Red Gum Blossoms by Phillip Drummond

Phillip Drummond

12th November 2015 -

Phillip Drummond has only three works in the gallery this round, but each piece is stunning. Phillip's continuing development in presenting warmth, colour and strength in his still life works is nothing short of spectacular. Phillip Drummond has a solid city base of devotees to his work and Fairview ArtSpace is delighted to be able to hold limited numbers of these classic still life pieces in our local gallery in Mudgee. The gallery will continue to hold small numbers of works to ensure access. Phillip's works predominantly depict floral and fruit arrangements, koi,a table offering colourful vessels surrounded by nature's bounty. His images,by presenting a dark background are bought to the fore, as trong and rich colour palette ensures that the still life is as lively as it is when initially painted. One can almost sense the scent of the floers and feel the skin of the fruits.




works by Rosalie Swords

Country Claymakers

12th May 2016 - 20th June 2016
Country Claymakers

The Country Claymakers have been exhibiting together for some time and continue to exhibit in and outside the region. This is the first exhibition as a group for 2016. They produce disparate work, each in his/her own studio, making functional wheel thrown work in stoneware, sculptural work in earthenware, hand built pieces all exhibiting the artist’s particular signature designs and touches. Each artist’s work is a reflection of the way in which they view the world around them.. Rosalie Swords has made pieces for this exhibition that are driven by her love of the visual forms in the landscape of her rural property west of Coolah, NSW.Des and Jan Howard of Lue Pottery have been producing functional ware at their studio and showroom in Lue, NSW For this exhibition they have produced large dishes in pink Chun glaze. Helen Swords’s work will present a plant based decorative theme. Helen has used sgraffito in black and white and also thrown, altered and carved forms again, with plants as her visual focus. Pamela Welsh has produced blue and white sculptural works and earthenware sculptures with a surrealistic direction. Susan Foldhazy has made a series of porcelain bowls enhancing them with a waterlily design. Geoff Thomas has produced a series of wood fired bowls and mugs. udy Boydell has produced a collection of wood fired jugs and vases with a celadon glaze. Jill Novak has put together some earthenware vessels and sculptural works. Mel Thomas has been working with Helen Swords over the past year or more and has produced some functional ware to add into the exhibition.




The outback by Kay Norton Knight

Kay Norton Knight

29th September 2016 - 7th November 2016
Lines in the Landscape

A passion for nature and an intimate knowledge of the property that she has managed for over thirty years inspired Mudgee Artist Kay Norton-Knight to create this collection of work. Kay delves deeper than a surface examination of the rolling hills and vineyards that surround her home. Kay sketches the landscape, following its curves and crevices, in the search of a deeper understanding of the line. What does the line represent in nature and in art? Where does the line take the viewer in this exhibition, where the artist has taken the line for a walk across terrain, observing both The geographic and the metaphysical landscape. This is a collection of works on paper including drawings, collage and woodblock prints, and of sculpture. The exhibition makes a study of the line; its power and its potential. For KayNorton-Knight, bringing such rich life experience to the practice of drawing and print-making became a meditation on the line. Could the line be interpreted as a thread? Something that stitches our lives together and that binds us together in our relationships? Could this thread could join the patchwork of memories, experiences and observations that shapes us, that makes us who we are as a person? lf sq can the line be seen as a way of understanding our path through lifeas a narrative, and as a way of embroidering ourselves into history? With these thoughts in mind Kay Norton-Knight began to sketch her surroundings, focusing on the way the line manifests in nature. ln 2014 Norton-Knight was successful in gaining a three month residency in Alice Springs, The intensity of the desert environment left her in awe, its throbbing colours burning into her consciousness. Back in the comparatively peaceful surrounds of her home studio, a mud-brick cottage open to the elements and nestled amoungst her vineyards, Kay Norton-Knight aimed to re-create the scorching colours of the desert. She did this by using a printmaking technique called viscosity roll. Viscosity roll prints multiple colours of ink from a single plate, rather than using multiple plates to build up dimensions of colour. ln Kay Norton-Knight’s work the viscosity roll adds an immediacy that fits the subject matter. ln Australia, nature can turn dangerous very quickly. The Australian bush is an entity that burns, bites and sucks the water from every living thing. Norton-Knight’s use of the viscosity roll seems to suit Australia’s climate and landscape, one smear of dense colour is able to represent the sweeping plains and sense of timelessness. Both ancient and immediate, the feeling of the afternoon sun penetrating beyond the skin and deep into your core being. That is the feeling of standing in the Australian landscape and that is the feeling Kay Norton-Knight hopes to create in her work. From the soft, scrubby greens and browns of the Central West, to the searing reds and oranges of Central Australia, what is constant throughout Threads is the meandering path of the line. Kay Norton-Knight has documented her exploration of the line,and hopes for her audience, that it’s study is a path that is familiar yet full of discovery. (Extracts from artist statement by Caroline Edwards, Assistant Curator, WPCC).




