Monday, April 23, 2012

"LIGHT, LIFE & PERSPECTIVE" - Opens 4 May at 6 pm

Joel tells about his show: “I grew up amongst a family of artists, with my mother, father and grandfather all actively creating art throughout my childhood. It was perhaps these influences that taught me to find beauty and detail in ordinary places. Having grown up in Orange NSW, I was always inspired by the extreme changes in colour and climate of the surrounding landscape. I began painting at 14, mostly depicting these vibrant local landscapes.
In my recent artwork, I try to push the boundaries of traditional realism and depict narratives through unusual perspectives. Since moving to the coast to study, I have been fortunate enough to have a lot of free time to travel and go on adventures, with my artwork often becoming a reflection of my experiences. I don’t always seek ideas for artworks; rather they hit me all at once and won’t leave me alone until put them down.

Creating artworks is my way of expressing feelings and experiences that I cannot put to words. I don’t fully understand why I paint, but there’s something immensely satisfying about putting the final touches and standing back to see what you’ve created. The need to create art is best described by William Faulkner, as “An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they chose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.”

"Sepia Tone Memory"

Meet the artist, dine with the artist! A 2 course dinner will be held after the opening where you can meet the artist and discuss their inspiration and work over dinner. Please book on 6366 8810 to make this a great evening!


Trevor Hood asks us, “Mostly the world goes unnoticed.
Do we notice below the surface? Do we look longer than the fleeting moment?

Either we don’t know what to look at or we fail to understand its importance and miss the opportunity to look at all. Much that we see is on our periphery and fails to register in any meaningful way. Sometimes we see phantoms, but what we see is only ever a slice of what can be considered real. No two people understand the world in the same way and no two people look, think or imagine alike.

These artworks are snapshots that can be seen to give some shape and drama to unnoticed shadows and unearth the barely perceived.”

This is Trevor’s first solo show at Jayes Gallery & Sculpture Gardens and we’re very excited to unearth what Trevor has been working on. His large and impressive works take us into unknown territory, the unseen forces of nature around us. His long career as a teacher in the arts gives him a dexterity with paint and canvas that is rarely seen. The works are finely tuned to build forms that incite the imagination with layers of transparent washes over solid shapes. This will be an outstanding exhibition of the highest standard.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Matthew Begg & Connie Eales Show - a laughter filled event!

The opening of works by Matthew Begg and Connie Eales was attended by a number of their friends and family and laughter filled the galleries. Both artists are very popular and their respective talks brought smiles to the room.

Matthew talked about his recent trip to Cambodia and how he was inspired by the people and spaces there whilst Connie described her works as being inspired by very personal memories and beautiful times.

Matthew's Cambodian inspired works

Connie's intimate works based around music.

These works will only be at the gallery until Sunday 29 April so hurry in and check out both of these lovely shows. There's something to delight everyone!