In her inaugural show in Australia, Still Life in Watercolours, Iranian artist Narges Dashti exhibits her delicate still life watercolours, evoking domestic scenes from her life in what was the ancient land of Persia.

The ancient traditions of Persian art and design flow through Dashti’s work, where both the colour and intricate detail trigger memories and emotions from her homeland.

Dashti studied at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, where she completed a Bachelor of Painting, and is attending Bendigo TAFE. Her work includes oil and acrylic paintings using a range of materials, but in Still Life in Watercolours she displays her sensitive mastery of the medium.

The exhibition is open until February 23, launching tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm to 4pm at the Arnold Street Gallery, 189 Arnold Street, North Bendigo. www.arnoldstreetgallery.com