Exhibition: ‘Sophia Szilagyi: water studies’ at Beaver Galleries, Canberra

by Trish Neil

This work is beautiful – and a lovely review as well. These shifting, ambiguous layers of sea and sky are inspiring.

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 23rd May – 11th June 2013


Sophia Szilagyi. 'night waves I' 2013


Sophia Szilagyi (Australian, b. 1973)
night waves I
Pigment print on archival rag paper
Edition 2 of 15
29 x 29cm



“It is intangible, incalculable, a thing to be felt, not comprehended – a music of the eyes, a melody of the heart…”

John Ruskin, art critic


“Once, Turner had himself lashed to the mast of a ship for several hours, during a furious storm, so that he could later paint the storm. Obviously, it was not the storm itself that Turner intended to paint. What he intended to paint was a representation of the storm. One’s language is frequently imprecise in that manner, I have discovered.”

David Markson, Wittgenstein’s Mistress



How appropriate that these stunning water studies by artist Sophia Szilagyi should be exhibited in Canberra as the blockbuster J. M. W. Turner…

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