18 April 2016 Artists in their Prime

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18 April 2016 Artists in their Prime

Works by three artists who are all at the very top of their game are the stars of a new exhibition opening at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery at 6pm on Friday, May 6.

The fruits of the very first artist-in-residence funded entirely by the Friends of the Gallery will be the focus of artworks by Sydney-based, award-winning artist John Bokor.

Created over a four-week stay at Sawtell, locals and visitors alike will be enchanted with paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of the popular headland and estuaries.

Well-known regional artist Ted Hillyer is marking his 80th birthday with his new works on display at the Gallery.

He is considered a master painter and has mentored many of the region’s very best artists, who have gone on to forge important careers. Ted is represented by a Sydney commercial gallery and has work in many national and international collections. 

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is just one of several that have seriously collected Ted’s work because of its beauty and because of his skilful rendition of ‘place’ in both a social and geographical sense.

Chris Hundt is the third artist exhibiting in this show. Chis has been painting her entire life and collectors of her work will not be disappointed with this show, curated to present facets of her work that have not been previously drawn together in one exhibition.

The show has been devised specifically to celebrate the rich diversity of her work and includes many new paintings.

An Artist Talk featuring all three will also be held at the Gallery on Saturday, May 7 at 10.15am.

This is a free event and a great way to chat to the artists, or just listen and learn.  Morning tea will be served at 10 am. Everyone is welcome.