Roy Martin and Daevid Anderson
Roy Martin and Daevid Anderson showcase their contemporary interpretations of traditional still life painting.
ROY MARTIN playfully juxtaposes the banality of everyday scenes with seemingly out of place objects - magnifying their scale they become looming and foreboding. We are compelled to examine these objects in their new context to uncover hidden layers of meaning and humour.
DAEVID ANDERSON constructs simple frameworks for his still life arrangements – suspending various household items with twine; confining them in a box; or lining them up on a shelf.
The relationships between these objects, often toys or other household collectibles, and their surroundings provides an opportunity to create mini narratives within a fun, crisp and contemporary (almost) trompe l’oeil image.
Anne-Marie Zanetti and Pat Hall
"I am intrigued by memories from my childhood – how fleeting yet valuable each can be. The emotions that accompany these remembering’s bring wonderful insights as long as we are willing to delve into the shadows of our emotional landscape. My painting, over time, has become a very important instrument in this ongoing journey to unearth, heal and even savour the multitude of experiences I have encountered in my life."
In Pat Hall’s fifth exhibition at Lethbridge Gallery, we glimpse light and shade, focus and flutter, that which is seen and unseen. Fascinated by our pervasive Queensland sunlight, Pat has long immersed her artist’s gaze in our unique landscape. Her work celebrates the glimpses we catch every day but often take for granted: gum leaves and blossoms with their delicately nuanced textures as they shade Lorikeets, feathered explosions of colour as individual as a fingerprint. These glimpses are lovingly captured by Pat’s watercolour brush and infused with a joy that comes from a lifetime of observation.
Michelle Caitens and Lindy Sale
Michelle Caitens and Lindy Sale combine their loves of landscape and still life painting.
“We can probably all relate that in life, we are witness to and at times engulfed by both the calm and the storm. Without one, it is difficult to appreciate the other. The overwhelming power of a storm is often followed by those magical moments when the clouds part, the sky clears and we can breathe again. These paintings celebrate both.’" - Michelle Caitens
"From the drama of the storm cloud about to release its power, to the imperceptible but constant movements of a growing tree as it stretches towards the sky, the world is awe-inspiring. I am interested in how our primal psychology responds to the forces of nature. Though we might feel vulnerable to it at times, we need to be close to nature in some way in our everyday lives because to do so nourishes us. A window to the sky, a painting of greenery, a bunch of leaves or flowers in a jar; all provide calming inspiration and a link to the outside from within the shelter of the home." - Lindy Sale
With a doctorate in Arts Therapy and extensive knowledge of creative arts, Raelean Hall’s oil paintings are recognised for their compelling colours, calm atmosphere and faultless technique.
Bronwyn Searle is well known for her appreciation of everyday objects that most people step over without a second glance, and for her ability to capture them in a way that elevates them far beyond the mundane, leading us to see them in a completely new light.
Lethbridge Art Auction
Viewing 17 - 25 May 2019
136 Latrobe Terrace Paddington
A relaxed and entertaining event featuring original works and editions by iconic artists and a range of works from Gallery artists.
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Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award
OPENING EVENT 29 JUNE
The Lethbrige 10 000 has become the Lethbridge 20 000 for the tenth anniversary!
With a first prize of $20 000 we invite all artists to enter a small scale artwork including paintings, drawings, photographs and all 2D artworks up to 61cm in height or width.
The Judging is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill.
Entries open February 2019
Lisa Christensen's paintings extend the boundaries of still-life into an imaginary realm. Curious birds explore a new domestic landscape and invite the viewer's own interpretation of the work.
John has had over 35 major international and national exhibitions with over 50 group exhibitions. Some highlights include the invitation to participate in two International Biennales
in Poland, an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria curatored by Experimenta Media
Arts, four exhibitions with the New York Festivals USA, an exhibition at the Original Levi’s Store Flagship Gallery in London, a Survey exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. In 2010 Brigden was awarded ‘Best of Show’ in the American Art Awards.
