Please join us in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions: Jane-Frances Tannock: Moments of Stillness and Jan Clark: Fine Feathers
Exhibitions run from 30 August until 30 September 2018
At the age of 22, after studying for 5 years at both Meadowbank TAFE ’84-’85 and City Art Institute (now COFA) ’86-’88, Michael won The Sydney Morning Herald Travelling Art Scholarship in 1988 and - combined with the Dyson Bequest from the Art Gallery of NSW - painted in the Mora Dyring Studio at the Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris for 4 months and travelled for 2 and a half years in Asia, Europe and America.
On returning to Australia, Michael was involved in a number of solo and group show,s including a solo show at first draft in 1997, before once again travelling in Asia and Europe for 18 months.
He exhibited with the Tim Olsen Gallery 2005- 2010 where he had 4 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows.
There have been numerous artist trips to the Flinders Ranges, West MacDonnell Ranges, Cooma , Rylstone and the north coast of NSW.
Michael has taught and run workshops and classes at numerous schools, art centres and art societies and has guest lectured at COFA and TAFE, run workshops at Cockatoo island and guided art trips for World Expeditions to the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Michael currently resides in the Blue Mountains
Being an artist is often a solitary existence. So the importance of making connections with other artists either through collaboration, mentorship or purely friendship cannot be understated.
Having connections can lead to unexpected and delightful experiences for an artist.
One such experience was a collaboration and friendship between artists; John Martin, Michelle Hungerford and Anthony Cahill.
Cahill and Hungerford are grateful to have been taught and mentored by John Martin. Sadly, John died December 2017 before he could witness this next group show, ‘From A to B.’
Exhibition opens @ 6pm on Friday 15 June 2018
Les Parisiennes is a story about women’s lives during the dark years of Nazi occupation and beyond and includes British and American women caught in Paris as well as native born resisters who were eventually sent to camps. It also tells the story of couturiers and jewelers, some of whom flourished in wartime, as well as actors, singers, night club dancers and housewives.
The lecture opens with a magnificent circus ball held by Elsie de Wolfe at the magnificent Villa Trianon, a chateau in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles; many of the guests could not believe that war was imminent. It ends with Christian Dior’s lavish new look in 1947 as well as a perfume, Miss Dior, named after his sister Catherine, a resister, who had only just survived a prison camp and never wanted to talk about her experiences.
In 1909, a group of Russian dancers, choreographers, composers and painters burst upon the jaded dance scene in Paris, appearing at the Theatre de Chatelet before a delighted and ecstatic audience.
Diaghilev, the Director of the Ballet Russes believed in a total theatre concept and with a bevy of talented artists he galvanised and changed history in not just dance but in music, scenic design and choreography. Pavlova, Nijinsky, Fokine, Bakst and Stravinsky became world famous and over the period of 20 years artists such as Picasso, Cocteau and Satie collaborated in an unprecedented experiment of total theatre which continued to influence and inspire.
Presented by Robin Haig in the Passchendaele Room, Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall.
Measure (ii) is a new iteration of a recent survey exhibitio by Debra Dawes. This new project combines a selected survey of work from Dawes prolific, centred, and coherently developed career history, with several recent and new experiments in form and materials that extend the arc of her painting, most characterised by calculated and thoughtfully structured and colour-coded abstract paintings, to include text, and most recently in her new work, to record a highly structured, yet gestural mark-making across her canvases. Curated by Gary Sangster.
Weswal Gallery, in conjunction with A Dash of Green Kokedamas, will be running a Kokedama making workshop on Saturday 2nd December from 11 - 1pm.
Cost is $60 and includes all materials and some champers & nibblies. Make one for your dearest for Christmas or keep it all for yourself, you're sure to become addicted either way!
Limited places, contact the gallery to save your spot
"Living in rural Australia, I am always aware of the light. As we know, it can be brash and it can be divinely subtle. However, more often than not, it is the shadows which capture me. What is the point of featuring the highlights in a composition if you ignore the shadows?Shadows ground the work - they give it dimension and context.
In this exhibition I am showing still lives both real and imagined and sometimes a combination of both.
Influences and artists I go to regularly are Giorgio Morandi, Margaret Preston, Matisse and Jude Rae."
Helen Gauchat is represented by Defiance Gallery
Carolyn Young employs photography to explore and document the grassy woodlands of NSW, Victoria and ACT. Young concentrates on specific areas of interest, and returns season after season to document changes in the environment. Her works consist of examples of flora, insects or manmade objects and litter found in the woodlands, curated systematically and photographed, usually with a stark black background.
They are at once striking aesthetically and thought provoking in their detailed documentation.
Grassy Woodlands: Carolyn Young is showing at Tamworth Regional Gallery from 4 November until 10 December 2017.
Carolyn Young is represented by Weswal Gallery, Tamworth
Weswal Gallery, Australia, is proud to present an exhibition curated by Marie Larkin.
Opening October 14 at 6-8pm.
Featuring Artists: Ania Tomicka, Anna Angelshaug, Bob Doucette, Caia Koopman, Camilla d'Errico, Corine Perier, Encarni Diaz, Erica Calardo, Gretchen Lewis, Ganna Jaeum, Hannah Yata, Hieu Nguyen, Ivana Flores, Joon Hee Park, Julie Filipenko, Karly Perez, Kirty Bell, Kylie Dexter, Laura Colours, Lauren Saxton, Leslie Ditto, Lydia Petunia, Marie Larkin, Martin Harris, Michele Lynch, Nicole Mahlimae, Naoto Hattori, Olga Shirrstone, Paolo Petrangeli, Paulina Gora, Peca, Rachel Favelle, Ransom and Mitchell, Sheri DeBow, Sugarfueled, Simona Candini, Tracey Eire, Tracy Lewis, Yishu, Yoko d'Holbachie.