CAROLE BANN - OBSESSIVE NATURE
Apr
21
May 28

CAROLE BANN - OBSESSIVE NATURE

Carole Bann is obsessed with drawing and nature, carefully observing the detail, the elements that are missed by a fleeting glance. Offering simultaneous micro and macro views, Obsessive Nature is a selection of works meticulously created using 24ct gold, silver (metalpoint), coloured pencil and graphite.

Carole Bann is part of a long lineage of artists who have used metalpoint, a technique that has been employed since the time of the Old Masters. Carole is one of the few contemporary artists who are bringing this technique into 21st century usage.

UTA MOONEY & GLENN STENSON - PENETRALIA
Apr
21
May 28

UTA MOONEY & GLENN STENSON - PENETRALIA

Penetralia
plural noun
The innermost parts of a building; a secret or hidden place.

Autobiographical memories fade if not supported and nourished by contact with other people. Through storytelling, the sharing of experiences and emotions merge our memories with the recollections of others.

Penetralia is a collaborative exhibition by artist Uta Mooney and author Glenn Stenson, who, through their individual genres, share their memories and imagination. Through paintings, symbolic imagery and installations mingled with the written word, they explore those nostalgic places upon which one can never return. Combining these two genres the artists invite viewers to explore a new realm of ideas and hopefully discover a delight in remembering their own stories too.

STEVE OATWAY - FACE TO FACE
Apr
21
May 28

STEVE OATWAY - FACE TO FACE

Face To Face is a series of Zen inspired artworks using recycled found materials, reincarnated into an eclectic range of intriguing portraits.

As I sat outside at my welding bench, shaded from the hot sun by my beach umbrella, with a pile of junk to my right, I emptied my mind (Zen) of any creative ideas, thoughts or pre-planned concepts.  I fired up my welder, then randomly selected bits of junk from the pile, placing them on the welding bench. I closed my eyes and using my sense of feeling, positioned the pieces, blind welding them into place. And like magic, faces appeared.

After the first five portraits were completed, the works I made were no longer Zen-inspired. I became aware the intention of my sub conscious mind was to create faces.
Steve Oatway

Steve Oatway is a Junk Artist, painter and arts director from Mannum.


ROTARY ART SHOW
Mar
31
Apr 16

ROTARY ART SHOW

Winner, 2016 Rotary Art Show: Jim Deans, The Eternal Music, 2016, acrylic on board

The Rotary Clubs of Mobilong & Murray Bridge have jointly hosted the Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show over the last thirty years with the 2017 show being their 26th.

For more information including registration information go to murraybridgeartshow.com.au/

Feb
3
Mar 26

IRMA DENK - MY LANDSCAPE

"I drive a great deal through familiar landscapes. I observe the land in its many moods and seasonal changes and the ever changing landscape imprints itself on my mind as I drive. This exhibition shows the paintings that result from my travels, that form themselves from the memory of a moment in time."
Irma Denk

Feb
3
Mar 26

LIZ YELLAND - WATER PLANET

A series of luminous high-gloss Giclée prints, each one depicting a circular ‘planet’ of River Murray / Lake Alexandrina water suspended in the indigo of space.  These evocative images, reminiscent of that deeply moving photo of Earth taken from the Moon in 1968, remind us that the precarious future of our lakes reflects in microcosm the precarious future of our whole planet – both are precious jewels, both are irreplaceable, and the survival of both is in human hands.

Feb
3
Mar 26

HAND OVER

Jenn Brazier, Maude Gum, Simone Kennedy, Mary Packer Harris and Edwin Newsham, John MacAskill, Jessie MacDonald, Lee Salomone, Avis Smith, Beverley Southcott, PH Williams.

Curated by Beverley Southcott.

Hand Over explores the idea of re-remembering and re-honouring the art teachers who taught art mainly between the 1920s to the 1930s at the South Australian School of Art, privately, or in peer exchange and supportive, collegiate friendships. It brings to light a small number of art works by South Australian art teachers and artists, re-airing their contributions to the artistic and cultural fabric of South Australia, in the early to mid-twentieth century.

This exhibition subtly places historical and contemporary art works together to create a shared contribution of the premise that the learning of art skills and practices are handed on to the next generation of artists in a repeating, forever continuous pattern, yet in a cyclical, nuanced, way.