Graham and Fiona both trained at the National Art School in Paddington, Sydney, and worked as Art teachers in N.S.W. High Schools. They are practising artists whose work finds form in painting, drawing and photography. Although both artists explore the landscape and wild water scapes, their thematic approaches and technical styles are divergent. “Water Country” showcases the individual style and contemporary developments retrospective of both artists.
Graham, whose abode is in the upper reaches of the Clarence and Mann Rivers, expresses a deep connection to the ‘island’ and its river systems.
Fiona, explores coast, Lord Howe Island, and themes of salt water with a little bit of desert. A love of sailing, free-diving and surfing/paddle boarding as constant inspiration. Fiona had resided on Lord Howe for a number of years where she developed a true connection to her surrounds.
“Water and Country” come together in this long planned and expansive exhibition that will be open throughout April for viewing. Both Artists will be ‘in residence’ in the Old Kirk for interaction with the public. Come and chat to both artists and see them working on current projects….Fiona has a new book of her work on Lord Howe Island, which will be available for purchase.
The beautiful ‘Old Kirk’ Gallery provides the perfect space for this vibrant and expressive show. A Clarence Valley Plunge event.
Access is via the Museum entrance, cost is $5 per Adult and children under 15 free.