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.


The Lens Ladies: Judy Thistleton Martin, Robyn Cook and Jeannie McInnes
Looking Through a Different Lens

15 April – 9 May 2021

The Lens Ladies collaborating in this exhibition are also members of the Blue Mountains Photography Group. Although staying true to their photographic backgrounds, they have chosen to expand their art in order to challenge the boundaries between visual art forms. They are motivated to explore their creativity beyond traditional photographic approaches.

Robyn, Jeannie and Judy are seeking to extend the underlying principles of “good” photography by incorporating them into a variety of mediums. This has allowed them to bridge the gap between photography and other forms of artistic expression to create something unique as they “look through a different lens”.    

IMAGE: JUDY THISTLETON-MARTIN Connecting 2020, acrylic pen on yupo, 20.6 x 30.8 cm

Coleen English-Thomas and Susan Ruming
Sit, Look, Listen

15 April – 9 May 2021

A collaboration of two artists, visiting one national park location, creating over 100 preliminary sketches and 30 artworks.

During one unusually challenging year, Susan and Coleen committed to weekly catch-ups in the Blue Mountains National Park, Glenbrook.

What started out as simply turning up to the same location each week to find inspiration for their joint exhibition, became a more meaningful pursuit to improve their arts practice. 

For this exhibition, they desire to share with you a glimpse of this time they treasured, appreciating every little moment…sitting, looking, listening, chatting, laughing, drawing, sipping tea, scrambling over rocks, making marks with ink, paint, charcoal and pastel and supporting each other through 2020. 

LEFT IMAGE: COLEEN ENGLISH-THOMAS Replenished 2021, mixed media on paper, 29 x 21 cm.
RIGHT IMAGE: SUSAN RUMING Upsidedown-scape 2020, mixed media on paper, 25 x 25 cm.

Laurent Rivory
Ex Machina

15 April – 9 May 2021

Laurent Rivory is a Springwood sculptor with a love for old farm machinery and implements. With weathering these often become distorted and rusty and take on a certain abstract “artness”. In Ex Machina, Rivory presents a series of welded steel sculptures which aim to capture and evolve that aesthetic – while also presenting the viewer with conundrums regarding function and origin. Ex Machina is a commentary on the unexpected beauty in decay and an attempt by the sculptor to rescue steel artefacts bound for the smelter. 

IMAGE: LAURENT RIVORY Atlas 2021, found steel, 45 x 45 cm