THE 2018 M16 DRAWING PRIZE
       
     
Studio 22
       
     
HERstory
       
     
Five Points of a Circle
       
     
Microcosm: A World in Miniature
       
     
Interchange
       
     
Catch you in the backwash
       
     
Ruby Berry
       
     
“ one, two... “
       
     
Beauty in Difference
       
     
Susan Chancellor
       
     
I step into a path and look all around me
       
     
Many Streams
       
     
Connecting with Mt Taylor
       
     
BABEL
       
     
One
       
     
Treading Lightly in One Place
       
     
 Southern Highlands Printmakers 
       
     
Keely van Order
       
     
Shannon Donahue
       
     
Endangered Species
       
     
Tom Buckland
       
     
Elegy for Winter
       
     
From Subjugation to Freedom
       
     
Aerial
       
     
Chaste Translations: Ebony and Gold
       
     
Be stilled life
       
     
M16 Studio Artists Exhibition
       
     
Canberra Art Workshop
       
     
Hands On Workshop
       
     
Place Less
       
     
Phil Page
       
     
Hilary Wardhaugh
       
     
Towards Abstraction
       
     
Restoring the Balance
       
     
Benita Tunks
       
     
Surround US
       
     
Mediated Landscape
       
     
Jus Soli
       
     
The Elements: Fire
       
     
Reflection
       
     
Seeing differently
       
     
Peta Morris
       
     
A Few Life Stories
       
     
Scar
       
     
waterfront
       
     
THE 2018 M16 DRAWING PRIZE
       
     
THE 2018 M16 DRAWING PRIZE

29 November - 14 December 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 29 November until 5pm Friday 14 December

This highly acclaimed prize, which has been running since 2006, includes an array of work produced on paper or other surfaces using either traditional or non-traditional drawing materials and techniques. All entries are produced within the past 12 months and the exhibition seeks to examine, challenge and open up a dialogue concerning definitions and perceptions of what drawing can be.

The judges for this year’s prize are Dr. Christopher Chapman, Senior Curator, National Portrait Gallery and Alison Alder, Head of Printmedia and Drawing, ANU School of Art and Design.

Image: Nicci Haynes ,Drawing and me, 2017, (Still). Courtesy of the artist.

Studio 22
       
     
Studio 22

Romany Fairall and Dean Cross

Gallery 3

29 November - 14 December 2018

Opening 6pm Thursday 29 November until 5pm Friday 14 December

Showing the outcome of two M16 Studio residencies awarded to two graduates from the ANU, as part of the ANU Emerging Artists Support Scheme.

Image: Dean Cross, Chorus Yellow Dot, 2018, digital print.

HERstory
       
     
HERstory

Aishah Kenton, Megan Stewart, Shagsy Shags, Honour Luckhurst, Clare Solomon, Christine Appleby, Chelsea Lemon, Ellen Gunner, Estelle Briedis, Alison Jackson, Mercy McColl

Curated by Lily Pedvin

Gallery 1

17 January - Sunday 3 February 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 January

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 February

This exhibition pays tribute to past female artists, female only galleries and their exhibitions.

Current female-identifying emerging artists and designers build on their legacy to celebrate their important contribution to the arts. By celebrating these contemporary emerging artists and designers, their incredible works and achievements, is to highlight how far we have come and the legacy that's been passed down.

Image: Estelle Briedis, 2017, Surface Design.

Photo credit: Lillian Pedvin

Five Points of a Circle
       
     
Five Points of a Circle

Bob Georgeson

Gallery 2

17 January - Sunday 3 February 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 January

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 February

Using found footage experimental film maker Bob Georgeson presents 5 films that explore 5 themes of memory, loneliness, alienation, disquiet and mystery. The films include collaborations with several avant garde musicians who, like Georgeson, work across the globe and almost exclusively in the Creative Commons.

This exhibition forms part of M16’s Regional Initiative in 2019.

Image: Bob Georgeson, Flying Underground, (video still) 2017

Photo: courtesy of artist.

Microcosm: A World in Miniature
       
     
Microcosm: A World in Miniature

Elaine Camlin

Gallery 3

17 January - Sunday 3 February 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 January

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 February

Investigating the repetitive tension between internal and external structures in organic systems. Camlin highlights the emotional connection to our universe through printmaking, drawing, small sculpture and collage.

