Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Back road to Bathurst (detail), 2010, Oil on linen 122 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist.

Back road to Bathurst (detail), 2010, Oil on linen 122 x 183cm. Courtesy the artist.

A new exhibition ESSINGTON: New works by Joanna Logue commences at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 10 July 2010 commencing at 6.30pm.

In 2009 the Gallery presented the inaugural Central West Regional Artists Award in association with the Calleen Art Award. The Central West Regional Artists Award is a non acquisitive award for painting and works on paper and worth $2,000. Another feature of the award is the winning artist is invited to present an exhibition of new work at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. The 2009 award winner was by Joanna Logue and this exhibition is presented by the Gallery in collaboration with the artist.

The exhibition is multi-layered and an installation of art works comprised of paintings, photo assemblages and video art inspired by the landscape surrounding Joanna Logue’s home and studio in Oberon. The paintings are an insightful and personal response to the ephemeral nature of her surroundings. The photographs are part of a series of assemblages that capture a unique pictorial resonance. And the moving images are essentially poetic observations of the landscape, where light, sound and movement evoke a kind of dream world or a distant memory.

The exhibition will open on Saturday 10 July commencing at 6.30pm – the Gallery will be closed all day Saturday prior to the opening – by Peter Haynes Director ACT Museums and Galleries. Admission to the opening is free.

The exhibition dates are 10 July to 15 August 2010.

The Gallery is located at 77 Darling Street Cowra and open Tuesday to Saturday 10pm to 4pm and Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Admission Free.

Artist Talk
Joanna Logue with present a floor talk about the works in the exhibition on Sunday 11 July commencing at 11.30am. Admission free.