Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road - National Art School Award Exhibition









We’d not been fortunate to attend an opening at the Glenmore Road gallery in some time, too many other shows clash on the same night, so we were free and jumped for it...

We started our discovery upstairs with ‘This same house’ a series of small works of charcoal on paper by Robyn Frances and I think our favourite from this series is ‘This same house III’ with it’s detailed description of two hands together and we were a bit blown away with large triptych ‘Walk this shadow long’, woodcut, screenprint and emboss on paper, it’s sheer size and beauty with the wood grain got to us...

Both of us were drawn also to the ’40 x 40 Series’ by Diane Hamilton, these works show a strength in age and a strong balance of colour and composition... We loved them!!! And her delightful ‘1001’ artist book, truly magnificent!!!

After moving downstairs and reading the Artist Statements we realized that Kate Riley wanted the ‘rich velvet blacks’ that were created from mezzotint’s and which involved a lot of elbow grease to make these rather dark but ‘beautiful’ works... Great going Kate!!!

And last but not least Sophie Wolfson Keeling has created some very interesting and thought provoking works especially with ‘Light Works 1 & 2’, wax on newsprint and ‘Untitled for the moment 1, 2 & 3’ acrylic and pencil on paper are for us the true basics for abstraction... Well done Ladies and congratulations on your awards!!!

Written by Fleur

17th February - 12th March 2011
www.australiangalleries.com.au