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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]