This is a celebration of all the wonderful things that people in country towns like Gloucester believe in and do wholeheartedly. We are so lucky to live here during recent and current difficult times (drought, bushfires and pandemic).
Have a look at local events as you’ve never seen them before – such as cattle sales, farmers’ markets, bowls, kid’s soccer, open gardens, train repairs, feeding horses, having a cuppa downtown or simply a visit to the local “tip”. John has lovingly painted local identities as caricatures where body language defines their presentation, and cars utes and motorbikes have their own quirky personalities.
John has had much success with his traditional and semi-abstract landscapes and is renowned for his wonderful representations of trees. He has been acknowledged with a HC by Lloyd Rees at the Festival of Fishers Ghost, won the Camden Haven Bicentenary Art Prize and exhibits every couple of years in between farm duties and bowls events. In this exhibition he has made a radical change, but his love of country still shines through.
Rachel has a passion for the country and creates beautiful art works in various media to reflect this love of country ways and the pace of country days. She has used composite photoart images to create double exposures of historic buildings juxtaposed on peaceful rural views. This reflects her journey through life from rural United Kingdom, through the fast pace of advertising and exhibiting in Sydney, and happily back to the peace of the country near Gloucester. More recently her artistic endeavours have flourished into acrylic painting, charcoal and ink drawings and printmaking.
Rachel states that the inspiration for this exhibition are her surroundings – the rural landscape and an enviable lifestyle that one encounters in Gloucester, or remembers from the past.
Gloucester Gallery hours are:
Thursday to Saturday from 10am - 4pm
Sunday from 10am - 1pm.
We are located at 25 Denison Street, Gloucester. Entry is free.