This exhibition forms part of M16’s Regional Initiative in 2019.

Image:Elaine Camlin, untitled, 2018, monoprint and watercolour drawing, 19 x28cm

Photo: courtesy of artist.

Interchange
       
     
Interchange

Ausglass members: Christine Atkins, Kristel Britche, Mark Eliott, Alexandra Frasersmith, Laurel Kohut, Elaine Miles, Charles Walker, Madisyn Zabel
NZSAG members: Evelyn Dunstan, Sue Hawker, Phillip Silverman, Layla Walter
Curated by Sarah Norris

Gallery 1

7 February – Sunday 24 February 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 February

Interchange will be a collaborative group exhibition featuring the work of members of contemporary glass organisations Ausglass and the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG). This exhibition will be a satellite event to compliment the Ausglass/NZSAG COLAB Conference taking place in Whanganui, New Zealand. (February 15-17, 2019)

Image: Catherine Newton, Series 1, Mum’s Hug 811, 810, 93, 104, Photo by David Paterson.

Catch you in the backwash
       
     
Catch you in the backwash

Jacqui Malins

Gallery 2

7 February – Sunday 24 February 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 February

Emotion washes through us, the weather of our minds and bodies. Some emotional states are clear and distinct, others mysterious and ungraspable. Neuroscience now suggests that our brains construct our emotions as we make meaning of the world. Through ceramic works, video and text, Jacqui Malins considers the current science of emotion in relation to the ebb and flow of felt emotional experience.

Image: Jacqui Malins, I disappear, Ceramic, detail. Photo courtesy of the artist

Ruby Berry
       
     
Ruby Berry

Gallery 3

7 February – Sunday 24 February 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 February

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 February

Using basketry techniques to create organic forms that are open and soft or dense and weighted. Berry pushes the tactile contrast between materials of waxed threads and hand-spun wool to encourage the haptic gaze - how the works would feel through touch.

Image: Ruby Berry, Woolly Vessel, 2015. Wool, beeswax, cotton, 20cm x 20cm x 9cm.

Photo: Brenton McGeachie

“ one, two... “
       
     
“ one, two... “

Manuel Pfeiffer and Eva van Gorsel

Gallery 1

28 February – Sunday 17 March 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 28 February

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 17 March

One couple - two artists. One project - two media. One environment - two perceptions. One world - two interpretations. One exhibition - a thousand thoughts.
The Artists ask the question “We are all living on the same planet - or are we?” Our perception of the physical world can be quite different and even more so our interpretation of past and present events.

Image: Manuel Pfeiffer, Flooded trees (Mita Mita River), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 102cm.

Photo courtesy of the artist.


Beauty in Difference
       
     
Beauty in Difference

Grace Costa, Mark Mohell, Fiona Scheide

Gallery 2

28 February – Sunday 17 March 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 28 February

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 17 March

Photographic and video work highlighting the difference in nature (flora and fauna) and how it challenges what is normal and beautiful.

Image: Grace Costa, Spotted series, Joker, Fine Art Giclee, Prints 58 x 40cm.

Photo courtesy of the artist.


Susan Chancellor
       
     
Susan Chancellor

Gallery 3

28 February – Sunday 17 March 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 28 February

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 17 March

Chancellor has created an immersive series of painterly monotypes evoking a sense of these oft repeated journeys between her regional home and the city of Canberra. This exhibition forms part of M16’s Regional Initiative in 2019.

Image: Susan Chancellor, Flow, 2018, oil monotype and gouache paint on paper, 120 cm x 65 cm.

Photo: David Paterson

I step into a path and look all around me
       
     
I step into a path and look all around me

Skye Jamieson and Sophie Quinn

Gallery 1a

21 March – Sunday 7 April 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 21 March

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 7 April

I step into a path and look all around me, a conversation between two artists that both explore the tentative and incessant position between the natural and the urban through abstract sculptures, paintings and space.

