Braemar House & Gallery

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 braemargallery@gmail.com if you have any queries regarding the exhibition program.

Address
104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW 2777

Opening Hours
Thursday – Sunday | 10am – 4pm

FREE ADMISSION


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EXHIBITIONS

Owen Thompson
Observations: Seaside and Mountain Top
4 May – 28 May 2017

Owen Thompson lives in and loves the Blue Mountains, but is also drawn to the ocean  and visits the seaside whenever time allows. Observations explores Thompson’s connections to, and observations of both these environments. The exhibition features landscape works in watercolour – a medium that best suits the expression of atmospheric experiences like watching the morning mist rising from a Blue Mountains valley or viewing the deepening evening sunset reflected in a Shoalhaven estuary. Alongside these broader landscapes, Thompson’s “shellbox” series of finely detailed observational studies will be exhibited for the first time. This series, presenting paintings of treasured objects collected whilst walking along beaches and mountain tracks, was inspired by the works of both early and contemporary naturalists, from Joseph Banks to John Wolseley.
Image: OWEN THOMPSON Morning Mist, Leura 2016, watercolour, 56 x 76 cm

 

Anna Di Mezza
Obscura
4 May – 28 May 2017

ANNA DI MEZZA The Birth of Currency 2016, acrylic on masonite, 40 x 65 cm

Obscura features painting in a photorealistic manner, based on found vintage photos removed from their original context. Anna Di Mezza combines photos with unexpected backgrounds to create bizarre visual narratives, inviting the viewer to make up the painting’s plot in their own mind as if the images were take from a frame of a surreal film. Di Mezza finds inspiration in the beauty and culture of the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, artists Magritte and de Chirico, and filmmakers Hitchcock, Kubrick and Lynch.

Image: ANNA DI MEZZA The Birth of Currency 2016, acrylic on Masonite, 40 x 65 cm

 

Rachel Hannan
Wild Thing
4 May – 28 May 2017

RACHEL HANNAN Post Fire Windy Lincoln Rock 2016, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm

In this exhibition, Rachel Hannan touches on her connection to the landscape through paint: the space between the stillness and the tearing winds; the ever changing relationship between forms and dancing light; the gap between what you see and what is actually there; the music of the colours that have no sound, the rhythm and energy of the elements that can’t be stopped, won’t be harnessed, can’t be known. The landscape is passion, unpredictability, life, birth, sex, death; dangerous and harsh, yet comforting in its realness. Wild Thing explores the wonder of how to exist in such vast unkempt beauty.

Image: RACHEL HANNAN Post Fire Windy Lincoln Rock 2016, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm