26 August - 24 September 2016
Dean Home - When you Make Light Like a Feather
Angus Nivison, Dean Home & Helen Young
New paintings in art forms often seen as traditional - landscape, still life and watercolours – are the stars of the latest exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
Former Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) winner and significant Australian artist Angus Nivison is showing a series of landscapes, called ‘Six Years’, partly inspired by a trip to Japan and also a three-month residency in Paris at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Cité Studio.
Dean Homes is known for bringing an intensity and drama to the still life genre, for which he is widely celebrated. His masterful works in this traditional art form feature dramatic composition and theatrical lighting and provide a meditation on beauty, mortality and truth.
Coffs Harbour water-colourist Helen Young is inspired by a great variety of subjects – people, animals, landscapes, buildings and objects. “I see something that I think is special and beautiful and I just want to capture it.” Helen has exhibited in Bathurst and Bellingen and won a multitude of awards and prizes for her work.
Paint My Place 30 September - 29 October
Earlier this year, 15 highly respected Australian artists went on an artist's camp at Moonee Beach, capturing the atmosphere and beauty of the area through the medium of painting. Paint My Place is the culmination of this 10 day residency. The exhibition features new and original works by artists including Reg Mombassa, Euan McLeod, Peter & Susan O’Doherty, Isabel Ricketts, Adrienne Richards and Ann Thomson. Most artists will be returning for the exhibition opening.
EMSLA 11 November - 7 January
We are proud that the Gallery is the home of EMSLA, the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, an acquisitive award. The Gallery is indebted to Dr Mal Eutick and his family for sponsoring what is a highly regarded national art competition. Held annually in November. The EMSLA is renowned as one of Australia’s major art prizes and receives hundreds of national entries which feature a dynamic variety of representations of the still life genre and always prove to be engaging, fresh and exciting. Every two years the gallery is also delighted to present paintings from The Archibald Prize, awarded by the Art Gallery of NSW for Australian portraiture.