Master Pastellists Exhibition in Gin Gin

 

Invitation

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The Gin Gin Regional Courthouse Gallery wish to invite

you and guest to the Official Opening of our new Exhibition

 

PASTEL MASTERS of AUSTRALIA

 

These artists exhibit & teach worldwide

and are masters in their field.

Come and join us for a special afternoon of drinks and light refreshment

Saturday 03rd February from 4pm til 6pm

 

These artworks are on exhibition from 06th January to 28th February 2018

Gallery Hours : Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4pm

 

Gin Gin Regional Courthouse Gallery

80a Mulgrave Street Gin Gin

Phone 4157 2154

Being asked to put work in to the Master Pastellists Exhibition in Gin Gin gave me an opportunity to exhibit some work that I could not bring myself to paint over.

I often reuse old works (both on canvas and on paper) as I don’t like to have work sitting around after it has done its dash. If it’s been in a couple of shows and passed its use-by date, then it is covered in gesso if a canvas and taken out of its frame and covered with pastel primer if it’s on paper.However, there are some that I can’t bring myself to destroy. They languish in my studio.

The Gin Gin show is an opportunity for me to bring them back into the light for a little while.This regional Gallery is in a beautiful little heritage house right in the town. The volunteers run a tea/coffee service and you can enjoy some baked goods as well- when I was there, the tables on the verandah each had a fresh rose to appreciate. Some examples of older works (I also have on show my new series of pastel on texture and over collage) in the Gin Gin exhibition:

This work is pastel and charcoal on Canson Mi-Teints paper.
“Not to Blame” is pastel and charcoal over collaged papers; a Michaelangelo reference and a visual comment on some stubborn religious beliefs.
To this pastel drawing from life I added a poem, and a scene from one of the photos I took in Florence.
“White Camouflage” was drawn when my friend posed over two days. The paper is Art Spectrum Soft Umber treated with brushed on black pastel primer.

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