Artful nature…

12 02 2011

Scarey-Anne’s gorgeous Sultan pumpkin.





On the Virtual rounds…

12 02 2011

Paul Sutton

the forgotten language of light

now showing

jas hugonnet gallery www.hugonnet.com.au

media release and invitation

Following a hiatus that included a Masters, a heart attack and a move to the digital format, Sutton returns to the realm of exhibiting. A recent trip to India, in particular Rajasthan, is the inspiration behind the forgotten language of light. Sutton’s compositions are intriguing, transforming subject matter within the context of the photograph. The self described Secretary of the Invisible turns his lens to the ordinary, exposing life up close between horizontal and vertical reference points. The key to Sutton’s work is a spatial one and it admits the viewer via surfaces, imagined paths and unattainable space beyond.

To arrange an appointment to view or for media images, please contact the gallery via the website link above

Image: Paul Sutton, Stahnarha 2010





Headed for trouble…

6 02 2011

Spotted in Wagga Wagga…

…and then two doors down the street was the marriage counselling place. True!!





Changeover at BVRG…

6 02 2011

It’s been a big week at BVRG, as change-overs generally are. In the aftermath of the Bega Art Prize, the SEAR People’s Choice votes were counted and Wallagoot artist Bernard O’Grady scored a double whammy for his painting When I was the sky itself (having already snaffled the Mailroom Prize.)

And Steve Fox dropped off Michael Williamson’s ceramic works for the foyer vitrines along with Megsie’s portrait by Shaun Gruber…

Then it was pack up of the old and in with the new; the installation of the Bernadette Foster (BVRG’s inaugural ANU EASS Award) and Matthew Jones show (coincidently last year’s recipient of the Far South Coast Living Artist Project Scholarship), thoughtworks.

The exhibition, opened on Friday night by Gordon Bull, Head of the ANU School of Art, fell victim to foul weather…

but the faithful turned up nonetheless…

Didn’t manage many good snaps – it was the end of a very long week. Meanwhile the show is gorgeous and we’ll bring you a walk around the gallery later in the week.





Canberra-Coastal connection…

6 02 2011

It was a busy day across the Monaro last Friday by the looks – also spotted were the ANU School of Art Field Studies mob who were in town on a recce and meet’n’greet with various players and interest groups in prep for a series of residencies and workshops they’ll be undertaking in the lead up to their exhibition (working title) Back to Eden at the BVRG later in the year.

The project, with its strong environmental bent, is sure to resonate with the local community.  An introductory public meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 5.30 pm on 24th Feb for anybody who fancies becoming involved.