OCTOBER 2 – NOVEMBER 9
RICHARD BARGWANNA – ANTHONY CAHILL – SILAS CLIFFORD-SMITH – HAROLD DAVID – ANDY McROBERT – PETER PORTEOUS
An all male exhibition exploring the diversity of art without boundaries
3rd October – Opening Event – All day event
Please note that due to the current COVID-19 crisis, NSW Government restrictions will apply
RICHARD BARGWANNA – Painter
This body of work is inspired by other artworks or photographs of women from books and magazines and by building on the ideas generated by the original artist or photographer: I have retained the attitude of the women that I found so compelling.
My medium is cut paper collage
SILAS CLIFFORD-SMITH – Painter
My preferred form of artistic expression is painting but I also enjoy creating the occasional lino-cut print or pastel. My work is generally semi-abstract as I enjoy the ambiguous boundary between realism and pure abstraction. I am inspired by many things: landscape, plants, architecture, tools, machinery and even elements from the celestial realm.
I follow the dictum of the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement, that we need to turn our backs on objects made by machines and return to those made by people. Although not a complete Luddite, I’m distrustful of computer technology encroaching into the world of art.
I have exhibited my work in several shows in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and look forward to new exhibitions, projects and collaborations in the future.
PETER PORTEOUS – Painter
Peter was born in Sydney and has lived there for most of his life. He is a full-time artist and writer. He has been a soldier and educator and is now a casual academic with a Sydney university.
Peter attended Meadowbank TAFE graduating with majors in painting and drawing. His teachers were Jocelyn Maughan, Robin Norling and Michael Kempson.
His work includes figure studies in pencil and crayon. His major works are landscapes and figurative works in oils and acrylics. Peter has drawn from his extensive travels and varied life experiences to shape his work and has exhibited widely in Australia. His work is in collections in Australia, Europe and the United States.
Peter’s use of negative space and the dissonance of his line work draws the viewer into his conversation about the Australian landscape. In his lyrical deconstruction of those uniquely Australian forms he attempts to develop a deeper understanding of the mystical and spiritual objects found in the bush. His use of colour compliments the elemental shapes found on his canvases and places him in the great tradition of Australian abstract expressionists.
OCTOBER 2-NOVEMBER 9 – NO BOUNDARIES – RICHARD BARGWANNA – ANTHONY CAHILL – SILAS CLIFFORD-SMITH – HAROLD DAVID – ANDY McROBERT – PETER PORTEOUS
KAYLENE BROOKS – RAW – Dates TBA
LISA RHODES – Dates TBA
HILLARY SIMMS – Dates TBA
LITHGOW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – Dates TBA
ANJUM OLMO – Dates TBA
WENDY HAWKES – Dates TBA