Bronwyn Hill is recognized by her hyperreal figurative paintings. Her artworks follow a narrative, representing a change of state of mind, scene, and of new beginnings. This new series take a new turn in to the interior, expressing the personal and intimate, and moving forward to new experiences.
Alex Louisa is a collector, working with items gathered through her wanderings – feathers, leaves, seedpods, lichen, shells, insects and bones. By sharing the natural elements that captivate her, Alex encourages the viewer to take a closer look at their surroundings – whether it be a bird on a branch, or the dried leaves beneath their feet – and to find the intricate details that may have previously evaded their eyes.
Andrew Bonneau and Daevid Anderson with Lukifer Aurelius
Andrew Bonneau, Lukifer Aurelius and Daevid Anderson present their take on figurative and still life painting by combining the traditional with the contemporary.
The works of John Morris spring from exhaustive sketching and illustration, drawing on intensive research.
Intricately carved from wood by his skilled hand, John’s sculptures explore an ongoing fascination with human form and anatomy; deconstructed, modified, and added to.
Contrasting elements of biological, geometrical and mechanical work harmoniously together as he explores the space between the second and third dimensions, incorporating drawing in to his sculptures.
J Valenzuela Didi
Brisbane artist J Valenzuela Didi draws on the emergence of patterns and geometric shapes to explore common scenes and signposts of modern life. In his paintings, familiar urban landscapes become haunting and alien reminders of the beauty and character of the present-day.
“I have developed my techniques through a deep personal desire to find a peaceful silence.
To pause in an in between place.
Stitching is a deliberate act of taking time.
To move forward slowly, quietly and with consideration.”
Dasha Riley’s love for Italian Renaissance and Dutch Golden Age painting inspires her choice of composition, colours and post production treatment, blurring the boundaries between photography and painting. Her images reflect internal worlds rooted in the magic of childhood, and personal dreams and visions, with narratives touching on themes of European heritage, solitude, the otherworldly, and awareness of our connection to spirit.
Brisbane Portrait Prize
The Brisbane Portrait Prize is a major new event on the Australian art scene. The $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Prize has a distinctly Brisbane feel. It showcases the best in contemporary portraiture and celebrates the character of the city and those who make it special.
Showing at the Brisbane Powerhouse 30 September - 31 October 2019
Jan Jorgensen is a Brisbane icon, her much loved paintings are inspired by her hometown and depict the buildings, homes and streetscapes of the inner suburbs that are iconic to Brisbane. These settings are familiar, sometimes surprising, but not to be taken at face value. Woven into the architecture and the history are the stories of the place and the people who have lived there.
The recurring inspiration behind Ai Shah’s paintings is water. In a constant a state of transformation, water it is always on the move, taking new shapes, forms and textures, playing hide and seek with the light, and reflecting the changing world around it.
Clare Toms is a visual artist based between Melbourne and Mexico.
Conceptually Clare’s work explores themes of intangible and physical transience and our interconnectedness with the environment, through the creation of contemporary, secular memento-mori pieces and more recently still-life. Travel, transience and the environment are important themes in her work, and travel plays a significant part in the process of conceptual development. Clare has worked on various side projects such as an international collaboration, teaching visual arts and working with primary school children as part of an Intercultural art exchange program between Australia and Peru.
The Gin Bar is a homage to Oliver's favourite pass-time (gin) inspired by his family's celebrated collection (of gins). Aside from being in abundance in the artist's studio, gin bottles also provided the opportunity to paint blocks of primary colours not commonly available to a portrait artist. The pairing of these colours with the unique shapes of each bottle, along with the irresistible textures of glass, metal, wood, foliage and liquid, made these gin bottles the perfect subject for Oliver's first still-life series.
Jodie Wells manages to capture her images in what is perceived to be minimal broad strokes of paint, spread with a palette knife. Her richly textured style combined with a dramatic colour palette creates vivid interpretations of nature.