About our current Exhibition -
Nigel Killalea - 15th November to 22nd December
Award winning artist Nigel Killalea is a landscape painter whose facility with paint reveals a moody, urgent atmosphere that provokes a mystery. His intuitive eye brings something startlingly fresh to the landscapes that he paints and draws.
Killalea grew up on the land, in rural Burnandana located in the south eastern Riverina. He studied at the Canberra school of art for 3 years, moved to Melbourne, attending the Prahran College of Art, Phillip Institute of Technology, and completed a post-graduate degree at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University in 1984.
Killalea work often interrogates the ‘frontier’ and in doing so describes his geographic identity. Each work reveals a narrative and often retrace and investigate personal journeys that explore the perimeters of habitation and abandonment and the stories told or imagined within landscape. Reflecting this, Killaleas landscapes are unpeopled yet a human presence remains eeriy embedded.
Killalea has been a multiple finalist in many major painting and drawing prizes such as the NSW Parliament Plein air painting prize 2013, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing awards 2012 (acquired), the CHRG national still life painting award (EMSLA) and Artist in residence at Hill End and Laughing Waters
Upcoming Events @ the Gallery
Please contact the Gallery for more information about timing, tickets and pricing for any of the events featured in our newsletter. Forthcoming events include:
• Nigel Killalea, 'New Works' - 15th November to 22nd December
• Satu Bushell, 'Co-Existence' - 15th November to 22nd December
• Festive Christmas Shopping Night - 12 December 5-7pm
The Manning Art Prize 2013 - Naked & Nude
The biennial Manning Art Prize, run by the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery since 1990, has a new theme, "Naked & Nude". Works from over 80 finalists were in the 2013 exhibition.
$10,000 Major Acquisitive Prize – Wendy Sharpe Jill Mackay with Mexican cloth
$1,000 2D Prizes – Robert Malherbe Back of Nude
– Dagmar Cyrulla Urban Venus after Titan, Giorgione and Manet
– Andre Bowen the Black Line (Nathalie in the studio at 35 weeks)
$1,000 3D Prizes – Brian O’Dwyer Sandal
– Claire Pendrigh Elliot Skin Cosy
$500 Packer’s Prize – Naomi Grooteman Materiality & the feminine cycle
$500 People's Choice Award - Barry McCann The Deep Dark NIght
E-Catalogue link http://www.imags.com.au/flipbooks/naked_nude/