very diverse shows mark the start of the 2015 exhibition and event calendar at Coffs
Harbour Regional Gallery this Friday, January 16, at 6pm.
first of these is the opening of an exhibition by award-winning artist John
Bokor is a significant Sydney-based artist known for his still life paintings
as well as interiors, streetscapes and landscapes,” said Gallery
Director/Curator Dr Leigh Summers.
work is held in collections at the Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of Ballarat,
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and the State Library of NSW, as well as many
private collections. Viewers will enjoy his luscious colour ways and the
unmitigated freshness of the paintings.
Gallery is also proud to be hosting paintings celebrating the Saltwater Freshwater Festival.
This small, but elegant show only hints at the vast talent in our region among
indigenous artists and is well worth a visit.
two other exhibitions showcase works by tableland artist Barbara McKay and
purchases made by the Friends of the Gallery group. McKay’s work references her
wonderfully romantic late in life love affair. These small, joyous and
spontaneous paintings are colourful and young at heart. The second exhibition is
a collection of some of the paintings purchased for the city by our stalwart
and generous Friends of the Gallery group. The Friends are wonderful supporters
of the Gallery and their fundraising events have made possible the acquisition
of several extremely valuable paintings for the city’s collection of fine art.
Christopher Hodges ‘daisy table’, the sculptural work from which the Friends
have derived their logo, will also be on exhibition.
night will be a great opportunity to meet the artists, to catch up with
friends, enjoy some funky piano music and to celebrate the new creative year
that lies ahead. Everyone is invited to attend.”
Bokor and Wendy Powitt, CEO of the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and the
National Aboriginal Design Agency, will also be available on Saturday, January
17, at the Gallery for special talks on the works on show over morning tea at 10am.
Everyone is most welcome to attend this free event.
night costs $5 per person. Then the exhibition is free to the public.