2018

Steves Lopes | Three Week in Carrs Park

3 December - 21 December, 2019

Carss Park Artist cottage is located 17 kilometres south of Sydney in Kogarah Bay, nearby to where Steve Lopes has lived and worked for most of his life. The area is home to the Gameygal (Kameygal) People, members of the Dharug Nation. William Carss took the land in 1863 and called his property Carss Bush. The area remained a rural farming and bushland community until the early twentieth century.

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Ian Marr | In Flanders Fields: paintings on copper for the centenary of the Great War

6 November - 1 December, 2018

Marking 100 years since the end of World War I, Ian Marr presents ‘In Flanders Fields’, paintings on copper from his time along the Western Front. In 2017 Marr travelled alongside twelve other Australian artists to the battlefields of Belgium and France to explore the Australian history and memories of the Great War, now steeped into the soils of the landscape.

Ian Marr, 'Ploegstreet Wood (scene of the Christmas Truce soccer match, 1914)', 2017, oil

Trevor Weekes | Sublime

9 October - 3 November, 2018

Returning to a recurring motif in his practice, birds are Trevor Weekes’ subjects of exploration – visual expressions underlain by humour, cultural and personal meaning. Throughout art history, birds, synonymous with flight, have been used to depict humanity’s hopes and dreams. With a rich lineage of visual symbolism they can connote both the human and divine spirit by linking earth and sky in their freedom of movement.

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Richard Spoehr & Prue Venables| New Work

4 September - 6 October, 2018

Both RICHARD Spoehr and Prue Venables approach their ceramic practice with a focus on being equally driven by aesthetics function. These clean and meticulous objects offer room for contemplation. They each create pieces that celebrate domestic forms and their potential to bring joy and rich human connection in their daily appreciation.

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Annabel Butler | Barnacles

7 August - 1 September, 2018

From her discovery of the acorn barnacle on the NSW south coast, Annabel Butler curiously dissects the crater like structure, creating a whole series of works in ceramics, constructions, watercolour and oils dedicated to the ancient shells that defined our understanding of the natural world.

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Steve Lopes | Impossible Find

10 July - 4 August, 2018

In Impossible Find Steve Lopes acts as lens, revealing a world of transitory figures, travellers and storytellers who are searching for the unknown. 
Drawing from the experiences of his extensive travels, Lopes situates figures within landscapes at points of encounter and transition. Whilst the paintings depict the landscapes of his travels, the figures are imagined, (dis)placed within the composition in hindsight. Selected by Lopes, each figure is a personality that makes up the complex narrative of the traveller figure.

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Deirdre Bean, Tanya Chaitow, Rod Holdaway, Di Holdsworth | Group Show

12 June - 7 July, 2018

Personal memories and histories of a place, person or event can shift and warp with the passing of time. Artists Deirdre Bean, Rod Holdaway, Di Holdsworth AND Tanya Chaitow each explore this human process of looking back and recounting – playing with familiar or unfamiliar narratives to create memory-laden works.

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Viola Dominello | Recent Works

22 May - 9 June, 2018

Attention to the shifting and shimmering movement of Australian light creates works of lyrical abstraction in Viloa Dominello’s recent paintings of Sydney’s iconic shorelines.
Throughout her practice Dominello has explored coastal landscapes ranging from the soft Italian light and landscape of Venice to the ragged and dry coastline of Sydney. What remains consistent between these different landscapes is her exploration of light. In her most recent works of Mosman’s shoreline and scenes of the Hawkesbury, Dominello’s palette exudes the heat of the changing Australian light.

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Janet Dawson | Survey

17 April - 19 May, 2018

2018 marks 50 years since The Field 1968, an exhibition in which Janet Dawson, a leading abstract and figurative painter, was one of only three female artists selected to take part. And as the National Gallery marks this milestone with The Field Revisited it seems fitting to survey the resonate work of Dawson.

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Merran Esson, Judy Holding & Denese Oates| Shades of Green and Blue

13 March - 14 April, 2018

Artists Merran Esson, Judy Holding and Denese Oates draw inspiration from the palette of nature, distilling the human experience of the land to create works that form a tribute to its many shades.

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Ashley Frost | Mosman - Through the Bush

6 February - 10 March, 2018

From autumn through to early spring this year Ashley Frost spent time on Mosman shore reflecting and responding to the beauty of the iconic view that has drawn many painters to its surrounds including Arthur Streeton. In this series Frost references Streeton’s panoramic format to explore the transition of light across the horizontal plane.

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