An exhibition of original illustrations and limitededition prints will be shown by Belinda Aucott from Wednesday 3 -10 April upstairs at Simon Johnson Providore in Woollarha. Capturing the joy and spontaneity of sparkling wine, these vibrant portraits will include studies of 2004 Dom Pérignon, Krug Grande Cuvée, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé and Louis Roederer’s 2005 Cristal.

Illustrations of vintage wines and cuvées will be accompanied by illustrations and paintings of products drawn from the famous providore’s shelves, including Tsar Nicoulai caviar imported from the USA and Ortiz anchovies from Northern Spain. Aucott says her works are being exhibited in a light-hearted atmosphere, where she hopes they will continue to engender a spirit of ‘joy and celebration’.

“I have chosen illustrations of truly iconic wines that evoke strong memories in me, for both the way they tasted and the atmosphere in which I enjoyed them in. This exhibition shows the work from Champagne Republic a personal project that charts the months and measures them in bottles tasted, glasses sipped and memories consumed.”

“The drawings are really all about my personal effort to slow down and take time to smell the roses. Simon Johnson is just the perfect place to show my work, surrounded by beautiful cheeses, foods and homewares, ” Aucott says.

The exhibition will be followed by two Cheese & Champagne matching masterclasses held at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 6 April 2019 at Simon Johnson with Laurent-Perrier’s Brand Ambassador Caroline Desaulle. $90.00 – Booking Fees

Source: Champagne Republic