Owen Thompson

Observations: Seaside and Mountain Top

4 May – 28 May 2017

Owen Thompson lives in and loves the Blue Mountains, but is also drawn to the ocean  and visits the seaside whenever time allows. Observations explores Thompson’s connections to, and observations of both these environments. The exhibition features landscape works in watercolour – a medium that best suits the expression of atmospheric experiences like watching the morning mist rising from a Blue Mountains valley or viewing the deepening evening sunset reflected in a Shoalhaven estuary. Alongside these broader landscapes, Thompson’s “shellbox” series of finely detailed observational studies will be exhibited for the first time. This series, presenting paintings of treasured objects collected whilst walking along beaches and mountain tracks, was inspired by the works of both early and contemporary naturalists, from Joseph Banks to John Wolseley.

Image: OWEN THOMPSON Morning Mist, Leura 2016, watercolour, 56 x 76 cm



Anna Di Mezza

4 May – 28 May 2017

Obscura features painting in a photorealistic manner, based on found vintage photos removed from their original context. Anna Di Mezza combines photos with unexpected backgrounds to create bizarre visual narratives, inviting the viewer to make up the painting’s plot in their own mind as if the images were take from a frame of a surreal film. Di Mezza finds inspiration in the beauty and culture of the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, artists Magritte and de Chirico, and filmmakers Hitchcock, Kubrick and Lynch.

Image: ANNA DI MEZZA The Birth of Currency 2016, acrylic on Masonite, 40 x 65 cm



Rachel Hannan
Wild Thing

4 May – 28 May 2017

In this exhibition, Rachel Hannan touches on her connection to the landscape through paint: the space between the stillness and the tearing winds; the ever changing relationship between forms and dancing light; the gap between what you see and what is actually there; the music of the colours that have no sound, the rhythm and energy of the elements that can’t be stopped, won’t be harnessed, can’t be known. The landscape is passion, unpredictability, life, birth, sex, death; dangerous and harsh, yet comforting in its realness. Wild Thing explores the wonder of how to exist in such vast unkempt beauty.

Image: RACHEL HANNAN Post Fire Windy Lincoln Rock 2016, oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm


Braemar Gallery

104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW 2777

Open Thursday – Sunday | 10am – 4pm


Free Entry