As an artist and historian, Deborah Beck’s artwork is often informed by her research and writing. Her recent biography of the sculptor Rayner Hoff led her to explore Sydney’s art deco buildings, particularly their use of highly decorative panels. from Sydney’s iconic theatres and public buildings
Newcastle Gallery 139 brings a vibrant selection of artist's work from the Hunter region.
Exhibiting artist: Peter Lankas, Paul Maher, Olivia Parsonage, Shelagh Lummis, Sally Reynolds, Giselle Penn, Terri Brander, Peter Read, Lydia Miller, Julia Flanagan, Matthew Tome, Dino Consalvo, Andrew Finnie, Belinda Street, Malcolm Sands, John Heaney, Alison Smith, Dominic Kavanagh, Helene Leane, Melissa Bull.
A Sense of Place by Sokquon Tran
18 October to 12 November 2017
Sokquon Tran’s sublime landscapes reveal to us a beauty and mystery which speak to us of a greater power than ourselves, transcending place and portraying an echo and a visceral response to it. The exact location is of lesser significance than the sense of sheer wonder and of the magic of the land itself.
The Gate(keepers) of Paradise
13 September - 15 October 2017
Paintings inspired by the story of Eve.
Human Dialogue by Sue Soliman
13 September to 15 ocober 2017
Painting, drawing, and wire sculpture
Heads Up by Patricia Harry: 16 August to 10 September 2017
You have to have opposites: you’ve got to have that dark and light. Art doesn’t come from theory, it comes from the soul and from learning the history of art.
Harlequin Animalia by Anna Wheeler, 16 August to 10 September 2017
Animals are a recurring theme in Wheeler's paintings. She has frequently painted the goat and cow. In this exhibition Wheeler has introduced more animals including the African zebra, buffalo and elephant. She loves the pattern of the zebra and the boldness of the shape of the buffalo head with its strong horns. Anna paints the animals with whimsy. She says "I love animals. They are wonderful to look at. I try to capture their individual personalities through paint."
Mud Bird by Theresa Byrnes
1-4 September 2017
Gate(keepers) of Paradise by Lucienne Fontannaz
13 September to 15 October 2017
Human Dialogue by Sue Soliman
13 September to 15 October
Theatre Paintings by Susan Wald, 19 July - 13 August
Paintings drawn from performance of Elektra and the Exile Trilogy. Opening Sunday 23 July 3pm-5pm
Abstract Landscapes by Sam Peacock
19 July - 13 August 2017
Partners in Print: 5 - 16 July
InkMasters Cairns and Sydney Printmakers present a collaborative project. Opening Saturday 8 July 3-5pm
Gravity's Desire by Ayako Saito, 31 May to 2 July
New sculptural works by the artist
SYDNEY A-BRIDGED by Dino Consalvo
Presented by Gallery 139 Newcastle
31 May - 2 July
Opening Friday 2 June 6-8pm
Regis Lansac: MURmurs
Exhibition opening Saturday 6 May 3pm-5pm
A Head On Photo Festival event
Virginia Ryan: Selling Dreams
3 -28 May 2017
Exhibition Opening Saturday 6 May 3-5pm
Nicholas Uhlmann: Voyages to Here
29 March - 23 April
Opening Friday 31 March, 6pm-8pm
As a sculptor, the dance between form and void always interests me, not only on a material level, but also as a meditation on the framework of human consciousness. So, within my work there is often a dynamic union of opposites and a fullness of sculptural form that tapers to a point.
Red Gold: The Cedar Story by Helen Leane
29 March to 22 April 2017. Presented by Gallery 139, Newcastle
Opening Friday 31 March at 5:30pm
Through a series of monotype printmaking, Newcastle based artist, Helene Leane explores the history of the majestic Australian Red Cedar Tree.
A recent move to the Hunter Valley, to the district where this tree once called home, has informed the making of these works which celebrate the patterns, delicate layers and changing colours of the leaves of a now re-planted Cedar landscape.