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Current: Warren Cooke / Evan Salmon

Exhibition dates: Jul 15 – Aug 2, 2021
Official closing: TBA
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Warren Cooke / Evan Salmon

Jul 15 10:00 amAug 23 4:00 pm

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Exhibition dates: Jul 15 – Aug 23, 2021
Official closing: TBA

En plein air’ or plein air painting refers to the act of painting outdoors – a technique that has both the artist and subject at the whim of the elements. Variables that the artist can traditionally control such as light, movement and colour, suddenly become an unpredictable and thrilling challenge. Warren Cooke and Evan Salmon have both embraced the method, immersing themselves in their environment to create works driven by a nostalgia for place and that reflect a practice of persistent, and patient, looking.

Salmon’s, gnarly tree trunks and lush plots of Australian bush landscape are painted and drawn with a warmth; each composition unique in how it chooses to frame its subject and in the experience that it creates for its viewer. With some works, we’re within a mere arm’s length of a branch – able to see each fissure and bump –  and yet with others, it’s distance that captivates; a stretch of disappearing road; a scape of hills and paddocks. With Cooke, there’s an added layer of complexity to his compositions. Working from the water, he literally immerses his viewer within the landscape, creating an illusion of

Peebles Print Prize 2021

Aug 30 10:00 amSep 27 4:00 pm

QG exhibiting artist and Queenscliff local, Graeme Peebles, is Australia’s leading mezzotint printmaker. Together, QG and Graeme Peebles established the Peebles Print Prize (PPP) in 2017, a prize aimed to be representative of the highest level of printmaking in Australia and solely focused on the intaglio technique. The success of the inaugural PPP17 and then following, PPP19 are proof of the ongoing enthusiasm for printmaking in Australian. Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery Acquisitive Print Award, the two prizes form a nationwide cultural focus for printmaking in Geelong and the Bellarine. QG is extremely grateful to PPP21 sponsors; 360Q, the Borough of Queenscliffe, the Streeton family, Oakdene Wines and 44 Frame Factory who assist to make the prize possible and for providing QG with the pleasure of being able to facilitate the PPP21.

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