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

Louise Fox and Cathie Cox
Leaf Life

3 September  – 27 September 2020

Focussing on the simple but diverse element of leaves, Louise Fox and Cathie Cox restate the importance of spending time mindfully in the natural environment. Leaves and natural ephemera emphasise that life is greatly enriched by close observation and consideration while interacting with nature. By reflecting on the solace of the natural world, Louise and Cathie have created narratives of living organisms and their life cycles and habitats. This is achieved through the art forms of drawing, collage, printmaking and small sculptures using found objects.

IMAGES:

CATHIE COX Treasured, 2020, mixed media and found objects, 29 x 21 cm.

LOUISE FOX Golden Foliage, 2020, drawing and collage on card, 29 x 24 cm.


Spectra5

3 September  – 27 September 2020

Spectra5 shows the varied interests and experiences of a group of five Blue Mountains artists and the methods by which they interpret their subjects with the media and brushstrokes they use.

Like all colours of the rainbow the individual artworks greatly vary in colour, intensity and light, which highlight the artists’ interpretation of their chosen subjects.

 The group gains inspiration not only from the wide spectrum of their unique mountain surroundings, but also from their native countries, which include the USA, the UK, Greece and Germany. 

Over several years the artists have shared motivation, guidance, inspiration and critique through weekly meetings with Blue Mountains artist, John Ellison.

 Exhibiting artists are Paticia Samios, Donna Ross, Noelene Jensen-Wolf, Paul Dorahy and Jenny Corbett.

IMAGE: PATRICIA SAMIOS Nick off the back of the Boat 2018, Greece, acrylic on canvas, 30.5 x61 cm


Tobin O’Bree
From Dusk ‘til Dawn

3 September  – 27 September 2020

From Dusk ’til Dawn explores landscapes at different times of the day through a series of watercolour and acrylic pieces inspired by the travels of artist Tobin O’Bree, and the three generations that went before him. Whether carpets of wild flowers, pebble riverbeds, verdant mountains, foaming lace waves, soaring cloud banks or bejewelled night skies; all elements evoke a sense of self, placing the viewer in the realm of natural beauty where sea, sand, earth and sky meet.

Both as a commissioned artist and facilitator of ‘Art Relaxation Therapy’ sessions for corporate and community programs, Tobin’s driving passion is to inspire joy through art. 

IMAGE: TOBIN O’BREE The Flower Pickers 2020, acrylic on linen, 102 x 76 cm


Public Sculpture Program

Currently on display:

BLUE MOUNTAINS WOODTURNERS The Games Families Play 2020, turned timber, dimensions variable