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

Blue Mountains Botanical Artists
Beginners & Beyond II

20 February – 15 March 2020

A showcase of high quality botanical art produced by local Blue Mountains artists.

The subjects in this exhibition display examples of plants from the huge diversity of plant life found throughout the Blue Mountains – be it endemic wildflowers, native grasses, exotics or plants found in home gardens which encompasses the different climates we have between the lower and upper mountains. Paintings reflect the breadth of styles and media of the members and seen in the genre of Botanical art.

Image: CAROLYN WILLIAMS, LORRAINE BLOMFIELD, BARBARA DUCKWORTH Brachysema Lanceolatum


Scott Pollock and Tracy Ponich
BROKEN STORIES
A Road Trip: Blue Mountains to Broken Hill

20 February – 15 March 2020

We packed the car with Outback Necessities, sketch books, paints and brushes, cameras, tripods and notebooks, and drove west: Dubbo, Nyngan, Wilcannia, Broken Hill, Silverton, Menindee. And the vast, dry, dry expanses in between…

This exhibition is about a shared experience and the art that came out of it. Scott Pollock and Tracy Ponich wanted to capture through a pictorial story-telling the dichotomy that is desert country NSW. Places west of here where survival lingers on a knife edge. Drought, dry rivers, plains of dust – and an inspiring desert beauty that simply gets under the skin. It too lingers.  

Image: TRACY PONICH A Momentary Illumination of Dust, Mundi Mundi Plains, ed 1/25, photograph on cotton fibre paper, 92 x 57 cm


Ernie Newman
While the Woodcutter Slept

20 February – 15 March 2020

This installation raises questions about the territory between certainty and confusion, between faith and doubt, between the dream world and the waking world. What do we make of the shapes and shadows we see in the forest at dusk? Are they beasts? Real, surreal or imaginary? Are they benign or threatening?  

Featuring constructed wood art and natural found wood from the forest and the beach, alongside accompanying poetry.

Image: ERNIE NEWMAN While the Woodcutter Slept, wood, dimensions variable


Braemar Public Sculpture Program

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