 W cm Sold
The Glorious Decline- Magenta
2. The Glorious Decline- Magenta The Glorious Decline - Macrocarpa, 2018 , oil on canvas, 180 H x 180 W cm, sold
The Glorious Decline- Green
3. The Glorious Decline- Green The Glorious Decline - Green, 2018, oil on canvas, 122 cm W x 132 cm H, $5,500
12. The Glorious Decline Rose
4. 12. The Glorious Decline Rose 12. The Glorious Decline-Rose 2018, oil on canvas, 140cm W x 180 cm H, $7,700
The Glorious Decline 1
5. The Glorious Decline 1 The Glorious Decline #1, 2018, oil on canvas, 153 H x 120 W cm, $6,600
Cairn 1
6. Cairn 1 Cairn #1, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, $3,800
Cairn 2
7. Cairn 2 Cairn #2, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, $3,800
Cairn 3
8. Cairn 3 Cairn #3, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, $3,800
Cairn 4
9. Cairn 4 Cairn #4, 2018, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, $3,800
Let it go 1 (boat)
10. Let it go 1 (boat) Let it go #1 (Boat), 2018, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50cm, Sold
Let it go 2 (love)
11. Let it go 2 (love) Let it go #2 (Love), 2018, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50cm, Sold
Let it go 3 (mind)
12. Let it go 3 (mind) Let it go #3 (Mind), 2018, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50cm, $Sold
1.Living landscape of Britain
13. 1.Living landscape of Britain 1.Living Landscape of Britain 2018, 40 x 25 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175, from the Death of History Book Cover series
2.The Critical Method
14. 2.The Critical Method 2.The Critical Method 2018, 31 x 21cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,
3.Historical Essays
15. 3.Historical Essays 3.Historical Essays 2018, 31 x 21 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,
4.The Steep Places
16. 4.The Steep Places 4.The Steep Places 2018, 29 x 21 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,
5.Dictionary of Dates
17. 5.Dictionary of Dates 5.Dictionary of Dates 2018, 35 x 24 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,
6.Truth in Masquerade, Social Theories
18. 6.Truth in Masquerade, Social Theories 6.Truth in Masquerade, Social Theories 2018 , 62 x 22cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $275,
7.The Public Happiness
19. 7.The Public Happiness 7.The Public Happiness 2018 , 30 x 22 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,
8.Four Greens
20. 8.Four Greens 8.Four Greens 2018, 50 x 19 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175, from the Death of History Book Cover series
9.The Nations of today, City Invincible
21. 9.The Nations of today, City Invincible 9.The Nations of Today, City Invincible 2018 , 69 x 24cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $275, from the Death of History Book Cover series
10.A Study of History
22. 10.A Study of History 10.A Study of History 2018, 36 x 23 cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,
11.A short history
23. 11.A short history 11.A Short History 2018, 38 x 24cm, oil on linen book cover sourced from the skip bin at the State Library of WA, $175,

The Glorious Decline 2018, new work

The Glorious Decline

Sic transit Gloria mundi- Thus passes the glory of the world.

New paintings by Fremantle based artist, Jo Darbyshire. Jo has an interest in the materiality of painting, and these new works explore the transitory nature of life, of layers of history, the beauty of life lived, faded and grown over.

The book covers in the exhibition were sourced from the skip-bin from the back of the State Library of WA and the series The Death of History reflects her interest in working with old books and makes a comment on the current fashion for State Institutions to quietly dispose of many hard cover books.