CROW Blacker than Ever Judy Warne
The powerful image of the crow is menacing and Judy uses it as an invitation to engage with her views of injustice. Her materials, the abundant Dunkeld bark, shaped brilliantly by the artist and transformed by the bronzing process into timeless artwork, demands this engagement.
Her strong message is that most people despair about injustice, powerlessness, rigid authority and manipulative language which disempowers the individual.
Judy uses the crow’s mythological connotations of the underworld in Aboriginal traditions with the invasive rabbit, wildly breeding and destroying country not its own. These provide strong metaphors for the displacement of both native species and the indigenous people.
As a farmer, and a person closely connected to the land, first in the Mallee and later at Woodhouse West near Dunkeld, Judy’s experience was embellished by her background in art, silversmithing, ceramics, and sculpture.
Paintings From St. Petersburg 1970-1999
Both Bridget McDonnell Galleries will open for the year with a collection of Russian paintings from the elite Artists Union of St. Petersburg.
In Carlton works are dated from the 1950s and 1960s.
The pictures have come from John Barkes, our friend in London who has made 80 flights to St. Petersburg and a few side trips to Crimea and Siberia, visiting over 500 studios
From Zimbabwe5 to 20 September 2014
William Sykes studied Art in Capetown and subsequently exhibited in England, America, South Africa and Zimbabwe. This is his first exhibition in Australia.
Paintings include landscapes of Mana Pools and Nyanga Hills in Zimbabwe; Flowers; Portraits of African Children, Animals; paintings of Victorian landscapes and fine drawings of the Coastal path at Beaumaris
28 March - 17 April 2014
We have established our reputation, over 30 years, primarily for our fine exhibitions of Australian Watercolours which we have shown at our Carlton Gallery. We are very pleased to bring this collection to our Hampton Gallery
I will be working at Hampton Wednesday to Sunday during the exhibition. Works can be viewed at our Carlton gallery outside these times by prior arrangement
Northern Editions was founded in 1993 as Northern Territory University Print Workshop and renamed Northern Editions in 1997. They are situated on the grounds of Charles Darwin University in Darwin and have been collaborating with individual artists and aboriginal art centres to produce and exhibit etchings, woodblocks, screenprints, lithographs and linocuts for the last 19 years. Since its inception, the studio has worked with more than 200 artists, the majority from remote indigenous communities from the east Kimberley region of Western Australia throughout the Northern Territory to north west Queensland.
Kylie Elkington's latest exhibition includes paintings from a recent residency at Bundanon. Elkington's appreciation of the understated drama of this landscape has fed directly into her current body of work where her love for depicting isolated regions of Australia is very much in evidence.
The patient and rhythmic shift of the mood and colour of these locations finds its equivalence in carefully composed paintings on ply, handpicked to utilize the grain, achieving gentle undulations and natural warmth, and on linen where the brushwork shares an affinity with the foliage with a more dramatic effect of colour and texture.
40 Watercolours and drawings from the estate of the artist
Subjects include Studies of Eagles; Owl; Giraffes; Hippopotamus; Kangaroo's; Boats at Phillip Island and on the Swan River, Perth; Lake Mungo Landscapes and more
A celebration in three galleries
Bridget McDonnell Gallery • Hampton 9 - 25 February 2012
Joshua McClelland Print Room 14 February - 2 March
Charles Nodrum Gallery 14 February - 3 March
Paintings from Fitzroy Crossing
Fitzroy Crossing is on the Great Northern Highway on the banks of the mighty Fitzroy River, about 400 km south east of Broome. The artists come from the Great Sandy Desert where waterholes are the most significant feature of the landscape. The waterhole not only meant survival, it is where the important rituals traditionally took place. These sacred locations are a feature of many of the works in this exhibition.
10th - 30th September 2011
A fine collection of museum quality paintings drawings and prints
Artists include Hilda Rix Nicholas; Murray Griffin; Charles Conder; Alison Rehfish; Noel Counihan; Russell Drysdale; Douglas Annand; J. A. Turner; J. H. Carse; George Lawrence; Percy Lindsay and others
featuring works from the collection of Ronald Nott
Artists include George Bell, Arthur Merric Boyd, Penleigh Boyd, Barbara Brash, Horace Brodzky, Geoffrey Brown, Norma Bull, Ella Dwyer, George Eddy, Cedric Emanuel, Adrian Feint, Albert H. Fullwood, Livingstone Hopkins, William Hunter, Lionel Lindsay, Sydney Long, John Mather, Sheila McDonald, Raymond McGrath, Mortimer Menpes, Ernest Moffitt, Anne Montgomery, Frank A. Nankivell, Gladys Owen, Bruce Robertson, Reginald Russom, Ellis St. John, Theo Scharf, John Shirlow, Sydney Ure Smith and Edward Warner
For additional prints available check the Etchings under Genre
September 12 - October 4 2008
Jeff Ferris held his first solo exhibition at Nelson Galleries, Melbourne in 1976. Since then he has held solo exhibitions at Powell Street Gallery, Christine Abrahams Gallery and Holdsworth Gallery in Sydney.
After not exhibiting for more than 20 years, he agreed to give us an exhibition. at our new gallery in Hampton. Included were many of the works he had painted over the previous 2 decades.