Gosford Regional Gallery July 2016 to January 2017

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GOS F ORD R E G I O N A L G AL L ER Y

Exhibitions and Events July 2016 - January 2017


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With over 170,000 annual visitors, Gosford Regional Gallery is one of Australia’s most popular and widely visited regional galleries. We have proudly played an active role in the cultural life of the Central Coast since first opening our doors in April 2000. Over the years, our story has continued to evolve with our unique balance of art, outdoor gardens, learning, community participation and family entertainment. Our aim has always been to offer visitors an engaging and accessible space in which to celebrate arts and culture. We look forward to welcoming you to Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Garden.

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Indigo Blue Maureen Locke-Maclean 23 July to 17 August Maureen Locke-Maclean has been fascinated by traditional art forms and culture of Japan for over thirty years. On her first visit to Japan in 1985, she visited Yokohama to learn the practices of making and dyeing silk, using natural indigo dye and traditional Shaped Resist Dyeing techniques of ‘Shibori’. Locke-Maclean has since become renowned for her use of colour in creating fantastic textile forms and wearable art. In this exhibition she limits herself to the use of indigo dye and traditional ‘Shibori’ techniques, which result in rich and stunning works. Image: Maureen Locke-Maclean, Abyssal Plain, silk twill – hand dyed Indigo (Mokume Shibori), 2016.


“Of blues there is only one real dye, indigo� William Morris, 1834-1896 Textile designer, novelist, poet, founder of Morris Co and Socialist activist.


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An Artist Survey Jocelyn Maughan 23 July to 4 September At fifteen, Maughan embarked upon her extensive career as art educator and artist with five years of study at the National Art School, Sydney. This exhibition presents a survey of over six decades of subsequent work, showcasing her dedication to form and composition across a variety of mediums. One of the earliest works featured in this exhibition is a study of construction workers. Maughan has revisited this subject matter throughout her career, returning to examine the human form and relentlessly sketch the figure. Image: Jocelyn Maughan, Siena, Lookers and Onlookers (detail), egg tempera on treated paper, 2012.


Valiant Safari Graham Cheney 20 August to 11 September A series of paintings which recall the artist’s childhood memories of the Central Coast. The exhibition explores the source of collective and personal histories and examines how such sources are subject to hearsay, interpretation and personal imagination. Image: Graham Cheney, Valiant Safari, oil on canvas, 2016.


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Room for Art: 23 Central Coast artists Helene Rosanove 23 July to 11 September A photographic essay by Helene Rosanove featuring the creative working spaces of 23 Central Coast artists. Each black and white image reveals the artist’s personality through their tools, space and chosen working environments. The exhibition offers an insight into the unique and creative characters of many Central Coast artists including Margaret Fortey, Paul Haggith and Janet Hoyer Cobb. As participants in the 5 Lands Art Studios Trail, each artist’s studio is made available to the general public for tours and viewing three times a year. Images: Helene Rosanove, Karani #9, digital C-type print , 2016. Helene Rosanove, Hillside #186, digital C-type print, 2016. Helene Rosanove, Grevillea #368, digital C-type print, 2016.

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Wavelength Cathryn McEwen 10 December 2016 to 11 January 2017 A series of paintings by Central Coast landscape painter Cathryn McEwen, celebrating the mesmerising visual qualities of water. The works evoke the shallows of coastal shorelines by breaking down elements of landscape to focus on colour, shape and light. Image: Cathryn McEwen, Norah Headland Foreshore (detail), oil on canvas, 2016.


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Gosford Art Prize Gosford Ceramic Prize 24 September to 4 December Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. The exhibition offers the artist an opportunity to let their work stand on its own, to be judged and appreciated on a level playing field, with each work vying for the viewer’s attention. The recent addition of the Gosford Ceramic Prize supports and recognises the growing resurgence in contemporary ceramics throughout Australia. A series of weekly artists talks will be held at 2pm each Saturday during the exhibition period. Image: Pamela Honeyfield, Dusk Falls Across The Flinders, oil on canvas, 2015.


DAT E S F O R T HE D IAR Y Online registration opens 1 August Delivery of artwork 9, 10, 12 September Closing date for entries 12 September Announcement of finalists 20 September

Images: Loretta Picone, Cosmic Dance of the Dendrite. Rew Hanks, A Touch of Home (detail)


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Bare: Degrees of Undress Touring National Portrait Gallery 10 December 2016 to 29 January 2017. Entry charges apply. This touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery celebrates candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful and fascinating Australian portraits which all show a bit of skin. Fun and forthright, the exhibition interrogates our instinctive, embedded and complex reactions to nakedness. The portraits, which feature some of Australia’s greatest sports people and foremost creative achievers, including Billy Slater, Germaine Greer, Dame Edna Everage, David Gulpilil and Megan Gale explore the subtle but crucial differences between the naked and the nude, being dressed or undressed and seeing someone clothed or unclothed. Images opposite: Ian Thorpe 2002 by James Houston. Sherbet 1974 (printed 2002) by Lewis Morley. Megan Gale 2002 by Ellen Dahl. Harry Kewell: In the dining room of his home in Hale, Cheshire 2006 by Robin Sellick. This page: Untitled #21/09 (after Ricci, 1700; featuring Matthew Mitcham) 2009 by Ross Watson.


