Jeremy Kasper - Inertia

Jeremy Kasper - Inertia

from February 09, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until April 03, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Maffra

Sale-based artist Jeremy Kasper presents landscapes in motion in his first solo exhibition, Inertia.  This exhibition explores the environment in movement, from the point of view of an observer travelling in an inert state at high speed.  Each painting is based on a photograph taken from the window of a car.

He says:

“Using abstract landscape photographs as a point of departure, I let the process of painting guide me, allowing me to explore the medium and the action of painting. For me this is an inward and reflective practice, evoking a sense of atmosphere, a mood and emotion”.

Sue Fraser - Storylines

Sue Fraser - Storylines

from February 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until April 23, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Exploring the rich mythology of the everyday, the art of Sue Fraser is patently about people.

Her works are inspired by human encounters, enriched by a fascination with the narratives that are carried through generations in fairy tales, nursery rhymes and the mythology of individual families—not least her own.

Printmaking is the medium in which she explores and relates a lifetime of female experience—as a child, a mother, a friend and a wife.  She uses the family as a springboard into her wry commentary about the world at large. In her latest instalment, Storylines, Fraser presents themes that—whether or not we know it—will be strangely familiar to us all.

Owen Rye - Jars

Owen Rye - Jars

from February 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until April 23, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

South Gippsland artist Owen Rye is a maker of ceramic jars.

Rye’s wood fired ceramic jars and pots express the distinct characteristics of the medium. While producing vessels in ‘families’ of similar forms, each pot is unique and presents different qualities. Rye challenges the attitude that wood fired ceramics are uniformly brown by producing eclectic pots with a wide range of colours and textures.

While having shown widely throughout Australia and internationally since the 1970s, Jars is the celebrated artist’s first solo exhibition at the Gippsland Art Gallery.

Memory Mine – paintings and drawings by Stephen Jansen

Memory Mine – paintings and drawings by Stephen Jansen

from February 19, 2017 @ 2:00 PM until March 18, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gecko Studio Gallery & Arthouse

Opening: Opening event Sunday February 19 from 2pm

Artists Statement…..Memory Mine

Essentially this body of work evolved around the need to make a series of personal political statements.  In reality there are three such personal observations/protests.  Firstly, the desire of State Government Authorities to remove ‘white’ new born children from single mothers in the fifties of which I have intimate knowledge.  Secondly, the willingness of Federal and State Governments to promote the construction of memorials which honour people’s sacrifice in war and which helps promote armed conflict.  Lastly, to expose the self-indulgent nature of our ‘Capitalist Materialist Society’ and the effects it is having on the destruction of our planet.

All works had a number of inspirations and the resultant visual symbols and mood of the pieces hopefully testify to this.

More information at http://www.geckostudiogallery.com.au/memory-mine-paintings-drawings-stephen-jansen/#.WKENGhJ97LY 

Damien Leith – Tribute to Roy Orbison

Damien Leith – Tribute to Roy Orbison

February 24, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

After a sold-out run of ROY – A Tribute To Roy Orbison to metropolitan centres in 2016, revered singer-songwriter Damien Leith is gearing up to revisit the music of his idol in 2017 for a special The Hall of Fame Tour.

Taking the show to regional Australia, the tour is an opportunity for Damien to perform in towns he hasn’t played in years, or if at all. When the ROY show toured the capital cities earlier in the year, it was always his plan to take it on the road to country Australia.

Damien has always had a strong affinity with Roy’s music. He recorded and worked with the late Barbara Orbison and continues to write with legendary musicians in Nashville who worked with Roy throughout his career. In fact, when Damien released his album Roy – A Tribute to Roy Orbison it stayed in the ARIA Top 20 chart for 22 weeks and it was nominated for not only an ARIA award, but also sold multi-platinum.

Close Encounters...with the Collection

Close Encounters...with the Collection

from February 25, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Every artwork has a story to tell, if only we stop and listen for long enough to hear it!

Close Encounters invites visitors to explore a range of recent Gallery acquisitions to discover their individual stories and their meanings within the wider collection.

Each of the works presented within this richly engaging exhibition either presents or suggests a dynamism between opposing forms, where one subject ‘encounters’ another. The result is a series of exchanges between styles, forms and content with sometimes surprising outcomes.

Close Encounters showcases works by Michelle Molinari, Andrew Browne, Fiona Reynolds, Michael Young, Dianne Fogwell, Jim Paterson and Sanné Mestrom, aside others.

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