Tom and Edward at Ivy Hill…

3 05 2015

We’re über selective about where and with whom we spend our time these days but something we wouldn’t miss for quids is a Tom Bosman exhibition. We love his work, big time – and last night he was opening at Ivy Hill, in tandem with Edward Willson (bonus!!)

We caught up with dear Tom and Wilma…

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…and Karen and Suzie…

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…and three of our favourite fellas; Andy, Edward and Harry…

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…and lots more lovelies, besides.

And then there was the art…

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Tom Bosman, Road to Berridale, acrylic on canvas

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Tom Bosman, Road to Delegate, acrylic on canvas

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(…mea culpa, honeys, didn’t get the title – but presumably somewhere in the Bega Valley…)

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…and some of Edward’s work.

Fabbo! Check out the Ivy Hill website here.

The show is on until the 7th June. Treat yourselves.





Kultcha-cha…

5 11 2012

The weekend brought good weather at last – an opportunity to put the roof down for this week’s cultural c-c-coastal roadshow. Main highlight was Tom Bosman at Ivy Hill…

 

 

We love his geometric abstraction big time. For this exhibition he’s had a bet each way (to appease/appeal to the ultra conservative local market, we’re presuming), so some of the work is a hybrid of conventional landscape with an abstracted fringe. We get the whyfores. But for ours, the more the abstraction the better we like it. There’s certainly plenty to lust after – well worth the drive, dust off your wallets.

Lots of our fave lovelies turned out for the gig…

 

 

 

[Work in the background here, btw, is Anneke Van Tholen’s…just in case you thought Tom had had a style swing! n(Ed)]

 

 

…plus it was a chance to catch up with Edward Willson and his new work…

 

 

Bonus.

The Gang’s big Sunday treat was Brunchalicious at the Eden Whale Festival. Glorious day, all the requisite elements: coffee, food, good company, sea, boats, old cars(!)…

 

 

We made like tourists – and it was good.





Forever Young: beginning, no end…

19 11 2010

…opened at the BVRG last Friday night, and what a sweet exhibition it is.

 

Here’s some of the official blurb…

Forever Young: beginning, no end is an exhibition that celebrates the longevity of artistic spirit, from the nascent stirrings of youth to the full-blown flush of octogenarian practice.

It features two distinct groups of work from both ends of the life spectrum; selected work from HSC candidates from Bega High and the South Coast Anglican College, all of whom are just embarking on a lifetime of artistic discovery, and the combined work of Jack Featherstone (Braidwood) and Tom Bosman (Pambula), who between them account for some 120 years of continuous creative practice.

Jack Featherstone, a largely self-taught artist described by his curator Nigel Lendon as a Magic Realist, makes work of an endearingly lyrical and narrative nature. His charming, sculptural landscapes are painted on pieces of found bark, recording a journey through country that clearly captures the artist’s own enjoyment and imagination.

In contrast, Tom Bosman (who was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Australia in 1958) has a practice that reflects the influence of European modernist movements gained in formal training at the Free Academy in Amsterdam. Despite his venerable age, Tom technique retains a freshness of spirit that celebrates the very construct of light and colour, with a precisionist’s eye that – despite the apparent abstraction – imbues his work with a startling clarity.

Forever Young: beginning no end reminds us of the embracing joy of art and the place it holds in the emotional balance of our lives. Art is a visual expression of the emotional intelligence that interconnects us all to our shared culture and community. This is an exhibition that demonstrates that the perennial intergenerational link remains unbroken.

We particularly congratulate the graduating students and hope they are inspired by the example of Jack and Tom’s sustained dedication.

Nigel Lendon, Associate Professor ANU School of Art and Affiliate Fellow ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts, was guest speaker at the opening. And a thoroughly good time was had by all.

On until the 11th December. More snaps here.

More Jack biz here.

More Tom biz here.





Our daily bread…

27 07 2010

The Gang enjoyed a glorious coastal day today doing the cultural rounds with visiting artist (and mentor of the BVRG’s New Black program) Michael Brogan. Highlights were a visit to Tom Bosman’s studio…

…where Megsie was checking out Tom’s work for a show later in the year…

…and the serious business of lunch at Tathra with Brigitte and Klaus (who was just back from SOFA Santa Fe)…

All that lovely sunshine, so good for body and soul.