The Hub Main St Grenfell gallery@grenfell.
02 6343 1864 Tues-Sat 10am - 4 pm Free Admission
Group bookings at other times by appointment
COLLECTION’ 31st July - 6th September
A refreshing breakaway from the more traditional earth coloured dot paintings to a more contemporary style in vibrant colour.
This group of aboriginal artists from throughout the central west region of NSW use a diversity of media including acrylic, encaustic wax and woven grasses to convey their dreamtime stories and are very reasonably priced.
A group of women indigenous artists including Bev Coe, Val French, Helen Worsley, Hawa Wright and Judy O’Neal have taken endemic native grasses and woven them into vessels and wall hangings incorporating bands of colour, string and even Quondong seeds to add texture and interest to their works.
Jim Beal paints symbolic paintings adding the dreamtime story underneath giving more depth to the meaning of each picture.
Bob Suitor has a more traditional style with x-ray paintings of animals and birds in earthy tones, reminiscent of Kakadu rock art.
Scott McMillan uses the silhouette of figures against colourful sunsets.
Nyree Reynolds paintings have a ghostly feel of an ancient lonely landscape with thin indigenous children in flimsy clothing, depicting fragility.
Tirikee uses the silhouette of figures over a night sky, showing the milky way and moon and a sunset near the horizon.
Guubbaay breaks from tradition using encaustic wax to create sensitive colourful landscapes.
Irene Ridgeway presents a framed ‘Certificate of Exemption’ dated 1909-1943 actually signed on 10/3/1951 this is a compelling read of what indigenous
Australians had to endure not that long ago.
‘THE BALD ARCHY’ 9th September- 6th October
An Icon of the Australian Art Calender is making its way back to Grenfell for the 2nd time.
Official Opening Night with Peter Batey Sunday 9th September 7pm. Please buy your tickets early at the gallery before the night to avoid the queue.
All welcome. Cost $8 including canapés and refreshments.
With thanks to Essential Energy for sponsoring this event.
‘The Grenfell Curtain’: A giant wall hanging depicting historical events from the Weddin Shire. Painted in thread the original concept was by Sylvia Brind and took many hours and many skilled needleworkers to complete. On permanent display.