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Sam Garton, Blue and Green Flowers (detail), 2022, marker and ink on canvas, 258mm x 258mm. Image courtesy the artist.

Pieces of Happiness

Sam Garton
3 October 2022 – 7 February 2023

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Pieces of Happiness, a debut solo exhibition by Sam Garton, seeks to spread feelings of positivity and joy. 

Sam is an emerging visual artist who enjoys working with inks and gel pens. The combination of soft ink washes and simple line drawings creates gentle designs that soothe and calm. Sam uses harmonious colour palettes with pops of bright colours to catch the eye and draw the viewer in. Inspired by nature and the things that make Sam happy, Pieces of Happiness features delicate motifs repeated over and over. It is through repetition that these small-scale motifs become impactful, and the process of mark marking enables Sam to fall into a rhythm and lose herself in her art. 

 For Sam, creating art is integral for her happiness and wellbeing. It has played an important role in her health journey and brought her joy during times of recovery. By exhibiting in the hospital Sam seeks to create a space which invokes happiness in patients, staff, and visitors alike and allows them to simply enjoy themselves in the moment. 

This exhibition is supported by the Independent Arts Foundation (SA) Inc.