Fourteen of Gippsland’s most awarded and well known artists will gather in Melbourne next week for a unique exhibition inspired by where they live and work – namely Gippsland.
The multi-media artworks will be front and centre of an exhibition featuring the wonders of Eastern Victoria. Oil, acrylic and mixed- media paintings; mono, lino & digital prints and constructions from recycled and nature materials mix with mobile phone images at the Media House Gallery, The Age, 655 Collins Street, Docklands from February 2 – April 22, 2015.
Fish Creek artist Kerry Spokes has broken ground with the use of the mobile to create imagery. She extends the boundaries of what is possible with digital collages using photographs and apps on the iPad to develop iPhoneography prints (‘Nautiluscape’).
Creative recycling by Mandy Gunn provides the viewer with a new way of seeing ‘between the lines’ of everyday life and the unique twig forms by Meg Viney represent a very Australian version of containment and safety, using materials from gum trees and grasses from our forest.
Environmental issues are addressed in the ‘landownership’ paintings by Peter Biram and in Ursula Theinert’s lush ‘Windswept’ and ‘Coastal Forest’ works plus superb traditional canvases by Graeme Myrteza and John Mutsaers (‘Still life with Bowl & Rose’).
Libby Witchell uses windows as a metaphor for looking back at history and reflection, while Ken Griffiths has a quirky gentle perception of his world.
The Inverloch coastline in particular inspires Susan Hall, sharing her discoveries in ‘Ocean Blue’ and Tracy Roberts conveys her symbolic ideas utilizing organic forms to figurative in ‘Abyss’.
Inspired by the wonderful place in which they live and work, these outstanding creations are by Peter Biram, Sue Coppock, Ken Griffiths, Mandy Gunn,
Susan Hall, Carolyn Henry, Wayne Milner, John Mutsaers, Graeme Myrteza, Tracy Roberts, Kerry Spokes, Ursula Theinert, Meg Viney and Libby Witchell.
THE GIPPSLAND 14 is an exhibition which stimulates and surprises. “It entices viewers to visit this delightful area of Victoria to experience first hand its beauty,” says Exhibition Manager/Curator, Jacqueline Taylor OAM. It is presented by OzLink Entertainment in association with the Meeniyan Art Gallery.
The exhibition will then travel to the Meeniyan Art Gallery from April 26-May 22. Meeniyan Art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan.