Download our July 2012 - February 2013 Exhibition Program and February - June 2013 Exhibition Program




Colours of Country II

Imiyari Adamson <em>Beanie</em>, 2011, mixed media, emu feathers

23 June – 28 July 2013

This is an exhibition of 100 beanies from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. The festival’s ongoing success demonstrates the growth of the beanie as an art form and the imagination, creativity and fine craftsmanship presented in each piece.

This unique and colourful exhibition encapsulates the whimsical essence of the Beanie Festival. Highlights are the collections from Ernabella, Mutijulu and Titjikala communities, regular contributors to this cross-cultural event.

A touring exhibition from Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring, with the Australia Council for the Arts and Northern Territory Government Department of natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport.

sponsors

Print Profiles: Printmaking from the Region

Lynn Winters <em>Waterlily</em>, (detail) 2012, hand-coloured gold leaf embossing. Courtesy the artist.

Lynn Winters Waterlily, (detail) 2012, hand-coloured gold leaf embossing. Courtesy the artist.

23 June – 28 July 2013

This unique group showcase of works by leading and emerging printmakers from the central west region of NSW will feature a broad range of influences and fine art printmaking techniques. Artsists include Bill Moseley, Jane Tonks, Lyn Winters, Tim Winters and more.

A Cowra Regional Art Gallery exhibition project.

Download the Print Profiles: Printmaking from the Region Exhibition Catalogue

Calleen Art Award & Central West Regional Art Award finalists exhibition

Top: 2013 Calleen Art Award winner - Gladdy Kemarre, Anwekety (Bush Plum), 2012 acrylic on linen 183 x 120 cm. Bottom: 2013 Central West Regional Art Award winner - Jo Bertini, Wongitta Wadi Gold (Simpson Desert), 2012 oil on canvas 130 x 130cm

Top: 2013 Calleen Art Award winner – Gladdy Kemarre, Anwekety (Bush Plum), 2012 acrylic on linen 183 x 120 cm.
Bottom: 2013 Central West Regional Art Award winner – Jo Bertini, Wongitta Wadi Gold (Simpson Desert), 2012 oil on canvas 130 x 130cm

5 May – 16 June 2013

These awards are a signifi cant event in the NSW Art Calendar. They attract artists with established reputations as well as new exhibitors and aim to foster originality and creativity. The Calleen Art Award, established in 1977 by Mrs Patricia Fagan OAM, has developed into a high calibre national acquisitive award for painting, with a prize of $17,000 provided by the Calleen Trust. The Central West Regional Art Award is a non-acquisitive award for painting and drawing worth $2,000, open to artists living and working in 16 local government areas in the region. There is also a People’s Choice Award of $500 supported by the Friends of the Gallery.

The winner of the 2013 Calleen Art Award is Gladdy Kemarre from Utopia in the Northern Territory for her painting Anwekety (Bush Plum), 2012 acrylic on linen 183 x 121cm.

The winner of the 2013 Central West Regional Art Award is Peelwood artist Jo Bertini for her work Wongitta Wadi Gold (Simpson Desert), 2012 oil on canvas 130 x 130cm.

See Media release

Download the 2013 Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award exhibition Catalogue

G.W. Bot: The long paddock, a 30 year survey

Image: g.w. bot A Traveller’s Tale, (detail) 2006, linocut on Magnani paper 92 x 59 cm.

Image: g.w. bot A Traveller’s Tale, (detail) 2006, linocut on Magnani paper 92 x 59 cm.

17 March – 28 April 2013

This exhibition is a collection of works that span from 1981 to 2010 including relief prints, paintings, artist’s books and sculpture. While her earlier works in this unique survey exhibition contain motifs and symbols, g.w. bot’s recent work has evolved from the more literal fi gurative representations of the 80s to the almost pure ‘glyph-marking’ we see now. This is a ‘must see’ exhibition for artists, students, printmakers and art collectors as well as the general public. The exhibition has been curated by Peter Haynes and toured by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

sponsors

Remote and Wild: Richard Green

Image (from top): Mermaid Beach (detail), Richard Green Fiery Sky (detail), Richard Green

Image (from top):
Mermaid Beach (detail), Richard Green
Fiery Sky (detail), Richard Green

10 February – 10 March 2013

This dramatic exhibition of large scale colour photographs by wilderness photographer Richard Green is a powerful testament to the timelessness of Australia’s natural environment. Richard has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most sought-after landscape photographers and the works in this exquisite collection includes recent photographs from the Top End of Australia. His images have been selected for permanent display in the Australian Museum in Sydney and during 2008 his highly successful exhibition, Wild Places at the National Library of Australia in Canberra, was attended by over 30,000 people.

Desert Psychedelic: Jimmy Pike

Image: Jimmy Pike Kurriny Piyirnkujarra 1991. Screenprint. Courtesy artisan.

Image: Jimmy Pike Kurriny Piyirnkujarra 1991. Screenprint. Courtesy artisan.

