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.

Figurative Visions @ M16 Artspace

6-23 July 2017

Three artists cooperated to produce an exhibition of sensitive out of focus treatments of various subject matters at M16 in july. All three artists showed a similar gentle take on their art. Pictures below show the range of their approaches. The three artists were Roger Beale, Rick Cochrane and Chan Dissanayake.

Poetry and Place – Dianne Firth @ Belconnen Arts Centre

26 Aug – 17 Sept 2017

This exhibition has integrated fine Canberra focused artworks of Dianne Firth with matching poetry that illustrates and illuminates both Canberra and the artworks Ms Firth has created. The artworks are layered with fabric built on netting and many of them are views of the Canberra landscape seen through the trees that are all over our landscape.

Below are some samples of the art, the poems and the gallery sheet and prices.

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Kruger – The Sea Paintings @ Nancy Sever Gallery

5 July – 6 Aug 2017

Elizabeth Kruger paints the sea in all of its rock bound power and energy. Her exhibition at Nancy Sever Gallery earlier this month was a demonstration of her sense of the sea.

I know little of her work and expect she does all sorts of subjects but this show was all focused on her love of the ocean.

Pictures are below with gallery material.

Step into the limelight @ ANU School of Art Gallery

July – Aug 2017

An annual exhibition of art created by students in schools in Canberra.is held under the title √Źnto the Limelight. It was exhibited at the ANU School of Arts Gallery. Each year there is a huge range of skills and creativity in this exhibition. The curators take in a big range of ages and the exhibition includes pottery, painting, photography and fashion. There are some samples below to illustrate the range.

Branching Out – Joan Costanzo @ Form Studio and Gallery

3-20 August 2017

Joan Costanzo has created a collection or works inspired by spectacular parts of the natural world. Her creations reference trees, tree roots deltas, and other river courses. The results are complex highly skillful executions of great ideas. Sample pics below:

Thea Katauskas – Green Space @ M16 Artspace

4-21 May 2017

Thea Katauskas – Green Space @ M16 Artspace

Bold and full shadows are the rich Canberra suburban paintings created by Thea Katauskas. The inner suburbs of Canberra have a distinctive look – the trees the housing, the curvey streets all combine to create that unique look.

Below are a sample of her works and the gallery sheet.