Gallery Artists

Merran Esson, Janet Dawson, Ian Gentle, Rod Holdaway, Di Holdsworth & Mary MacQueen

5 July - 30 July

Gallery Artists brings together gallery artists JANET DAWSON, MERRAN ESSON, ROD HOLDAWAY, DI HOLDSWORTH, IAN GENTLE and MARY MACQUEEN to examine the landscape in its many forms. Ranging across the mediums of paint, iPad drawings, sculpture and ceramics, some artists reflect upon the organic forms of the natural landscape, and others engage with the bustling urbanscape and its social paradigms.

For JANET DAWSON the mutability of nature takes focus in her latest work. Drawn from her rural life, the works are portrayed in the sensitive pastel renderings of early morning dew, travelling clouds and her local surrounds. DAWSON's landscapes express an intimacy with natural Australia and its many moods.

The perforated forms of MERRAN ESSON's ceramic vessels resonate with the naturally occurring catchments within the rural landscape, such as basin shaped areas and drainage networks. Engaging with the organic as well as the industrial forms of the landscape, ESSON's buckets are reminiscent of water tanks and silos embedded in the country.

ROD HOLDAWAY's paintings are an expression of people and place, revealing the intertwined interactions between physical and psychological landscapes. HOLDAWAY fragments and dissects, winds and navigates his way through familiar streetscapes and public parks. In conveying the narratives of congested interactions on the street and in the park, these paintings reflect upon the social constructs that underpin human behaviour.

Cutting up and reassembling plastic, replica toys from the 1960s, DI HOLDSWORTH subverts the notion of the traditional 'unattainable' music box ballerina. Navigating the social landscape and its paradigms, she undercuts the idea of women as still objects, positioning the female assemblages to ride animals with 1960s plastic cowboys in an acts that are both whimsical and underpinned by desire.

IAN GENTLE referred to his sculptural wall works as 'drawing'. Trained as a painter, his components of eucalypt wood twigs and branches, each carefully stripped and meticulously tied together, are informed by an understanding of composition as they "grow off the walls". The eucalypt timber works are imbued with Australian bush mythology, as his idiomatic titles suggest.


The Harbour (Sydney) by Mary MacQueen
Mary MacQueen
The Harbour (Sydney)
watercolour and pencil on paper
38 x 56 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Leopard by Mary MacQueen
Mary MacQueen
Leopard
pastel and watercolour
21.2 x 29 cm
For Sale
For Sale
Monument to the Past, Moment in Time by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
Monument to the Past, Moment in Time
oil on linen
38 x 31 cm

$1,500
SOLD
SOLD
America's Favourite by Di Holdsworth
Di Holdsworth
America's Favourite
music box assemblage
16 x 11 x 9 cm
SOLD
SOLD
Beach at Ocean Grove 2 by Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
Beach at Ocean Grove 2
pastel on primed paper
26.8 x 39 cm
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SOLD
Beach at Ocean Grove by Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
Beach at Ocean Grove
gouache and pastel on primed paper
26.8 x 39 cm
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SOLD
Home Paddock - Dawn 2 by Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
Home Paddock - Dawn 2
pastel on primed paper
26.8 x 39 cm
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SOLD
Home Paddock - Dawn by Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
Home Paddock - Dawn
pastel on primed paper
26.8 x 39 cm

$2,200
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SOLD
Jill's kitchen - Bosco's dawn by Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
Jill's kitchen - Bosco's dawn
pastel on primed paper
26.8 x 39 cm
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SOLD
Moonbow by Janet Dawson
Janet Dawson
Moonbow
gouache and pastel on primed paper
26.8 x 39 cm
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Entering the Park by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
Entering the Park
oil on cotton duck
105 x 145 cm
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SOLD
Figures on Scully Street by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
Figures on Scully Street
iPad print and indian ink on archival paper
21 x 29.7 cm

$750
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For Sale
Chunky Figures, Cottage and Park by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
Chunky Figures, Cottage and Park
iPad print and indian ink on archival paper
21 x 29.7 cm

$750
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For Sale
People, Dogs, Sydney Park and Skyline by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
People, Dogs, Sydney Park and Skyline
iPad print and indian ink on archival paper
21 x 27 cm

$750
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For Sale
Figures on Magic Street by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
Figures on Magic Street
iPad print and indian ink on archival paper
18 x 29 cm

$750
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For Sale
House by the Sea Figures and Yellow Bike by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
House by the Sea Figures and Yellow Bike
iPad print on archival paper
21 x 29.7 cm

$750
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For Sale
Figures on Sculpted Street by Rod Holdaway
Rod Holdaway
Figures on Sculpted Street
iPad print on archival paper
21 x 28 cm

$750
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For Sale
Cocky by Ian Gentle
Ian Gentle
Cocky
eucalyptus timber
88 x 84 cm
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For Sale
Roo Bowl Rust by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Roo Bowl Rust
ceramic, copper glaze
7 x 14 x 14 cm
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Yellow Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Yellow Bowl
ceramic, copper glaze
12 x 25 x 25 cm

$1,200
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For Sale
Boulevard Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Boulevard Bowl
ceramic, copper glaze
28 x 45 x 40 cm

$2,000
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For Sale
Rust by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Rust
ceramic, copper glaze
44 x 43 x 27 cm
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SOLD
Sitting on the Rooftop by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Sitting on the Rooftop
ceramic, copper glaze
57 x 46 x 43 cm
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SOLD
Paw Print Bowl by Merran Esson
Merran Esson
Paw Print Bowl
ceramic, copper glaze
11 x 17 x 17 cm
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SOLD
The Goose Girl by Di Holdsworth
Di Holdsworth
The Goose Girl
music box assemblage
29 x 42 x 17 cm

$1,600
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For Sale
Jaguar Senorita No. 2 by Di Holdsworth
Di Holdsworth
Jaguar Senorita No. 2
music box assemblage
19 x 15 17 cm

$1,100
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For Sale
Lasso by Di Holdsworth
Di Holdsworth
Lasso
music box assemblage
15 x 10 x 9 cm

$750
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For Sale
Puttin' on the Ritz by Di Holdsworth
Di Holdsworth
Puttin' on the Ritz
music box assemblage
14 x 10 x 9 cm

$750
SOLD
SOLD