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Group Exchange: 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial
10 January to 22 March 2015
Main Gallery

For the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial, twenty-two artists have been selected from around Australia to explore themes around collaboration, interdisciplinary relationships and the cross pollination of ideas. In July 2013 all the artists were flown to Tamworth NSW to meet each other at the start of the brief. In questioning what collaboration can mean for their practice, the artists have engaged in a dynamic creative dialogue and have demonstrated to us how new work and meaning emerges from relationship and exchange. The exhibition Group Exchange presents the extraordinary work that has emerged from this enquiry. For further information visit

A Tamworth Regional Gallery touring exhibition curated by Cecilia Heffer, Senior Lecturer in Textiles at the University of Technology


photo credit: Gwen Egg, The Gathering 2014 (detail) saggs (Lomandra longifolia), cotton canvas,
Dimensions variable, approx. 10x200x200 cm, Photographer: David Walker



7 February to 22 March
Main Gallery

Haiku is an interdisciplinary installation by local artist Yantra de Vilder whose work encompasses music and visuals for film, dance and theatre. Haiku is designed as an honouring to the fragile ecology of nature and human life.

This contemporary work is an intersection of ancient and modern, immersed in the traditional forms of haiku, butoh and eastern music modal systems. It fuses a number of arts practices - dance, music, poetry, costume and video art, in a natural setting with media sourced from Edogawa in Japan, Japanese Gardens in Paris and the Gallery’s own Gosford/Edogawa Japanese Garden. Haiku is a celebration of the sister city relationship between Gosford and Edogawa, Japan.

Image : still from Haiku: directed by Yantra de Vilder, featuring Kathryn Puie (dancer), Lisa Haymes
(photographer) and Ren Yano (Calligrapher/Artist).




Leonard Matkevich: the other shore
14 February to 11 March
Foyer Gallery

the other shore is where imagination resides and mysteries of the sea’s littoral zone are hidden. This exhibition of new work includes prints from hand-rendered plates using traditional etching and contemporary gravure techniques. Matkevich combines direct drawing and camera images to build the core of each image. The finished works are hand coloured and presented as ‘artist’s proofs’.

Leonard Matkevich


A Central Vision
14 March to 15 April
Foyer Gallery

A Central Vision is an annual element of the Gallery’s exhibition program celebrating the achievements of Central Coast Secondary Public Schools within the visual arts arena. Last year 64 artworks were selected from more than 300 entries from the 15 participating Central Coast high schools.

Bronia Glen


Robin Norling
28 March to 17 May
Main Gallery

This survey of respected Australian artist Robin Norling spans over 50 years. In 1962 Norling won the Sulman Prize and became one of the youngest painters to have won the New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship.
Norling went on to study at the Royal College of Art, London. He pursued a career as an art educator and held a prominent position at the Art Gallery of NSW. He is best known for his representations of the human figure, particularly the figure in motion. This exhibition includes a selection of figurative paintings and drawings as well as landscapes and abstract compositions.

Robin Norling, Me, with nudes on my mind (2000)


Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent
28 March to 17 May
Gallery One

Giving Voice: The Art of Dissent presents artists’ opinions on pressing social and political issues facing the world today. This powerful exhibition sheds light on a global state of distress, from major economic crisis, raging wars, pollution and climate change through to religious prejudice and racism. Audiences are moved to consider the complexities of issues that can often be portrayed in simplistic terms. Artists featured in this exhibition, which is curated by Dr Yvonne Rees-Pagh, include Cigdem Aydemir, James Barker, Richard Bell, Pat Hoffie, Locust Jones, Megan Keating, Michael Reed and Khaled Sabsabi.

Locust Jones Unmediated Media 2013, ink and watercolour on paper


23 May to 12 July
Main Gallery

This annual Art Prize provides an opportunity for local Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to showcase work about reconciliation. In partnership with NSW Fair Trading the exhibition is held to coincide with National Reconciliation Week which is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June; the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. Entry is open to all amateur and professional artists on the Central Coast. Artwork may be submitted in any medium of art or craft.



5 Lands Walk:
10 years of connecting
people to people and people to place
23 May to 12 July

This exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of the 5 Lands Walk, the award-winning regional festival which provides a cultural, physical and spiritual experience along 10km of Central Coast shoreline.
Over 18,000 people participate in the annual event and this exhibition considers and celebrates ten years of art, music, Aboriginal culture, land art installations, performances, community
participation and engagement

Image by Alissa Johnson of Xabc Photography


Living Colour!
18 April to 27 May
Foyer Gallery

Curated by Brenda Gael Smith, Living Colour! is comprised of 32 vibrant textile works celebrating life across the spectrum. The exhibition includes artists from Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA.




18 July to 6 September
Main Gallery

Through the biennial Emerging competition, Gosford Regional Gallery demonstrates its commitment to providing opportunities for young artists. 2015 is the seventh time the competition has been held. Emerging continues to be a vibrant part of the Gallery’s exhibition program which offers young artists real opportunities to develop their practice. It also establishes a regional presence for the exhibiting artists and exposes the Central Coast to innovative work. Artists aged 18 to 30 from across New South Wales are invited to submit an entire body of work or installation for consideration. Eight finalists are selected who represent excellence in their chosen areas. This results in a vibrant and challenging annual exhibition. Submissions are invited from NSW artists working in any visual art medium to present a body of work for this year’s Emerging exhibition. Submissions need to be lodged with Gosford Regional Gallery by 29 March 2015.

Download Emerging 2015 Entry Form here
Kasane Low, Ten Thousand Yards of Gold Thread 2013.


Chris Bates: Out of Time
30 May to 1 July
Foyer Gallery

Local artist Chris Bates presents a series of paintings that blend the genre of still-life with figure painting. Her work explores the relationship between microcosm and macrocosm environments.

Chris Bates, Out of Time: Now and Then (2013)


Richard O’Farrell: Simplicity
4 July to 5 August. Foyer Gallery

This exhibition of new work by local artist Richard O’Farrell uses three mediums: pastel drawings, silver gelatin prints and polaroid photographs to express objects in their simplest form. The work includes The Black Dog series of pastel drawings which were created to raise the profile of the Black Dog Institute, a charity that supports O’Farrell in his affliction with Bipolar Disorder.

Richard O’Farrell, the Black Dog I




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 Community 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 in the Community Gallery are assessed as they are received.
Download an application form to exhibit in the Community 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