The Great Outdoors
THURS 14 JUN - SUN 1 JUL 2018
Official opening: Saturday 16 June, 2-4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing
Exhibiting artists: Linda Greedy, Michelle Teear, Sally Reynolds, Malcolm Sands, James Murphy, Catherine Tempest, Jane Richens.
MEET THE ARTIST sessions
Sally Reynolds Thursday 14 June 2 - 4pm
Linda Greedy Thursday 21 June 1.30 - 4pm
James Murphy Saturday 23 June 11am - 1.30pm
Malcolm Sands Saturday 23 June 1.30 - 4pm
Jane Richens Sunday 1 July 11am - 2pm
Malcolm Sands, the need to make art
by Melinda McMillian
The Newcastle Star MAY 16 2018 - 1:52PM
NEWCASTLE painter Malcolm Sands has always had the “creative urge”.
In childhood that was expressed through model aircraft and diorama making.
“I was right into super-detailing,” he said. “I should probably have become a sculptor.”
It was not until the mid-1990s that he began to make visual art. It was after discovering Anne Von Bertouch gallery.
abov: Michelle Teear
above: Sally Reynolds First Light- Hinterland 2018 beeswax and oil on canvas 183x92cm $2100.00
The Hinterland Series came about as a result of a three day workshop last September at Knockrow in the Byron Bay Hinterland with well known landscape artist Tim Allen. I have admired his large works, mainly in oils, capturing expansive vistas whist retaining the energy of his 'plein air' studies. The three days were spent making preparatory charcoal sketches, 'plein air' studies with watercolour and acrylics, and some more large scale works in the studio. The expansive views from the elevated studio enabled me to get a feeling for the formation of the land and how to express the shapes within with paint and brush. I used beeswax as a medium for my oils and worked quickly to retain the vitality of my brushstrokes and intensity of colour - Sally Reynolds June 2018
above: Linda Greedy Into the distance, Gap Creek, Watagans 2018 oil and shellac on timber 120 cm H x 90 cm W $2,500.00
above: Jane Richens Polypore digitale (digital bracket fungi) triptych
above: James Murphy from the series Japan, City Beat Archival Inkjet Print on Cotton Rag
These multiple exposure photographs were made 'in camera' by shooting 3
consecutive images over the top of each other. The technique, while
simple to perform, relies on technical understanding of the exposure
process, an awareness of the compositional possibilities and a certain
degree of good fortune. The images were made in Tokyo, Japan primarily
around the Shibuya Crossing area and Omote Sandō and seek to describe
the lively pace of the city - James Murphy June 2018
above: Malcolm Sands