Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery, which is located in Braemar House, functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a valuable community venue. Braemar has a particular interest in displaying works by local artists. Over time, the gallery has become well known for high standard art works of various mediums.
Exhibitions are selected via an annual application process. Applications are currently closed and the next call for submissions will commence in June 2017. The Application Form and Guidelines will be available for download at this time. Please contact the Braemar Gallery Exhibition Coordinator on email@example.com if you have any queries regarding the exhibition program.
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Old yet Untold – The Hidden Stories of this Place
9 March – 2 April 2017
So much is known of the exploration and colonisation of Australia but most of it is told from the perspective of the colonisers. The stories of the traditional owners of the Sydney area, whose lives were severely impacted in those early years of first contact, are still shrouded in secrecy. These people, whose local knowledge and compliance was crucial to the British at that time, are often overlooked in accounts of Colonial Australia. Old yet Untold – The Hidden Stories of this Place illuminates these forgotten stories.
Image: LEANNE TOBIN Promises Promises (detail) 2001, pastel, ochres, paper, string and emu feathers, 100 x 80 cm
9 March – 2 April 2017
Blue Mountains artist Michael Herron started painting Edna Walling and Capability Brown gardens about 14 years ago.These were cultivated spaces with a degree of organised wild or abstraction.
This exhibition showcases some of Herron’s urban streetscapes alongside works painted in and inspired by Central Australia over the past two years. The abstraction and wilderness of Central Australia is in stark contrast to the urban, cultivated and man made that is the focus of Herron’s Blue Mountains pictures.
Herron says, “The West MacDonnell Ranges has given me a sense of light, colour, space and texture, it’s a profound experience. I like the idea of this, balanced and posed with the urban cultivated Blue Mountains, the aesthetic rush of Integral Energy topiary, or roadside plantings or the skate park.”
Image: MICHAEL HERRON Larapinta 1 2016, oil on linen, 122 x 213 cm