Friday 16 November 6pm
Five new exhibitions are opening at NERAM on Friday night and everyone in the community is invited to come along at 6pm to enjoy the art and festivities, including opening remarks by editor of the Artist Profile Magazine Owen Craven.
Not the Way Home: 13 Artists Paint the Desert is the culmination of an Artist Profile magazine project produced in association with Winsor & Newton art materials and curated by Owen Craven. In May 2011, 13 prominent Australian artists (including Walcha artist Ross Laurie) ventured to the Barrier Ranges in north western New South Wales in May 2011, for an epic journey into the vast landscape of Australia’s arid desert. The other artists in the cohort were Margaret Ackland, Elisabeth Cummings, Merran Esson, Joe Frost, Alan Jones, Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Steve Lopes, Euan Macleod, Idris Murphy, Amanda Penrose Hart, Peter Sharp and Guy Warren.
There are 2 artist selling exhibitions:
Peter Griffen: In and out of Abstraction
There is joy and energy in these works inspired by the Australian landscape. The art of Peter Griffen is influenced as much by the classical painting of the Renaissance as by the serendipity of abstract expressionism, as well Indigenous art from different parts of the world.
Ann Streckfuss: Spring Suite
Spring Suite showcases both Ann’s love for the wild environment from rainforests to open plains and her passion for colour. Her inspiration comes from the vibrant colours she observes on her desert journeys
And, as always NERAM is delighted to showcase its permanent collections.
Pick of the Bunch: From the Permanent Collections
NERAM’s dedicated team of volunteers have an insider’s knowledge of the permanent collections. They are invited to select their favourite works for this exhibition.
Glory of the Abstract: From the Coventry and NERAM Collections
Explore the wide variety of abstracts in the Coventry and NERAM Collections. Art does not always imitate nature. Here we see artists creating works of abstracted shapes and colour with an aesthetic appeal in their own right.
The exhibitions run until 3 February.