John Stewart Ceramics
The walls and surrounding gardens of John Stewart’s studio/gallery are testament to 40 years of solid studio practice where ingenuity, experimentation and invention are clearly evident!
Currently his elegant table and wall vases take pride of place. They feature scenes from our landscape with particular reference to local birdlife and aspects of human settlement. Each vase has integrated an anodised aluminium sleeve and glass test tube for the flower stems.
They have been showcased in many local and national exhibitions. His entry (as seen above) in the 2014 Gold Coast Ceramics Art Award was acquired and is included in this important national collection.
To see his full range of ceramics, a studio visit is a must!
114 Stewarts Road, Clunes – 10 minutes from Bangalow. Ph 6629 1327.
Personal Journeys explored
Coming up at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Ballina are a group of exhibitions not to be missed.
Sensing Place by Elaine Drysdale focuses on watercolour paintings created en plein air during an artist’s retreat at Arkaroola in the Flinders Ranges.
To Build a Throne by Leora Sibony presents paintings, drawings and found-object assemblages that come together as new beings, fragile, limitless and majestic.
A Recollection of Lyrics by Kylie Stoddart presents delicate sculptural works inspired by the artist’s mother, who had lost much of her memory yet retained the songs of her youth.
Transformation is a creative collaboration between sculptor David Shaw and three painters, Carmen Hogue, Rick Molloy and Maryanne Shea, exploring the physical transformation of the northern rivers coastal landscape.
Enquiries: 6681 6167 www.nrcgballina.com.au
Live your dream and learn how to create your own jewellery or advance your skills to the next level. Award-winning jeweller, Chris Gortz, shares his experience of over 40 years and brings out the best from absolute beginners to advanced jewellery makers.
All tuitions are strictly one-on-one. Classes run for a week (five days) and are individually tailored. They can include making your very first piece of jewellery to designing, including CAD, advanced jewellery techniques or gemstone setting.
For further information, please contact Chris: [email protected] Ph: 6684 5225.
Hilary Herrmann: The Voyage
Showing until 2 April at Lismore Gallery The Voyage features new works by the much-loved, locally based painter Hilary Herrmann. Herrmann’s wonderfully lyrical, expressive works are ruminations on her daughter’s leaving ‘the nest’ to embark on adult life. More broadly they speak of our relationships with change, and our dual excitement and fearfulness about the unknown.
Also showing Deborah Kelly: No Human Being is Illegal (in all our glory). This project was originally created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014).
For more information go to www.lismore.gallery.org.