NATURAL FORESTS - Australia's wilderness coast

by Valerie
(GALLERY BODALLA)

The Gap Reserve East Gippsland Copyright  JUDITH DELAND

The Gap Reserve East Gippsland Copyright JUDITH DELAND

The Gap Reserve East Gippsland Copyright  JUDITH DELAND
Gallery Bodalla

Gallery Bodalla comes alive again for the summer season with Natural Forests' Australia's wilderness coast - a unique photographic exhibition featuring seven of Australia's most prominent photographers: Rob Blakers, Judith Deland, John Reid, Gordon Undy, Heide Smith, Wesley Stacey and Richard Green.


This exhibition, an initiative of South East Region Conservation Alliance (SERCA) celebrating UN International Year of the Forest 2011, captures the beauty of Australia's south eastern native forests, starkly juxtaposed to the destruction caused by continued logging. It has received acclaim on its travels from Bermagui to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, and returns home to the Far South Coast for its final Australian showing at Gallery Bodalla.

The brainchild of former fashion businesswoman and now respected artist and climate change activist Prue Acton, Natural Forests - Australia's Wilderness Coast, captures the awe-inspiring imagery of our natural native forests. Ms Acton describes the exhibition as a stark reminder of how important Australia's native forests are to biodiversity and climate change.

'Art and ecology are natural bedfellows. Art may not be able to change the world, but it can remind the world of what we stand to lose and also of what is still ours if we can only move away from unsustainable and destructive industries, such as native forest logging. I was inspired by Peter Dombrovkis' photograph, 'River Bend', which is credited with helping save the Franklin River. An email to photographer, Richard Green, resulted in him taking an unforgettable panorama of the South East forests,' Ms Acton said.

'I hope the powerful imagery from this exhibition has an impact on Australians at this pivotal time in history, adding to the story that is told through science and economics' she continued.

Please join us Saturday 5 November at 3pm for the opening by Iris White, Chair, Gulaga Board of Management with introduction by Prue Acton OBE.
Local musicians Home Brewed will play a mix of Celtic, old time and world folk music.
I hope you can come along

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Contact Gallery Bodalla

Phone Valerie on +61 2 44 735011 or 04 2123 8174

post office
66a princes highway
bodalla nsw 2545

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CHERYL DAVISON & DON ATKINSON RETURN TO GALLERY BODALLA

by Valerie Faber
(Gallery Bodalla)

Cheryl Davison with her painting

Cheryl Davison with her painting "A Little Night Bird" for upcoming show at Gallery Bodalla

Cheryl Davison with her painting
Don Atkinson with one of his woven baskets  for upcoming show at Gallery Bodalla

Outstanding Koori artists Cheryl Davison and Don Atkinson return to Gallery Bodalla Saturday 10 December with a new body of their unique work.

Working in acrylic and gouache Cheryl Davison’s paintings are distinctly Aboriginal with a strong modern influence. Drawing on stories told to her by family Cheryl paints about the lands of her ancestors – the South Coast and Monaro country.
“My people are the Yuin and Monaro people. Painting for me is about never forgetting the past – to be proud of my heritage and culture. Aboriginal people today still grieve the loss of culture and country. It is through my art I am able to keep the South Coast stories alive”, Cheryl said.
Cheryl has exhibited widely, with works acquired by the Australian National Gallery, Wollongong City Gallery and Westpac Banking Corporation, New York. She has been a practicing artist for over 20 years.

Don Atkinson joins the show with his baskets woven from local grasses. Don’s people are the Yorta Yorta and Yuin people. Traditionally used to carry and leach seeds in the creeks, each of Don’s baskets is a unique work of art.

You can meet Cheryl Davison and Don Atkinson at opening drinks with the artists 3pm Saturday 10 December 2011.

Gallery Bodalla is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm, heritage post office building, Princes Hwy, Bodalla.

For further information: Valerie Faber 0244 735 011 - mob 0421 238 174 - gallerybodalla@gmail.com

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Gallery Bodalla's Time & Tide Exhibition

by Valerie
(Gallery Bodalla)

Invitation - Time and Tide Exhibition

Invitation - Time and Tide Exhibition

Time and Tide, is an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Gordon Robinson is currently showing at Gallery Bodalla running through until Sunday 27 February.

Gordon?s beautiful recent works are supported by a selection of work spanning the past decade that builds on the theme of time and tide.

?The works are about movement through time and place; memory pictures, times shared with loved ones, echoes of experience, dreams,? Gordon said.

Gordon graduated from National Art School and Alexander Mackie
CAE Sydney in the 70s, and has held various teaching positions including National Art School and East Sydney Technical College.


With exhibitions from Queensland down to the far south coast. Gordon?s work is held in numerous collections Australia wide and the UK.


Gordon currently lives and works in Wapengo and doesn?t mind being an artist working in a regional area,?not that I have got anything against cities but from my point of view, many interesting and innovative works emanate from the peripheries.?


Gallery Bodalla is open Thursday to Sunday and public holidays 10am-4pm, heritage post office building, Princes Hwy, Bodalla.


For further information:
Download your Invitation here or ph.Valerie on +61 2 44 735011 +61 4 0421
238 174 email: gallerybodalla@gmail.com



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ART PAYS HOMAGE TO OUR BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT

by Valerie
(Gallery Bodalla)

FRANCES LUKE with her painting

FRANCES LUKE with her painting

Media Release 25 March 2011

An exhibition of works that value our beautiful environment opens at Gallery Bodalla Saturday 2 April.

In Gallery 1 'Homage to Mossy', recent paintings and etchings by Frances Luke, pay tribute to the beauty and majesty of the rocks at Mossy Point.

Frances Luke moved from Brisbane to Mossy Point 4 years ago and said 'These works have developed through my relationship with the honeycombed headlands and the sea since I have lived at Mossy. They are the closest thing to a cathedral or sanctuary for me. They have evoked medieval images that I realize relate back to the years I spent in Italy'.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Frances has worked and exhibited in Japan, Italy, Quebec to Bulgaria, and Australia wide.
She is an intuitive artist with an acute awareness of the details we sometimes overlook. These details weave a hint of a story into each of her works and reveal the inspiration she gains from the environment', Gallery Bodalla director Valerie Faber said.

Joining the show in Gallery 2 is Hungarian born Bela Ivanyi with mounted works on paper from central Australia and seascapes. Bela's beautiful expressive paintings are a product of his passionate nature and love of the Australian landscape.

Bela Ivanyi has been teaching and painting for 40 years with over 20 one man shows. His work is in many collections including the Australian National Gallery. From the vibrant colours around Alice Springs through to the cool, moody seas of the east coast, Bela works spontaneously with a wonderful understanding of shape and light.

'As an added bonus flamenco guitarist Geoffrey Potter will play at opening drinks at Gallery Bodalla on Saturday April 2 at 3pm,' Valerie said.

Gallery Bodalla is open Thursday to Sunday and public holidays 10am-4pm, heritage post office building, Princes Hwy, Bodalla ph.44 735011

For further information: Valerie Faber ph 0244 735 011 - m0421 238 174

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