At Home With Phillip Russell – Part 1

About the Artwork“With a new painting in mind, I can retain a lot of visual imagery as I walk through the landscape. Without photography, I draw on my memory to bring forth the various colour and design elements, taking what I need to reconstruct them to my own purpose.At the moment with the country in its’ post-drought and bushfire condition, the signs of regeneration are intense in terms of colour and complexity, and using a high-tone palette gives me the subtlety and delicacy which fits the interpretation of my ideas.Everything is a construct to my own design as I endeavour…

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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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Hello World Art Exchange Program

Rochfort Gallery are pleased to participate in Hello World, an international project, where artists throughout the world have submitted artworks to share with all of us. We hope you enjoy this gesture of goodwill and solidarity from our colleagues around the globe. Among the many international artists is Sally Stokes, a seasoned artist at Rochfort Gallery exhibiting and sharing her artwork with the world, “Beginning to Breathe Slowly”. Please visit the link below for more information on this program:http://www.transculturalexchange.org/activities/hw/overview.htm

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Journey through the habitat of Nat Ward

About the Artworks“These new works are reflections of my walks and swims around the Murray River and Wetlands. Rather than interpreting the landscape in a totally realistic way, I am more interested in the nuances being played out within the landscape itself and then in the paintings as I work on them. The negative spaces between the trees for example, the patterns in the grass and water and the ambiguity of space and perspective.It’s important that the paintings are more than an obvious landscape, I want the viewer to almost travel through them; to be intrigued, interested, and enjoy the curiosities of…

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The Rocks paintings by Paul McCarthy

About the Artwork“For years, I have spent many days walking the streets of The Rocks, painting or drawing along the way. On several occasions I have been questioned at length by the local security officers, even given a move along order one day when I was drawing; perhaps I looked ambiguous. I found this magnificent vista of The Rocks from a footpath along the Cahill Expressway. I love this view and have drawn and painted from there several times. I love the clutter and architectural details of the old and charming buildings on the left and the contrast of the…

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“Still Life with Quinces” by Barbara Goldin

About the Artwork:“Being in isolation I wanted to paint my immediate environment. My garden backs onto a beautiful bush reserve. This still life was inspired by the flowers I gathered in my garden and placed in a vase next to some quinces on my kitchen table. The light was just right so I stared the painting there and finished it in my studio”. Goldin Curator’s Notes:It is interesting to note, the earliest known still life paintings were created by the Egyptians in the 15th Century. The term, “still life” is derived from the Dutch word stilleven, which gained prominence during…

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