The Milk Factory, Bowral.

While we were on the Southern Highlands there was another favourite place to visit: The Milk Factory in Bowral. Located on the by-pass, at 33 Station Street, there is always something to see & this time was no exception. The Summer Exhibition is on show in the largest gallery, featuring a variety of works including landscapes & contemporary work as well as photography. There are four separate galleries here &  the exhibition called ‘Natural Selection’ displays embroidered sculptures, hand cut paper art and felted art by three artists; Meredith Woolnough, Lisa Rodden & Rae Woolnough. Such intricate, colourful, delicate work. Adjacent to this display is another exhibition called ‘Contours’ featuring delicate tracery on beautiful blended colours with a mix of sea, forest & sunset themes, So clever you want to talk to the artist to find out how it was all done! There’s lots more to see here including ceramics, glass & photographic work.  A lovely way to spend a day; two hours easy driving on the M2 and M7, lunch at Lake Alexandra in Mittagong, coffee & conversation with friends.

Gosford Regional Gallery; Drysdale & Whitely Exhibition

As noted in my earlier ‘Out & About’ posting, the current exhibition at Gosford is well worth visiting. An absolutely superb selection of paintings by Russell Drysdale & Brett Whitely is on show until 4 February We went yesterday & enjoyed every minute & every piece. With excellent space & lighting Drysdale’s works just leap off the walls, drawing you in to a whirl of colour. Whiteley’s work is different; unique, quirky. engaging & his collages so very clever. These artists complement each other beautifully & the exhibition should not be missed.