Hall, Helensville Primary
Barbara MacKinnon paints entirely from her imagination and memory, she loves to find
opportunities for chaos and foreboding to creep into her compositions.
As this body of work develops she explores the beauty and freshness we all have in our lives.
This changes and becomes a different kind of beauty as we move through life. So too with these
works, they are scraped, partially destroyed, wiped and reworked, changed, and become
representational of our imperfect, ephemeral reality. Beauty and chaos, mystery and sadness,
the disintegration of life as we know it. These times are a reminder to us all of the fragility of our