Barbara Heath and Malcolm Enright’s collaborations transcend time, space and scale. Each is a celebrated artist and avid collector recognised in their own right: Barbara is a jeweller and sculptor and Malcolm an artist and commercial designer. Together they explore delicate materiality; reflections on light, space and layered patterns, to lovingly realise works that are enduring. I find the places within and between the elements of their work potent and deeply spiritual.
“Each unit is perforated with patterns derived from two historic Ipswich houses, ‘Mona Cottage’ and ‘The Chestnuts’. The patterned perforations like their architectural prototype, imply both protection and barrier, they define permeable boundaries that permit light but also cast shadows.” Enright Heath Trust.
Exhibiting alongside their work Two × four × eight (2008) at the Ipswich Art Gallery for Ipswich House: Heritage House Portraits by Contemporary Queensland Artists was an absolute honour. It further galvanised my long-held respect and love of Barbara and Malcolm’s philosophies, practice and generous spirit embodied in each of their inspirational works.
View more of Enright Heath Trust’s beautiful work at their extensive Viewersite.