At Home With Phillip Russell – Part 2

Curator’s Notes ‘Renewal’ by Phillip Russell is a collection of three paintings that explore a landscape devastated by bushfires. A time in history that happened not too long ago and the after effects still ever so strong.Renewal 1, 2 and 3 paintings have been created so the eye can travel zig-zag-like through the landscape, witnessing the black trees slowly replaced by new saplings as the land begins its spiritual journey back to recovery. “I began painting this series as a way of exploring the possibilities of a landscape that had been devastated by bushfires. What interested me was how the…

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Art & Storytelling by Jo Darvall

Curator’s Notes For Jo Darvall, art and storytelling are intrinsically linked. A love of story inspires her work, like travelling through a dream, taking the viewer in and out of the landscape and calming our consciousness. Whether she’s exploring a true historical narrative or a timeless fable, it’s the modern vibrations that interest her. The links between people and the ways in which we connect are key themes in her visual arts practice.Jo Darvall’s new paintings are currently exhibiting in our ‘Paintings & Ceramics’ Exhibition, 14 August – 26 September, open Friday and Saturday. Artwork Feature About the artwork ‘Oceans’‘Oceans’…

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Painting ‘plein air’ with Ken Knight

1. Tell us about your recent trip to Antarctica and what was your most memorable moment?I have travelled and painted extensively around the world in the last 40 years. I have seen images of the Antarctic landscape and it always fascinated and struck me as an incredible location. One of the aspects that particularly drew me to the area was the fact that it has been totally untouched by man due to its inaccessible nature and the elemental and hostile aspect of the climate.And inaccessible it was… From the time we left home it took seven days before we travelled…

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‘Artists At Home’ Exhibition

‘Artists At Home’ Exhibition13th June – 19 July Our return to the gallery showcases our artists at home, capturing the beauty that resides in the truthful reality of everyday life. Sometimes the genre of still life glorifies the mundane, bringing powerful presence to the humble pear or the striped tablecloth.Our exhibiting artists, Sally Ryan, Paul McCarthy, Christine Webb, Phil Stallard, Kobie Bosch, Ken Knight, Felicia Aroney and Barbara Goldin, all tell a story about the intricate details of their home or painting ‘plein air’; a natural second home for some of our artists. Please note our new gallery hours are:Friday,…

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