M16 Artspace Del Cooley and Caroline Deeble – Interweaving Passion

Cooley and Deeble at M16

These two artists have collaborated in a huge exhibition of their shared passion for painting their sense of the landscapes we all inhabit. They have a different approach to representing our world with Caroline Deeble using watercolour on paper more with Del Cooley focusing on oils on canvas, The range of their work goes from sea to mountains from abstract to realistic and they include lots of highly designed works. Prices of the ninety works on show range from $600 to nearly $9,000. The show ends on this coming weekend Sunday February 6 2022

Website https://www.m16artspace.com.au

Del Cooley https://www.delcooley.com/

https://www.carolinedeeble.com/

Trevor Dickenson – Fresh Canberra Classics at The Front, Lyneham Shops.

Another take on our bus shelters

Our wonderful artist of all things Canberra, Trevor Dickenson has an exhibition at The Front at Lyneham Shops aptly titled Fresh Canberra Classics. In this show featuring around fifty new creations Trevor has brought to life many widely known Canberra views with a new Dickensonian take. I love his work and it is all still there till Monday January 3. The website below takes you to the details.

https://www.frontgallerycafe.com/whats-on/fresh-canberra-classics-trevor-dickinson-exhibition-opening

Small Works at Beaver Galleries Deakin

One of the Alex Asch works in the exhibition

I am sad I did not post on this before it closed. Every year Beaver Galleries puts on an exhibition before Christmas titled Small Works. It targets the Christmas gift market I think because all the works are relatively small, transportable and able to be wrapped. The collection of works is chosen from artists represented by Beaver and so has a delightful range or styles, media and prices. Even though my slackness did not get this post up for you to go to the gallery the people at Beaver maintain a great website for you to eyeball their catalogues and contact for enquiries and or purchase.

https://www.beavergalleries.com.au/

Bernard Ollis at Aarwun Gallery Federation Square Nichols ACT

The exhibition of Bernard Ollis’ work at the Aarwun Gallery is richly coloured and quirkily executed. Having walked through a couple of the scenes pictured in this set I found the exhibition to be fun and uplifting. There are street scenes in this show from London, Paris, Morocco, Brisbane and Sydney. Ollis plays around with the streets with novelty of both shape and colour but each of the images has a direct connection to the real location but presents it with a vibrancy of colour that introduced a liveliness to the space. Below is a link where you can see thumbnails and prices of the works on display and can purchase through the website. The exhibition is on till Sunday December 5 2021

Artists website:http://bernardollis.com/

Gallery Website: https://aarwungallery.com/

Exhibition page with purchase prices: https://aarwungallery.com/online-gallery?category=%22Being%20There%22%20Bernard%20Ollis

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Art Centre

Above is a sample of art participating in this year’s Fisher’s Ghost Art Award at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. The award is a wide ranging award with sections from primary and secondary schools through to a collection of adult categories from Contemporary to traditional. While most of the entries are on the wall, there are a group of sculptures in the space.

I love an exhibition like this in that it gives the visitor to the gallery a sense of the diverse range of talents and skill sets that are present in the art community. The dates for this exhibition are Saturday 26 October – Thursday 5 December 2021 – Access to the gallery is via QR code check in and showing of the double vax certificate from Medicare.

Campbelltown Arts Centre websitefor the exhibition is as follows.https://c-a-c.com.au/fishersghost/# Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre,

TESTAMUR from Canberra Art Workshop at M16 Artspace

Three of the works part of the TESTAMUR exhibition

For three days after lock up Gallery 2 at the M16 Artspace is host to the annual show of the Canberra Art Workshop (CAW). This group is located at the M16 studios and includes a broad range of artist from novices to long term practicioners. There is a big range of styles and quality in this show.

The website for M16 is: https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forte

Shoreline – Desmond-Jones household

Shoreline is an exhibition of various styles of art created by four members of the Desmond-Jones household. The four artists cover drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and other art forms. The household has collaborated to create works that explore the intersection between sea and land along the shoreline. This exhibition is only on for this weekend as a new show starts next week

The artists are Michael Desmond, Peter Jones, Bryn Desmond-Jones and Ossian Desmond-Jones.

The website for M16 is https://www.m16artspace.com.au/work-forte

Rivers in Australia at National Library of Australia Treasures Gallery

Image off NLA Website for this exhibition

The National Library does a great job of targetted historical exhibitions. This small show in the Treasures Gallery bring together rich maps, books and photographs to portray a historical insight to the place of Rivers in Australia. A land of vast dry areas also features great flooding rivers. There are some maps of early Canberra and a great photograph of the flooded city before the finishing of Lake Burley Griffin. For the history geography buff it is a great half an hour visit.The National Library is still about the only institurion to ban photographs. These artifacts are all in th epublic collection and lots of them are very old. Still puzzles me.

Exhibition is on till September 12 and the website is: https://www.nla.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/rivers-lifeblood-australia

Step into the Limelight at M16 Artspace Griffith

Student creative clothing in Walking in the Limelight

An exhibition I love in Canberra each year is the one that features curated art from Government primary and secondary school students in Canberra. The exhibition this year is a great display of work in a large range of media and styles. There is pottery and photography, there is collage and painting, There are more than three hundred works displayed in all three of the M16 exhibition spaces

This is the last weekend for this exhibition. The website is at https://www.m16artspace.com.au/

Skating on thin ice – Keith Bailey @ M16 Artspace

6-23 July 2017

This exhibition in July resulted from a trip Keith Bailey took to Antarctica. The display combines black and white photographic prints with grand icy blue paintings. The blue is a richer hue than what I have seen in other works out of the area but the impression on the long wall of the space truly evokes the unoccupied spacial grandeur of the massive ice sheets. Pics and gallery material give insight to Bailey’s great sense of the area.