Art from the heart
Our Country - The Country Style multi-gallery exhibition
1 March–2 April. Titled Our Country, this expansive group show takes viewers beyond the city limits into varied and vividly conjured terrain as artists reflect on their personal ties to the land and the shared experiences it shelters.
At Michael Reid Murrurundi, Our Country will occupy the entire gallery space, comprising a collection of Fiona Smith’s exuberant portraits of native birdlife set against graphic, whimsical patterns.
These will play out alongside sumptuous, large-scale paintings by Baden Croft, whose rhythmic gestures evoke the tangle of floral and arboreal forms found along the Mornington Peninsula.
At Michael Reid Southern Highlands, Jo White and Vicki Yatjiki Cullinan will each present new works across the gallery’s top-level and mezzanine spaces, with White delivering brilliant birds-eye impressions of typically Australian suburban and semi-rural streetscapes, and Cullinan exhibiting her sublime, sweeping visions of Indulkana Country.
For the first time, Michael Reid Northern Beaches is among the settings for our Country Style exhibition. Celebrated for her epic, sunburnt topographies, WA artist Carly Le Cerf will be joined by Elizabeth Beaumont, whose earthy, abstract markings effect expressive, emotionally charged portrayals of her NSW Southern Tablelands home.
We look forward to welcoming visitors to our 2024 Country Style show. To register interest and request a preview, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our kookaburra sits on my mother's old Elna - a superb machine that she bought secondhand when she became engaged to my father in the 1950s. My father says it was the "Rolls Royce" of sewing machines in its day. That must be true because I still use it to this day - most recently, to sew masks in the early stages of Covid. The fabric is a piece of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie cloth, designed by May Gibbs. The wallpaper is 1950s Indiennes-style.
This 50x60cm framed work is available through SARAH BIRTLES Art + Advice.
Other dates for 2024
Sydney Affordable Art Fair with Sarah Birtles Art + Advice
Michael Reid Mururundi solo show
3 July - 21 July.
Limited edition Prints