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Gallery 139  |  Independent Art Gallery 

Nature stirred

2016 Exhibitions

Nature stirred


installation view

WED 6 APR - SAT 23 APR 2016

OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 9 April, 2-4pm

A gallery curated exhibition exploring how the natural environment influences artists in their art practice. This exhibition will include painting, drawing and sculpture by established and emerging Newcastle artists.

Exhibiting artist: Matthew Allam, John Barnes, Penny Dunstan, Judy Henry, Shelagh Lummis, Sally Reynolds, Gavin Vitullo.

Shelagh Lummis Riverbank I, II, III, IV on back wall of gallery 

Shelagh Lummis Riverbank I, II, III, IV on back wall of gallery 

detail Gavin Vitullo Diaspora, The Great Continental Drift sandstone and hardwood

detail Gavin Vitullo Diaspora, The Great Continental Drift sandstone and hardwood

Penny Dunstan Rix's Creek series VI and VII Lumen Photographic Prints

Penny Dunstan Rix's Creek series VI and VII Lumen Photographic Prints

John Barnes Just Add Light, From the Distance, Light and Dawning acrylic on canvas 

John Barnes Just Add Light, From the Distance, Light and Dawning acrylic on canvas 

GALLERY OF LANDSCAPE

Newcastle Herald art review by Jill Stowell 15 April, 2016

GALLERY 139 has collected a wonderfully diverse catalogue of works inspired by the idea of landscape. Apart from Shelagh Lummis’s multi-part painting of an arcadian scene, there is little to suggest the conventions of view-capture.

Gavin Vitullo’s imposing modulated timber poles evoke the forest. Matthew Allam creates miniature landforms in moss-filled clay saucers. The paintings of John Barnes hanker for abstraction in canvas-filling constellations of circles. Sally Reynolds’s woodcuts continue to recreate the red cliffs of Central Australia’s MacDonnell Ranges.

Penny Dunstan reverts to the camera-less photography of her previous work in a series of sepia-toned details of growing leaves and plants. This solar-powered image-making brings us the natural world, but transformed into polarised pattern, with a mysterious new dimension.

Matthew Allam Nature's Reclamation #11 and Gold Stoneware with moss and Lichen - must be kept moist

Matthew Allam Nature's Reclamation #11 and Gold Stoneware with moss and Lichen - must be kept moist

Judy Henry Misty Morning acrylic on canvas and Nature's Personality and Natures Geometry drypoint etchings framed

Judy Henry Misty Morning acrylic on canvas and Nature's Personality and Natures Geometry drypoint etchings framed

Sally Reynolds Yalpalpe Rockface Norther Territory I, II, III  3 colour woodcut reduction

Sally Reynolds Yalpalpe Rockface Norther Territory I, II, III  3 colour woodcut reduction

March 16
ELEGANT BLOOMS
April 27
Beyond COLOUR