Image: Skye Jamieson, Vicks Vapour Drops, 2018, oil and acrylic paint, pigment, medium 1m x 1.2m Photo: courtesy of artist


Many Streams
       
     
Many Streams

Chris Holly, Harvey Welsh, Tricia Woodhouse, Raluca Ballenger, Curated by Chris Holly

Gallery 1b

21 March – Sunday 7 April 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 21 March

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 7 April

A Group show that will explore how a visual art practice flows in myriad streams. From source to destination, streams of thought, subject, approach and choice of medium ow as we move individually and collectively through a creative life.

“By immersing ourselves and creating these flows we seek to step into a shared stream and experience ever newer outcomes.”

Chris Holly

Image: Chris Holly, Where Once There Was, 2018, Giclee Print, 50x60cm


Connecting with Mt Taylor
       
     
Connecting with Mt Taylor

Julie Goodwin

Gallery 3

21 March – Sunday 7 April 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 21 March

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 7 April

This new body of work is entirely focused on the unique rural and suburban fusion around Mt Taylor, Canberra.

Image: Julie Goodwin, 2018, Southern side - Mixed media on board 25x25cm

Photo: courtesy of artist


BABEL
       
     
BABEL

Graham Eadie

Gallery 1

11 April – Sunday 28 April 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 11 April

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 28 April

It takes a long time to acquire a pictorial language and learn how to communicate through it. Visual interest is created through a tension between material surface and illusions of depth and distance. The works have a balance of figuration and abstraction intended to stir the imagination of viewers.

-Graham Eadie

Image: Graham Eadie, Tower of Babel, Jealous God, 2017, Acylic on canvas, 30x30cm.

Photo: courtesy of artist


One
       
     
One

Murray Kirkland

Gallery 2

11 April – Sunday 28 April 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 11 April

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 28 April

This body of work seeks to convey a more personal, intimate view of history through exploring the experience of an individual. Through this exhibition I seek to convey a more emotional perception of history, while questioning the motivation to understand the past?


Image: Murray Kirkland, Broken Trojan, 2018, oil on canvas 26.5cm x 61.0cm x4cm.

Photo courtesy of the artist

Treading Lightly in One Place
       
     
Treading Lightly in One Place

Rober Bleyerveen

Gallery 3

11 April – Sunday 28 April 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 11 April

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 28 April

A series of paintings created through the artist’s own experience of feeling caught in one place, being prevented from painting by nerve injuries in his arms and slowly readjusted to painting smaller works, without physically roaming too far from home.


Image: Robert Bleyerveen, Neither Here nor There, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas Diptych, 1020 x 760 mm

Photo courtesy of the artist

 Southern Highlands Printmakers 
       
     
 Southern Highlands Printmakers 

Curated by John Hart

Gallery 1

2 May– Sunday 19 May 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 2 May

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 19 May

This exhibition draws on the diversity, skill, and professionalism of the 24 current members of the Southern Highlands Printmakers. It would provide a rare opportunity to showcase the quality of work being produced in the Southern Highlands in the field of printmaking to new audiences in Canberra.

Image: Alan Purdom, 959 (detail), 2017, stencil on hardboard, 172x90cm.

Photo: Brenton McGeechie Photographer

Keely van Order
       
     
Keely van Order

Gallery 2

2 May– Sunday 19 May 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 2 May

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 19 May

An exhibition of prints made through software applications to explore how technologies interact with human perception.

Image: Keely Van Order, Isomorphic Transformation Series, 2018, detail. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Shannon Donahue
       
     
Shannon Donahue

Gallery 3

2 May– Sunday 19 May 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 2 May

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 19 May

The inspirations in my work come from nature and folklore, animals and nature are what inspire me, and I explore that through folk tales, from my family’s heritage and from the space around me.

Shannon Donahue, Woodland, 2018, cardboard, plaster, acrylic paint, 35 x 25 x 16cm. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Endangered Species
       
     
Endangered Species

Rachel Head

Gallery 1

23 May - 9 June 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 23 May

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 9 June

A thought-provoking exhibition aimed at shedding light on the plight of animals around the world that are now close to extinction. A percentage of the artwork sales will be donated to IAPF (International Animal Poaching Foundation).

The body of work includes detailed information about individual animals, leaving the viewer asking questions “how did it come to this?”

