2011

2011

Man of the Series: Frank Nowlan

Frank Nowlan was 50 years old when he picked up a paintbrush for the first time. The retired history teacher had no formal artistic training and saw himself as a ‘Sunday painter’, but 14 years later, his bright, unaffected works are owned by high profile Australian artists such as Garry Shead and Noel McKenna. Nowlan's success is due in part to the Ergas Collection, a non-profit organisation that supports emerging artists, especially those with little formal training. Curated by Peter Fay.

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Art Express

ARTEXPRESS features exemplary artworks created by students for the Higher School Certificate Examination in Visual Arts. The works represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media including painting, photomedia, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, documented forms, textiles and fibre, ceramics, time-based forms and collections of works.

Special Public Programs for Schools

 

Jana Murnieks, Colo High, Chortle (detail), drawing

Jana Murnieks, Colo High, Chortle (detail), drawing

Form Fire & Fruition Geoff Crispin: A regional practice in clay

Form Fire & Fruition is complemented by two other ceramic exhibitions: one features work by Madeleine Hayes & Ben Milne and the second, titled Human Experience, explores the human condition and presence in contemporary ceramic practice.

Geoff Crispin is a ceramic artist whose work reflects his preoccupation with exploring and developing local raw materials wherever possible, trying to bring out and enhance their inherent qualities.

He is an exhibiting member of the Australian Ceramics Association, and his current work is a synthesis of technology, raw materials and various production methods (throwing, slip casting and slab building). A Grafton Regional Gallery exhibition.

Public Programs

 

Geoff Crispin, Red copper pot 2010

Geoff Crispin, Red copper pot 2010

The Golden Age

The Golden Age was the first Age of Man: a time of peace, harmony and stability. After that, it’s been downhill all the way… or has it? Contemporary artists Jo Ernsten

Dallas Bray, Allan Chawner, John Turier, Di Holdsworth and Rhett Brewer (curator) look at the times we loved the best.

Di Holdsworth Love Makes The World Go Round #3

Di Holdsworth Love Makes The World Go Round #3

G.W. Bot the long paddock: A 30-year survey

‘After having spent more than two decades working in the landscape, at times I feel almost like a medium through which the scribblings of nature are recorded’ says G W Bot, an internationally renowned artist,  printmaker, painter, sculptor and graphic artist  who has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.

A Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Touring Exhibition supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

G.W. Bot, Engraved poem 2006

G.W. Bot, Engraved poem 2006

Remote & Wild: Richard Green, Wilderness photographer

Helicopter pilot and photographer Richard Green has spent 20 years exploring Australia’s ‘wildest places’ to capture the untouched, majestic beauty of nature. For the first time, his exquisite images will go on display in this dynamic new exhibition, comprising over 30 large scale photographs, some over four metres long. It includes imagery from the wide open skies of the Central Deserts to the heat-scorched Top End and the wind-stripped Tasmanian Wilderness. The images are a powerful testament to the timelessness of the environment. Together, they create a very humbling reminder of the raw, majestic splendour of nature. 
 
Richard Green’s website

Public Programs

Gnarled Skeletons (detail), photograph: Richard Green

Gnarled Skeletons, photograph: Richard Green

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