The Riddoch Art Gallery is currently installing two exhibitions to coincide with a busy summer program. Opening on Friday 22 November 2019 at 6:00pm the exhibitions ‘As far as the eye can see’ and ‘Unbound’ will be on display until January 2020.
‘As far as the eye can see’ is a Blue Mountains City Art Gallery touring exhibition featuring work of 22 Australian artists and will showcase contemporary printmaking practices and landscape art.
“This exhibition celebrates the contemporary topography of both landscape and printmaking and challenges these conventional themes through artists whose work reflects the breadth and depth of print practice in Australia today,” Riddoch Art Gallery Director Melentie Pandilovski said.
“It is an incredibly diverse exhibition with a range of different artists all exploring a common thread of a deep respect for the land and a desire to share a meaningful relationship with it.”
Featured in the exhibition is renowned artist Clyde McGill who will be at The Riddoch & Main Corner Complex to provide an artist talk at 5:00pm prior to the official opening.
“Clyde’s practice is so diverse and his work is collected by major institutions in Australia and overseas so this is a fantastic opportunity for our community to get some insider knowledge about the exhibition,” Dr Pandilovski said.
'Unbound' is a solo exhibition by Rory Carter, a young artist from Portland, Victoria and will feature work spanning many different media from printmaking to large scale abstracts and sculpture.
In this significant solo show Rory presents us with an expansive journey, both in subject and discipline and it will really surprise you.- Arts and Culture Development Officer Serena Wong
The exhibition, about a drive to understand the world through a process of making and experimenting, will feature a mural directly on the internal walls of the gallery in the artist's trademark, vibrant colours.
“Working with Rory, I have really come to appreciate his skills as a draughtsman so we have commissioned him to do a mural directly onto the gallery wall. It’s going to be something special, you won’t want to miss it,” Ms Wong said.
To complement the exhibitions the venue will host a summer workshop program including activities for all ages, ranging from screen printing to other craft activities such as a festive farmhouse challenge.
“Come along to The Riddoch and Main Corner Complex and grab a program to find out what’s happening over summer, or download one from the Riddoch website,” Ms Wong said.
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