23 September 2019

Hit the weekend arts trail - Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood, Moruya

| Alex Rea
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Braidwood Community Arts Centre. Photo: Facebook

Braidwood Community Arts Centre. Photo: Facebook

Already had enough of the footy?! Feel like getting some art into this weekend? There’s plenty of talent on show around the region…

The Q, Queanbeyan, 251 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan.

‘Earthly Treasures of our Shire’, is an exhibition by Jerrabomberra artist Cheryl Hodges. This botanical artist won the QPRC Regional Art Awards – Exhibition Award in 2017 with her painting ‘Castanea sativa’ from Hoskinstown’s Tweenhill Chestnuts. Since then she has continued to explore the region, visiting her regular haunts and new places.

Cheryl has painted many of the natural treasures she has discovered in her signature delicate watercolour style. She hopes the paintings and accompanying stories will ignite curiosity in others to explore the region. For example, on her journey she discovered the beautiful Monga Waratah in Monga National Park near the Clyde Mountain via the Waratah Walk.

Exhibition Runs until 20 April 2019

Drawing by Cheryl Hodges.

Suki & Hugh, Gibraltar St, Bungendore – ‘A Time and Place – new works by Isobel Rayson’

Influenced by her quiet studio environment in rural New South Wales, the artist presents a series of works documenting her place and sense of belonging.

Isobel Rayson says; “I live and work on a rural ten-acre property located in Carwoola, NSW. The country is dry and consists of remnant natural bush with weathered rocky outcrops.”

“I often walk around the property with my dog and am drawn to this landscape for inspiration and use it as a starting point for my working processes. The making of these two bodies of works began as a process of collecting rocks and sticks gathered on one of my regular walks.”

Isobel graduated from the Australian National University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) in Sculpture. She has exhibited widely across Australia in a number of group and solo exhibitions.

Exhibition runs until 5 May 2019

‘As I Wander’ by Isobel Rayson.

Braidwood Community Arts Centre, Wallace Street – ‘The Art of Healing Country’

This exhibition features works by Braidwood Regional Arts Group in conjunction with the Two Fires Festival. Exhibition runs until Sunday, open 10 am – 4 pm.


Altenburg & Co, Wallace Street, Braidwood – ‘River Return’

A group exhibition of Braidwood artists including Olivia Bernardoff, Victoria Clutterbuck, Marianne Courtenay, Natalie Densley, Jack Featherstone, Cecile Galiazzo, Fran Ifould, Harriet Searcey and Jenny Tozer.

The artists have been working en plein air on the Shoalhaven River and Braidwood surrounds, producing works in a personal response to river health, habitat and local sites of significance.

The show will open tonight (April 5) and runs until May 5. Gallery hours are Friday to Monday, 10 am to 4 pm.

‘Jinglemoney’ by Victoria Clutterbuck, watercolour gouache, ink and pencil 185 x 250 mm At Altenburg & Co

The Left Hand Gallery, Lascelles Street, Braidwood – ‘Sculpture’

This group show by six artists with strong connections to the Braidwood community but all have very different approaches to making three-dimensional art. Their work varies from Bill Chalmers’ waveforms carved in red cedar, to Harry Townsend’s bent wire and carved wooden figures, to Simon Cawsey’s welded steel abstract pieces, to Gilbert Riedelbauch’s tall, geometric sculpture made from a composite aluminium panel, to Victoia Royd’s steel, cast concrete and glass pieces, to Robin Wallace Crabbe’s tree branch playfully adorned with painted metal and wood details.

The gallery is open from 10am-5pm, April 6, 7, 13 and 14, or by appointment—0422 530846.

Detail of Harry Townsend’s Sloughing hopelessness, Wood, silk, cotton, steel, 2019.

The Bas, corner of Campbell and Vulcan Streets, Moruya – ‘Deep Waters’

An exhibition of work by Eurobodalla artist Shirley Goodhew is on show at the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya.

‘Deep Waters’, an eclectic and contemporary exhibition, spans more than 20 years’ of work and opens at the Bas this Friday.

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Creative Arts Coordinator Indi Carmichael says Goodhew’s practice is strongly influenced by her personal connection with nature.

“Deep Waters showcases a combination of oil and acrylic paintings and 3D artworks that use a range of materials and explores the artist’s sense of place and her deep interest in the human experience.”

The exhibition runs until April 14. The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, is open Tuesdays to Sundays 10 am – 4 pm.

A peek at Shirley Goodhew’s Deep Waters exhibition.

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