Exhibitions

Scott Breton & Clare Toms

10 - 28 SEPTEMBER 2021

OPENING EVENT 5-7pm 10 September 2021

SCOTT BRETON
Throughout Scott Breton’s new exhibition 'Anthropomorphisms', figure and landscape become equal partners - performing a choreographed dance, a duet. Subtle rhythms and gestures of the landscape can be articulated in the movements of the figures, as the landscape, to some degree, gains its own interiority.

CLARE TOMS
Clare Toms’ new exhibition explores the notion of ‘essence’ as the core, the most intrinsic nature of something - whether that something physically exists is a spiritual or immaterial form from where the soul emanates. Touching on the memento-mori aspects of Clare’s work, the feeling that ‘time is of the essence’ harks through these pieces which are an ever-present reminder that time, like the large and flourishing peony roses that loom from the depths of the paintings, is finite. The viewer is reminded to embrace the moments we are given and to celebrate our human experience.


Scott Breton

10 - 28 September 2021

Throughout Scott Breton’s new exhibition 'Anthropomorphisms', figure and landscape become equal partners - performing a choreographed dance, a duet. Subtle rhythms and gestures of the landscape can be articulated in the movements of the figures, as the landscape, to some degree, gains its own interiority.


Clare Toms

10 - 28 September 2021

Clare Toms’ new exhibition explores the notion of ‘essence’ as the core, the most intrinsic nature of something - whether that something physically exists is a spiritual or immaterial form from where the soul emanates. Touching on the memento-mori aspects of Clare’s work, the feeling that ‘time is of the essence’ harks through these pieces which are an ever-present reminder that time, like the large and flourishing peony roses that loom from the depths of the paintings, is finite. The viewer is reminded to embrace the moments we are given and to celebrate our human experience.


Bronwyn Hill

1 - 19 October 2021

OPENING EVENT 3-5pm 2 October 2021

New work by Bronwyn Hill is split in two continued series. Self-portraits depicting personal considerations and events have been a recurring subject matter over recent years, the three pieces here explore an obsession and overwhelming passion for work. The shadowed figures are another ongoing body of work, reflecting on a love for nature and light. Usually, these pieces are void of a setting, keeping the focus on the connection between the figure and their environment. 'Inside out' alternatively places these shadowed figures into an interior, a juxtaposition of the outside light and shadows being cast inside.


Lisa Christensen

1 - 19 October 2021

OPENING EVENT 3-5pm 2 October 2021

Christensen's current art practice explores the possibilities of the still life genre within the domestic. There is a quiet aesthetic which contextualises found objects from the landscape into a domestic narrative.

In Christensen's work there is a sense that a moment in time has been captured. We are forced to consider beyond more conventional representations of the physical beauty of Australian flora, to engage in the story of the leafy subject matter and the passing of time that is implied by its dried or wilting state as it sits in a simple jar or jug. We are invited to question how, when and where this setting may have come into being. Attention has been given to open spaces, subtle natural tones and moving light which allude to a familiar Australian aesthetic.

A contemporary dialogue is echoed in the subject matter. Just as the lifecycle of dry flora evokes sentiments of time and change, our environment is constantly cycling and evolving, whether naturally, or due to human activity.


Margaret Ingles

5- 23 November 2021

Margaret's paintings put the spotlight on hands in a variety of compositions to convey both narrative and emotional qualities.


Bronwyn Searle

5 - 23 November 2021

Bronwyn Searle's artworks reflect her passion for capturing the light, and are influenced by her depth of experience in illustrative techniques. Bronwyn enjoys the challenge of taking ordinary, everyday scenes and interpreting them in her own inimitable and widely recognised style. Working in oils on canvas, she loves to explore the technique of chiaroscuro.


Jodie Wells

25 November - 14 December 2021

Jodie Wells has exhibited extensively around Australia since 2007, including over 15 solo exhibitions. Her work has been selected as a finalist in many of Australia’s top art prizes, including the Tattersalls Art Prize, Glover Prize, Sunshine Coast Art Prize amongst many others. Jodie’s paintings are held in the Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery collection, as well as in private collections around Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai and Europe.


Moments: A Still Life Exhibition

28 May - 12 June 2021

Featuring nationally recognised artists Tsering Hannaford (multi-Archibald prize finalist), Andrew Bonneau (works collected by the National Portrait gallery), Bronwyn Hill (Winner Clayton Utz art award and Brisbane Portrait Prize category winner) and Oliver Shepherd, 'Moments: A Still Life Exhibition' celebrates the still life genre through the painting medium.

Each artist approaches the genre with their own unique style, through varying concepts and interpretations. Some celebrate worldly goods and pleasures, while others explore the shortness and fragility of life. A striking exhibition of memento mori and vanitas.


HOME

20 August - 7 September 2021

HOME
GROUP EXHIBITION

Artists represented by Lethbridge Gallery take the opportunity to explore what home means to them. Whether it be the house, the studio, a person, the mind, a suburb or a far-off place. The home is a personal space of knowing and comfort.