Jayes Gallery, Sculpture Garden, Gift Shop and Picture Framing is located in the historic town of Molong nestled in the Orange Wine Region just 20 minutes drive from the city of Orange in Central West NSW.
Jayes features a wide range of contemporary art, it’s a must see destination in the region.
Two wonderful exhibitions by artists Meg Allan and Jocelyn Moles opened on 18th October to a large crowd.
The weather was perfect and set the scene for a great opening.
In Meg's words
"As the heart skips, thumps, races and soars we are aware
that there is an quiet imminence apparent within our own existence. With each palpitation,
we consider our mortality. Collecting stories, objects, people and knowledge to
help us understand who we are, what we mean and where we are going.
I like to think of my pieces as conversations surrounding
this search. Investigations into our transient existence, juxtaposed with the
realization of an eternal afterlife.
The works talk of an ongoing evolution, both externally
and internallyfor me, as an Artist and
as a person. I am inspired by colour, form, atmosphere and ideas. I am
interested in layering the work with meaning and in turn, creating stories.
In 'Matters of the Heart; Poetry for the Palpitations' I
have used a variety of different mediums.
As per the Purist manifesto, 'The method must be sure
enough not to hinder the conception', I find myself gravitating towards heavily
detailed work. I feel that the more control I have over the medium, the better
the concept will be executed and therefore understood."
Meg at the gallery helping with the hanging of the exhibition.
THEATRE OF DREAMS
Jocelyn's wonderfully detailed works in mixed media collage are a great addition to the gallery and opened in conjunction with Meg's "Matters of the Heart". Both exhibitions run until 22nd November.
"Butterfly Girl" by Jocelyn Moles
Jocelyn works as a mixed medium artist, incorporating collage, paint, pen and
photography into her work.
She likes the opportunities that mix media allows you to explore in a body
She seems to be drawn to creating small works.
In this latest exhibition she explores the make believe world of childhood and combining it with adult dreams and passions.
Pop in to the gallery and view the works, join us in the garden for a coffee and admire the sculptures that were entered into this year's Jayes Gallery Sculpture Prize.
Opening 9th August at 1.30pm Jane Tyack's latest works. The exhibition will be opened by Carol Endean Little, all are welcome.
In making the works for this show, Jane has incorporated unwanted,
broken musical instruments.Music is wonderfully
universal, and in these works she has endeavoured to translate the idea of music
into beautiful visual objects that don’t necessarily have a voice.
Jane sees these artworks as not unlike ourselves. We each
of us are eccentric in our own way, which defines our uniqueness.
A wonderful exhibition of new works from Jane Tonks opens on Sunday 5th July at 12 noon.
The exhibition will be opened by Brad Hammond.
Following the opening stay on for lunch with Jane at 1pm. Bookings essential for luncheon for catering purposes.
In Jane's words
‘Elevation’ is a word of many meanings. It not only refers
to the physical height of the mountain, or the emotional high of an elevated
mood when you experience being at one with nature, it also brings forward the
concept that nature elevates us to a higher spiritual plane….one where we are
no longer masters of our environment, but rather an integral and harmonious
part of nature where all things connect in a universal language.
This landscape of rugged terrain, twisted snowgums, alpine wildflower
heath and crisp mountain air connects me to my ‘sense of place’ as a
non-indigenous woman of the Wiradjuri landscape.Although my skin is white, my spirit is black
and green, as I too belong to ‘country’.
We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery on the 5th.
Be transported back to New York of the 1930’s with an intimate dinner and jazz recital by highly respected singer Rachel Thoms and band – ‘The Here and Now’.
The room has seating for just fifty, which ensures that every listener is close to the action, so organise your party and book early to avoid disappointment.
Candlelit tables, plush velvet to create a real jazz vibe. Jayes will also serve a 4 course supper the perfect complement to classic jazz.
Limited space so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets $95 available online or contact the gallery on 02 63669093. * Ticket sales close 25th May for catering purposes.
RACHEL THOMS – ‘THE HERE AND NOW’
“These guys exude musical maturity through depth of perception and communicative ability... It's sweet, unassuming and just plain right.” — Canberra Jazz, canberrajazz.net
“When I first heard Rachael I was struck by an ethereal quality in her voice. She is at the age now where her tone is rich, her skills highly polished, and now with a delicate touch of soulfulness.” — Vince Jones, Australian jazz legend