Past Exhibitions (2016-2017)
JULY - AUGUST 2017
Phil McCormack: The Binary Perspective
Exhibition 13 July - 3rd September 2017
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JUNE - JULY 2017
WHERE IS HE NOW: JAMES WHITE
A collection of postcard sized artworks - James White is a watercolour artist based in Armidale, Northern NSW.
"The appeal with watercolours is that they enable me to paint images with strong clean colours which are full of light. My subjects are generally drawn from remembered images, from visual incidents observed in other countries or sourced in my local environment. I focus on telling a story with, where possible, a hint of humour."
- James White
MAY - JUNE 2017
A RIVER SOMEWHERE: YVONNE OVERTON
Yvonne Overton's art practice has changed direction from a world of ceramics and textiles to painting, firstly oil, to then watercolour. For her, the main delight of watercolour painting is its fluidity and transparency.
Her practice is based on mixing paint with large quantities of water then washing in quickly over large areas, then with less water build up positive shapes as the paper goes through the varies stages of drying.
AT THE TABLE...: KATHERINE MAHONEY
Katherine Mahoney’s ceramics are represented in many museums throughout Asia and in private and corporate collections worldwide. She trained as a production thrower in the UK in the mid-1970s, taking an apprenticeship with Keith Harding at Cranbrook Station Pottery. After managing one of Cranbrook Station’s branch potteries, Katherine and her brother opened their own pottery studio in Kent (Fulling Mill Pottery) and produced a range of domestic ware.
Katherine has since lived in Hong Kong and Australia. In Hong Kong she was heavily influenced by Asia’s rich history of ceramics. This influence inspired her to start producing single pieces of ceramic which she exhibited very successfully. She started to gain an international reputation and her work was sought worldwide.
MARCH - APRIL 2017
Yvette and Peter Hugill: Complementary
Yvette Hugill studied at the National Art School (Graphic Design) and also at Tamworth TAFE campus (Painting and Drawing).
She uses a variety of media, including pastels, oils, acrylics, coloured pencils and inks. Whilst the majority of her work is the landscape, she also enjoys still life and figurative work.
Peter Hugill was a latecomer to the art scene, joining a pottery class in 2006, and gradually setting up his pottery shed with two kilns beside Yvette’s art studio.
Tim kyle: GROUNDS
Tim Kyle is a Sydney based sculptor and painter. His uses the figure as a metaphor for introspection and the human condition - at times void of detail, most are invented portraits linking mood to sculpted forms.
Worked in clay then cast in epoxy resin, Kyle’s robust grey figures are regular finalists in Sculpture by the Sea and the Wynne Prize, which he won in 2003. Large-scale public works can be seen in New Acton, ACT and his work is held in many important public and private collections.
Tim Kyle is represented by Defiance Gallery
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2017
Michelle Hungerford: LANDSHAPES
24 February - 24 March 2017
Michelle Hungerford lives and works in Tamworth NSW, Australia, as a full-time working artist who is predominately a painter of the landscape.
“Michelle Hungerford’s paintings representing something seen as surely as something that has been felt. Hungerford’s painting has evolved from pure abstraction to figurations, from colourful and sharp-edged to gestural and subdued, to a current and fascinationg style that incorporates aspects of all these approaches. ”
— Andrew Frost - Curator
CHARMAINE PIKE: EVERY NOW AND THEN
In recent years Charmaine has begun to receive the respect and recognition she is due. In 2012, her solo exhibition at Tamworth Regional Gallery was met with great acclaim.
Charmaine Pike’s landscapes look inwards exploring psychological tension. Through her imagery Charmaine imbues each subject, be it a rock, tree, branch or log with uncanny emotional expression.
Represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney and GallerySmith, Melbourne
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2017
Grace Costa: Horse
A true Canberra local, Grace gained her Advanced Diploma of Commercial Photography through the Canberra Institute of Technology in early 2000. Always on the go, Grace has spent the last 16 years building a substantial and multi-award winning portfolio. She has exhibited her work throughout Australia and most notably the finalist exhibition of the National Photographic Portrait Prize, 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery.
“Exhibition HORSE, celebrates Grace Costa’s life long love of horse, as handed down from her father, through a sophisticated photographic homage. Costa explores her innate captivation with horses in one of Canberra’s most treasured sites, bringing them out of their natural surroundings.”
AMY HAMMOND: Milaan Dhigaraa
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 6:00pm Sun, Feb 19, 2017 2:00pm
“This exhibition is dedication to may daughter Milaan. A woven bag is never empty because you are always thinking about someone or something at the time of its creation. ”
— Amy Hammond
DECEMBER 2016 - JANUARY 2017
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2016
Sasha Jury-Radford: WANDERLUST
“My sculptures are reminiscent of the architecture I am drawn to when I travel. The organic forms which are cast through years of human traffic and natural erosion. I hope you enjoy my International Village, balanced and in harmony through shape, form and colour”
— Sasha Jury-Radford
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2016
Maree Kelly:PRECIOUS WATER
This exhibition is a total of 25 new works by the artist. Kelly has used a range of mediums such as oil, pencil, ink & gouache on paper, board & canvas.
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2016
Since 1970 has been practicing as an artist in;Tel-Aviv Israel, Vienna Austria, a decade in New York and a decade in Sydney. In 2000 moved to live in the Upper-Hunter valley, NSW.
Represented by Janet Clayton Gallery
MAY - JUNE 2016
“For a number of years I have been documenting grassy woodlands in NSW and Victoria. Once common, these ecosystems have been reduced to small pockets amongst farmed land, along roadsides, across reserves and in tucked away cemeteries.
The images urge viewers to reflect on the past, present and future of these woodlands. ”
— Carolyn Young
MARCH - APRIL 2016
My inspiration stems from a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The colourful lifestyles against an exotic backdrop contributed indelibly to an already critical eye and enquiring mind of a child growing up in Singapore in the 50’s and 60’s.
There is a theatrical, magical sense to my vision, unrestricted by particular schools of thought, style or method yet adopting both eastern and western principles. Always aspiring to beauty, it is unashamedly rejoiced in my work. At first sign the visual effect is paramount, holding the key to engage with the art further, and, while opinions differ, the integrity of the piece always speaks for itself in the end.