ART EXHIBITION 'THE SURREAL FEEL'
BY G. MACKIE AND L. WESTMORELAND
THE SURREAL FEEL A must see exhibition, “THE SURREAL FEEL' is opening at the Old Kirk, in Yamba on the 20th October at 5.30pm. Everyone is welcome to free admission, drinks and nibbles with brand New Surrealist work from Linda Westmoreland and Graham Mackie. This will be Graham Mackie's 22nd continuous exhibition in Yamba & this time he's stepping outside his usual subject matter to embrace the Surrealist ideals of Ernst, Di Chirico, Dali & Rene Magritte. Graham remarked: " this has been a great challenge to produce work along the lines of this movement which was founded in 1924 by Andre Breton. "
Fellow artist and exhibitor Linda Westmoreland is also presenting her latest collection of original Surrealist paintings and drawings to the public at the Old Kirk from 20th Oct until 19th November. This Exhibition is the first time these detailed and colourful works have been released to the public. A former secondary art teacher, Linda has had a lifetime love and infatuation with Surrealist artists Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch. She has exhibited in most states of Australia and her work can be viewed in many private homes throughout Australia and including a few international sales. All her paintings and drawings are originals with just a glimpse of influence from the famous surrealist masters. Linda has worked with Graham on 2 previous very successful shows, 'Just Pencil' and 'Just Portraits' at the Old Kirk. Linda says, “It is always a pleasure and an honour to exhibit with Graham Mackie; he challenges me to improve and further develop my approach to art in all its forms. I am proud to exhibit beside him. The Clarence Valley is lucky to have such a knowledgeable and generous arts senior in our midst. Anyone who wishes to have a country drive should take the time to visit his 'Coombadjha Studio gallery' as it's well worth it."
Linda resides in our local river village of Lawrence, and facilitates 'the Lawrence Art Group' on Tuesday mornings and Sundays in her working studio/gallery, 'Artisans Corner Australia'. Linda does private tuition but has a firm policy that all artists must make their own marks on a surface and not simply copy another soul's journey. Learn more at the show on opening night or find out when Linda or Graham will be available to talk with visitors over the duration of The Surreal Feel Exhibition. This professional art exhibition is worth the visit, the time, and is just that little bit different. Artworks may be purchased on the night and during the Exhibition period.
The Old Kirk is part of the Yamba Museum precinct, located in River Street next to the Golf and Country Club. The Exhibition can be viewed from 20th October to 19 November and the $5 adult entry fee (over 15, children free) includes the museum. Access is through the main entrance to the museum. Viewing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am - 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 2-4:30pm.