From Gainsborough to Reg Mombassa, Hazelhurst Gallery announces 2017 program

Age of the Dinosaur: Art of Dinosaur Designs is an exhibition of the work of Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy to show at the Hazelhurst Gallery next April. Picture: Totem Series 2016.

Age of the Dinosaur: Art of Dinosaur Designs is an exhibition of the work of Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy to show at the Hazelhurst Gallery next April. Picture: Totem Series 2016.

The Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre has announced its 2017 exhibition program which will range from Old European Masters including Gainsborough to Canaletto to modern Australian masters such as Max Dupain and artist Reg Mombassa.

Hazelhurst director Belinda Hanrahan described it as “an exciting kaleidoscope of art spanning the Renaissance to contemporary” in 18 different exhibitions.

“ We are pleased to announce that Hazelhurst will be the sole venue for the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ collection of European Old Masters.

The program starts next month with Max and Olive, the Photographic Life of Max Dupain and Olive Cotton.

Featuring 70 works of the photographers who caught some memorable Australian images including Sunbather by Dupain and Teacup Ballet by Cotton, the exhibition is from December 17 to February 5.

Running concurrently will be Silver and Salt will show the experimental photographic work of Ashleigh Garwood, Justine Varga and Amanda Williams.

Cameron Robbins is Hazelhurst’s artist in residence for January 2017. During his residency Robbins’ will be developing a new site specific work in the Hazelhurst gardens, a solar/lunar drawing machine which will include solar panels to detect light and power a motor that will drive a drawing arm.

The resulting drawings will indicate the amount of light detected as the machine is moved throughout Hazelhurst’s  gardens, from dense marks on bright sunny days, to softer marks on cloudy days or an absence of marks at night.

Art Express will showcase a selection of more than 40 HSC artworks from February 11 to March 26.

Art of Dinosaur Designs is an exhibition of the work of Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy from April 1 to May 14 including wearable art through their jewellery and homewares label Dinosaur Designs.

Opening May 20, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award will showcase outstanding ‘art on paper’. Awards include the $15,000 major award; the Young and Emerging Artist Award and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award ($5000 each) and the People’s Choice Award ($1000). The exhibition includes diverse work by artists from across Australia including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, printmaking and video.

Polymaths will be a group exhibition focussing on artists who are contemporary polymaths, that is, artists whose practice combines art, science, engineering, architecture opening on July 22.

European Old Masters : 16th to 19th Centuries from the Art Gallery of New South Wales opens on September 29 and runs until December 3, 2017 and will include examples from the gallery’s extensive collection of British Victorian and Dutch, French and Italian painters.

The selection of 25 works include Canaletto, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, Bernardo Strozzi and Matthias Stomer.

Play On: The The Art of Sport opens December 9, 2017 and will show a selection of key works from the Basil Sellers Art Prize, a biennial exhibition of new commissions that reflect upon sport and sporting culture.

The Broadhurst Gallery 2017 program will include Palimpsest: Belinda Allen and Chris Lawry opening January 28, Quilts opening February 11, an exhibition of 20 art quilts based on the paintings of Dutch contemporary abstract painter Rolina Van Vliet and Southern Horizons: Our space, local place, opening February 25, an exhibition exploring the concept of local area and the artists experiences of living in the Sutherland Shire as seen by printmaking students.

Ephemeral is an exhibition of the work of  Paula Siew Yong N….. developed during and informed by research trips to Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station in NSW, a series of paintings, video and artist books open on March 11.

Small Works - Big Impact is a group exhibition of work by the artists of the Bundeena and Mainbar Artist Trail opening in March and Vital Signs: Recent Visual Arts graduates from the University of Wollongong, School of the Arts, English and Media opens in April.

Shack Life, opening April 22, celebrates the work of artists from the shack communities of the Royal National Park including Reg Mombassa, Gillian Rhys, Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty.

Common Ground, opening May 6 will be an exhibition of work by students from the Oil and Acrylic painting class that visually describes the suburb where each student lives with Hazelhurst as the common ground.

The Sculpture Show opening July 22 will be an exhibition of sculptural work by contemporary artists living and working in the Sutherland Shire, while People, Places, Things, opening August 5 will be an exhibition of work by Hazelhurst painting students focussing on the subjects of portraiture, landscape and still life.

Friends on Show: Friends of Hazelhurst annual exhibition opening Augus 19 will showcase the talents of Hazelhurst’s artist members.

To Hill End and Beyond: Natalya Shin and Kathryn Cowen opening September 2 will present a series of work that reflects the history and landscape of the location.

Nicole Kelly, opening September 16 will show a collection of large-scale oil paintings that focus on the landscape of the local area both natural and manmade.

Our Rising Stars on October 14 will be a group exhibition celebrating the next generation of Aboriginal artists from central Australia including paintings, works on paper and sculpture.

Hazelhurst Ambassadors: Youth Art on Show, opening September 30 will be an exhibition of work by Hazelhurst’s Young Ambassador team aged between 18 and 28 showcasing the ideas and

talents of local youth in the Sutherland Shire, the exhibition will include art and design objects in a range of mediums.

Not Just a Brush: Check out the Masters on October 28 is a biennial exhibition of artworks by students from local primary schools in the Sutherland Shire.

The works incorporate ordinary, everyday materials such as recyclables, fibres and textiles with a range of techniques to reinforce the idea that art is not just produced with a paintbrush.

Perspectives: Postcodes and Postcards an exhibition by the artists from the Southern Printmakers focussing on the themes of perspectives and location opens November 11, and Songs for the City, an exhibition of two dimensions and digital screen based works with accompanying sound scores created by students from Woniora Road Special School in southern Sydney opens November 25.

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