Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Identity" by Nyree (Ngari) Reynolds

Jayes Gallery is proud to be presenting the recent artworks of highly regarded artist, Nyree (Ngari) Reynolds in her latest exhibition "Identity". 

In what is proving to already be a controversial show, Nyree explores the stories of the "Stolen Generations", a story which is close to her heart.

In these ephemeral and quite beautiful works, the figures float surreal across the vivid Australian outback. The works evoke a sense of loss and heartbreak. Nyree has shown through her work, that she is a strong storyteller and is able to more than capably get her message across to the viewer.

She has come to the attention of David Hill (writer) as well through her explorations of the Fairbridge Farm story, a story she says has many parallels to the Stolen Generations. David will make a special journey to see her exhibition which delights Nyree and confirms her explorations.

The exhibition opens with a preview on Friday night, March 6 from 6.00 pm for our regular collectors. This will give them an opportunity to purchase before the official opening.

The official opening is on Sunday March 8 at 2.30 pm. There are a few surprises in store for those who attend with special guests on the day.

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery.

Libby Oldham - Director

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Denis is a real winner!

A wonderful opening for the Denis Bradley exhibition with over 40 people attending. A surprise on the day for exhibition goers was a concert from the the Orange Male Voice Choir!

Music filled the gallery on this hot and sunny afternoon as laughter and fun greeted Denis and his paintings! What a grand way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon......the paintings were scrutinised, several sold and everyone left late feeling quite content....

The show continues for a couple of weeks so there is still time to catch a glimpse of Denis's world if you hurry!

The next exhibition begins on March 8th so we hope to see you there! Remember, Jayes Gallery is a just a short drive west of Orange and is a great way to speand an idle afternoon! Lovely drive through the Australian countryside.