15 December 2012 to 3 February 2013

Jimmy Pike (1940–2002) is considered as one of Australia’s great indigenous artists and one of Australia’s greatest textile designers. His traditional land is the Walmajarri Great Sandy Desert in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

Produced at the height of the Indigenous cultural renaissance, Jimmy Pike’s designs are vivid, dynamic and groundbreaking in their use of non-traditional colours. Due to his collaboration with the company Desert Designs, his designs exploded onto the international stage via high-fashion garments, textiles and furnishings and represent one of the most successful forays into the intersecting territories of indigenous art, craft and commercial design to date. The exhibition features a selection of Pike’s original prints, textiles and garments produced from his fabric designs. The exhibition is curated by artisan, in partnership with Desert Designs and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland with the assistance of Visions Australia.

Resource

Exhibition Flyer – Jimmy Pike

Sacred Footsteps from the Roof of the World Tour

sacred footsteps, cowra gallery

Finished mandala

31 July to 4 August 2013

Over five days, a group of Tibetan Buddhist Monks visiting from monasteries in India will create a Sand Mandala in the Gallery, as part of the Sacred Footsteps Tour 2013. The monks will commence each day with a session of deep voice chanting to mentally prepare for the day’s work on the mandala. The exact design of the mandala, proportions and use of colours are laid down in ancient Buddhist text and memorised by the monks. On the final day, the completed mandala is swept away by the monks during a special dissolution ceremony and returned to the waters of the earth to remind us that all things are impermanent.

Stars of the Tokyo stage: Natori Shunsen’s kabuki actor prints

Natori Shunsen, <em>Okochi Denjiro as Tange Sazen</em>, Print, ink, colour and mica on paper

Natori Shunsen, Okochi Denjiro as Tange Sazen, Print, ink, colour and mica on paper

10 August to 29 September 2013

Visit the dynamic world of Japan’s kabuki theatre through superb actor portraits created by artist Natori Shunsen (1886–1960) in the 1920s and ’30s.

An inspiration to artists for centuries, kabuki draws on Japan’s rich folklore, literature and history, as well as violent, romantic and scandalous events, through to present lavish dramatic performances. Kabuki actors – the movie stars of their day – were wildly popular for their flamboyant portrayals, extraordinary characters and colourful personal lives. Shunsen’s prints provide a fascinating glimpse into this glamorous world, while demonstrating consummate mastery of traditional Japanese printmaking techniques.

Exclusively from the National Gallery of Australia collection, Stars of the Tokyo Stage explores kabuki and modern Japanese printmaking in the context of the astounding changes taking place in Tokyo as the 20th century unfolded.

A National Gallery of Australia exhibition.

stars-of-tokyo-logos

Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards

Peter Larson, Victorian High Country (detail) watercolour. Winner 2011 Watercolour Award.

Peter Larson, Victorian High Country (detail) watercolour. Winner 2011 Watercolour Award.

5 October to 20 October 2013

The Lachlan Valley Biennial Art Awards is open to artists living within 100 kilometres of Cowra. The Cowra Art Group has staged competitive exhibitions for district artists since the 1960s, and the Awards have been hosted by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery since 2001. The presentation in a public gallery offers local artists a unique opportunity to reach new audiences.

Rolling Stone: The Covers 1972 – 2010

Rolling Stone Australia: Issue #483 May 1993, Midnight Oil; Issue #511 July 1995, Björk; Issue #695 October 2009, John Lennon.

Rolling Stone Australia: Issue #483 May 1993, Midnight Oil;
Issue #511 July 1995, Björk;
Issue #695 October 2009, John Lennon.

26 October to 24 November 2013

The cover of the Rolling Stone magazine is a cultural icon, graced by everyone from politicians to pop stars. The exhibition presents a showcase of the greatest Rolling Stone Australia covers from the Collection of Rolling Stone Australia, including captivating images by Annie Leibovitz and Ralph Steadman. An artisan touring exhibition supported by Rolling Stone Australia.

Portraits: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

David Potts, The Rabbit Trapper, 1947/2007. Silver gelatin photograph.

David Potts, The Rabbit Trapper, 1947/2007. Silver gelatin photograph.

26 October – 24 November 2013

A selection of portraits from Josef Lebovic Gallery by renowned Australian and international photographers, including Max Dupain, Roger Scott, David Potts, Robert McFarlane, Kerry Dundas and Greg Barrett.

Regional Student Youth Exhibition and Awards

Year 11 Student work – Photography

Year 11 Student work – Photography

30 November to 15 December 2013

This is the ninth annual youth art exhibition and awards presented by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery focusing on the work by young artists in years 10, 11 and 12 from high schools in the Central West. Exhibition and Award categories include painting, drawing, mixed media, photography and 3D art.

40 Years in the Making: The Pots I Kept. Greg Daly

Greg Daly, <em>Group Image</em> including platter, vases and bowls, lustre glazes ceramic. Image courtesy the artist.

Greg Daly, Group Image including platter, vases and bowls, lustre glazes ceramic. Image courtesy the artist.

21 December to 2 February 2014

This exhibition of Greg Daly’s ceramics examines his over 40 years as a maker. Works are drawn from Daly’s own collection covering his development of forms, platters, vases and bowls. These pots are used as a canvas for Daly’s distinctive glazes and surfaces, incorporating gold and silver leaf, lustres of different types, enamels and acid etching. Recent pieces in the exhibition feature his new lustre glaze work relating to atmospheric light.