HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS 2015; WHEN ETCH GALLERY AND STUDIOS WAS LOCATED AT 215 MOORABOOL ST,
'Sweet Soul Of Barwon' Tina Coxall 4th - 31 March 2015
With a view from above and local maps recreating abstract vistas of our delightful district these images are truly soul soothing. Tina Coxall's methodology combines experimentation and numerous techniques with rabbit skin sizing, hand prepared board, oil, and encaustics with Tina often carving into the piece to provide added depth and meaning. The Australian palette of burnt sienna, ochre, gold’s and brilliant blues is an intrinsic factor in Coxall's work. Tina believes that any form of creativity is important for the psyche whether it is Art, music, singing, gardening or just playing, “try it and you will soon be smiling”.
'Navigating The City' Susan Rice-Bellman 4th - 31st March 2015
Artist Susan Rice-Bellman explores the cityscapes of home and abroad; following a recent study tour to Shanghai, China in September of 2014 while completing her Master of Art (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University Melbourne.
‘Navigating the City’, the first solo exhibition for Rice-Bellman challenges the viewer visually through shape and perspective while using charcoal and her fine tuned drawing skills to produce large scale cityscapes. Whereas the intimate photographic images interpret place as abstract forms and architecture. Rice-Bellman’s art raises questions associated to the over-development and consumption of the natural landscape by humanity.
‘Of this place’ A collaboration of artists. dij Vriens and Karen Murrell
1st - 28th April 2015
The ‘Of this place’ exhibition is a culmination of collaborative ‘en plein air’ works executed at the You Yangs Regional Park. Two local artists, dij Vriens and Karen Murrell have met weekly for a period of over 12 months in all weather conditions to create these mixed media works on paper.
The artists have developed a real, sense of place, through the production of these works. The pieces show how the natural beauty of these surroundings has heavily influenced the artists. This is an exhibition of the exploration of an ever-changing landscape.
'Light Works' and 'Shades'
April 29 to May 23, Wed to Sat 10 -3
Opening night Fri 8 May 2015
Think light, colour, shade, hue, and shadow for ETCH Gallery and Studios two concurrent exhibitions ‘SHADES’ and ‘LIGHT WORKS’. These two shows have been designed to complement The City of Greater Geelong’s ‘After Dark 2015’ with the theme of light.
It is through light that we perceive colour in all its variations, shades and hues in the world around us. ‘SHADES’ is the exploration and interpretation of this theme by our regions local artists.
ARTISTS: Glenys Bryant, Val Betteridge, Vicki Clissold , Rachel Kirby, Meg Lee, Libbet Loughnan, Helen Lyth, Robyn Mackay, Jai Marshall, Helen Martin, Karen Mayo, Mardi Nichols, Anne Pinkas, Ri Van Veen, dij Vriens, Keren Zorn
‘LIGHT WORKS’ is a wonderful accompaniment to ‘SHADES’ where artists have engaged their creative minds to produce small sculptures and installations that work with light. These stunning works will be shown in a darkened room to make the most of the effects and materials used by each artist.
*(the works will only be lit up on the night of Geelong After Dark from 6 – 9.30pm)