Reimagine Your Landscape with Bill Green, 14-15 September 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Image: Courtesy and ©Bill Green

Set amongst the vast and diverse landscape of Cowra, this weekend photography course will introduce participants to the technical and practical approaches required to capture magical landscapes (all levels of photographic and digital camera experience welcome). Participants will re-imagine their everyday surroundings to produce creative and distinct landscape photographs.

Australian Centre for Photography tutor Bill Green will discuss the importance of time and preparation, offer instruction on composition and encourage students to develop their own personal style.

Participants will be given instruction on the technical aspects of photographing landscapes including equipment such as filters and lens, angles of view and depth of field.

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Bring your own DSLR or Mirrorless (MILC) camera (charged batteries and memory card). If you are unsure please search your camera brand and model for clarification.
  • Note book and pen
  • A few examples of your own landscape photography that you like.
  • A few examples of landscape photography by another photographer that you like.

Workshop Fee

  • Cost is $110 pp (Friends of the Gallery $95 pp).
  • School students over 16 years are welcome but must have parental approval, cost is $95 pp.


The workshop base and meeting space is the Nguluway Room (next to the Art Gallery). The workshop will involve two location shoots.

Workshop Times

  • 14 September, 2019: Saturday 10am–1pm in the Nguluway Room (next to the Art Gallery), followed by a location shoot at sunset.
  • 15 September, 2019: The Sunday session will involve a sunrise shoot on location, address and start time to be confirmed. (Note: Transportation not provided by the Art Gallery). Following the sunrise shoot participants will reconvene at the Nguluway Room (next to the Art Gallery) for a viewing and discussion of images taken during the workshop.


Participants are requested bring their own meals and refreshments. The Gallery will provide self serve tea, coffee and biscuits. Please note: The Cowra Regional Art Gallery has the right to cancel the workshop without notice. Workshop fees will be repaid in full to participants if this occurs.

About the tutor Bill Green

Bill has lived and worked in London, Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne. Having assisted and studied photography in England, Bill moved to Sydney where he has spent most of his career photographing musicians, actors, film and TV identities for magazines, TV networks, film companies, the music industry and corporate clients. Bill’s personal photographs of industrial and urban architecture and landscapes create a world devoid of people in stark contrast to his commercial work.

Mystery Painting goes on display at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Inspector Adam Beard with the Norman Lindsay painting.

A rarely seen oil painting by legendary Australian artist Norman Lindsay recenty went on display at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery but who it belongs to is a mystery.

The painting Woman with Satyr is on loan to the Cowra Regional Art Gallery by the NSW Police as part of an ongoing tour to regional galleries. The painting was rediscovered in storage at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2010 and documents with it indicated NSW Police had lent the painting to the NSW Gallery in 1980. The painting came into the possession of the NSW police during the course of a criminal investigation.

In 2010 NSW Police launched ‘Operation Matisse’, to try and locate the owner of the artwork. During the operation, Police established the piece once belonged to a prominent art collecting family from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. But that’s where the trail ran cold.

It is now presented for the purpose of public appreciation at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, 77 Darling Street until 21 July 2019.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am–4pm, Sunday, 2pm–4pm.

Admission free.

Calleen Art Award 2019: People’s Choice winner announcement

Monday, July 1, 2019

Peter Larsen with his award-winning artwork.

The votes are in and the winner of the People’s Choice for the Calleen Art Award 2019 is Cowra-based artist Peter Larsen for his dramatic painting Hopeless Despair, 2019, watercolour, 120cm x 97cm. “This work arises from drought and its emotional toll on farmers…. we’re all affected by it and that’s why I wanted to do that painting” Peter Larsen said.

The Calleen Art Award 2019 exhibition consisted of an amazing range of 53 outstanding paintings selected from 300 entries received by the Gallery from around Australia.

Congratulations to Peter Larsen who receives $1,000 courtesy of the Friends of the Gallery.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Phone: (02) 6340 2190
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 2pm–4pm
Admission free


Public program event: Saturday 6 July 2019 @ 2.30pm

Monday, June 24, 2019

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Hunting Dhawu, 2001, screenprint 47 x 39cm.

Guest speaker Denise Salvestro will present a floor talk about Balnhdhurr—A Lasting Impression and the Yirrkala Print Space. Denise Salvestro has a PhD from the Australian National University on the history of print making by Yolngu artists and the development of the Print Space at Yirrkala. As part of her research, Denise studied Yolngu Matha Language & Cultural Studies at Charles Darwin University in Darwin.

All welcome admission free.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery is located at 77 Darling Street, Cowra.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 2pm–4pm. Admission free. For more information visit or tel 6340 2190.

Balnhdhurr: A Lasting Impression

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Hunting Dhawu, 2001, screenprint 47 x 39cm.

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre sits Yirrkala Print Space.

Balnhdhurr—A Lasting Impression celebrates twenty years of onsite printmaking at the Yirrkala Print Space, unique amongst remote community art centres with twenty years of continual production of limited edition fine art prints by locally employed and trained Indigenous printmakers.

The exhibition consists of the works from 50 artists, many that are historically significant and reveal the significant impact the introduction of bright acrylics had on artists, which allowed them to explore a whole new genre of artistic storytelling that became a joyous explosion of colour and expression.

The works in the exhibition are a vibrant acknowledgement of the creative energies, talent and commitment of generations of Yolngu artists who have utilised and pushed the boundaries of such a medium to share significant cultural and historical stories. Balnhdhurr is a coming together of cultures and time, providing an opportunity for a wider audience to recognise the accomplishments of a sustainable, functional and thriving print studio operating in an isolated landscape.

Since Yirrkala Print Space began in 1995 when a purpose built area was designed to host a printing press it has become an integral and vital component of the community.

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression continues at the COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY to Sunday 21 July 2019. The exhibition is presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery is located at 77 Darling Street, Cowra.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 2pm–4pm. Admission free. For more information visit or tel 6340 2190.