JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2017
Milaan Dhigaraa: AMY HAMMOND
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 6:00pm Sun, Feb 19, 2017 2:00pm
Amy is completing her PhD Aboriginal Studies (Gomeroi Weaving), at the University of New England Armidale NSW. She also runs her own small business Yeee.. Production and Arts Management.
Amy’s background is in Theatre Stage Production, studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing a Bachelor in Production and Design. And has worked with such Theatre companies as the Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company, where she worked on national & international touring productions.
“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
Wanderlust: Sasha Jury-radford
Born in an ambulance ‘19 Miles North of Coonamble’, Sasha Jury-Radford grew up in Walgett. Growing up in a small country town was the building block of her interest in making the most of the simple things in life.
“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
Precious water: Maree kelly
Opens Sunday 9 October and runs through till the 13 November 2016.
Maree Kelly has tertiary qualifications in both environmental science and art, graduating from Newcastle University with a Degree in Fine Arts in 2000.
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.
Before arriving in Australia in 1989 exhibited in Museums and galleries in Israel, across Europe and the U.S.A. In Australia - has been exhibiting regularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. In addition, has had survey exhibitions in selected Regional Galleries and Museums, and participated in numerous group exhibitions in both commercial and public art-galleries and museums.
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.
Responding to ecologists and landholders, I return to the same sites and shoot seasonally. Represented in my photographs are intact (reference) grassy woodlands, and woodlands that have been altered by agriculture. The repetitive still life structure across my photographs highlights the change in plant diversity as land management changes.
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.
Mixing mediums to express ideas or thoughts, I respond to the aura of nature in all it’s mystery and grandeur... the frailty of the human spirit reveals a sensitivity... a moment in time brings back a memory, or an idea... a word will inspire... a gesture floats into a composition... light will dance...music dictates a mood or colour... found objects inspire sculpture; adornment; the list is endless...