Copping a visual feel…

3 08 2014

Friday week ago the Gang freshened up our pink bits and headed for Bega, looking for Love and Desire at Spiral Gallery (Megsie had been invited to open it)…

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Anna set the erotic tone with her frillies on the outside. Local artists bared coquettish all. A very mixed bowl of bonbons, as you would expect – fetish, after all, being a peculiarly subjective gratification.

Our main fancies; Rick Andersen and Anneke Paijmans. For a quiet perv, go here.

[Thanks to Anneke for the snap. n(Ed)]





Blokes step up…

9 11 2011

Friday week ago saw the latest manifestation of Spiral Gallery’s Blokes exhibition, and what a bloody good show it is, mate.

It was opened by the Main Bloke…

 

 

…sung in by a pack of blokes…

 

 

…it features great blokey art…

 

 

…by lots of great blokes…

 

 

…and a ewe-beaut blokey time was had by all. We’re already looking forward to next year.

It was a quality act all round but best in show has to go to Michael O’Dea’s Azaria

 

 

Too good.

More goodies here.





The Deep Far South at Spiral…

5 09 2011

The Gang swung past Spiral Gallery last Friday for the opening of Landscapes – Natural + Imaginary, a three man show featuring our three fave dudes from them thar hills; Myrtle Mountain, Towamba and Rocky Hall.  We refer, of course, to Trish Thompson, Kimberley Dodd and Tony Sweeting, respectively – plenty of deliverance and not a banjo in sight.

All the lovely peeps here.





Opening at Spiral…

8 08 2010

The Gang was at Spiral Gallery in Bega on Friday night for the opening of Peter Otton and Liam Ryan’s exhibition…

Super show – which, of course, attracted a gathering of the seriously discerning local arts cognoscenti. We were amazed to discover that half the room studied in Wagga Wagga way back in the wild and woollie days of Trevor and Dinah – who’d have thought they’d all end up in Bega!

 

Exhibition’s up until 26th August.





The cultural carousel…

3 05 2010

The Gang did a quick whip around the cultural offerings over the weekend, but kept it necessarily brief (had to dash home to cook Pa his supper – it was the 32nd wedding anniversary, after all…)

Friday kicked off with Spiral Gallery (a bric-a-brac/collectibles kinda show) at 5pm…

 …followed by Gulaga at the BVRG (an exhibition featuring the work of seven local artists responding to Gulaga Mountain) from 6…

Gulaga, firmly anchored by Karen Charlebois’ steel sculpture (a curatorial rescue device if ever there was one! god bless you Karen),  just manages to avoid being entirely predictable. Gordon Robinson’s fabulous Gulaga Suite took out the Gang’s pick of the pops. We’ll bring you a virtual gallery tour later in the week.

And then on Saturday arvo we dashed across to Tanja/Wapengo, for a slice of Matt Jones and Richard Raffan…

…the former above…the latter below…

Loved the work of both. Fresh, cute, quirky – yadda, yadda. It’s the first time Matt’s ventured into watercolour, he tells us, and what a wonderfully successful doodly detour it’s turned out to be. Seriously sweet. 

As for Richard Raffan’s show, those boats are totally irresistable.

[…along the lines of a sophisticated Slim, Nige. n(Ed)]

All in all it was a daisy-chain of somewhat varied fare, as you can no doubt appreciate. 

More snaps here.





Week in review: Tanja Riese, Yoof and Philip Cox’s…

15 03 2010

A quickie round of last week’s events…

There’s been so much on in the last month that we’ve not had a moment spare to post the Tanja Riese (winner of the FSCLAP scholarship 2009) exhibition, Journey of Arrival, currently showing at the BVRG. Actually, the crowd at the opening was packed like pilchards – and we were so busy running the bar that we had no time whatsoever to get any snaps off. Last week, however, was Tanja’s Art Café floor talk and proceedings were far more gently paced…

Plenty of interest had obviously been stirred by the Artscape piece on the ABC, and response to the show has no doubt been very gratifying for Tanja. And what a relief, one imagines, to have that 16-odd months of pressure behind her. Time for some well-deserved R&R, wethinks.

On Friday evening Spiral Gallery kicked off the upcoming Youth Season with their annual Youth Show (participating artists pictured below…)

And on Saturday the Gang and Brigitte went for a sticky beak at Sculpture on the Edge’s open day at Philip Cox’s coastal retreat, overseen by Jan and Beatle…

A literal stone’s throw from the Murrah River mouth, it’d be hard to take for a weekend get-away…

We found our ideal bedroom(!!)…

                                                              (…just a bed with a wall of wine, perfeck!)

We didn’t get there until late in the day, so it was a fairly whirlwind tour; having met Michael Snape at the Sculpture Symposium the week before it was nice to come across some of his work…

and the highlight, of course, was seeing Beatle Collin’s original waves in situ

All a tad brief, we know – but the Candelo Pool beckons. Ciao, ciao.





Last Friday’s galloping gallery rounds (or a portion thereof)…

27 10 2009

Last week saw the usual PMS (pre-manic-show) syndrome that grips us monthly at BVRG – that relentless lead up to every opening (it’s always fraught; too much to do, too little time, too few hands.) But of course we managed as always to pull it together in time to wander down at 5pm on the Friday for the opening of Kim Falkenmire’s new show, Of Landscape and Memory, at Spiral – there to do a quick round of drinkies, snaps and chatter before belting back to the Regional to set up the refreshments for our own opening at six.

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DebbieCraig(Kim’s show was officially opened by last year’s winner of the Bega Art Awards, Craig Cameron, above right)

Anyhoo, having attended to the requisite social observances, Rach and the Gang beat a swift retreat back to the BVRG only to get so involved with the ensuing meet’n’greet’n barkeepin’ & speechifyin’ session of our own that it wasn’t until over breakfast the next morning that we suddenly realised we’d completely forgotten to take any more pictures of the evening (and to compound the matter, we’d left the camera on the desk at work…)

Total bummer, dudes. Unbelievable. So we’ve missed bringing you the excitement of the opening of Rose Montebello and Gabrielle Powell’s show, Women’s work, entirely.

Ah, doesn’t matter – we’ll sort out a pictorial sweep soonish, and Rose will be back in town on November 11 for the Arts Café. So all is not completely lost…

And besides, it’s incontrovertible proof that we always put the promo of others before our own – bugger, bum. Must be old Granny Lucas’s Presbyterian influence. Might have to review the practice!!