"Sign of the Times"
Fri 7th February - 29th March 2020
‘Sign of the Times’ is the title for the new member’s exhibition at Blue Knob Hall Gallery. As these titles are often chosen the year before, it seems an appropriate theme given the current circumstances in Australia and worldwide. In times of great turmoil, there are often positive signs that come out of it all. We learn more, we become more informed out of necessity and many more people, young and old are speaking out about their future and what’s needed to look after this planet we live on. They are fighting, as generations before have done, for the need to wake up and face what’s happening, environmentally and politically.
Art has a history of reflecting back to us what is important, and the artists exhibiting at the Gallery often challenge us to be aware, some with humour, some seriously. There is a wide range of work in this exhibition once again. Work ranges from 3D sculptures, paintings to installations.
‘Leaf Matters’ in The Solo Space, is an exhibition by Sue Boardman and Michael Hannan. "Leaf Matters" is a play on words, a springboard for ideas to inform the development of the exhibited works. It can mean topics surrounding leaves; it can refer to the significance of leaves, such as their ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere ("Leaves matter."); and it can indicate a mass of leaves ("leaf matter").
Sue and Michael have a three-acre garden, Wallaby Park, which is the source of much inspiration for their respective art practices. Many of the works in this exhibition use the technique of leaf imprinting, where impressions of plant matter from the garden are made on paper, clamped between boards, and immersed in a leaf-based dye bath. The resulting prints can be presented as they are, or in the case of many of Sue's works, cut up and collaged to form other shapes and forms.
The remaining works in the exhibition use the techniques of ink painting and drawing, many of them relating to nature. Sue and Michael also collaborated on a work consisting of 25 small abstract ink paintings that can be collaged together in billions of different configurations. Gallery attendees are invited to re-configure them.
The Opening night for both these exhibitions will be held on Fri Feb 7th with a music performance by Michael Hannan. There is a set meal on the night for $20 per person, incl mains and desserts.
French Cuisine Dinner
Blue Knob Cafe will be open for dinner on Friday 21st Feb from 6.30 - 9.30pm for an evening of French Cuisine, prepared by Julie Naturel and Paul Scott.
Bookings are preferred, please contact the Gallery & Cafe on 66897 449 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Knob Hall Gallery 719 Blue Knob Road, Lillian Rock NSW 2480
Heartbreak Hotel by Pauline Ahern
Leaves 4 by Michael Hannan
Origins of emerging flora by Lynda Clark