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Dreaming Awake - Shelley McDermott

Dreaming Awake - Shelley McDermott

from January 13, 2017 @ 11:00 AM until February 27, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Cowwarr Art Space

Shelley McDermott's images were predominantly recorded using a polaroid camera and mobile phone, and depict her animals, landscape, home, and immediate surroundings. In particular, the image of horse and dog can be seen repeatedly. These animals are totem animals for the artist, with the dog signifying loyalty, protection and guidance; and the horse symbolising freedom, power and grace. These animals are also avatars for the artist, another method of representing self within the images.

The images in the exhibition depict a personal journey of introspection, discovering the hidden beauty that can be found in the everyday, and unveiling the hidden comfort of melancholy and finding balance and meaning.

Outside In - An exhibition by William Holt

Outside In - An exhibition by William Holt

from February 02, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Courthouse Gallery - Yarram

The title of this exhibition reflects a recent trip to Central Australia.

OFFICIAL OPENING Sat 11 Feb 6 - 8 pm

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.

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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