Image: Rachel Head, Gorilla, 2018, ink in paper, detail. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Tom Buckland
       
     
Tom Buckland

Gallery 2

23 May - 9 June 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 23 May

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 9 June

A series of drawing machines that will autonomously create artworks of a random nature. These haphazardly constructed and fault-prone machines will be a playful but poetic experience which brings into question the role of the artist by replacing the artist’s hand with a mechanical arm.

Image: Tom Buckland, Objects of Desire, 2018, found objects. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Elegy for Winter
       
     
Elegy for Winter

Luke Aleksandrow, Jacqueline Bradley, Chris Carmody, Denise Ferris, Annika Harding, Ellis Hutch, and Shags

Gallery 1

13 - 30 June 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 13 June

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 30 June

Elegy for Winter is a group exhibition featuring emerging and established artists who engage with physical, intellectual and imaginative responses to winter landscapes in a changing climate. Their work spans photography, video, sculpture and painting.

Image: Ellis Hutch, Lake polish, 2016, still from performance on Lake Haukijärvi Finland

Photo Credit: Annika Harding

From Subjugation to Freedom
       
     
From Subjugation to Freedom

Rachell Theodorakis.

Gallery 2

13 - 30 June 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 13 June

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 30 June

A suspended installation narrating a personal journey of empowerment. Using bovine bones and waxed thread, the black and white colour palette expresses purification and the end of something, which brings forth a new beginning. The bones are symbolic of the self and the weaving becomes the storyteller.

Image: Rachel Theodorakis. Evolution Series III, 2017. Bone, acrylic paint, cotton thread, bees wax, stainless steel mount. 85 x 24 x 30cm.

Photo Credit: Brenton McGeachie

Aerial
       
     
Aerial

Michael Desmond, Peta Jones, Bryn Desmond-Jones, Ossian Desmond-Jones

Gallery 1

4 - 21 July 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 4 July

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 21 July

The exhibition brings together a family of four artists, all working in different ways, around the idea of ‘aerial’, that is of being ‘of the air’. Each artist has a unique understanding of what it means to them and differing means of expression that employ a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and digital media.

Image: Peta Jones, 2017, Sturt Pea Contruction 2,. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Chaste Translations: Ebony and Gold
       
     
Chaste Translations: Ebony and Gold

Adina West

Gallery 2

4 - 21 July 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 4 July

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 21 July

This work is the first of a series addressing contemporary cultural simulacra of historically valuable materials. Ebony and Gold takes reference from architectural structures and incorporates an interior design aesthetic that appears as a distillation of regal taste. By emphasising the use of veneers through form, the work becomes at once a query toward the desire to imitate and disperse costly material objects into the mainstream.

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Be stilled life
       
     
Be stilled life

Racheal Bruhn

Gallery 3

4 - 21 July 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 4 July

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 21 July

A collection of images that cycle through the idea of still life and the containment of life in wet specimen containers. Exploring the idea of life gone, live bustling, and potential held suspended, through light, flesh and liquid separating the viewer from the time, the life suspended.

Image: Racheal Bruhn, Research shot, 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist.

M16 Studio Artists Exhibition
       
     
M16 Studio Artists Exhibition

Gallery 1

25 July - 11 August 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 25 July

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 11 August

M16’s studio artists present their annual group exhibition. Representing a broad cross-section of Canberra’s artistic practitioners, the exhibition highlights the diversity of professional art practice at M16 through

paintings, prints, drawings, jewellery and objects produced by both established and emerging artists.

Image: Open Studio day 2017

Photo Credit: Greer Versteeg

Canberra Art Workshop
       
     
Canberra Art Workshop

Gallery 2

25 July - 11 August 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 25 July

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 11 August

Canberra Art Workshop is a thriving studio centre for the arts at M16 Artspace. They welcome all artists, from complete beginners to practicing professionals. This exhibition presents a range of work including life drawing, pastel, watercolour, portraiture, print making and others – all made in Canberra Art Workshop’s studio.

Image: CAW interior courtesy of CAW

Hands On Workshop
       
     
Hands On Workshop

Gallery 3

25 July - 11 August 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 25 July

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 11 August

This exhibition showcases works by Hands-On Studio members. The works explore story-telling and were all produced from Hands-On classes.

