2021 Community Exhibitors Announced
We are delighted to announce the 2021 community exhibitors. This year there was a huge response to the call out, with over 30 expressions of interest received for only 7 available spaces in the exhibition program. This does mean the chosen exhibitions are of an exceptional standard and the Gallery is excited to share them with you next year!
You may know the work of well-respected artist John Downton OAM. Over an illustrious 50-year career John has established himself as a leading artist of the area with his stunning oil paintings, and was awarded the Order of Australia in 2017 in recognition of his valuable contribution to Australian art. The Gallery will celebrate John through a survey exhibition of his Shoalhaven landscapes.
Bonnie Porter Greene & Adrian Baiada will present a selection of paintings exploring the effect of the recent bushfires on our relationship with nature.
Claire Cavanna & Caroline McIntyre also reflect on these events, celebrating the resilience of nature through a series of abstract paintings.
For Keith Tubb it is the healing power of nature that inspired a collection of work drawn from visits to Booderee National Park.
Julie Love will explore memory through a series of small sculptures relating to experiences in her life.
Judith Reardon’s multimedia works explore the narrative of coloniser denial running through our society, and the moral choices we make which uphold that narrative.
Anna Nangle has created an intriguing installation - a mystic diagram of one thousand different coloured squares, which spatialise an ancient text in praise of the Goddess Lalita.
Image: John Downton, 'Shoalhaven Overview' (detail) from the Shoalhaven City Art Collection