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PRECIOUS LIFE. Visions In Colour – Exhibition by Ruth Halverson

02 01 2024

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Known for its pristine waters, the Clyde River, or Bhunduu as the local Walbunja people call it, runs from the rugged coastal mountain ranges and travels over 100 km to reach the Tasman Sea at Batemans Bay.

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The Clyde Gallery has spaces suitable for both permanent and temporary exhibits by travelling, regional and student artists. These prominent exhibition and gallery spaces provide a world-class gallery experience for the community.

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The Clyde Gallery and exhibition space is taking expressions of interest from Eurobodalla Shire artists to showcase their work.

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PRECIOUS LIFE through Visions and Dreams

When: 2nd Jan – 6th Feb

Who: Ruth Halverson

Ruth Halverson showcases her first solo exhibition of large paintings at the Bay Pavilion Art Gallery in Batemans Bay. Ruth has had 7 joint exhibitions on the South Coast of N.S.W and in Sydney using diverse mediums.

Ruth’s compassion for all life on this planet [and its need for revival] is woven through her playful exploration in vivid colour on a larger-than-life scale. She is inspired through dreams, stories and research that unfold, as the colour is layered on the surfaces. Sad stories find hope or Questions through a voice of whimsy.

“Depression and Bad Mental health has gripped me and others around me in the Past. I am thankful that Jesus has shown me hope for life through art and the practice of creating. This is available to me and others to navigate the hard times, bringing beauty out of darkness. Learning about the stories I’m given and inspiring others to create through classes that I teach are what makes my heart sing” 

Artists

Jennie Tasker

There is an intriguing dichotomy between the undeniable nature of life’s impermanence and our need to grasp what the Romantics termed, ‘the eternal moment’. For me the perpetual movement of light through sky and water epitomises this binary opposition.

In water and sky and light we are gifted a visual reminder that the memories, the experiences we grasp as true, are constantly shifting and changing, becoming ideas of a moment in time, depending on the experiences we bring to the reminiscence.

Like shards of light piercing the surface of the water or flickering on a wave or breaking through clouds…

The paradox is not lost on me however that even though I can philosophically acknowledge the place of impermanence in my world, I am also trying to hold tight to what is essentially a blink of the eye, an out- breath.

Kristen Arrayet

Kristen has always drawn or painted and never thought there was anything unusual about doing so. Faces, fashions, forests, fantasies , outdoors, indoors, and whatever … she refer to them  “as my inner, far and dream scapes. “ Much like playing the piano, painting has been a way to express my feelings, dreams and hopes all my life.”

 After art school in the 80’s, Kristen exhibited in galleries in Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane as well as the Sunshine Coast and hinterland. Work from those years can be found in government, corporate and private collections and the Art Bank. Following an illness and recovery, Kristen stopped painting and taught instead for Queensland Education until she retired to the South Coast of New South Wales, where she has begun to paint again in this beautiful, calm environment.

Margaret Allen

Margaret has drawn and painted since childhood.  Originally growing up in Melbourne, moving to Canberra at the age of 17 where she did further studies in Art.

A Malua Bay Resident, Margaret, with her husband John, after being a part time resident of Durras for many years they retired to the NSW South Coast from Canberra in 1999.  The beauty, peace and serenity she feels in this corner of the world inspires her to paint, and besides family, painting is the love of her life.  Art is her “expression”, it is challenging.

Margaret studied at the ANU doing courses which covered life drawing, etching, lino cut and oils. After which she then furthered her studies doing more courses in oils and water colour.  In 2001 Margaret discovered the beauty of pastels and since then most of her work features the pastel medium.

Margaret is a member of Creative Arts Batemans Bay and the South Coast Pastel Society, both groups holding several exhibitions throughout the year.

Her work can be currently viewed at her own Studio/Gallery “Around Art” at Malua Bay, by appointment only.   Margaret has previously exhibited at the Aarwon Gallery in Canberra, and was a regular exhibitor at the Canberra Times Out door Art Show, has held numerous solo exhibitions both in the ACT and NSW.  Also being involved with various exhibitions in NSW and Canberra and receiving many awards for her work over the years.

Margaret works with all art mediums, and her versatile approach allows her to cover a variety of styles from the traditional to the abstract.  Her works are predominantly the Australian Landscape, but she also loves to do a variety of subjects including still life and portraits.

Suzanne Shelley

Suzanne’s 30 year art practice has always been about experimentation.

Favoured materials are clay, glass, wood, metal and latex. Suzanne gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Art, Curtin University 2009 followed with a Master of Art and Design at College Of Fine Art UNSW in 2013.

Suzanne has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Previously exhibiting with The Sculptors Society of NSW, Firestation Print Studio Melbourne and Tafe NSW. Since moving to Batemans Bay from Sydney, Suzanne’s artwork was selected for the 2019 Grand Opening of the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya, From the Forest exhibited at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens 2023 and Sculpture For Clyde.

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PRECIOUS LIFE. Visions In Colour – Exhibition by Ruth Halverson

02 01 2024