What's on at the Gallery
SNOWGUMS TO SANDHILLS, an exhibition by Meg Vivers
Also on display will be ceramic works by well-known artist Anna Henderson
After attending a workshop in the north of South Australia, Meg Vivers has added impressions of the colourful hills and gorges of the amazing Flinders Ranges to her collection of paintings of New England and Western Australia.
This is a bright, evocative exhibition of framed acrylic and ink works on paper, with larger paintings in oil, acrylic and natural ochre on board or stretched canvas/linen.
Meg produces impressions of Australian landscapes using oil on stretched canvas or linen and occasionally board. Sometimes she makes use of the brilliant colours of natural ochres, acrylics and inks.
Her works hang in Australian homes, public spaces, and in homes beyond Australia.
Meg spent her childhood on an isolated cattle station in southern Queensland. As a child, she immersed herself in the bush, riding her favourite horse into remote corners of the property. With this immersion came a deep love for the solitude and beauty of the Australian landscape. This love grew as she began drawing and sketching her surroundings.
Meg’s technique may have changed over time, but the methods by which she depicts the landscape have remained remarkably similar throughout. Followers of Meg’s art often say how much her paintings remind them of landscapes they have passed through in their Australian travels.
She is pleased when she hears this, because the comments evoke a depth of shared response and sensitivity that visual art alone can bring.
All are invited to the official opening with drinks and nibbles on Saturday 11th November at 6pm.
Exhibition continues until 5th December 2017
New England Art Society Inc. Annual General Meeting 2017
When: Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 5pm
Where: Armidale Art Gallery, 168 Beardy St (upstairs in the Mall).
All financial members of the Society are encouraged to attend.
Prospective members welcome.
The Management Committee will stand down and nominations will be required for all positions.
Nominations for the Management Committee and Notice of Motion to be lodged with the Secretary by 1pm Monday 20th November at the Armidale Art Gallery desk or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda: Minutes of previous AGM; Presidents Report; Notice of Motion: Election of Office Bearers – President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, 8 Committee Members.
The Daphne Young Watercolour Art Prize 2017
On Saturday 14 October the New England Art Society (NEAS) opened the fourth consecutive Daphne Young Watercolour Art Prize exhibition.
The opening was well attended and visitors were welcomed with complimentary rich tomato soup, crusty bread and wine.
All were impressed by the quality and diversity of the exhibited art works.
The exhibition is open until Friday 3 November
Come along and see the winning entries!
1st ($1000) Julie Simmons for ‘It’s a bit dry Eh!’
2nd ($200) Heather Winch for ‘Black Gully Reserve’
3rd ($100) James White for ‘Glimpse’
Emerging Artist Award ($100) Bronwen Roberts for ‘Over the Plains’
Emerging Artist Award ($100) Helen Elphinstone-King for ‘The Two Escapees’
2nd Prize ‘Black Gully Reserve’ - Exhibition curator Philippa Charley-Briggs and judges Kerry Gulliver and Julia Hardman
The exhibition celebrates the creativity of the contributing artists as well as the memory of Daphne Young.
The competition is named in honour of the late Daphne Young.
Daphne was an established artist who exhibited widely in Brisbane and Sydney before coming to our region and establishing a studio in Invergowrie with her partner Wes.
As an artist, Daphne collaborated and worked with many well-known Australian artists including John Olsen. As a member of NEAS she is remembered for her passion for the medium of watercolour and the inspiration this gave to her fellow artists.
She championed this medium in order to give it the prominence she felt it warranted.
This fourth consecutive exhibition shows that she has been successful in this endeavour.
Daphne was 56 when she died in 1997.
1st Prize ‘It’s a bit dry Eh!’ - Exhibition curator Philippa Charley-Briggs, judges Kerry Gulliver and Julia Hardman with Society President Tess Cullen.
The Judges Panel
A big thank you to our panel of three experienced judges:
David is a local artist and illustrator and his watercolour illustration work has featured in numerous books.
Kerry exhibits on a regular basis and teaches art locally.
Julia is an accomplished watercolourist and local art teacher.
Many painting techniques use water but this competition is for the classic watercolour medium which is unique in its transparency. This brings colour and luminosity difficult to achieve with other mediums.
The Daphne Young Watercolour Art Prize is one of only a few competitions solely for classic watercolour works and this year, as in the past, it has brought together impressive art works from across the New England region and beyond.
3rd Prize ‘Glimpse’ - Society President Tess Cullen and artist James White
Armidale Art Prize & Exhibition 2017
Congratulations 2017 Award Winners!
ANIMAL LIFE CATEGORY
1ST Prize: Sara Trumper “Soul Window”
2nd Prize: Lisa mason “Curious Cow”
3rd Prize: Ashlee Albertson “Cedric”
1ST Prize: James Ridgewell “Orange Sunset”
2nd Prize: Brian Irving “Circle Of Bundjalung”
3rd Prize: Terry Welsh “Totem Trunk”
1ST Prize: Daryl Albertson “Mad Hatters Tea Party”
2nd Prize: Trish Peterson “Erosion”
3rd Prize: Belinda J. Laurie “Vision For The Future”
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Kay Bridge "That Place, That Tree, That Moment"
1ST Prize: Nancy Hunt “Paddock ‘n’ Gums”
2nd Prize: Paula Jenkins “Higher Ground”
3rd Prize: Rita Winiger “Connecting With Distant Landscapes”
1ST Prize: Bob Baker “Lucy”
2nd Prize “Kay Bridge” Stop Laughing This Is Serious”
3rd Prize: Bob Baker “Malcolm”
STILL LIFE CATEGORY
1ST Prize: Alanna Mason “Through A Glass Lightly”
2nd Prize: Lee Horsely “Pots”
3rd Prize: Lilian Wissink “Naturally Fresh”
1ST Prize: Anna Henderson “Mind The Gap”
2nd Prize: Andrew Denning “The Bite Is Mightier Than The Board”
3rd Prize: Rosalind Brady “Echidna”
Anna Henderson “Look For The Sun Through The Rain”
James White “Memories”
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Student
Paddy O’Brien “Cod in The Reeds” - sculpture
Sorena Barzegar “American Tiger”
Group Classes & Workshops
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