Hands-On Studio is an arts organisation at M16 Artspace which seeks to provide people with all abilities the access to an art education. One of the studio’s objectives is to provide these artists with as many opportunities as possible to exhibit in mainstream gallery spaces.

Image: Gallery 3, Hands on Studio 2017

Photo Credit: Greer Versteeg

Place Less
       
     
Place Less

Gemma Bonshek Kane, John Hart, Saara March, Tiffany Karlsson, Anna Bonshek, Kim Goldsmith, Kyoko IMazu

Gallery 1a

15 August - 1 Septmber 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 15 August

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 1 September

Our place in the world can be bestowed upon us, sought for, lost and even expanded beyond into a world of groundlessness. Seven artists share their connection to place and the place ‘less’ through painting, print media, sculpture and ceramics.

Image: Gemma Bonshek Kane, Their Journey Is still Our Journey, 2016, 40x28x14cm, porcelainous stoneware.

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Phil Page
       
     
Phil Page

Gallery 1b

15 August - 1 Septmber 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 15 August

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 1 September

This exhibition will present paintings which Page continues his exploration of Australia’s urban environments of Sydney and Melbourne as well as Canberra. Focusing on the way cities have developed as urban palimpsests where the painter can expose and present the layers of urban history which only been partly erased.

Image: Phil Page, Axial Instability, 2018, ink, metal leaf, acrylic on marine ply board, 9 panels 61x46cm.

Photo Credit: Dorian Photographs.

Hilary Wardhaugh
       
     
Hilary Wardhaugh

Gallery 2

15 August - 1 September 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 15 August

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 1 September

When you look at a couple who are still active and are living with dementia, you do not know which of them is has the disease and which of them is the carer. Visually this is interesting because even though someone has dementia, they are still the same person. This idea will be explored using photographs and video works.

Image: Hilary Wardhaugh, Bonnie, Dementia Project, 2017.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Towards Abstraction
       
     
Towards Abstraction

Noelle Bell, Joan Costanzo, Manuel Pfeiffer, Alan Pomeroy, Mort Schipp, Peggy Spratt, Patricia Wheatstone, Delene White, Jenny Adams

Gallery 3

15 August - 1 September 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 15 August

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 1 September

Tin Shed art group will be looking with fresh eyes at what is so familiar in our everyday lives we often pass it by. It could be a rumpled bed or the washing-up, the bush by the back door or the kids eating breakfast. We will work to see beyond the superficial in order to understand the essence of what has become so familiar; drilling down to what makes something uniquely ‘it’ and nothing else.

Image: Noelle Bell, Untitled, 2017, detail. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Restoring the Balance
       
     
Restoring the Balance

Kerry Shepherdson, Di Broomhall, Narelle Phillips, Anne Marie Jean, Leo Robba

Gallery 1

5 - 22 September 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 5 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 22 September

Restoring the Balance is concerned with the idea that everything is intrinsically connected to nature. In this exhibition the artists have responded to their specific discreet relationships with the transitions between fabricated and natural milieu.


Image: Di Broomhall, Matrix light, 2015, oil on canvas 120x90cm. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Benita Tunks
       
     
Benita Tunks

Gallery 2

5 - 22 September 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 5 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 22 September

An installation in response to the decline of the world’s bee population due to the continuing rise of corporate interests favoured over environmental and human needs.

Image: Benita Tunks, Bee Grave prototype, 2018, clay, wire, Photo courtesy of the artist.

Surround US
       
     
Surround US

Keith Bailey, Lex Beardsell, Ian Robertson, Alan Howard, Cherylynne Holmes, Jane Styles.

Gallery 3

5 - 22 September 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 5 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 22 September

The 2012 ConneXus group’s diversity will be demonstrated by the different media chosen such as painting, pottery, textiles and printmaking. The theme of SurroudUs is addressed by each of the artists to express involvement and experience of their personal surroundings, be it the beauty of natures’ variety or the complexity of the built environment. The artists hope that in the current world of negativity, conflict and fake news, this exhibition will present a feeling of calm, enjoyment and optimism.

