Two separate exhibitions will feature in the Gallery this Autumn, Elemental: Mary-Rose Riley and Light & Dark: Bärbel Ullrich. These two north east artists each explore different aspects of the landscape.
Mary-Rose Riley uses drawing, painting & printmaking to capture elements of her urban & rural surroundings. Riley is interested in the “grey areas” that exist between the natural environment and the modern conveniences we enjoy. In this new body of work she has found beauty in both the “ugly, eco-unfriendly concrete” of a driveway, and dappled light over a high country landscape.
Bärbel Ullrich creates rich layers of mixed media to explore changing natural environments. Her enigmatic work is meticulously arranged in grids and lines which emphasise the subtle visual progressions within each series, and allows the viewer to witness the gradual variations that occur in nature throughout time.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see these contrasting yet complementary exhibitions by two highly respected regional artists.
Exhibition Opening: 5.30pm Thursday 28th March
Guest Speaker: artist Ken Raff
Images at right: Mary-Rose Riley, Lake Hume #2, 2012, watercolour on paper; Bärbel Ullrich, Full Moon #2, 2012, mixed media
In celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Wangaratta Cenotaph an exhibition of several photographs taken during the First World War and at the unveiling of the Cenotaph are now on exhibition in the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre lower foyer. Developed by the Wangaratta Art Gallery in collaboration with the Wangaratta Historical Society this is a rare look at Wangaratta’s history relating to the Great War. These are very moving and interesting photographs printed from glass plates.
Images at right :Unveiling Soldiers Monument
The third biennial Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award (WCTA) will be held at Wangaratta Art Gallery in winter 2013. Professional Australian artists working in any style of textile media are invited to submit an entry for consideration within a competitive selection process.
A judging panel consisting of the Wangaratta Art Gallery Director and two respected professionals will select a shortlist of finalists for the Award exhibition at the Gallery 1 June – 14 July 2013. The value of the Award in 2013 is $8,000 including GST and this includes the acquisition of the work.
IMPORTANT DATES 2013:
To download an entry form, please see pdf link below or click here to visit the WCTA webpage
All enquiries can be made to the Gallery team on 03 5722 0865 or contact us via email