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Artsite Gallery
165 Salisbury Road
Camperdown Sydney 2050
(02) 8095 9678
11am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday During Exhibitions

Artsite Gallery showcases local, emerging & Internationally recognised Contemporary Australian Artists.
 
04 - 26 March 2017
Solo Exhibition: Sandi Rigby - Artist and Traveller
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Sandi Rigby: Artist and Traveller. Solo Exhibition Gallery_1, Artsite Gallery 04 - 26 March 2017.
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I am passionate about my art and enjoy working with etching, drawing, painting and making Artist Books. I find my art wonderfully rewarding, ...sometimes exasperating and totally addictive. Sandi Rigby 2017

A graduate of the National Art School, and the Sydney Gallery School, Sandi Rigby has been a recipient of the Broken Hill Regional Gallery's Outback Works on Paper Art Award, The Geelong Regional Gallery Print Prize and the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Works on Paper Award amongst others. She has been a finalist in many recognised awards including the Art Gallery of NSW Dobell Drawing Award.

Sandi Rigby has been awarded the Artist in Residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, the Daniel & Anne Pata Residency in Paris and most recently the Gullisktan Art Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland.

In this exhibition, Artist and traveller, Sandi Rigby communicates the mood of her subjects and the places visited with colour, pattern and detail in beautifully executed paintings, drawings, and artist prints often utilising the multiple layering of etched plates to capture both realistically and conceptually her experiences of her personal journeying.

Of her recent residency in Iceland at Gullkistan, Laugarvatn, Sandi Rigby described it as a wonderful experience out in the country on a sheep farm with great facilities for artists, and a landscape like nothing else on earth.

This is Sandi Rigby´s first Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery.

Sandi Rigby: Artist and Traveller. Solo Exhibition Gallery_1, Artsite Gallery 04 - 26 March 2017 opening event Sunday 5th March 3-5pm. All Welcome.
04 - 26 February 2017
Gallery_1Solo Exhibition: Edith Cowlishaw

..it was in Australia that I gained my first impressions of the beauty of the world, and it was the Bush that taught me.

Tom Roberts
 

Artsite Gallery Exhibition. Edith Cowlishaw: Fifty Years Celebrating the Australian Bush. Solo Exhibition, Gallery_1, 04-26 February 2017
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How very necessary it is to train ourselves to observe the natural beauty around us so that in the exuberance of our beautification schemes we shall not do things that disturb and eventually destroys the landscape. ...seldom, if ever, do we achieve the quiet perfection of Nature’s planting.

Edna Walling, 1945
 

Edith Cowlishaw is a bush walker and, like well-known Australia artist Margaret Preston, loves walking around the local bushland parks in suburban Sydney and as far afield as her recent explorations in the forests in Manjimup, Western Australia.

Her affinity for the natural plantings of the Australian bush, evident all through Edith's career, are environmentally increasingly important in the current debate over global warming.
Edith's passion for the subtle natural plantings that occur between the trees of our bushland is shown in these finely detailed and delicately excuted etchings that celebrate more than fifty years of her personal observations.

Cowlishaw's sensitivity and powers of observation make us look, and look carefully again, at the minutiae that is the Australian bush.

To take a walk through Edith Cowlishaw's eyes is, in the words of John Stilgoe, to enjoy the best-kept secret around - the ordinary, everyday landscape that touches any explorer with magic. ("Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places" 1998).

Arguably one of Australia's longest working Master Printmaker's, Edith Cowlishaw (b.1923) is represented in many Public Collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; The MAGAM Collection, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney NSW; The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney NSW; The Coles Myer Collection of Australian Art; The BRAG Collection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW; The Portland Collection, Lithgow City, NSW; The Private Collection of the Japanese Royal Family, Tokyo Royal Palace, Japan; as well as numerous private and public collections in Australia and Internationally.

This is Edith Cowlishaw’s second Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery.


04 - 26 February 2017
Gallery_2 Group Exhibition
Artsite Gallery new Stockroom Work Exhibition. Artsite Gallery Gallery_2, 04-26 February 2017.
 
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A selected exhibition of fresh stockroom work by our newly represented Gallery Artists, Sandi Rigby and Kerry Johns.
Plus new works from our Gallery Artists: including Ross Skinner, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano; Gallery Associates including AhToo Chew, Peter Anderson, Erika Beck, Victoria Peel and we welcome in this exhibition the strong sculptural work of our new associate artist, Charles Walker.

January 2017
Explore our Stockroom
Artsite Gallery Stockroom open for browsing: Weekends in January 2017.

Summer Weekends in January

Artsite Gallery Stockroom open for browsing: Weekends in January. Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm on the weekends of 21st - 22nd January and 28th - 29th January 2017.

Artists: Ah Too Chew | Daniel Skeffington | Dorothy Erickson | Edith Cowlishaw | Erika Beck | Graham Austin | Graham Marchant | Greg Hyde | Hamish Campbell | Kate Jones | Katherine Rooney | Kerry Johns | Kerwayne Berry | Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano | Nikki Suebwongpat | Rhett Brewer | Ross Skinner | Vittoria Dussoni | Victoria Peel | Sandi Rigby | Peter Baron | Peter Anderson | Paul McKnight | Mo Orkiszewski | Michael Ambriano | Cathryn McEwen.

 

 
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