Image: Ian Roberrtson, Shimmer of the Past, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas 110x50.5cm. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Mediated Landscape
       
     
Mediated Landscape

Frank Thiron and Graham Eadie

Gallery 1

26 September - 13 October 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 26 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 13 October

This exhibition of photographs and paintings re-examines the landscape genre and through its emphasis on mediation, offers a new sensory experience. The works based in time and space support and play off one another, while source material informs and re-orients the fixed gaze towards an unexpected aesthetic experience.

Image: Frank Thirion, Beyond the bounds of possibility, 2018 Photograph on bond paper, 600x400mm.

Jus Soli
       
     
Jus Soli

Bec Bigg-Wither

Gallery 2

26 September - 13 October 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 26 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 13 October

In the fiftieth anniversary-year of the first moon-landing, this exhibition considers space exploration and terrestriality. It grounds these poles in a local perspective, using historical NASA public domain images and my own photographs of the site of the former Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station near Canberra, which helped track the Apollo moon-landing missions.

Image: Bec Bigg-Wither, Launch, 2018, inkjet print, 34x270 cm (detail). Photo courtesy of the artist.

The Elements: Fire
       
     
The Elements: Fire

Marily Stretton

Gallery 3

26 September - 13 October 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 26 September

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 13 October

This series of works examines Fire, the last of the four elements in a series of exhibitions undertaken by Stretton over several years at M16 Artspace. Air, Water, Earth and Fire are held to be the physical manifestations of our psychological make-up. Ultimately an examination of the elements is a reminder that life’s force depends on all four and on the balance, or lack of it, that we achieve among them.

Image: Marilyn Stretton, Untitled #2, 2017, acrylic on canvas paper, 30x42cm, Photo courtesy of the artist.

Reflection
       
     
Reflection

Kate Smith

Gallery 1a

17 October - 3 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 November

Smith is fascinated by the Australian landscape, particularly moments of change such as dust storms, mists and rain. In these moments, familiar landscapes become bewildering, disconcerting and awe-inspiring.

Image: Kate Smith, Fog Mt Ainslie, 2017, mixed media, 165 x 115, Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Seeing differently
       
     
Seeing differently

Diana McPhetres, Rodney Moss, Neil Lade and Trevor Sutton

Gallery 1b

17 October - 3 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 November

The rugged landscape near Lithgow inspired this series of imaginative and diverse paintings from four Canberra-based artists. The eight-day retreat in an isolated and breath-taking part of the Capertee Valley proved to be a perfect creative spark.

Image: Rodney Moss, Stormy, 2017, Acrylic on canvas.

Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Peta Morris
       
     
Peta Morris

Gallery 2

17 October - 3 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 November

The works document a journey from the viewpoint of both the seen and unseen. From the bold solid shapes of the scenic vistas, to the microscopic cell structures that lie within both human and landscape forms.

Are we engaged to the environment through a visual pleasure? or upon realisation of our biological similarities? or is there something more to this experience that cannot be quantified?

Image: Peta Morris, Lifting the veil, 2018, Acrylic ink on paper.

A Few Life Stories
       
     
A Few Life Stories

Cait Wait

Gallery 3

17 October - 3 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 17 October

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 3 November

A collection of seven narrative portraits which illustrate and depict chosen people in a time and place. The oil paintings are a result of a collaboration between the artist and the subject, as they reveal their past, present future connections and memories.

Image: Wait Cait, Sal, oil on canvas, 90cm x 90cm

Scar
       
     
Scar

Janet Angus

Gallery 2

7 - 24 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 November

An exploration of psychological space through painting and the processes involved. I am interested in the human condition, in particular the wounds we develop, the scars we bear and how these shape us over the course of our lives.

Image: Janet Angus, Where you stop is where I begin, 2018, Oil on board, 152 x 137 cm.

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Petros Papoulis

Gallery 3

7 - 24 November 2019

Opening 6pm Thursday 7 November

Exhibition continues until 5pm Sunday 24 November

Papoulis has a long-held fascination with the water’s edge. Observing how we interact with it, how we use it, what happens there and how the elements can affect it.

Image: Petros Papoulis, Kingston Drains, 2015, Crayon and Graphite On Paper, 58cmx79.5cm

Photo: Bruce Harley