HAS 9 x 5 Exhibition

HAS 9 x 5 Exhibition

All local artists are invited to participate in our 9 x 5 Exhibition. Held in the tradition of the great Impressionists, our Exhibition is intended to celebrate the beauty of the ‘small’ artwork. We warmly invite all local artists to join us in this Exhibition. Entries must be made on the entry form, which can be downloaded here: HAS 2018 9 x 5 Exhibition Entry Form

Free Workshops – To inspire your creativity, we’re also holding art workshops to encourage artists to share their ideas and create artworks together. The workshops are free so bring along your paints, reference material, some lunch and your enthusiasm. We will provide a glass of wine and some nibbles. We also have 9 x 5 boards for you to purchase at a modest $3 each. Bookings are essential. To sign up for the next workshop, which will be held on Saturday 14 July from 1pm – 4pm at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby click here: http://signup.com/go/XQNuhYK

About the 9 x 5 Exhibition – Famously held in Melbourne in 1889, and opened on 17 August, this celebrated Australian Art Exhibition featured the works of Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and Tom Roberts, amongst others. Four of the works purchased from this exhibition were recently donated to the Art Gallery of South Australia and were valued in excess of $3M dollars. The Exhibition has been described as “a celebrated event in Australian art history.”

Coincidentally, our 2018 Exhibition will also be opened on 17 August – some 129 years later.

The Lady & the Unicorn

A few days ago we gave ourselves a real treat; visited the Art Gallery of NSW to see the Lady & the Unicorn tapestries & to make a good day even better , stopped in to see the exhibition of Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design put on by ATASDA at the Palm House in the Botanical Gardens. This stunning display was a real showcase of colour & talent, covering scarves, jewellery, hats, wall hangings, hand bags & more. Sadly, this exhibition is finished, but…………..there will be another, called ‘Creative Spaces’ Craft & Quilt fair, on at the Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre, from Wednesday 20th. to Sunday 24th. of June. Do go, you’ll love it!

Now, back to the main item; The Lady & The Unicorn. This is a once in a lifetime exhibition, as they have been away from France since their re-discovery in 1841. Originally created around 1500, the six tapestries have survived being rolled up & presumably left to rot in a small castle in central France; only to be recognised as exceptional in both originality & quality by the Inspector General of Historic Monuments. They were restored to their present beautiful condition & may now be seen in custom built surroundings in the Gallery.

Really. these priceless examples of amazing quality & colour should not be missed. It is highly unlikely that we will see them again.

I should note that photography is allowed (without flash!), for personal use only. You can get to within a couple of feet of the tapestries to inspect the detail, which is just fabulous!

The exhibition runs until 24th June & further details may be seen on the Gallery website – https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/the-lady-and-the-unicorn/?