artist in residence
7 June - 2 July
Opening with the artist
Wednesday, 8 June from 6pm
Tony Belobrajdic has been working in the Centrehouse artist in residence on Longueville Road, over the past 6 months, in anticipation of his first full scale solo exhibition, outside Europe. The exhibition titled, Tony Belobrajdic, artist in residence will be on throughout June, in Gallery Lane Cove. A local artist, Tony grew up in Croatia and moved to Sydney in 1989. He has taken this residency to develop a body of paintings in oils, a medium he rarely has the opportunity to work in. Referencing notations and ques from a range of historical sources and important Masters, this exhibition is a collection of intimate portraits of his sons and friends, classical nudes, paintings featuring equestrian motifs and boat scenes, inspired by English artist, Joseph Turner. With inspiration from the royal Spanish artist, Diego Velázquez and the Dutch masters, like Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt, Tony has interpreted these familiar motifs with a contemporary eye that often shifts and experiments with composition so that the image spreads out from the canvas.
2015 Parliament of NSW
Aboriginal Art Awards
6 - 30 July
Wednesday, 6 July from 6pm
In July, Gallery Lane Cove will play host to Australia's most valuable Aboriginal Art Prize as the 2015 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize, rolls into town. Over 30 unique works by contemporary Aboriginal artists will be on display, including the winner of the 2015 Award, Site Specific Work by artist and lawyer, Shevaun Wright.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Leslie Williams MP, will be officially opening the exhibition, with a keynote talk from Tess Alass, the Director of Indigenous Program at the UNSW Art & Design, on Wednesday 6 July from 6:00pm at Gallery Lane Cove. A free artist talk by participating artist, Nicole Monks will take place at 11am on Saturday, 9 July.
The exhibition, managed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and supported by Arts NSW, will be on display at Gallery Lane Cove from Wednesday 6 July until Saturday 30 July. It truly is a must see for anyone with an interest in art and culture. Visitors can expect to be inspired, impressed and challenged by the exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installations, which features an exciting mix of established and emerging artists.