Moving House

Susan O’Doherty Earlwood Kitchen 2013. Mixed Media Assemblage/Construction 120 x 130 x 20cm. Photo courtesy the artist.

Susan O’Doherty Earlwood Kitchen 2013. Mixed Media Assemblage/Construction 120 x 130 x 20cm. Photo courtesy the artist.

8 February to 16 March 2014

Moving House is a collaborative exhibition between artist couple Peter and Susan O’Doherty, combining Susan’s mixed media constructions and Peter’s paintings. The exhibition reflects on their childhoods spent perpetually on the move, conveying ideas of memory, transience, eradication of personal history and the rebuilding of identity.

Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award

Award winners 2014

Top: Winner Calleen Art Award. Naomi White, End of Day, oil on canvas 112 x 183cm.
Bottom: Winner Central West Regional Art Award. Genevieve Carroll, Over the Table Blue Dandelions, oil on board 150 x 180cm.

4 May to 15 June 2014

The Calleen Art Award is a major national acquisitive art award for painting with the 2014 winner receiving $18,000. The Central West Regional Art Award is a non-acquisitive award for painting and drawing worth $2,000. This award is open to artists living and working in the Central West Region of NSW. The finalists exhibition is a highly anticipated and significant event including established and emerging artists.

The Cowra Regional Art Gallery is delighted to announce the winners for these two awards:

The finalists for these two awards:

The Cowra Regional Art Gallery also holds a People’s Choice Award:

The Calleen Art Award & Central West Regional Art Award catalogue is available as a PDF download:

The Wattle Room: Force of Circumstance, Chapter 7

Genevieve Carroll Force of Circumstance (diptych)  2014 oil on board 150 x 180 cm. Image courtesy the artist.

Genevieve Carroll Force of Circumstance (diptych) 2014 oil on board 150 x 180 cm. Image courtesy the artist.

22 March to 27 April 2014

This exhibition of new works by Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll is a visual memoir circumnavigating the world in which she lives. This exhibition is presented in association with the 2012 Central West Regional Art Award.

Studio: Australian Painters Photographed by R. Ian Lloyd

R. Ian Lloyd, Lucy Culliton in her studio in Hartley, NSW, Australia at 3:07 pm on January 24th, 2004. Framed digital print 64.25cm x 91.44cm.

R. Ian Lloyd, Lucy Culliton in her studio in Hartley, NSW, Australia at 3:07 pm on January 24th, 2004. Framed digital print 64.25cm x 91.44cm.

22 March to 27 April 2014

An exclusive behind-the-scenes photographic tour of a variety of australian artists working in their studio environments, providing a unique insight into the minds, moods and creative processes of some of the nation’s most acclaimed painters. An exhibition by R. Ian Lloyd Productions, toured by Museums and Galleries of NSW.

Jason Benjamin: Everyone is here

Jason Benjamin She’s Searching For You Too 2010. Oil on linen 120 x 120cm. Image courtesy Gavin Wilson

Jason Benjamin She’s Searching For You Too 2010. Oil on linen 120 x 120cm. Image courtesy Gavin Wilson

21 June to 27 July 2014

The paintings and drawings on display are a distillation of deep-felt encounters around distinct landscape sites, where the artist has concentrated his energies on shaping a pared- back vision of light and space. The works bear witness to Benjamin’s disciplined scrutiny of topography, vegetation and climate as well as environmental concerns. Yet, what sets these works apart is the poetic metamorphosis that can only take place in the solitude of the studio. an exhibition curated by Gavin Wilson.

World Heritage in Japan: A photographic exhibition

Kazuyoshi Miyoshi – Tosho-gu Shrine, Rinno-ji Taiyu-in Temple, Nikko, Tochigi.

2 August to 10 August 2014

A collection of stunning images from World Heritage-listed sites, encapsulating the beauty and diversity of Japan’s natural and cultural legacies by renowned Japanese photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi, including Kyoto’s Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), well-known for its impressive adornment of gold leaf; the Genbaku Dome (Atomic Bomb Dome/Hiroshima Peace Memorial), a sombre reminder for world peace; and the water-submerged otorii gate on the island of Miyajima.

This exhibition is presented by Cowra Regional Art Gallery with the support of the Japan Foundation, Sydney, as part of the Cowra Prisoner of War Breakout 70th Anniversary commemorations.

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2 August to 10 August 2014

Italian POW Heritage Display

This commemorative display of Italian POW heritage items includes artworks from the Gallery POW collection and rarely-seen heritage items on loan to the Gallery. This exhibition is presented by Cowra Regional Art Gallery as part of the Cowra Prisoner of War Breakout 70th Anniversary commemorations, with the support of the Cowra Italy Friendship Association.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Peter Brew-Bevan, War hero, 2013 digital print.

16 August to 5 October 2014

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event promoting the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australia photographers. The National Portrait Gallery offers a prize of $25,000 to the most outstanding photographic portrait that reflects a distinctive vision. The 2014 National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition consists of 45 finalists selected from a national field of over 1,400 entries. The full list of finalists is available at: www.portrait.gov.au/site/nppp.php

The exhibition tour is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program to improve access to national collections.

Jo Bertini: Wild Wild West

Jo Bertini, The Road Out West, 2013 oil on canvas, 91 x 91 cm.

11 October to 16 November 2014

The concept of ‘Out West’ is a relative experience in Australia. The ‘West’ is ‘Outback’, foreign, unknown territory, wilderness. Perhaps it is only when one has experienced truly remote, isolated areas of Australia – the inland desert regions – that this concept of the ‘Wild Wild West’ holds real meaning. Jo Bertinis’ paintings are an investigation into people and place, gender roles and the transformative nature of the Australian landscape. They offer an alternative to the predominantly archived, non-indigenous (western), male history and vision of the desert landscape genre. They investigate neglected concepts from the perspective of the ‘Female Explorer’, ‘Frontiers Woman’ and pay homage to women whose lives have been irrevocably linked with country usually perceived as male terrain. The female ‘Wild Wild West’ is still a visually under-described landscape. These works come from Jo Bertinis’ years as Expedition Artist on scientific, exploration, research and survey work with Australian Desert Expeditions. This exhibition is presented in association with the Central West Regional Art Award.

Regional Art Exhibition & Awards for Students Yrs 10-12

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22 November to 7 December 2014

The Regional Art Exhibition & Awards for Students Yrs 10-12 showcases the talent and creativity of young artists in Years 10, 11 and 12 from high schools throughout the Central West region. The exhibition encompasses a striking collection of works, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, 2D digital art, ceramics, textiles and sculpture.