Summer 2019

5 February - 2 March 2019

In Summer 2019, our artists have responded to the sublime nature of an Australian summer; both its awe inspiring beauty and its wild and terrifying potential. Each artists has engaged with their local experience of the summer months, including around the Hawkesbury, the South Coast, rural NSW, in and around Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and Tasmania. From the crackling, dry heat through to refreshing coastal scenes, the artists capture the unique qualities of summertime.

ANNABEL BUTLER’s paintings take us on a road trip along the Hume and around Lake George. Her painterly landscapes evoke the dry heat and strong light of an Australian summer in the passing landscapes on a stretch of highway. JANET DAWSON’s ongoing desire to explore and expose the resonance of a place emerges through her pastel drawings of, often, rural Australian landscapes and the everyday subjects of her still-life.

VIOLA DOMINELLO finds inspiration near her home around the Hawkesbury and the hinterlands. Working en plein air she captures an instant of changing light and tone. Through painterly gesture DOMINELLO’s practice is imbued with a sensitivity that reveals moments of intricate and transient beauty of the landscape. Painting at the turning points of each day ASHLEY FROST’s works capture the sublime transition of early morning or late evening light. Fluid in form and composition, his paintings engage with the relationship between bodies of water and vast skies and their otherworldly evocations of light through a vivid and viscous palette.

STEVE LOPES settled into daily life of Carss Park, observing the minutiae of everyday scenes along the rambling coastline, and the people passing through it. Working en plein air, the fluid brushstrokes in Lopes’ studies of Carss Park respond quickly to light and tone, resulting in lively vignettes of the surrounding coastal and bushland area.

CORINNE LOXTON’s focus is often on the sky and its transient light, colour and form; uncontrollable and ephemeral. Her paintings recognise the potential for both beauty and harshness through her depictions of land and sky amidst the devastation of the Blue Mountain bushfires; a familiar scene during a hot, dry Australian summer. IAN MARR’s panoramic paintings capture vast, uninterrupted, and rambling landscapes. Glints of copper peak through MARR’s warm colour palette; appropriately twinkling and glowing as they catch the light.



Annabel Butler Alongside the Hume
Annabel Butler
Alongside the Hume
oil on board
29 x 81 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Annabel Butler 2018 morning in the park
Annabel Butler
Morning in the park
oil on board
12 x 23 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Annabel Butler 2018 Lake George
Annabel Butler
Lake George
oil on board
12 x 23 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Annabel Butler The Dam 2018
Annabel Butler
The Dam
oil on board
11 x 22 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Alongside Lake George by Annabel Butler
Annabel Butler
Alongside Lake George
oil on board
12 x 24 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Janet Dawson
Tasmanian Sunset 2
pastels on Saunders paper
71 x 83 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Dominella Low Tide 2018
Viola Dominello
Low Tide
oil on board
23.5 x 31 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Dominella Abandoned Boat 2018
Viola Dominello
Abandoned Boat
oil on board
22.5 x 30 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Dominello Mooney Mooney Morning
Viola Dominello
Mooney Mooney Morning
oil on board
25 x 25 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Dominello Hawkesbury Shoreline 2018
Viola Dominello
Hawkesbury Shoreline
oil on board
20 x 25.5 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Frost Coledale Bend 2018
Ashley Frost
Coledale Bend
oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Frost Coastal study Looking North
Ashley Frost
Coastal study Looking North
oil on linen
61 x 61 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Frost Coastal study Looking South
Ashley Frost
Coastal Study Looking South
oil on linen
61 x 61 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Lopes - Day Trippers
Steve Lopes
Day Trippers
oil on canvas
61 x 64 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Lopes - The oyster shed 2018
Steve Lopes
The Oyster Shed
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Loxton A Beauty that Catches
Corinne Loxton
A Beauty that Catches
oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Loxton Glenbrook Lagoon
Corinne Loxton
Glenbrook Lagoon
oil on board
30 x 30 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Loxton Shifting Sands
Corinne Loxton
Shifting Sands
oil on board
30 x 30 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Loxton Updraft
Corinne Loxton
Updraft
oil on board
30 x 30 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Marr Pawelski House Clare Valley 2018
Ian Marr
Pawelski House, Trillians Hill Road, Clare Valley, South Australia
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
From Stone-cutting Road East
Ian Marr
From Stone-cutting Road, East
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Ian Marr Polish Hill, River from Stone-cutting Lane
Ian Marr
Polish Hill, River from Stone-cutting Lane
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm
For Sale
For Sale