This exhibition of prints draws on the intrigue that birds hold for us.
The works range from migratory waders which cross the hemispheres to those living close beside us, and yet others whose calls we hear but only glimpse in the undergrowth.
Their songs and calls are often the background soundtrack to our lives – whether on the coast or further inland, from bush to forests or in our parks and backyards.
The birdcalls we hear signify a sense of place, but some birds are now so endangered that we listen for their calls in vain. In my images I try to capture a sense of poetry in these fleeting encounters.
EXHIBITION DATES: May 2nd – 13th
Kati Thamo, Of the Song Beyond, 2022, Etching, 20 x 23cm
Living on the South Coast of New South Wales, printmaker Peta West draws inspiration from the surrounding coast and bushland, specifically that of Lake Conjola. A place where the lake opens to the ocean, where stoic banksias and gum trees hug the shoreline and where the peak of Didthul (Pigeon House Mountain) silhouettes the western skyline. To walk through this area, the energy of the bush is tangible. Despite the realism with which West portrays her subjects, it is rather her ability to capture an experience of sublimity that is most affecting in her work: a feeling of complete immersion within a living ecosystem.
EXHIBITION DATES: April 4th – 20th
At Dawn and Dusk, Linocut, 2023, 60 x 60cm
In this new body of work, Tom Civil’s iconic stick folk monikers are used within a collection of etchings, paintings and small sculptures to represent friendship and collectiveness.
Many of the artworks speak to social organising, representing the act of people gathering together in unity for a common idea – from small groups of friends to small community groups, to mass gatherings. ‘The Rabble’ celebrates everyday moments of life and community and contain stories within stories; small occurrences, intimate moments, group discussions, playing and dancing, moving together and sitting alone.
The Rabble, TOM CIVIL. Etching & Aquatint. 300 x 400 mm
Exhibition dates: 28th Feburary – 14th of March 2023
Opening night celebration Thursday March the 2nd 5.30 – 7.30pm, PG Gallery
A deep interest in ghosts, the uncanny and hidden spiritual realms have influenced this collection of drawings. Using brush and dip-pen work, linocut and repetitive mark-making with ink, these offbeat works include visions of frolicsome specters, haunted plains, quirky deities and playfully conjured creatures.
Coy, Roaming Cryptid, PAUL COMPTON. Ink, pencil & watercolour. 288 x 370 mm
Exhibition dates: 7th – 21st Feburary 2023
Opening night celebration Thursday Feb 9th 5.30 – 7.30pm, PG Gallery
If our civilisation could only be represented by the material objects we leave behind, what would future archaeologists glean from the welter of technological artefacts they would excavate? In Lost Civilisation artist MO’s playful collages explore our obsession with technology, proposing our machines and devices as new objects of worship in an increasingly secularised world.
Lost Civilisation, MO, 2022. Mixed Media collage, 700 x 500 mm.