Exhibitions

BRAEMAR GALLERY

Opened in 1988, Braemar Gallery functions as a community gallery, hosting changing exhibitions that showcase works of local and regional artists. Situated in beautiful historic Braemar House, the gallery is a valuable community venue. Braemar has a particular interest in displaying works by local artists. Over time, the gallery has become well known for high standard art works of various mediums.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Louise Fox and Cathie Cox
A Return to Home
21 June – 15 July 2018

This exhibition engages ideas of the house as the child’s ‘first universe’ and as a key to the inner self. (Bachelard, The Poetics of Space).

Louise Fox and Cathie Cox recreate a corner of domestic life within Braemar, and thus explore the memories, daydreams and fantasy of early years. Their works combine past and present experiences, relationships and imaginings. These centre around the house and its garden together with the objects and life forms they encompass.

Simple materials such as paper, cardboard, wire and string and processes of plant-based dyeing, stitching and cutting illuminate our shared earliest experiences.

Image 1: CATHIE COX Sofa (detail) 2017, Dyed and hand cut paper, buttons, paper covered wire, pins, approx. 200 x 300 cm

 

Image 2: LOUISE FOX Shadows 2018, Watercolour and collage on paper, 29 x 12 cm

 


Donna Ransom
Out on a Limb
21 June – 15 July 2018

Art making is a step of faith. To step ‘out on a limb’ one experiences the exhilaration and vulnerability of a bird’s eye view.

Donna Ransom’s body of work is a response to aspects of the vast panorama of the landscape. Ransom is interested in expressing the materiality, diversity and interaction of the elements of rock, water, foliage and air in the landscape. The diversity of these elements found in the Australian landscape prompts Ransom to continually seek and expand on a variety of painting languages and approaches, in response to places which are both delicate ecosystems and monumental ancient rock formations. The works exhibited are inspired by coastal and bush landscapes, ranging from the Far South Coast of NSW, with its multitude of pristine coastal areas, to the Blue Mountains.

Image: DONNA RANSOM Ancient Land 2016 (triptych), acrylic and acrylic inks, 122 x 152 cm

 


Alice Ridgway
Glance Beyond Reality
21 June – 15 July 2018

There are many things which impact our way of life and who we are as people. Glance Beyond Reality investigates the imagination and the power of our surrounding environment. Alice Ridgway’s intricate ink paintings represent similarities between the body and the land. By merging the structures of the environment and the human body, our unique individuality and way of life emerges. We all view the world in different ways. These works aim to not only represent what we see directly but also what our landscape triggers in the human imagination.

Image: ALICE RIDGWAY Way Beyond 2016, watercolour ink, 36.5 x 76 cm

 


EXHIBITING YOUR WORK

 

BRAEMAR GALLERY EXHIBITION PROGRAM
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Applications Open Friday 1 June 2018
Closes Friday 3 August 2018

Artists are invited to submit proposals for the 2019 Braemar Gallery Exhibition Program. Now in its third year of annual exhibition applications, Braemar Gallery hosts a selection of changing
exhibitions each month. The program is focused on supporting Blue Mountains artists, and is a must-see for art lovers! The Braemar Gallery Exhibition Program is a great opportunity for artists and community groups based in the Blue Mountains region to exhibit at this historic venue and showcase their works to a diverse audience. Successful applications will be exhibited in the 2019 calendar year.

Download the Application Form and Guidelines here.

 

Please contact the Braemar Gallery Exhibition Coordinator if you have any queries regarding the exhibition program: email: braemargallery@gmail.com

 


VOLUNTEERING

If you are interested in volunteering at Braemar Gallery, please read and complete the Volunteer Registration Form below.

Volunteer Registration Form

 


Braemar Gallery

104 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW 2777

Open Thursday – Sunday | 10am – 4pm

FREE ADMISSION

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