Rocky Ground: Rowen Matthews

Orphan Rock, Receding Mist

1 August – 13 September 2015

An expressionist exhibition of paintings and drawings that look at mountain landscapes with a focus on the temporary activities caused by weather and bigger earth-sculpting changes that take place over time. The work notes the experience of being in some dramatic places including the Blue Mountains and the New England Tablelands. The exhibition shows a connection between drawing and painting on small and large scale, making active marks that respond directly as part of the artist’s engagement.

A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé program exhibition

ROWEN MATTHEWS Orphan Rock, Receding Mist, 2014, oil on linen, 152cm x 198cm.


Floor Talk
Saturday 15 August, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
FREE – with Gallery ticket
Join Rowen Matthews’ for a free floor talk about his exhibition. Learn about his influences, techniques and approach to landscape art.
RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

Art Demonstration in the Gallery
Saturday 8 August, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Rowen Matthews will be setting up an art studio in the gallery to demonstrate his art making practice. Drop in to see him sketching or to have a chat.

4 Day Painting Workshop with Rowen Matthews
Saturdays 22, 29 August & 5, 12 September, 10:30am – 3:30am
Join exhibiting artist Rowen Matthews for a four day drawing and painting workshop. Experience and gain control of the experimental, energetic and expressive brushstroke and palette knife techniques of gestural painting as you make personal sense-based responses to the landscape using oil pencils on paper, followed oil painting on canvas boards. Each week students will learn new skills that build upon the previous week’s lesson and be guided through difficult decisions about composition, form and colour in their paintings. To ensure that students receive one on one time with Rowen Matthews, tickets will be strictly limited.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.
$400/$360 – Includes all materials.
Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.