1 June 2015 Mixing it at the Gallery

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Eclectic is perhaps the best description of the works going on show at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from Friday, June 5.

The Opening Night will also star the four artists themselves who promise to be as diverse as their exhibitions.


Kendal Murray, a Sydney based art academic and sculptor, is exhibiting new work in her show titled between rhyme and reason.


“This quirky exhibition of women’s purses, compacts and teacups - among other items - make whimsical and very telling comments about contemporary popular culture,” said Gallery Director/Curator Dr Leigh Summers. “Miniature figures and curious objects are utilised to play out many of life’s follies in this high calibre exhibition.  Murray has exhibited in many major galleries in Australia and abroad. Adults and children alike will be delighted by this show.”


Mother and son artists Pamela and James P Gilmour are exhibiting prints and paintings.


“The Gilmour’s are outstanding regional artists with an impressive track record between them. Their work has featured in several regional gallery exhibitions and both have been EMSLA finalists. This diverse show crosses many genres, including still life, figurative work and abstraction,” said Dr Summers. 


Works by Indigenous artist and ceramicist Tony Hart will also captivate audiences.


“Tony is very well known in the region and has also enjoyed shows at other galleries,” added Dr Summers. “He is perhaps most widely recognised for his vases and small ceramic figures of Australian animals. These are particularly lovely being simply made and well executed. In this show he will present both two and three dimensional work in this exhibition.”


All the artists will be present at opening night so guests will have a chance to meet them.


On Saturday, June 6, all artists will also attend a morning tea at the Gallery to present informal talks. Everyone is invited to this FREE event at 10.15 am. A gold coin donation secures some refreshment.


On Sunday, June 14, the Gallery also hosts soprano Sam Cobcroft and husband pianist Vincent Parmeter. They will present songs for voice and piano, in a musical matinee entitled Glories of Love. Tickets are available at the door and cost $25 including refreshments on arrival.  Please book early via the Gallery on 6648 4863 for catering purposes.