DATES Exhibition dates: Jun 24 – Jul 12, 2021 Official opening with David: Sun Jun 27 from 2pm – 4pm
The paintings of artist David Moore appear strikingly simple – a vase of flowers; a reclining tutu; a table of crockery; an Australian bush landscape. Always beginning with what he knows and what he is surrounded by, Moore paints with a freedom that presents everyday objects and places in a way that makes them feel extraordinary. A lemon suddenly becomes something “rather special” when viewed through the frame of Moore’s studio. It takes on the solitude of the space,
DATES Exhibition dates: May 13 – 31, 2021 Official opening: Sun May 16, 3 – 5pm
“Having an exhibition with Leigh is quite special for me.”
– Jim Pavlidis
– Leigh Hobbs
The characters of Leigh Hobbs adorn the pages of Australia’s favourite picture books, and the cartoons of Jim Pavlidis have become a part of the great Australian weekend newspaper reading ritual, but seldom are their works presented outside of these contexts.
DATES Exhibition dates: Apr 22 – May 10, 2021 Official opening with the artists: Sun Apr 25, 3 – 5pm
Hysterical swirls. Tendon like lines. Concentrations and constellations of circles. Repeated. Interlinked. Layered.
Drawing on shapes that echo across centuries, Marian Crawford’s intricately constructed books and collages are brought into dialogue with Andrew Totman’s visceral monotypes in an exhibition presenting each artist’s unique language of patterns. Totman’s rich, earthy palette of reds and ochres combines with Crawford’s playful greens, blues and yellows to create a complex visual conversation that evokes ideas of nature, biology and culture.
The work of John Scurry is born largely, in the artist’s own words, from an “impulse to depict” and as a “response to the seen,” which is perhaps why such a large portion of Scurry’s art is primarily paintings of interiors – the studio, an office, the bedroom – and still lifes. Offering a counterpoint to this private world of objects and arrangements, assemblies and figures, are the artist’s ethereal, almost mystical landscapes. Landscapes Seen/Imagined is a
Exhibition dates: Mar 11 – 29, 2021
Preview evening: Wed, Mar 10 from 4 – 6 pm (RSVP via 03 4202 0942 / email@example.com)
Official opening: Sun Mar 14, 3 pm – 5 pm, 20211
Rick Amor and Philip Davey both share a love of plein air painting; both artists take a bold approach to composition, and there is an obvious confidence in the technique of both artists. However, a closer inspection of their broad bodies of work invites a far more complex appraisal of their decades of drawings, paintings, ceramics and sculptures. The brooding and the urban prevail in Amor’s work, with pieces that are often characterised by a sense of tension and mystery; darkness and disquiet. Davey’s work on the other hand tends to be brighter; lighter; less introverted.
(Image: Field Figure Steve Lopes oil on board, 30 x 40cm)
DATES Exhibition dates: Feb 18, – Mar 8, 2021 Official celebration: Feb 27, 3 – 5PM
(Please note due to restrictions, 14 patrons are only permitted inside the gallery at any one time)
Steve Lopes’ interest in the tension between figure and landscape remains at the heart of the artist’s latest work. A woman crouches in front of an abandoned swing set; a barefoot man goes on his morning run; a lone lady meanders through a thicket of trees. Using his signature expressive brushstrokes and rich colour palette, Lopes breathes life into the
DATES Exhibition dates: Jan 27, – Feb 15, 2021 Official opening: Jan 31, 3 pm – 5 pm, 2021
Fragility and fable come together in this beautifully delicate exhibition of the works of Elizabeth Banfield and Kati Thamo. The complexity of the natural world and ever-changing landscape is celebrated by both artists as they tell the story of their own, individual relationship to nature and memory. Where Banfield’s layered linocuts of tissue paper and thread weave an intricate tale of life, death and the interconnectedness of all things, Thamo’s etchings create small scenarios wherein birds, animals and plants interact
DATES Exhibition dates: Dec 30, 2020 – Jan 25, 2021 Official opening: Jan 3, 3 pm – 5 pm, 2021
Humour of the Heart
Australian living treasure, Michael Leunig, in the wonderfully regressive yet complex style that he is known and loved for, champions the simple joys of human nature and the wider natural world: – a child with a flower, a wide embrace, a song.
An acclaimed cartoonist, writer, philosopher, painter and artist, Leunig’s career has spanned over fifty years. His work has been described – in the artist’s own words – as “messy, mystical and primal”,