ART OF LUNCH
SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2019
with featured exhibition
On Sunday 29th September the Art of Lunch comes to Gang Gang Gallery at Lithgow, artfully combining performance, exhibition and creative cuisine linked together with the theme “Artful Alchemy”. Imagine the supreme Sunday lunch, a feast for all the senses. The Art of Lunch celebrates the regenerating life-force of Spring with illustrious artists featured in Artful Alchemy an exhibition presenting five well-known artists with totally different perceptions of the natural environment, a concert to delight with high calibre musicians in Kate Woolfe Jazz Trio, and a chef’s masterpiece menu equally pleasing to the eye and tastebuds.
Roy McVeigh, Head Chef of multi-award winning Darley’s Restaurant, has designed a delectable Spring-inspired menu with his own culinary alchemy, in harmony with the exhibition and music performance. Kate Woolfe Jazz Trio features inventive pianist Tim Hans and intriguing arrangements by bass player Dave Clayton, led by vocalist Kate Woolfe. Performing a heady blend of inspired jazz diversions and forgotten favourites, from vintage jazz, rock and pop repertoire. Fusing musical empathy with splendid technique, KW3 create engaging, artful ambience. A blend of musical tropes both familiar and strange, stirring an uncanny cocktail of nostalgia, drama and joy.
The exhibition features award-winning artist’s and their destinctive interpretation of the natural environment. Four of them, Jane Canfield, Nadege Lamy, Mellissa Read-Devine and Ray Harrington, start off with the same materials – paints, brushes, canvas – and transform these base elements into artworks that evoke emotional, and sometimes spiritual or philosophical, responses. Often painting ‘en plain air’, Jane Canfield’s tonal studies can capture the seasonal chill of winter, the mountain’s moody atmospherics or distant urbanscapes, discovering their essence in broad strokes rather than representational detail. French-born and educated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Nadege Lamy has immersed herself into the Australian environment, which she interprets through the prism of her French-Australian culture and interest in Asian philosophies. She aims to express the meditative, spiritual exchange that she experiences. From her eyrie overlooking the Hawkesbury River, Mellissa Read-Divine uses expressionistic, immediate style to render vivid and spectacular large-scale paintings of river landscapes, flora and birdlife. As a yout the exhibition Ray Harrington frequented famous London galleries, drawing inspiration from Turner and French Impressionists. Since setting out in earnest on his creative path as a painter based at Blackheath, he has developed his own style of impressionism in oils with emphasis on light and colour. Yaja Hadrys practices a different type of alchemy. She goes on seasonal gathering trips, collecting her native plant materials – flowers, leaves, twigs, barks. She concocts bundles of carefully selected plants, tightly binds them in a cocoon of silk and steams the bundles in her ‘eucalyptus stews’ . When the silk fabric is released from its cocoon you see its amazing transformation into silken echoes of nature.
The Art of Lunch is supported by funding from Federal Government’s Building Our Future. Find out about Art of Lunch events at other locations visit www.artoflunch.com.au. Book early for Art of Lunch, 1-3pm on Sunday 29th September in Lithgow directly with Gang Gang Gallery, gggallery.com.au.
$89.50 (includes alcohol)
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