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EXHIBITION PROGRAM: CURRENT

 

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Douglas Holleley: Veronica
Foyer Gallery: 22 March to 16 April


New York-based photographer Douglas Holleley returns home to present his reading of the rock formations along our coastline. Having spent his childhood in and around Gosford, Holleley returns annually to visit family and continue his passion for the coastline. The artist’s stunning books, accompanied by poetry, offer a fresh perspective on visiting and enjoying our natural environment.

 

 

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Paul Kelly & the Portraits
Gallery One: 5 April to 18 May

Celebrating singer-songwriter Paul Kelly’s career, this exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery presents a portrait of Paul Kelly. Regarded by many as the Australian people’s poet, these portraits, selected from a range of artists and leading photographers, provide insights into the complexities of Kelly’s persona. The exhibition features 2 paintings, 17 photographs, 1 lithograph and a new screen-based portrait commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition also features a collection of short films developed by Shark Island Productions which explore the relationship and connection between Paul Kelly and three iconic Australians: Donald Bradman, Archie Roach and Vincent Lingiari. This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

Top image: Greg Noakes, Paul Kelly, c. late 1970s to early 1980s, Courtesy of the artist
Bottom image: Wendy McDougall, Paul Kelly 1992, Courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

 

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Moving House
Gallery Two: 5 April to 18 May


Moving House is a collaborative exhibition between artist couple Peter and Susan O’Doherty, combining Susan’s mixed media constructions and Peter’s paintings. The exhibition reflects their respective childhoods living in families
that were perpetually on the move; Susan’s father an officer in the Australian Army and Peter’s a carpenter/builder.
Susan’s constructed wooden and painted assemblages encase found objects depicting the various rooms of the house - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, sewing room, study and details of elements within these rooms. To convey the sense of scale through a child’s eye, Peter has painted a series of large canvases, images of suburban houses, their facades, driveways and
streetscapes reflecting the distinctive suburban architecture of decades past and present. This exhibition examines the artists’ houses in relation to memory,
identity and transience.

 

EXHIBITION PROGRAM: FORTHCOMING

Gerd Schmid Air, Light and Water
Foyer Gallery: 19 April to 21 May

This exhibition examines the interaction between air, light and water. Taking these three elements as his starting point, Schmid has developed a wealth of material, where the effects of wind and light over different bodies of water offer a vast array of textures and colours. By restraining the colour palette Schmid has created a body of work that can be seen, both
as abstract painting but also a highlight of the beauty of nature.

 

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Colleen O’Keeffe: Lake Eyre Revisited
Foyer Gallery: 24 May to 25 June

Colleen O’Keeffe became preoccupied with the natural landscape of Lake Eyre after a visit in 2011. Not normally a landscape painter, O’Keeffe was inspired by the vast sweeps of colour and the freedom this afforded her to experiment with mark making. Not happy with simply recreating the optical adventure she experienced at Lake Eyre, O’Keeffe sought to
create a densely layered experience of the Sublime.

 

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Reconciliation
Gallery One: 24 May to 13 July

This annual event provides an opportunity for local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists to showcase work about reconciliation. Entry is open to all amateur and professional Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists resident on the Central Coast. Artwork may be submitted in any medium of art or craft.

Enter 2014 Reconciliation online here

 
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Helene Leane
Foyer Gallery: 28 June to 30 July

Using a multi-layered monotype printmaking technique, Leane  creates landscapes drawn from the subconscious with a palette of rich purples and greens. The images also evoke recognisable places, providing the viewer with a sense of rediscovery, memory, reflection and contemplation.

 

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You Call it Desert, We Used to Live There:
Artlines - Jimmy Pike
Gallery Two: 24 May to 13 July

This exhibition is a selection of vibrant felt-tip pen drawings by Jimmy Pike that bring the artist's country in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia into glorious relief through renderings of spirit beings, flowers, stars and earthscapes.

The works on paper, created between 1990 and 2000, draw on the knowledge and skills Pike learnt as a boy growing up in the hunting-gathering tradition of his family in the desert. His intimate knowledge of his country is translated through the varying styles and themes surveyed in this collection of drawings. While Jimmy Pike is best known for his acrylic paintings on canvas, and the internationally recognised textile designs through Desert Designs label, this exhibition showcases his experimental approach to colour, texture and drawing. After trying many spirit markers, Pike settled on Artline 70 and 90 for their strong and enduring colours.

 
     

 

 

 

 


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Gosford Regional Gallery welcomes exhibition
proposals from artists of diverse practice and experience:

The Foyer Gallery

An exhibition space for emerging and established regional and national artists. Exhibitions generally run for four to five weeks and they are curated, installed and deinstalled by gallery staff. A panel reviews Foyer Gallery proposals twice a year. They are selected according to the strategic objectives of the Gallery.
Download a proposal guide and cover sheet for the Foyer Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery

The Studio Gallery
An exhibition space for regionally based artists and community orientated practice, which is hired for a fee. Exhibitions range from 2-day weekend exhibitions to three-week exhibitions. Applications for exhibitions at the Studio Gallery are assessed as they are received.
Download an application form to exhibit at the Studio Gallery here.

Please submit completed proposals to:
The Assistant Curator
Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street
East Gosford NSW 2260
or email gallery@gosford.nsw.gov.au