Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery is a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions each month that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in the beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a valuable community venue and a must-see for lovers of local art.


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

The Monday Mornings
How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers

 23 January – 16 February 2020

How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers is a group exhibition by The Monday Mornings; a group of artists that have met weekly for several years to discuss creativity, practice & process. Their conversation continues now through their work, the dialogue taking place in the language of birds and flowers – teasing out the seemingly haphazard connections between the avian and the angiosperm. Forms including woven and soft sculptures, paintings, viewing apparatus and animation playfully compose this whimsical exhibition.

Image: Detail of works by Gloria McGrath, Tina McCormack, Belinda Rigby & Sophie Temmhoff.


The Blue Mountains Embroidery Group
Through the Eye of a Needle

 23 January – 16 February 2020

Through the Eye of a Needle showcases the diverse textile art of the Blue Mountains Embroidery Group, from traditional to futuristic. Each of the works in the exhibition began with threading the eye of a needle.  Needle, thread and the eye of the creator combine to create each piece of embroidery.

Featured artists: Frances Margetson, Inga Hunter, Nerida Sattler, Pamela Kerry, Ann Davison, Valerie Craven, Annette Woods, Lyn Horn, Diana Barnes, Judy Gipps, Susan Barker, Elizabeth Bowe, Ann Pidgeon, Ann Langley, Ann Mikkelsen, Annya Gurieff, Dianne Conomos, Pam Kearney, Fran Woolley, Barbara Morris, Annette Heaslip, and Hendrika Tibbits

Image: ANN LANGLEY Spirals 2019, sashiko with Japanese fabric, spirals hand printed then beaded


Grant Eyre
Land and Water

 23 January – 16 February 2020

The paintings in this exhibition draw on summer days spent painting and drawing in shady and cool places around Sydney Harbour, watching the light move across the Katoomba Cliffs, and painting in exotic places such as Vietnam. The collection uses a variety of mediums to show the landscape in an expressive and sometimes abstractive style. Working with paint and marks, the unique forms of the land evolve. The placement of human forms in the artist’s work is a representation of occupation of land and water over timeless generations.

Image: GRANT EYRE Shark Bay, Vaucluse 2015, watercolour and ink on paper


Braemar Public Sculpture Program

Currently on display: Neil Laredo’s sculpture ‘Identity’, timber, mirror aluminium composite panel. Photo by Xandro Lombardi.