Installation view of Liminal_Narratives, 2014
The ordinary instant
2 July - 11 September 2016
Opening event Thursday 7 July, 6pm – 8pm
Clarice Beckett, Sunset across Beaumaris Bay (detail)1928, oil on composition board, 35.2 x 43.7cm. Bayside City Council Art & Heritage Collection.
Clarice BECKETT, Lynne BOYD, Michelle HAMER, Kristin HEADLAM, Pia MURPHY, Saffron NEWEY, Victoria REICHELT and Camilla TADICH
In addition to a selection of more than fifty works by Beckett from c.1919 to c.1935, The ordinary instant includes new works by contemporary female artists of elusive subjects that, like Beckett’s, invest notions of beauty, harmony and empathy into the everyday.
Access Gallery presents:
Dusk: Gregory Alexander
24 September - 16 October 2016
Opening event Saturday 24 September, 2pm – 4pm
Gregory Alexander, Dusk 2014, watercolour, 136 x 96cm. Courtesy of the artist.
In this series of works, Gregory Alexander scrutinises the seemingly mundane; from a level crossing silhouetted against an evening sky to a car pulling out of a side street at dusk.
These moody drawings and paintings of townscapes are embedded with layers of memory that weave complex associations, which are highly personal but also culturally universal.
Habitat: Annemieke Mein
24 September – 6 November 2016
Opening event Saturday 1 October, 2pm – 4pm
Annemieke Mein, Dance of the Mayflies 1988, high relief wall sculpture, 110 x 180 x 10cm. Courtesy of Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale.
Acclaimed Dutch-born Australian artist Annemieke Mein is recognised as one of the world’s foremost textile artists.
Habitat brings together a significant collection of Mein’s work that demonstrates her lifelong passion for raising awareness of the need to protect our natural heritage.
Her interest in insects, especially those which might not usually be considered beautiful, and her drive to capture the character and personality of her subject in its environment opens our eyes to its unique place in our world.
Access gallery presents:
This is no 9-5 life: Eugenia Raftopoulos
22 October – 13 November 2016
Opening event Saturday 22 October, 2pm – 4pm
Eugenia Raftopoulos, The uniformity of desire 2015, oil on poly/canvas, 50.5 x 40.5cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Eugenia Raftopoulos’ representational paintings play on the painterly traditions of both Baroque and Flemish, genre and portrait painting.
In this exhibition she investigates a myriad of human themes to create a visceral, pre-linguistic narrative. Using photographic imagery collected throughout life as reference material, Raftopoulos paints her subjective experiences in an endeavour to examine the relationship between personal narratives and archetypal themes.
These considered depictions in oil are diverse in imagery, yet share the commonality of dealing with a psychological space; as these are paintings that aim to evoke a sense of disquiet and the fragmentary.
From the Studio: Bayside Artists in Residence
19 November – 21 December 2016
Opening event Thursday 24 November, 6pm – 8pm
Stephen Nova, Luna II (detail) 2015, oil on canvas, 71 x 92cm. Courtesy of the artist and Hill Smith Gallery.
Gillian BARNETT, Thomas BOWMAN, Samuel CONDON, Kate JUST, Motoko Katsuto KITANO, Sherrie KNIPE, Evan LAWSON, Rob MCHAFFIE, Stephen NOVA, Anna ROWBURY, Shannon SMILEY, Luhsun TAN and others.
From the Studio celebrates the artistic yield of the artists and writers who have completed a yearlong Bayside Artist in Residence at Billilla Historic Mansion since 2013.
The exhibition will incorporate all disciplines of artistic practice from textile works to painting, and sculptural assemblage to video installation.
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