Events

“Mythologies of the Discarded” opens on Saturday 28th October at Peacock Gallery, Auburn. All welcome.

The exhibition presents the work of international and local artists Maria Grazia Tata, Jody Graham, Sepideh Farzam, Jan Cleveringa and Bahman Kermany whose installations are deeply rooted in mythology, our relationship with nature, sustainability and transformation.

Curated by Nazanin Marashian.

Exhibition Launch and Artist Talks – Saturday 28 October 2017, 1.30 – 3.30pm at The Peacock Gallery.

Address

Auburn Botanic Gardens
Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn

OPENING HOURS
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am-4pm
(Appointments for tour groups can be organised outside these hours)

To view flyer and more information about workshops connected to this exhibition click link below.

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Jody Graham  – Drawn from the Discarded – installation of drawing tool – 2016/17

 

 

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Jody Graham selected as a finalist in Paddington Art Prize 2017.

Fallen 90 x 110cm ink, acrylic, hand stitching on paper 2017

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Jody Graham  – Finalist in The Fishers Ghost Art Award 2017 – Sculpture

Drawn from the Discarded 1 – Framed collection of Urban and natural discarded material and in 21 x 29cm ink on paper drawing  85 x 105cm 2017

Exhibition 28 October – 14 December 2017
Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560
Phone: 46454100
artscentre@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au

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Jody Graham – Salvage
26 August – 18 September 2017
Exhibition opening with artist talk & demonstration: Saturday 26, August 3 – 5pm
The Larger Space98 Lurline Street, Katoomba

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1 Behind the Closed Door (Day 16)  ink, acrylic & charcoal on paper 38cm x 28cm  2017

2. Light in the Dark (Day 20) ink, acrylic & charcoal on paper 38 x 28cm 2017

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Old Farmhouse – Bells Line of Road, Bilpin is one of the 45 works that have been selected in NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. 

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of NSW subject. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an annual event and is recognised by plein air artists throughout Australia.

Plein Air

The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. Contemporary Australian artists paint ‘en plein air’ both in the bush and the city. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW. Painting in the tradition of ‘en plein air’ allows the artist to capture something more than just the depiction of a landscape, adding mood and atmosphere to the setting.

Tues 3 Oct – Fri 27 Oct 2017 -Exhibition Dates for Plein Air Exhibition in Fountain Court, Parliament of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Monday to Friday only

For more information on NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize click here

Day 34 – Old Farmhouse, 76 x 56 cm, ink, acrylic, string on paper – is from a recent venture 60 works in 60 days. A selection of works from 60 works in 60 days will be on exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery from 26 August – 18 September 2017.

 

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The Bower will be part of Siteworks at Bundanon along with other artworks that celebrate –

The Birds and the Bees.

The Bower by Jody Graham – Photograph by Keith Maxwell

Saturday 23 September 2017

“Birds do it, bees do it…probably we’ll live to see machines do it…” – Cole Porter 1928

At Siteworks this year we will be examining the lives of the remnant dinosaurs that fly amongst us and exploring the universe and navigation of bees, those bearers of fertility and harbingers of ecological collapse.

Along the way there will be real and imagined habitats, sonic interpretations, scientific research unpacked, showy costumes, sex education and erotic tales.

But it’s not all ‘adults only’, there will be opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy encounters with real live bees and birds. And a dawn chorus if you camp overnight.

All of this and more will be explored at Bundanon’s annual spring event that brings scientists, artists and community voices together to share knowledge and ideas arising from the Bundanon sites through discussions, presentations and experiences.

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Expressive Mark-Making with Jody Graham
Saturday, 5 and 12 August 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Join award-winning artist Jody Graham as she guides you through two days of creating and using your own mark-making tools.

Day 1 | Saturday, 5 August 2017
Mark-making at Nurragingy Reserve*
Meet at Nurragingy Reserve in the morning to find materials. Head to Blacktown Arts Centre in the afternoon to start making your tools.
*Participants must organise their own transport to and from Nurragingy Reserve.

Day 2 | Saturday, 12 August 2017
Life drawing with non-conventional drawing tools
Extend your ideas about what you can draw with, and discover alternative ways to understand and draw the human figure.

Cost
$45 for 2 workshops
This is a 2-day workshop. Single workshop bookings are not available. Price includes GST and booking fee. All materials and afternoon tea are provided. Please bring your own lunch.

For bookings click here  

 

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