Friday, December 13, 2013

Forthcoming Exhibitions

"Three Well Know Australians"

Opening On: Thursday January 16th, Closing on Sunday February 23rd.
Grand Opening:  Sunday January 19th 2014 at 2pm.
To be opened by: M.P. Mr Tony Piccollo.
Free Entry,  All welcome.

Who Are: the "Three Well Known Australians", in this painting? 
Hundreds of thousands, of Australians have been trying to guess this since 1983. 
This is a special painting, coming to Gawler in January 2014, as part of a unique travelling exhibition that has been to galleries all around Australia over the past 30 years!
Sydney artist, Martin Shaw, asks those who see the picture -“Three Well Known Australians”, to attempt to name the three prominent Australians he has depicted in his painting. 
Some of Australia’s most prominent citizens have responded to the challenge, including our Prime Minister Tony Abbot, who wrote his response to the painting 20 years ago.
All their responses, comments and letters will be on display as part of the exhibition, and YOU the viewing public are invited to be a part of this, by participating in a special historic and cultural adventure, and making your best guess as to who these Famous Aussies may be. 
People’s comments have been compiled into yearbooks since 1983 and these will also be on display  for you to view. ( No doubt there will be a lot of interesting guesses and comments listed)
You can’t afford to miss seeing this very special & different event in the Art World!  It’s curious, humourous, mysterious and entertaining.
  • This is not the only new Exhibition holding it's opening on January 19th. We will also have Two other important artists opening their exciting new combined exhibition. 
 Shirley Phillips   &   Brian Cabrera  
                       present                               Dreams and Gothic Interpretations

Shirley works with Silk painting and machine embroidery, the samples above of her work are just fascinating.  Brian works with wood and glaze, his work is amazing. His work represents visual interpretations of the past, and unfortunately I only have this one clear picture of his detailed work, however it does show his mastery of woodworking and it is obvious that he will have a range of quality pieces in this exhibition.
This will certainly be an exceptional Exhibition, not to be missed.

The Committee look forward to seeing & meeting visitors to our first & special Exhibitions for 2014.