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"In Conversation: The Nymphéas; immersion in image and site"

Wendy Stokes

24 July to 5 September 2015

Through the reflective process of journey and return Stokes has maintained a sustained engagement with Claude Monet's Nymphéas suite, both as image and its terrain. Late in 2010 Stokes visited Paris and returned in 2014 as part of an Internationale des Arts Cite Residency which included extended access to Monet's garden in Giverny
The Nymphéas: immersive experience and hybrid zones within painting practice.

The Poetic Lens
Relative Construction

12 September - 28 November 2015

Blaide Lallemand, Caroline Huf, Ellis Hutch and Genevieve Swifte have been drawn together by common interests that span multifaceted practices. They explore extremes of sensory experience through the media of photography, performance, installation and sound to create immersive and poetic works of art.

Roy Jackson: Retrospective 1963-2013

5 December 2015 to30 January 2016

This exhibition spans fifty years of painting and drawing by Roy Jackson, one of the most distinctive abstract painters in Australia.

Image below Wendy Stokes, site coast (detail) 2014 183cm x183cm acrylic and oilstick on canvas. Image Wendy Stokes

Tamworth Regional Film and Sound Archive

25 July - 22 August 2015

The Tamworth Regional Film and Sound Archive preserves our regional film and sound heritage.
This exhibition is drawn from Archive’s Collection.

Liz Priestley & Marilynn Barnes
29 August - 10 October 2015

Priestley and Barnes are artists who live and work in Manilla, NSW. Priestley produces atmospheric landscapes; Barnes is predominately a figurative artist.

Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels

17 October - 28 November 2015
Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in the Object Gallery’s Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years.

'The Salon of Infectious Desire'
“O, Save me from the Nameless Dread"

Margarita Sampson
5 December 2015 - 30 January 2016

The 'Salon' sculptural & installation series explores an imaginary literary salon where interiors are over-run by growths suggestive of coral colonies, flowers, bark & fungus; the forms are abstracted, multiplied and non-specific.

Gallery I
Sculptural Felt Internatiional
Sculptural Felt International..
we felt like crossing borders

Sculptural Felt International …we felt like crossing borders” is an ambitious global exhibition curated by Kitty Korver the Netherlands.

The exhibition brings together the work of innovative artists from around the world, bridging the two hemispheres of the globe. Artists featured in the exhibition will be Stephanie Metz, Keiko Mizoguchi, Chung-Im Kim, Kitty Korver, Anita Larkin, Marjolein Dallinga, Meiri Ishida, Jantine Koppert, Rebecca Howdeshell, Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski, Sara Owens, Philip O'Reilly, and Claudia Gemein. Each artist has been selected as a result of their innovation, originality and quality of their work within the field of sculptural felt.

Image above
Anita Larkin Luminary,(detail) 2014, felted wool and collected objects. 29.5 x 24 x 18cm. Image Predo Altuna
Gallery 2
Four decades of Australian New Media Art
6 June - 18 July 2015

Scanlines is the first exhibition of its kind: a comprehensive group exhibition that surveys the heritage of new media art in Australia since the 1980’s.

Images above, Kathy Smith Ayers Rock,(detail) 1985 Animation on 35mm 50 seconds, still images from animation.
Below Sue Healey Reading the Body, 2009 single channel film, 6 min. still image from film. Images dLuxMediaArts.
Community Space
at Ray Walsh House
Upper Hunter Gems-
An exhibition of paintings in watercolour ink and pastel Jean Davies
Until 2 July 2015

“Upper Hunter Gems” has been inspired by the beautiful surroundings in which I have had the pleasure to live for over 30 years.
My love of the landscape was engendered by my parents-keen bushwalkers and in later life a love of growing Australian native plants. They were inveterate travellers and loved the Australian landscape.

Jean Davies

Images above and below Jean Davies

Ray Walsh House Community
Gallery Space
437 Peel Street
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm

Images above Linda Lockyer Beach Belles acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150, below Haven Panorama II acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150. Images LL.

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