Categories / Exhibitions

May exhibition at Tussock Gallery, Point Lonsdale

This exhibition is at Bevan Shepherd and Janet Goldman's new gallery, Tussock Upstairs, 89 Point Lonsdale Road, Pt Lonsdale. The opening is on Sat May 5 at 3pm. The gallery is open daily 10am - 5pm.

Local artist Tom Wells will be exhibiting landscapes with themes derived from experiences in places such as Andamooka, Arnhem land, Pilbara,The Flinders Ranges, Eastern Seaboard rivers, Tasmania and maritime subjects on the Bellarine Peninsula. Works on show include atmospheric watercolours, oils and pastels. Tom has won a number of awards, including the Minnie Couch Prize for Watercolour 1963 and the Camberwell Rotary Prize for Watercolour 1971. He is represented in a number of regional and overseas galleries.

Cairns artist, Kain Shepherd will be exhibiting posters he has created over many years. Some emanating from his time in Darwin and have a “far north” feel about them. As a graphic artist Kain uses colourful images when advertising events and activities. Through the use of photomontage the images in the posters are in some instances quirky and lyrical and at other times some have a surrealist feel about them.

Local artist Bevan Shepherd, Kain’s father, will be presenting digitized versions of some of his many screen prints that he exhibited in the 1970’s. The prints were developed when Kain was a young boy. Viewing their works side by side shows an interesting connection. Bevan’s original screen prints are quite large and the new versions on show are in a more manageable format. His themes include personal comments on what he saw around him in the 60’s and 70’s. Bevan has been exhibiting regularly since 1973 and is represented in public collections as well as many private collections in Australia and overseas.

Erica Wagner is a Melbourne based artist. In this exhibition the landscape will be the focus of the works on show. Erica is also a children's book publisher with Allen & Unwin. She had her first solo exhibition at the Cambridge Studio Gallery in 2011 and exhibits regularly with the Victorian Artists Society and the Contemporary Art Society. Erica was the winner of the CAS Annual Exhibition in 2011.

Opening Exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery

I have about 6 works in this selected exhibition which is on from Wed Feb 15 - Sat 25 Feb. Unfortunately I'm away for the opening but if you go, have a drink for me!

Victorian Artists Society - Artist of the Year exhibition

I'm excited to have been selected for the 2011 VAS Artist of the Year exhibition. The dates are November 28 - Dec 10. For more info see this link: http://victorianartistssociety.com.au/victorian_artists_society_exhibitions.cfm?exhibitionid=19

Art at Burnley Harbour 2011 - Dec 2-4

I have six pieces of work in this year's Art at Burnley Harbour exhibition, organised by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. Over 500 artworks will be on display and for sale at the Burnley Harbour Precinct in Richmond, accessible via the pedestrian underpass at the south end of Mary Street, Richmond and adjacent to the Yarra Trail bike-pedestrian route on the Yarra River frontage under the Monash City Link roadway.  The dates are Friday December 2 (8am-8pm), Saturday December 3 (8am-8pm) and Sunday December 4 (8am-6pm). Hope to see you there! For more details see: http://www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au/exhibitions/burnley_harbour/burnley_harbour.html

Dark Horse video

Thank you to all of you who came to the show and for your wonderful support and feedback. I'm very grateful to Daniel Hayward of the Video Factory who created this little film documenting the occasion!  

Erica Wagner Dark Horse video from Erica Wagner on Vimeo.

Dark Horse in the Age!

Show now on: 52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood (Melways ref 2C E12)

Please come to my show in September!

 

Erica Wagner

Dark Horse

Opening Drinks Sat 24th Sept, 4–6pm

Exhibition Dates 21st Sept-9th Oct, 2011

Cambridge Studio Gallery

52 Cambridge St

Collingwood VIC

Melways Ref: 2C E12

Open: Wed - Sun 11am-5pm

03 9486 0169

www.cambridgestudiogallery.com.au

www.ericawagner.com.au

Exhibition coming up

I'm working hard for my first solo exhibition in September to be held at the Cambridge Studio Gallery, 52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood from Sept 21 to Oct 8, opening on Sat Sept 24 at 4pm. The show is called Dark Horse, and will include a series of narrative collages as well as landscape and figurative studies, celebrating diverse landscapes and emotional states. Many of the works are viewable in the gallery section. Here's the latest: The Waiting Room.

CAS Prizes

First Prize, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition 2011

'Telling you the story of my life', collage and acrylic on paper, 92 x 133 cm

Inspired by the work of Romare Bearden, this image developed after seeing an old friend again after thirty years. It was surreal trying to summarise our lives. Aiming for a mood of crumpled reflection, I tore up photos of my studio, old paintings and a page from my 1982 diary.

Highly Commended, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition 2011

'Fay, one autumn day', acrylic and ink on canvas. 61 x 122 cm

This painting was completed during a morning while the life model, Fay, moved to music. I tried to capture her flexibility, grace and movement, while simultaneously developing an abstract composition that worked in its own right. The whole experience actually felt like a meditation - just being in the moment.

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