2009

2009

The Beanie Festival

The beanie has been celebrated by the Alice Springs Beanie Festival since 1996, attracting contributors from all over the world and celebrating its tenth anniversary with a touring exhibition of fabulous beanies.

The show demonstrates the growth of the beanie as an art form, and the imagination, creativity and fine craftsmanship presented in each piece. The exhibition also highlights important works produced by Indigenous artists from the Central Desert region. A touring exhibition from Artback NT Touring, Northern Territory.

Kerry Elsome, After the fire.

Winner of the 2005 People's Prize, Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Photograph: Merran Hughes

knit one, purl one, knit one…

Is it just us or have others noticed that we appear to be in the midst of a knitting revolution? The art of knitting has certainly made a resurgence of late. There are social groups and guerrilla groups and then there is art! knit one, purl one, knit one will explore the practice of artists who knit or are otherwise inspired and influenced by this traditional practice. 

A Hawkesbury Regional Gallery exhibition, curated by Diana Robson.

Knit one, perl one

Pauline Hall, Melbourne Cup finish 2007 wool and cotton on canvas. Photograph: Paul Green

2008 JADA Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

Grafton Regional Gallery's premier exhibition of contemporary drawing is now in its twentieth year. With prizes totalling $30,000, the growth of the award has paralleled the establishment of drawing as a significant field of practice for artists in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The 2008 Award shows how drawing continues to develop through innovative approaches to this perennial arts practice.



 



 



 

John Philippides Portrait 2 2008

John Philippides Portrait 2 2008

Hawkesbury City and FOHACARAG Collections

A Hawkesbury Regional Gallery exhibition featuring works from the Collections of Hawkesbury City Council and the Friends of Hawkesbury Art Community and Regional Art Gallery.

 

 

 

 

Alan Jones, Respite #2 2008 oil on linen 205.5 x 195.5cm

Alan Jones, Respite #2 2008 oil on linen 205.5 x 195.5cm

Step Right Up, the Circus in Australian Art

Jeffrey Smart Circus PerformersStep Right Up, the Circus in Australian Art.

An Albury Regional Gallery exhibition.

Step Right Up - the Circus in Australian Art features works   commissioned specifically for this exhibition, as well as historical and contemporary artworks drawn from National, State, Regional, commercial and private collections.

The oldest work in the exhibition is an original woodblock for the promotion of Ashton's Circus, circa 1857, from the Burke Memorial Museum in Beechworth. Major artists such as John Brack, Fred Williams, Ken Whisson, Jeffrey Smart and John Olsen also feature.

Many of the newly commissioned works are by artists who worked in residence with the world-renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus: photographer Anne Zahalka drew   inspiration from early historic photographs of the circus, while Warren Langley's work conjures images of a high-tech Cirque du Soleil sound and light extravaganza.

Children will love the side show mirrors and the carnival atmosphere.

Jeffrey Smart, Circus Performers 1980 planographic print

Jeffrey Smart, Circus Performers 1980 planographic print

Diaspora: Mapping migration in textiles

Christina Henri, Vessels of HopeA Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery exhibition

Expressed in the form of printed textiles, Diaspora: mapping migration in textiles draws on Jill Kinnear’s personal experience of migration from Scotland to Australia – the myths and memories of migratory experience and the journey between these geographic extremes.

Textiles as a cultural signifier of history, place and identity. And, Vessels of hope by artist Christina Henri, part of a major Memorial paying tribute to the lives of all convict women sent to Australia - 'Roses from the Heart'.

Jill Kinnear, Diaspora Paisley 1 Shawl (detail) 2006 275 x 66 cm Photograph: Don Hildred Photographics

Jill Kinnear, Diaspora Paisley 1 Shawl (detail) 2006 275 x 66 cm Photograph: Don Hildred Photographics

Breathing Space: Environment Show

A Hawkesbury Regional gallery Exhibition.

This exhibition engages emerging and mid-career artists with the concept of Environment. Visitors can expect a challenging and vibrant show.

Public Programs

 Ben Denham - Perspective Fishing

Ben Denham - Perspective Fishing

Greg Hansell: Survey

A Hawkesbury Regional Gallery Exhibition

Long-time Hawkesbury resident, Greg Hansell, was born in Goulburn and trained at the St George Technical College between 1976 and 1980. He began painting full-time in 1980 in the traditionalist or realist school of Australian painting. His work is executed in earth pastels – handmade from rocks and clay without commercial pigments, binders or additives. He has taught pastel painting and conducted workshops for the last ten years at (inter alia) the Royal Art Society, of which he is a fellow. Greg’s works are represented in the Prime Minister’s Collection, Mosman Regional Art Gallery, New England Regional Art Museum and the Jeffery Smart Collection. He has been a finalist many times in the Archibald and Wynne prizes and Salon de Refusés and was awarded a Centenary of Federation for services to community arts and Windsor Library.

Public Programs

Greg Hansell, Australian Landscape (detail) earth pastel on canson paper 75 x 55 cm

Greg Hansell, Australian Landscape (detail) earth pastel on canson paper 75 x 55 cm

A Fairy's Tail

A Hawkesbury Regional Gallery Exhibition.

Be they pretty like Tinkerbell or dark and fantastical, fairies and their stories connect with our fondest hopes and our deepest fears. A Hawkesbury Regional Gallery Exhibition, curated by Diana Robson.

Public Programs

 

Kendal Murray, Seclusion Illusion 2009

Kendal Murray, Seclusion Illusion 2009

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