Adorn – A Figurative Exhibition

Figurative Artists | Veronica Cay & Izette Felthun Rochfort Gallery is pleased to present a figurative exhibition ‘Adorn’.The exhibition will run from 12 May – 20 June 2021. Izette Felthun is a ceramic artist exploring and celebrating the female form.Izette’s work investigates and knits two central themes: the utilitarian vessel; it’s inner, often inaccessible volume and its outer exposed skin and how this reality merges with our ideas concerning the female human body. The outer skin evokes desire and the inner volume is that of the female womb. Veronica Cay devotes her art practice to life drawing and the journey…

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New Beginnings at The River

Curator’s Notes This film documents new beginnings for artist, Phil Stallard as he packs up his suburban studio and transitions to living and painting at the base of an escarpment off the Macdonald River, near Wisemans Ferry. The underpinning theme for Stallard is his constant connection to waterways and harbour headlands. With his vibrant colours, geometric lines and spontaneous painterly gestures, he radiates energy and a sense of freedom. The River. “This series could be described as a mixture of ‘plein air’ direct reporting” with abstraction. The work also contains oblique references to the Parramatta River, flowing out through the heads…

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‘The River’ by Phil Stallard

Rochfort Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Phil Stallard.The exhibition will run from 8th April – 9th May 2021. “At the beginning of covid I closed my Sydney studio and built a primitive painting camp at the base of an escarpment of the Macdonald River, near Wisemans Ferry.  The paintings that I have done here document this intense period.  Clearing a place in the bush to make a studio involved a lot of heavy labour, as the world seemed to implode, I took refuge here. I made paintings as the studio progressed, camping through the winter, getting…

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Ken Knight Survey Exhibition

Above: Artwork (detail) ‘Dance of the Gums Midday Triptych’ Ken Knight held his first solo show in 1979. This year Rochfort Gallery celebrates four decades of dynamic contemporary post-impressionism by an artist who has devoted his life to landscape. Painting Plein Air, Knight spends the majority of his year in his “Rovey”, his weather-beaten mobile studio, trekking through the Kimberley Coast, The Pilbara, The Western Districts and his mellow beloved Sydney Harbour. The kinetic relationship between nature, the elements and painting, forge the bedrock of his practice. Knight’s ability to set up his easel and decisively gauge dynamic forms from…

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Into the Kiln with Barbara Campbell-Allen OAM

Curator’s Notes Experienced in a practice that runs 40 years deep, Barbara Campbell-Allen revels in the secret alchemy of the process of “unknowing”, patiently charting the artistic voyage from her hands to the volatile work of the flame. In the belly of her anagama wood fired kiln is a slow alchemy where vessels and sculpted forms are tightly packed and fired with seasoned wood. Each piece takes four days and four nights: a journey both intensely physical and profoundly unpredictable. Campbell-Allen breathes life into her metier by making works that are both visceral and sentient. Each piece, modest or monumental,…

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Barbara Campbell-Allen OAM Exhibition Sneak Preview

‘Elemental Presence’ Exhibition3 October – 22 November 2020 ‘Ice Scape I‘$10,000manganese/iron stoneware with porcelain brushwork44 x 37 x 18cm ‘Snow Flurries I‘$8,000Buff stoneware with earthenware slip brushwork45 x 45 x 22cm ‘Snow Flurries II & III’ (sold as pair)$14,000buff stoneware with earthenware slip brushwork, 44x43x16cm, 46x47x18.5cm*Image pictured at top of page Click here for online gallery

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