15 December 2012
It's your last chance to see the final exhibition of 2012 at this gallery. There is fine work on display and for sale by artists including Filomena Coppola, Viola Dominello and Rachel Fairfax, whose work, Spirit Birds - Red Beaked is pictured above.
Lynda Draper and Jacqui Hudson are concerned with the social and cultural power of art, yet their sculptural work engages with an aesthetic language that conveys beauty. An exhibition showcasing their work at Stella Downer Fine Art in Sydney, 2012, embodies a seamless interconnection between critical thinking and the seductive materiality, technical skill and finessing of craft practice. ...more
Lynne Boyd, Heather Dorrough and Joy Warren share a special sensitivity. Boyd paints atmospheric landscapes. Dorrough makes panoramic prints of the iconic bush, water, and sky surroundings of the Hawkesbury region. Warren exhibited for many years and was respected as a ceramic artist and an art historian. They come together in a thoughtful showing at Stella Downer Fine Art. ...more
1 August 2012
Demand for Bruno Bernini prints has recently increased. His photograph Hot Soup 1957, showing the artist Janet Dawson, is a typical example of his European style. It sold for $1500. Another fashion shot, taken at the Eastern Market, fetched $1800. ...more
Like Indiana Jones, Liu Zhuoquan is an intellectual maverick seeking a greater truth. "I regard Chinese society as an arena for my art to experiment within," he says. "Any subject, domestic, political, cultural, historic is a topic for me to use and be inspired by." ...more
10 - 16 August 2012
One of 13 well-known artists participating in the Not the Way Home desert artists' expedition to Fowlers Gap last year, Steve Lopes is interested in the detritus of everyday life as symbolic of how people interact with the landscape, said Open Gallery in The Sydney Morning Herald. ...more
30 July 2012
One of a dozen artists who travelled to the red-desert vista of Fowlers Gap, north of Broken Hill, for the recent S.H. Ervin Gallery show Not the Way Home, Steve Lopes is part of the new breed of plein air painters, connected to a tradition yet with an eye to the future.