Continuum Southern Highlands Printmakers
4 May – 9 June
An exhibition of contemporary prints responding to artists from previous generations who have had connections with the Southern Tablelands region between Sydney and Canberra.
The 25 printmakers each chose a different artist as the starting point from their work. Choices ranged from the possum skin cloaks crafted by the original aboriginal inhabitants of the area, to colonial artists such as Joseph Lycett, to some of the greats of Australian art. These artists included Lloyd Rees, Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams and Brett Whiteley, as well as photographers such as Frank Hurley, ceramic artist Gwen Hanson-Piggot, sculptors Tom Bass and Bert Flugelman and assemblage artist Rosalie Gascoigne.
The resulting prints brought together in this exhibition are as wide-ranging and diverse as the work of the artists who inspired them.
18 May – 28 July
Immersion—deep involvement—describes both Tim Allen’s working process and his connection to landscape.
A day spent painting or drawing en plein air is an all-encompassing experience of fluctuating light, weather and comfort levels. These conditions, along with an intense focus, result in work that tracks a dialogue between observation, memory and abstract mark-making. Mark making is key – the ability to describe both emotional intent and observation in one mark.
He takes an expressive, physical approach to art making —working fast, boldly and intuitively. In the studio he balances this with long periods of contemplation and stillness—thoughts punctuated by bursts of activity.
An Orange Regional Gallery exhibition.