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Behind the Lines 2016 Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House 10 December 2016 to 29 January 2017. Entry charges apply. A contentious political climate was created throughout 2016 within Australia, due to a Federal election, which included big personalities with even greater ambitions, controversial policies and public scandals. Exploiting this satirical gold was Australian cartoonists and the exhibition Behind the Lines: The Years Best Political Cartoons 2016 celebrates these artists’ endeavours.


Another year in Australia’s unique, vibrant and fearless tradition of political cartooning where no politician, party or policy is safe from the nation’s best cartoonists; witty, powerful or ribald, the images offer an astutely observed journey through twelve months in the Australian political landscape. These cartoons capture the spirit of our democracy with its passion, scepticism and above all, humour. Behind the Lines is a travelling exhibition by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians. Image: David Pope, Charlie Hebdo Canberra Times, 8 January 2015


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Log Book Daniel Analdi 14 January to 15 February 2017 This exhibition is a photographic essay exploring the life, people and culture of Warnervale airport. Like many regional facilities, the airport is undergoing significant changes. These images reveal the artefacts and historical importance of the site, as well as provide a valuable record for the future. Arnaldi is a portrait photographer whose work has been exhibited extensively across Australia including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Images: Daniel Arnaldi, Andrew, pigment ink on cotton rag, 2015. Daniel Arnaldi, Artefact #2, pigment ink on cotton rag, 2015.


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ADULT ART CL ASSES Our art class program is designed to engage and progress participating students in an informal and friendly environment. Class subjects range from the traditional to the contemporary. The program changes each term to meet the needs of artists of all ages and abilities. Enjoy up to $20 discount off art class bookings by joining the Gallery’s Membership Scheme. ARTIST TALK S The Gallery presents a series of free, drop-in artist talks in conjunction with each exhibition on a Saturday or Sunday at 2pm. This provides an opportunity for further insight into the work and practice of artists. SCHOOL VISITS Gosford Regional Gallery’s Schools Education Program is aimed at supporting teachers of primary and secondary students and links with the NSW Visual Art Syllabus. Guided tours of all major exhibitions are available. THE COMMUNIT Y GALLERY The Community Gallery is available to hire for a fee. Applications to exhibit in the Community Gallery are assessed twice yearly. Application forms are available at www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries. See website for details of forthcoming exhibitions in the Community Gallery. EDOGAWA COMMEMORATIVE GARDEN The garden provides a tranquil setting in which to relax and enjoy art and nature. Guided tours, explaining the garden’s Japanese aesthetic and philosophy are available for groups and organisations at $3 per person. For bookings call (02) 4304 7550. BECOME A MEMBER Gallery membership celebrates the diversity and opportunities at two of our region’s premier arts venues, Laycock Street Community Theatre and Gosford Regional Gallery. Benefits include: >> >> >> >> >> >>

Invites to exhibition openings 10% member discount in the Gallery Shop Discounts on art classes and exhibition entry Theatre ticket discounts and access to priority seats Two complimentary theatre bar drink vouchers when you first join Member prices at the theatre bar on rounds of drinks

12 month membership is $38 per person with renewals are on a rolling basis. Join in person, at gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries or call (02) 4304 7550.


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YOUR VISIT Gosford Regional Gallery is located on the shores of Caroline Bay in East Gosford. Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford, (02) 4304 7550 gallery@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries ENTRY General admission is free, however fees may apply to some major exhibitions. A special entry fee of $5 ($3 concessions/$10 family) will be charged for Bare and Behind the Lines. The entry fee covers admission into both exhibitions. DAILY OPENING HOURS Gosford Regional Gallery: 10am-4pm Edogawa Commemorative Garden: 9.30am - 4.30pm The Gallery Shop: 10am - 4.30pm SHOP The Gallery Shop presents a unique and tempting alternative to high street shopping. Our extensive range of items includes books, contemporary craft, homeware and jewellery.

Gallery and offers a wonderful outlook onto the Edogawa Commemorative Garden. Open seven days a week from 8am to 3.30pm, the cafe is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a visit to the gallery and gardens. For menu options, bookings and upcoming promotions visit www.pointcafe.com.au or call (02) 4324 8099 PLE ASE NOTE No dogs in buildings or gardens. No picnics in the Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Garden. Picnic tables are located in shaded grounds at the entrance to the gallery. Cover image: Lewis Morley, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries AO), direct positive colour photograph, 1982.

National Collecting Institutions Touring & Outreach Program

Gosford Regional Gallery is proudly supported by media partner Star 104.5FM

THE POINT CAFE JAPANESE GARDENS The Point Cafe Japanese Gardens is located within Gosford Regional

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