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 art lovers.


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

4 – 28 August 

Clare Delaney | Decay

Clare’s suburban garden inspires this body of work, burying recycled paper and canvas in the compost, responding to the marks made by soil creatures, exposing works to rain and sun and slowly building up rich textural layers. She likens this process to a conversation between herself, the natural environment and her own decay.

IMAGE: CLARE DELANEY Decay Revealed I (detail), 2022, mixed media on recycled paper, 150cm x 70cm

Louise Holmes | Deserts Follow Man

These mixed media paintings reflect a broad idea of the old adage that ‘deserts follow man’. Deserts are what is left behind when we cannot take any more from the land. For these works, composition evolved serendipitously, created by a visual stream of consciousness and intuitive responses to the formal structural elements. Louise sees these works as a narrative of many layers to address the transience of nature.

IMAGE: LOUISE HOLMES Deserts Follow Man (detail), 2021, mixed media, 10cm x 10cm

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

1 – 25 September 

Julia Butler | Transformations
Teri Hilley | Up in the Air
Tobin O’Bree | From Surreal to the Sea

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PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROGRAM

Laurant Rivoy
Terrae Omnium

“Terra Nullius” (land that belongs to no one) was the legal principle argued in the settlement of Australia – no one supposedly “owned” the land. However, this ignored the fact that Indigenous people had lived on and cared for the land for tens of thousands of years before the landing of Captain Cook.

With Terrae Omnium (lands that belong to everyone), Rivory urges us to take moral responsibility for all the lands we use, to ensure their welfare for generations to come – regardless of who owns them from a legal standpoint. Made from salvaged materials (including from a playground), Terrae Omnium also reflects Rivory’s commitment to an environmentally sustainable art practice, which includes welding with solar-generated electricity.