Large round bottle by Chester Nealie

Chester Nealie

29th September 2016 - 7th November 2016
Lines in the Landscape

New Zealand born Chester Nealie (1942) began making ceramics in 1964 after instruction in New Zealand from Shoji Hamada, Takeichi Kawai and Michael Cardew. He has lectured and given demonstrations widely in New Zealand and internationally. Chester’s woodfired ceramics show the effects of prolonged firing at high temperatures on raw clay surfaces, using an anagama kiln. Although his works have a basic classical form, their individuality is present in the freedom and joy in hand making combined with the magical spontaneity of flame. Chester is a New Zealand potter now living and working in Gulgong, Australia.
Chester has held numerous one person exhibitions in New Zealand and Australia, as well as having participated in many group exhibitions also in Japan, Korea, China, USA, Canada, UK, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Spain & Germany. He is internationally recognised as a leading figure in woodfired ceramics






Cloth covers clay by Jan Irvine Nealie

Jan irvine Nealie

29th September 2016 - 7th November 2016
Lines in the Landscape

My art textiles combine an artist’s approach to image making with the age old tradition of stitching through layers. The resulting textile surface is physically strong and aesthetically alluring – mesmerizing to the eye and tempting to touch. In thirty years of studio practice I’ve evolved an individual and unique style of working. My use of airbrushed pigment onto textile to establish an image combines with patient, repetitive stitching over the surface to achieve a visual statement in textile form. The work is stitched entirely by hand, creating a surface texture that portrays subtle shifts in mood as it responds to the ambient light of its environment. My imagery reflects my environment and records my responses and impressions. My subject matter usually depicts open landscape, real or imaginary. In response to a working visit to China in 2007, I began to explore interior studies and still life subjects, extending my compositional awareness. Still the landscape beckons… © 2016 Jan Irvine-Nealie; Print Storm - Website Design



Country Claymakers permanent space

Country Claymakers

9th February 2017 - 31st December 2017
Regional Claymakers permanent exhibition

The Country Claymakers have been exhibiting together for some time and continue to exhibit in and outside the region. This is the first exhibition as a group for 2016. They produce disparate work, each in his/her own studio, making functional wheel thrown work in stoneware, sculptural work in earthenware, hand built pieces all exhibiting the artist’s particular signature designs and touches. Each artist’s work is a reflection of the way in which they view the world around them.




Handsome Gerry by Lucy Watts

Lucy Watts

26th March 2017 - 30th April 2017
A burst of colour

Lucy Watts has filled one of our rooms with a burst of colour and energy. A selection of works including her signature magpies, large scale poppies and gerry the brazen budgie. Lucy has resided in the Dunedoo region for many years now growing her family and working the farm with her husband Stuart. Lucy continues to capture the heart of her country and home environment in her works and card series.The ever-changing landscape that surrounds her and movement in life itself provide inspiration for her creations.Everywhere I turn there are endless opportunities to create a moment of stillness from the energy and beauty of life.





Spring Afternoon by Lieu Nguyen Huang Duong

Lieu Nguyen Huang Duong

26th March 2017 - 30th April 2017
Spring Afternoon

Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong’s technique is very special: He does not touches the canvas with his brush, all the painting is done by dropping the paint on the canvas. Depending on the texture of the paint, how the paint falls, from how high, it will create a different effect and a different spot. Through the accumulation of many layers created with an extremely precise technique, he creates very vibrant landscapes, remnant of the impressionists and pointillist styles.




Spring Hue by Ngo Van Thanh

Ngo Van Thanh

26th March 2017 - 30th April 2017
Spring Hue

Born in Ha Tay, Vietnam.2002: Graduated from Hanoi Fine Arts University. Specializing in landscape oil paintings. Presently working as a free artist