Stella Downer Fine Art

Rae Bolotin, Annabel Butler, Tanya Chaitow, Janet Dawson, Viola Dominello, Merran Esson, Rachel Fairfax, Ashley Frost, Rod Holdaway, Judy Holding, Di Holdsworth, Steve Lopes, Ian Marr, Denese Oates, Liz Shreeve & Trevor Weekes

A Stella(r) Renaissance

17 June - 15 July 2017 2017

Stella(r) - from late Latin stellaris, from Latin stella - star. Firstly, referring to the quality line up of star performers in the Gallery.

Renaissance - from French renaissance - re- back, again + naissance birth (from Latin nascentia, from nasci - be born).

Good things come to those that wait, and A Stella Renaissance throws open the new gallery doors to present work from each artist in a group show with RAE BOLOTIN, ANNABEL BUTLER, TANYA CHAITOW, JANET DAWSON, VIOLA DOMINELLO, MERRAN ESSON, RACHEL FAIRFAX, ASHLEY FROST, ROD HOLDAWAY, JUDY HOLDING, DI HOLDSWORTH, STEVE LOPES, IAN MARR, DENESE OATES, LIZ SHREEVE AND TREVOR WEEKES.

It has been an exceptional year for our artists. Travelling internationally, STEVE LOPES and IAN MARR have walked and responded to the histories of the Western Front in France; ASHLEY FROST explored the scenes of Tokyo; and VIOLA DOMINELLO returned from Europe - a constant source of inspiration.

Immersed in the landscape, ceramics by MERRAN ESSON and sculpture by DENESE OATES have been framed by the mountainous surrounds at Scenic World; JANET DAWSON has been depicting views of the landscape around her home in Victoria; and LIZ SHREEVE tested the limits of her paper sculpture in the natural environment - which exceeded all expectations. Bringing nature under the microscope TREVOR WEEKES presents a sensitive watercolour of a Rosella; JUDY HOLDING paints silhouettes in the landscape; and RAE BOLOTIN returns with her dynamic and fluid apple core sculpture.

Engaging with the social geography of the city, ANNABEL BUTLER reveals patterns of small minutiae in the urban landscape, whilst ROD HOLDAWAY reflects upon the human subject within the urban jungle. In the hustle and bustle of the city, RACHEL FAIRFAX draws upon the tricycle as a reminder of the simple pleasures of young life. Playing with the everyday and the eccentricities of cultural folklore and traditions, DI HOLDSWORTH presents an assemblage that bucks the Greek myth around, and TANYA CHAITOW moonlights with her old friend Ai Weiwei.

Rich varied and full of energy, A Stella Renaissance is an exciting showcase of the now, and a taste from each artist of what is to come.

Rae Bolotin
Seed Tree 7 2010 2010  
stainless steel 316
58 x 34 x 33cm
For Sale

Annabel Butler
Backyard Brollies 2016  
oil on board
13 x 23 cm
For Sale

Annabel Butler
Backyard Brollies, Morning Variation 2017  
oil on board
13 x 23 cm
For Sale

Annabel Butler
Backyard Brollies, Evening Variation 2017  
oil on board
12 x 23 cm
For Sale

Tanya Chaitow
Wishing you were here 2015  
acrylic on board
30 cm diameter
For Sale

Janet Dawson
A Scribble Rock, memory 2016  
acrylic on canvas, alla prima
72 x 72 cm
SOLD

Merran Esson
Eurowie Cliff 2012, Photography: Greg Piper 2012  
ceramic with copper & rust glaze
61 x 29 x 22 cm
For Sale

Viola Dominello
Studio Interior 2017  
oil on board
45 x 65 cm
For Sale

Rachel Fairfax
Toy Painting 1, Childhood 1 2016  
oil on board
60 x 60 cm
For Sale

Ashley Frost
Things are looking up 2017  
oil on board
40 x 40 cm
For Sale

Rod Holdaway
Woman Thinking 2017  
oil on linen
25.5 x 20 cm
For Sale

Judy Holding
Dry Mallee 2014 2014  
rusted coretan in powder-coated steel base
60 x 40 x 20 cm
edition of 3/15
For Sale

Judy Holding
Blue Mallee 2013 2013  
3mm MDF, acrylic paint, corten steel base
30 x 20 x 10 cm
edition of of 30, A/P
For Sale

Di Holdsworth
The Abduction of Europa 2017  
music box assemblage
13 x 10 x 11 cm
For Sale

Steve Lopes
Headland View 2016  
oil on board
38 x 38 cm
For Sale

Ian Marr
Wilina 2016 2016  
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD

Denese Oates
Camouflage 2017  
book, branches, copper, paint
22 x 28.5 x 41 cm
For Sale

Liz Shreeve
Mediation on the Constancy of Variation 2016  
torn and curled paper
103 x 67 cm
For Sale

Trevor Weekes
Rosella: Wollombi 2016  
watercolour on arches paper
30 x 20 cm
For Sale