Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Floor talks a huge success at opening of show!
Last Saturday's opening was a huge success with art lovers and artists from as far away as Sydney attending the gallery and sculpture gardens.
The strong works of Julie Williams have a presence that describes the Hill End landscape with it's dark moods scattered with the ephemeral ruins of historic buildings. This is an exhibition that draws you in and keeps giving new meaning with every visit. The works need time to contemplate and grow.
Julie's floor talk is well worth listening too as it allows the viewer to gain an insight into how the artist sees this landscape and transposes meaning to canvas.
Imposing sculptures by Hui Selwood dominate the garden and would make an impressive addition to any garden or foyer. These are large iconic works in black metal, statements that anchor any place that they located within. "Vortex" shown above was a finalist in Sculptures by the Sea. Referencing the totem pole, it is an architectural piece that commands attention.
The floor talk given by Hui at the gallery gives a deeper appreciation for this sculptor's important works and the depth of knowledge that he, as an artist, draws from to create. Enjoy.
This exhibition closes on Sunday 25 March 2012 at 4 pm so there is still time to come to the gallery and see the works. All welcome!