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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

JUNE 2022
FOUR GALLERY SPACES
  • PETE CONROY- PORTRAITS AND CARICATURES
  • LINDA STEELE- IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WAVERLEY QUILTERS   – LINDA will be at the hall on 23rd & 30th June and 6th July                                      
  • METAL AS ANYTHING – SPLINTER CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
  • RATHBONE COLLECTION MEMORABILIA

 

PETE CONROY

ABOUT PETE CONROY

Pete Conroy creates portraits with a difference. He likes to paint people in a way that there is as much interest in the way it was painted as interest in the model itself.
Pete studied fine art at The University of Huddersfield in the Uk and worked as an artist in the North of England. He then moved to Australia and received his Masters of Fine Art from the University of Sydney. 
He has exhibited in art galleries across the UK as well as NSW and Victoria and has sold paintings all over the world. After a nasty surfing accident left him a high functioning quadriplegic he decided to follow what pursuit meant the most to him and had a crack at making painting a full time career.
He spends many days in a hot shed in rural Victoria painting away. He focuses mainly on portraits and the human figure. Sometimes making political cartoons about how much he hate politics.

 

LINDA STEELE

LINDA STEELE and the WAVERLEY QUILTERS
About Linda Steele

Linda is a Quilter, Textile Artist and Accredited Judge, Appraiser and Teacher with Victorian Quilters living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

 

Fabric, colour, thread, embroidery and quilting has been her life since 1997 when she first discovered the joy of making a quilt.
It was not long before Linda realised that she was more interested in making quilts as art for the wall rather than a bed cover.
Crazy Quilting proved to be the perfect vehicle  to commence her original design work. Using this technique she was able to freely combine her love of colour and fabric with embroidery.
Much of her work is influenced by personal experience and  frequently inspired by nature which seems to excite the creative process.  Generally beginning with a basic plan and work on one section at a time, problem solving along the way.
Over the years s has designed and made many Applique and Crazy Quilts. Her interest in designing quilts with a narrative has provided a natural progression towards designing and making Art Quilts.
 Linda has been fortunate enough to win awards with her designs in Australia and the USA, including Best of Show in the Victorian Quilters Showcase in 2009 and 2010 and Best of Australia in the World Quilt Show in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, France and China.

 

 

THE RATHBONE COLLECTION

LIVING HERITAGE

MEMORABILIA IN

ISOBEL HARVIE GALLERY

Summary

The Rathbone Collection is owned by the Shire of Campaspe.  Taken as a whole, it is a remarkable visual memoir. The artist, George Martinae Rathbone, lived and worked for most of his life in the region around Echuca, as did his parents, and his maternal and paternal grandparents (the latter settling at St. Germains in 1874). The paintings include depictions of the earliest days of Echuca town and district, the river trade and pioneer life, which have helped shape the unique character of Echuca and its river port heritage so popular with tourists today.

Given that George Rathbone was a teacher for nearly half a century, it is not surprising that the Collection has great value as an educational tool. The accessible, friendly style and local history subject matter make it an engaging and informative platform for teaching history to both younger and older learners alike.

The Collection has artistic significance as a substantial body of works within the Australia naïve genre. Artists who make so-called “naïve” art are visual storytellers, communicating about subjects from their everyday lives, rather than focusing on technical achievement or art world recognition. Nevertheless, within a very short period late in his life, George Rathbone achieved some status as a minor but established name within the naïve genre, through development of a signature style, exhibitions at reputed venues, media references and publication of his work. His work is augmented by the Collection’s clear, well-documented provenance and good physical condition and is still traded by dealers and auction houses today.Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery and Shepparton Art Gallery also hold work by George Rathbone in their collections. Works by the artist are known to be in private homes and public buildings in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.

EXHIBITION

BY

SPLINTER CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

METAL AS ANYTHING

 

The choice of metal as a theme for this exhibition allows Splinter Contemporary Artists to dig deep into the elements and find individual interpretations of the nature of metal.

 

 

KYABRAM WRITERS GROUP MEET EVERY MONDAY AT 5.30 PM 

Celebrating  Women is now on sale!

The Kyabram Town Hall Writers’ Group-produced book, Celebrating Women can now be bought at the Town Hall or ordered!  We have a quality, perfect bound book of almost 300 pages, including over seventy original pieces of writing collected from forty-four writers in the community, and art work in colour from the Splinter Contemporary Artists’ Feminart Exhibition. The focus of both written work and art is on some aspect of women’s lives. Fittingly, the publication of Celebrating Women has coincided with the year of the   110th anniversary of International Women’s Day, 2021.

This is a limited-print edition, so to make sure you get a copy. You can also order and pay online. Priced at $20 plus $12.50 (for up to four books) for postage and handling if required.

An order form with payment instructions is to be found on this website. Just press the KTH Writers’ Group button above to access the form on the link on the next page.

Make sure it is sent to:  kyabramwritersgroup@gmail.com

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