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

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.



Headland View by Steve Lopes
Steve Lopes
Headland View
oil on board
38 x 38 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Eurowie Cliff by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Eurowie Cliff
ceramic with copper & rust glaze
61 x 29 x 22 cm

$2,800
For Sale
For Sale
Bolotin - Seed tree 7
Rae Bolotin
Seed Tree 7
stainless steel 316
58 x 34 x 33cm
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For Sale
Dry Mallee by Judy Holding
Judy Holding
Dry Mallee
rusted coretan in powder-coated steel base
60 x 40 x 20 cm
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For Sale
Things are looking up by Ashley Frost
Ashley Frost
Things are looking up
oil on board
40 x 40 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Toy Painting 1, Childhood 1 by Rachel Fairfax
Rachel Fairfax
Toy Painting 1, Childhood 1
oil on board
60 x 60 cm

$2,500
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For Sale
Wilina by Ian Marr
Ian Marr
Wilina
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Blue Mallee by Judy Holding
Judy Holding
Blue Mallee
3mm MDF, acrylic paint, corten steel base
30 x 20 x 10 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Backyard Brollies by Annabel Butler
Annabel Butler
Backyard Brollies
oil on board
13 x 23 cm

$700
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For Sale
Backyard Brollies, Morning Variation by Annabel Butler
Annabel Butler
Backyard Brollies, Morning Variation
oil on board
13 x 23 cm

$700
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For Sale
Backyard Brollies, Evening Variation by Annabel Butler
Annabel Butler
Backyard Brollies, Evening Variation
oil on board
12 x 23 cm

$700
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For Sale
Woman Thinking by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
Woman Thinking
oil on linen
25.5 x 20 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Studio Interior by Viola Dominello
Viola Dominello
Studio Interior
oil on board
45 x 65 cm

$2,400
For Sale
For Sale
A Scribble Rock, memory by Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
A Scribble Rock, memory
acrylic on canvas, alla prima
72 x 72 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Mediation on the Constancy of Variation by Liz Shreeve
Liz Shreeve
Mediation on the Constancy of Variation
torn and curled paper
103 x 67 cm
For Sale
For Sale
The Abduction of Europa by Di Holdsworth
Di Holdsworth
The Abduction of Europa
music box assemblage
13 x 10 x 11 cm
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For Sale
Camouflage by Denese Oates
Denese Oates
Camouflage
book, branches, copper, paint
22 x 28.5 x 41 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Rosella: Wollombi by Trevor Weekes
Trevor Weekes
Rosella: Wollombi
watercolour on arches paper
30 x 20 cm
For Sale
For Sale