Tanya Chaitow | Living in the past, presently
17 November - 19 December, 2020
This new branch of exploration sees Tanya Chaitow transforming the works of old masters through the use of silhouettes and collage referenced from native flora printed commercial wrapping paper against a charred black background. This suite of 12 works is an amalgam of collage, gouache and acrylic on paper. The old master figures exist void of their original domestic settings and the often-dark interiors. Instead, they stand in stark contrast to a bright, open space; free to flourish and branch out into burst of foliage in their native floral incarnations
Roslyn Kean | Through Shadows
13 October - 14 November, 2020
Roslyn Kean has been inspired by the printmaking traditions of Japan since 1985. She has a particular interest in the practice of traditional Japanese woodblock printing from the 18th Century Edo period; with its attention to complex colour schemes and masterful layering techniques. This has led to her contemporary application of a multiblock woodcut printing process for the past 35 years. This recent series of prints in Through Shadows has been produced in the months of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the wake of the disastrous Australian bushfires of 2019 and early 2020. Kean’s works are contemplative in nature as she grapples with a new sense of space, chaos and states of transition.
Eric Löbbecke | Mother Moon
15 September - 10 October, 2020
Eric Löbbecke seeks to capture and interpret a breadth of personal and broader social experiences and ideas in his works. Delving into the theme of ‘missing’, or ‘what is missing’, the artists proposes an innovative and digitally savvy way for viewers to react and engage to his personal interpretation of this theme and offer up their own ideas and understandings of his work and the concept that drives it. In turn Löbbecke hopes to bring these ideas and engagements to fruition through an ongoing dialogue with the viewers. The works on display are the result of two years in a Masters of Fine Art by Research at UNSW Art and Design.
Yvonne Boag | Journey to Adelaide
4 August - 12 September, 2020
The work in Journey to Adelaide resulted from a road trip taken last year. The trip took Yvonne Boag through Gundagai, Wagga Wagga, across the Hay Plains, into Victoria and then onto Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills. This trip came about soon after a visit to South Korea, giving rise to quite an intense experience of the stark contrast in seasonal, environmental and cultural encounters.
Janet Dawson, Ashley Frost, Rod Holdaway, Steve Lopes & Ian Marr | Artists in Isolation
9 June - 25 July, 2020
Solitude has often been a natural state for artists to flourish. For many, it is a choice and a way to retreat and focus on making art and the generation of ideas. This time of global pandemic, and an age of social distancing and self-isolation has meant a great shift in the way we engage socially and within both our public and private spaces. Despite many artists’ penchant for solitude, these shifts to isolation have greatly impacted the ways artists have been engaging with their art. Artists in Isolation showcases the works of Janet Dawson, Ashley Frost, Rod Holdaway, Steve Lopes and Ian Marr and reveals how their art practices have continued and even evolved over this time of pandemic induced isolation.
Deirdre Bean | Another Natural Perspective
21 April - 31 May, 2020
Internationally recognised for her intricate botanical illustrations, DEIRDRE BEAN takes her attention to detail to another level. DEIRDRE’s fine, scientifically accurate drawings taken from life have been painstakingly developed over extended periods of time. As she works, she develops an intimate relationship with her subjects over many hours of close inspection.
Anoma Wijewardene | Kintsugi II
3 March - 18 April, 2020
Anoma Wijewardene embraces Kintsugi as both a methodology and a philosophy in her works as she searches for harmony and renewal in a turbulent, entropic world. Kintsugi is based on the Japanese art of pottery restoration by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Similar to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi (an embracing of the flawed or imperfect), Kintsugi treats breakage and repair as a part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
Annabel Butler, Janet Dawson, Viola Dominello, Ashley Frost, Steve Lopes, Corinne Loxton & Tiziana Tringali | Summer Renewal
4 February - 29 February, 2020
At this moment our thoughts are with those impacted by the bushfires scorching our homeland. This has been a summer that has given us all pause for thought. As an Australian gallery who represents Australian artists, we would like to offer up a selection of works that speak to the artists experience of an Australian summer, with the desire to regain natural balance we’ve taken for granted and hope of regrowth and renewal. The practice of plein air painting, and landscape painting brings with it an appreciation of the unique beauty and qualities this country offers. Each artist strives to capture something vivid and precious in their work.