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 […]

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 […]

Bush Landscape Scenes by Paul McCarthy

Curator’s Notes Like most impressionist painters, McCarthy paints “in the open air”, taking in all the senses, evoking the spirit of light, guided by a tapestry of line with playful pockets of colour. McCarthy’s new landscape paintings are tremendous in scale, taking the viewer directly to the scene of the painting as if you were […]

At Home With Joanne Duffy

Perth-based artist, Joanne Duffy takes us on a journey through her habitat and neighbourhood – the ocean, bush and wetlands – just a stone’s throw away from her back door. Duffy’s paintings transcend borders, illuminating the wonders of the firmament.Key inspirations of her work lie in interpreting the emotional response of landscape and being immersed […]

Journey through the habitat of artist, Coco Elder

In this short documentary film of Coco Elder, we see the artist exploring and immersing herself in her habitat, Ku-Ring-Gai National Park.Elder is naturally inspired to paint the fractured reflections of the reeds, the sky, the various greens of the surrounding bush and the vibrant Sydney sandstone submerged beneath the surface. For Elder, reflections provide […]

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 […]