Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 Highlights

Exhibition runs from 19 December 2017 – 28 January 2018

Festive Drinks Event: 6-8pm Wednesday 20 December

NOTE ALTERNATE OPENING HOURS BELOW.

Combining works by print-makers Marina Bishop and Kelvin Taylor, sculptures by Peter Day, reverse painted glass by Wayne Pearson and other glass artists, this show explores the “Captain’s Pick” of 2017.

Each invited featured artist has their own focus…

Marina Bishop explores the landscape and says “I love scenes of the Australian coast and hinterland. I need to capture the feelings I have from these images. I don’t want to ‘freeze’ them photographically, but to portray the effect they have on me.”

The printmaking series produced by Kelvin Taylor focuses on the power garnered by popular figures viewed through the filter of the police mugshot.

Peter Day’s sculptures are “fictional intuitive and speculative. His sculptures often invite the viewer to explore the decayed beauty of an object and its history.”

Wayne Pearson’s current fascination and subject of his reverse-painted glass panels are common Australian birds. Blue wrens, magpies, pelicans and cockatoos feature in his magnificent paintings.

ALTERNATE TRADING HOURS – SUMMER HOLIDAYS
14 – 24 December 2017 are our normal opening hours.
Tues-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 1-5pm, Mon Closed.
25 December 2017 – 9 January 2018 GALLERY CLOSED
10 - 28 January 2018 are our summer holiday hours.
Wed-Sat 11am-5pm.
ALL OTHER TIMES AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT AS IN SITU IN SYDNEY (Sun,Mon,Tues). For appointment, please leave message on answer machine or by email and we will be happy to welcome you.
NB: 26 January – Australia Day Public Holiday – Gallery Closed.

Four Ways by Anastazia Grzybowski, Maria Grzybowski, Svetlana Soldatova and Galina Yurakova

Exhibition Opening: 5-8pm Saturday 9 December
Exhibition runs from Tuesday 5 to Sunday 17 December

Four Ways, Four Artists, A Single Passion.

Four artist’s destinies are bound up within the patterns of nature; they view it from their own unique perspective but with a single passion. Three out of the four were born in Eastern Europe: Maria (Anastazia’s mother), Svetlana and Galina (Svetlana’s mother).

Anastazia Grzybowski studies at the Sydney College of the Arts majoring in painting. She recently started to experiment with acrylic and other mediums to create large scale expressive works in her final year.

Maria Grzybowski graduated from the College of Design & Advertising in Poland and from the Sydney Gallery School. The painter found Australian nature fascinating after moving here from Europe, and from there developed a distinctive, vibrant style in her work. Infinite possibilities of colours flow through her compositions showing an imagination without limits, stemming from the spiritual power of the vast Australian nature. She uses the idea of painting being a window to another boundless dimension and takes the viewer to the worlds full of landscapes, which reflect the relationship between the spiritual and nature.

Svetlana Soldatova grew up in a family of artists and since her early childhood, couldn’t imagine any other way of life. After graduating from the Kiev Art College of Shevchenko, she experimented within the different fields of art. Illustrating children’s books allowed Svetlana to introduce herself to commercial illustration. After the crash of the Soviet system and the disruption of perestroika, she worked in the field of theatrical and social poster design. Moving to Australia, Svetlana engaged more in painting, graphic design and in recent years book illustration. She has been a participant of exhibitions in both Australia and Europe.

Born in the Ukraine, Galina Yurakova graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art in The Art College of Kazan. She moved to Australia in 1995 with her family and participated in many successful exhibitions in Sydney. Since moving here, Galina’s eyes have been opened to a new view with the surprising nature of Australia and the world of oceans, colour and light.

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