The Artists Room

The Artists Room

Tessa Barringer, Sublimate

‘Sublimation’ is the defence mechanism that allows one to channel distressing feelings into something creative. 2020 was a year filled with so much distress for so many people; creating these pastel drawings of the birds that share the artist’s garden was her way of coping. Sublimate is thus both process and product. The resulting works continue to develop the ideas explored in her first solo show (Angels at my Table) which, despite being ‘locked down’ last year, sold out. They celebrate the extraordinary richness that surrounds us but which is increasingly under threat from our own actions.



10 April - 30 April
Monday – Friday
10.00am – 5pm
12 noon – 2.00pm


The Artists Room
Level 1, 2 Dowling Street