MAY 4th – 28th
NATASHA DANILOFF, ANNIE JOSEPH, ALIKI YIORKAS, JANETHA LYON
Four exceptionally tallented ladies come together for an exhibition celebrating women and their art.
OPENING EVENT – Saturday May 6th from 3pm
Each of our featured artists will be spending an entire day in the Gallery, we would love for you to join them
JANETHA LYON – Saturday May 6th
NATASHA DANILOFF – Saturday May 13th
ANNIE JOSEPH – Saturday May 20th
ALIKI YIORKAS – Sunday May 28th
Is an Australian artist specialising in drawing, painting, mixed media and installation. Her work embraces a broad thematic framework referencing her Russian heritage, Iranian cultural motifs acquired when her family lived in Iran and fuses these with her experiences in the Australian landscape. These themes are explored through layers of materials and meanings.
The recipient of several prestigious residencies – Bathurst Regional Gallery Hill End Residency and Launceston City Council’s A.I.R. – she has been able to experience Australia’s diverse landscape and explore further aesthetic possibilities that can visually connect culture and context.
‘This landscape is simultaneously potent and strong, fragile and vulnerable. Tree roots cling to rocks creating their own rhythms, becoming powerful metaphors for co-existence and survival.
I paint what I feel, what I remember- a sense of place, rather than the actual image or objects connected to people and memories. I like to use the poetry of light and shadow to suggest the half remembered; that point when one state of being slips into another.’
She has had numerous solo and group shows in Australia and overseas and her work is in collections in the U.S. Britain, Denmark, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia.
Annie loves the beauty of landscape, from the hills and valleys of Lithgow to her heartlandon the plains of the Central West. She works in watercolours, pen and wash, charcoal and acrylics.
Annie exhibits at local Art Shows many local art shows and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. She has had several successful solo andgroup exhibitions.
As well as commissions, involvement in the Lithgow Tidy Towns Laneways group, Annie also prepared the illustrations for Loreto Normanhurst, A Century of Memories, Resting Beneath the Rainbow by Tess Elliot, and the illustrated maps of Rydal Village for the Daffodil Festival and Lithgow Landmarks for the Lithgow Small Arms Factory
Alikis’ practice is focused primarily on printmaking, drawing and artists’
books. Her work is auto-ethnographic and is a consideration of post-memory as it relates to place and materiality. Bringing attention to the things we use and collect, and approaching things at their level of sensuous specificity, Aliki endeavours to bring an awareness of the ability of objects to affect us. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School, Sydney 2020.
Janetha was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1969. From an early age she had an interest in art, especially drawing figures and portraits which came naturally to her.
After marrying the well-known South African artist, Marc Poisson ( www.marcpoisson.com ), over 20 years ago, over time she became adept at painting in oils.
Her subjects included figurative works with strong narratives, then branching out to large flower studies, and capturing the beauty of our beautiful Australian birds in their natural habitat.
Janetha is currently enjoying success exhibiting her work at Artist’s school exhibitions such as Portland near Lithgow NSW and looking forward to exhibitions in Thirroul, Scarborough, Wollongong and Shellharbour.
She is also becoming well known on social media selling countrywide.
As a mainly self-taught artist, Janetha paints subjects that touches the emotions of mostly women who enjoy the beauty of our surroundings, emphasising strong draughtsmanship in a fluid style with a warm, colourful palette.
Her chosen subject matter evokes the charm, colour and excitement we find in nature and which brings the joy that enriches our lives.