Artist in Focus: Noel Hart
The last few months for Mullumbimby artist Noel Hart have been rather busy with participation in exhibitions in Chicago and Los Angeles, and with up-coming showings in Melbourne and New York.
On the local front, Noel has recently completed a suite of paintings and a glass installation at the new Elements of Byron Resort, in Byron Bay, which illustrate the breadth and diversity of his artistic focus.
You are welcome to visit his studio/gallery in the Mullumbimby Industrial Estate which can be a rewarding experience. We recommend you call first just to make sure he is there; as most of the time he is.
Ph: 0417 042 951.
1/8 Smith St, Mullumbimby Industrial Estate Mullumbimby. www.noelhart.com.
Poetry and Music in Ballina
On show for one more week at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG), Ballina, are a group of exhibitions not to be missed.
Belles – Lettres by Hannah Massey and Nathalie Verdejo is collaborative exhibition of mixed-media works exploring the dialogue between image, form and word using poetics as an artistic medium.
Bluestocking by Amanda Bromfield presents decorative sculptural pieces referencing the Rococo style of the French court of King Louis and Marie Antoinette as a metaphor for feminine history and identity.
Imbi Davidson showcases a new collection of paintings in her solo exhibition The Palisades: Stories of the Mountain exploring a mythopoetic landscape of geometric landscape contours juxtaposed with wild, emotional skyscapes.
Steve Waller in his ambitious solo exhibition Symphonize shows a series of drawings that synthesise an historical and contemporary visual language between abstraction and representation.
Enquiries ph: 6681 6167 www.nrcgballina.com.au
Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre
Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
The Archibald Prize 2015 – until Sunday 28 February. An Art Gallery of NSW touring exhibition will be open to the public for the month of February at the Gallery. Don’t miss your chance to vote for the People’s Choice award.
Luscious by Gatya Kelly until Sunday 28 February is a collection of new chiaroscuro still-life paintings that explore our sensual responses to succulent visual imagery. The scale of objects is exaggerated to reflect Kelly’s personal, minutely observed viewpoint. Petals and seeds are magnified to reveal their jewel-like qualities.
The Olley Gallery only will be closed to the public on February 10, 11 and 12 for rehanging.
Deborah Kelly: No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory)
6 February – 2 April 2016
An epic life-sized portrait project, initially commissioned for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014). The 20 photographic portraits have evolved into intriguing collage works through the collaborative creativity of teams of public participants over the course of many months.
A MAMA exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project was created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The Artist or Curator Residency program is supported by the Copyright Agency Limited’s Cultural Fund.
Also showing – Hilary Herrmann: The Voyage
Lismore Regional Gallery 6622 2209
Lume Gallery of Function Art Opens on Friday 26 February
*Where form meets function*
Lume Gallery is a functional art space that incorporates gallery and artist studios. Our focus is on unique and individual pieces that inspire awe and serve a practical life purpose.
Join us at the opening for food from the Figtree Restaurant and music from acclaimed violinist Cye Wood’s project Cave in the Sky.
The landmark site has served as a working artist studio/gallery since 1982 when Colin Heaney operated his renowned glassblowing studio.
This new incarnation sees the gallery renovated to house a dynamic collective of artists producing aesthetic objects that serve utilitarian purposes. Our works range from lighting to leather accessories and jewellery, ceramics, glass art, furniture and homewares.