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EXHIBITION PROGRAM: CURRENT

Download the January to June 2015 Season Brochure here

The Archibald Prize 2014
Main Gallery: 22 November to 4 January 2015


First awarded in 1921, The Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. It is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’ and has become a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

Gosford Regional Gallery is one of only 7 select regional touring venues for 2014. It is proud to host this full exhibition featuring all 54 finalists. Entry is by donation.

For information about school excursions and workshops, or to book a guided tour please contact Gallery Reception (02) 4304 7550. gallery@gosford.nsw.gov.au

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ARCHIBALD EVENT PROGRAM

Free guided tours
Free guided tours will be offered every Wednesday, Saturday and Sundayat 12noon. No bookings required. Pre-organised groups of 10+ can book tours any weekday subject to availability, please call 4304 7550.

Have your own portrait sketched
A selection of local artists including Jocelyn Maughn, Paul Haggith, Patrick Caroll, Andy Collis will be at the Gallery every Saturday and Sunday to sketch visitor portraits. To book your portrait please call 4304 7550. (cost $40 per portrait). Booked portraits will take priority.

Late night at the Archies
The Gallery, shop and cafe will remain open until 8pm for special late night exhibition viewing and Christmas shopping on 27 Nov. and 18 Dec.

Young Archies Competition
Budding artists between 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archies competition. Finalists will be exhibited in the Studio Gallery. Click here for Young Archies online Entry

School Tours
The Gallery is running a series of full day workshops. Availability for these are now limited. Please contact 4304 7550 for further information.

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MORE ABOUT THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE

Listen to this year's winner talk about her work
Come behind the scenes into the studio of Archibald Prize 2014 winner Fiona Lowry. Fiona tells us about the fascinating airbrush process she used to create her winning portrait of architect Penelope Seidler http://bit.ly/1pvTnD6

The morphing faces of the winner
Enjoy this very clever morphing montage created by the ABCe depicting the changing faces of the Archibald Winners from 1921 to 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BvCl_YeTzU

See all of this year's finalists
See the faces that have been setting Sydney and now the Central Coast abuzz . http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2014/

Who was J F Archibald
Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales' page to discover more about the man behind the Prize. http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/history/who-was-jf-archibald/

Controversy and Debate
The Archibald Prize, from its outset, has aroused controversy. The Art Gallery of New South Wales outlines the numerous legal battles and much debate which have focused on the evolving definitions of portraiture. http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/history/controversy-and-debate/

News coverage
Listen to Tim Braham, Gosford Regional Gallery Curator talk about the exhibition and associated events.
http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2014/11/22/archibald-finalists-draw-art-lovers-to-gosford/




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IMAGES OPPOSITE:
Fiona Lowry, Penelope Seidler, 2014 Archibald Prize Winner, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist

Vincent Fantauzzo, All that's good in me (self-portrait as son Luca), Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist

Alan Jones, Adam, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist

Tim Maguire, Cate, take 1 / Cate, take 2, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist

Tim Storrier, The Member, Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO, 2014 Packing Room Prize Winner, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist

James Powditch, Citizen Kave, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist

Julian Meagher, John Waters – the clouds will cloud, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist

An Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW

 

 

 

Young Archie Competition
13 December to 4 January
Community Gallery


Gosford Regional Gallery invited budding Central Coast artists between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a portrait for Gosford’s Young Archie Competition. The young artists were invited to complete a portrait of someone who is special to them - someone known to the artist and who may have played a significant role in their life. Entrants were divided into four age categories, 8 year olds 9-12 year olds 13-15 year olds 16-18 year olds.

Congratulations to all our winners:

Ella Nott

Cat1: 5-8yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Isabel Hildebrand

Cat1: 5-8yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Rowan stock

Cat1: 5-8yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Alaska Jade Steele

Cat1: 5-8yrs

WINNER 5-8 YRS

Amber Davies

Cat2: 9-12yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Kye Holliday

Cat2: 9-12yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Mollie Andersen

Cat2: 9-12yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Caleb Bryce

Cat2: 9-12yrs

WINNER 9-12YRS

Breana Rowatt

Cat3: 13-15yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Brett Spiken

Cat3: 13-15yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Jasper Duff

Cat3: 13-15yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Mollie Slater-Baker

Cat3: 13-15yrs

WINNER 13-15 YRS

Mason Vanderveer

Cat4: 16-18yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Jade Wood

Cat4: 16-18yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Madeleine Galen Mitchell

Cat4: 16-18yrs

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Madi Daugaard

Cat4: 16-18yrs

WINNER 16-18 YRS

 

 

EXHIBITION PROGRAM: FORTHCOMING

Keiko Matsui
13 December to 1 February 2015
Main Gallery


Japanese born, Central Coast based ceramic artist Keiko Matsui works with fine porcelain to create functional and non-functional objects. Her work skillfully explores form, proportion and the interconnectedness between the interior and exterior of a vessel.

 

Image credit
Keiko Matsui Still Life Stitched Cup and Bowl

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Rewritten
Foyer Gallery: 22 November to 4 January 2015

With the rise of the digital age, many people feel a sense of loss at the demise of the printed book. Three local artists, Judith Price, Nicole de Mestre and Sherry McCourt, collaborate to each produce a chapter, or collection of artworks, to highlight their individual take on this issue.

 

mage credit: Judith Price

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Five Lands in Plein Air
Foyer Gallery:10 January to 4 February 2015


An exhibition of paintings by members of the Art Hall Crew and invited guests. Each artist has contributed two paintings: a plein air (outdoor) painting completed in situ at Terrigal and North Avoca as part of the 2014 Five Lands Walk day, and a painting completed at a later date that was inspired by the plein air painting.

 

photo credit: Tulira Henley

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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.

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

 

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

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Haiku
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).

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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Reconciliation
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.

 

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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

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Living Colour!
18 April to 27 May
Foyer Gallery


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

 

Charlotte Scott, Summer Dragonfly

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Emerging
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.

 
Kasane Low, Ten Thousand Yards of Gold Thread 2013.

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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)

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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
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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 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