Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Exhibitions

Future Exhibitions

 

VAST: A COLLECTION OF PRINTS AND DRAWINGS - ROBYN MAYO

8 September - 7 October 2017

VAST is Robyn Mayo's visual record of her travels through central Australia between 1996 and 2013 when she visited Arnhem Land, the Gulf Country, the central desert areas of Rainbow Valley, Chambers Pillar, The Painted Desert, The Simpson Desert, Lake Eyre and the Flinders Rangers. The resulting works consist both of landscapes and of intimate flora and fauna studies made at each campsite.

Originally from the Southern Tablelands and now Tasmanian-based, Mayo's renderings of plants are impressionistic rather than literal and she does not regard herself as a true botanical artist.  She chooses to work plein air in order to feel the changing moods of landscapes and observe how plants, animals, insects and birds react throughout the day.

Image:  Robyn Mayo, Victoria River Landscape (detail), watercolour & ink drawing, 85 x 226cm. Image courtesy of Scott Cunningham

SCOTT CHASELING - BETWIXT: SCULPTURES IN BECOMINGNESSS

13 October - 11 November 2017

This exhibition will reveal sculptures that represent a liminal space between a sense of place and one of being lost.  Scott Chaseling will present art works relating to Heterotopia (a place between Utopia and Dystopia).

Through the use of glass and mirrors, this exhibition will demonstrate that it is possible to establish a liminal space that consists only of a state of becomingness.  Liminality, in this application, is characterised by the unsuspecting, abstraction and innocence.

The sculptures and wall works reveal a point of transition, either through materials that are in a liminal process or by exploiting the viewer's visual perception.  This temporal shift of reading, along with a change in material expectations, will allow the viewer to participate with the sculpture via the introduction of their own interpretation/s.

Image:  Scott Chaseling, Wish you were here, (detail) glass, plastic, cement, print on paper, 200 x 100 x 150cm

CATHY LAUDENBACH: GUNDAROO ROOMS

13 October - 11 November 2017

Twenty years ago I lived in Gundaroo: a small village north of Canberra.  I spend many hours with some of the older residents of the village.  I would visit regularly with my camera recording both them and their homes. Homes that were old and lived in.  Homes that told stories of families, history, place and country Australia.  Matt Crowe, the local publican was born in this house more than 80 years before.

Time appeared to stand still in the rooms, although now these rooms no longer exist.  The inhabitants have died and with time the rooms have been modernised and renovated.

This exhibition of images of place recall a time in Australia's recent past.

Image:  Cathy Laudenbach, Beat Crowe's Room 7, Photographic print from negative, 2006, 75 x 110cm

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PRINTMAKERS: CONTINUUM

17 November - 13 December 2017

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 - 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.

Image:  Lucia Parrella, After the Fall (detail), relief and drypoint, 40 x 66cm

CLAIRE PRIMROSE: ASSEMBLED LANDSCAPES

17 November - 13 December 2017

Claire Primrose's work finds inspiration in the direct linking of immediate locations with her techniques of making a painting/drawing; transporting a real environment into the making of an artistic space evocative of its original and her own identities.

Image:  Claire Primrose, Sooner or Later Series 1, 2016, graphite and acrylic on board, 12 x 40cm.  Image courtesy of David Paterson Dorian Photography

VISIONS OF PLEASURE 11

17 November - 13 December 2017

Annual exhibition celebrating International Day of People with a Disability. Offical opening Friday 1 December at 1.30pm

YIDUMDUMA BILL HARNEY BUSH PROFESSOR

19 December 2017 - 24 February 2018

A retrospective exhibition celebrating the life work of Yidumduma Bill Harney.  At over 80 years of age, Harney is one of the last fully initiated elders of the Wardaman people. He is a charismatic storyteller and artist and the only remaining living custodian of the collective memory, laws and history of his people.  Harney's knowledge has been described by anthropologists as 'encyclopedic in nature' and his artwork is one way that he shares this intimate understanding with the world.  The exhibition is curated by Margie West who says 'His contemporary painting is a fascinating look into topics as diverse as traditional law, astronomy, sorcery and ancestral narrative.'  The exhibition is toured by the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Cultural Centre at the community of Katherine, Northern Territory.

Image:  Bill Harney, Lilminingan Story - Grasshopper Ma, 2007, Wood, bark, ochres, grass and feathers, 120 x 142cm.  Courtesy of Stephen Rosenman and Rosa Soladino.  Image courtesy of Jayne Nankivell.

 

 

 

 

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