Ceramic Break Sculpture Park welcomes you to our first show of the year on Sunday April 23rd. ‘Individual Insights’ from Julie Bannister and ‘Beginnings’ from 3 emerging artists, Brent Emerson, Jessica Hall and Emma Regan is a fabulous collection of rich and vibrant art, sometimes provocative, always evocative and a collection of perceptive and beautiful works. Put this date on your calendar, rustle up your eating utensils to enter the Green Prize and arrive at 12 noon for an afternoon of lunch, refreshments, fun and culture. Oh and throw in a little exercise to make it perfect. Entry is by gold coin donation and everyone is welcome.
Julie Bannister has exhibited several times at Ceramic Break. Any visitor to the Park will have seen evidence of her talent whenever they have sat on the benches or eaten at the tables near the Galleries. These were all painted with Julie’s original designs. As our Artist in Residence for the last 5 months Julie has used the time to extend her skills and she has created a range of compositions using different mediums, oils, acrylics and mixed media. The intense colours she has used demand our attention and her abstract shapes, while replicating aspects of the natural world, create their own universes. Each piece is a personal reflection.
Emma Regan “grew up in the small town of Delungra NSW but now calls Quirindi home. I have always loved art and drawing, but have only recently found a passion for painting in the last 2 years since becoming a stay at home mum. I recently started to share my work on my Facebook page, Art by Emma. I find inspiration from the vibrant and bright colours of spring. My work consists of a lot of pinks, purples and turquoises to create a happy spring feel with abstract floral influences.”
16 year old Jessica Hall lives in Forster NSW. She has been interested in art since she was a child and recently has taken up art as her part time job, taking commissions from her Facebook business page,’ Art by Jess.’ Jessica is mainly self-taught and her predominant skill is in graphite drawing. Two of her sketches, a lion and a tiger virtually breathe aggression.
Teaching, immortalizing and encouraging debate are reasons Gamiliraay man Brent Emerson gives for creating art and much of his work comes directly from his observations of the world around him. His Aboriginal- Australian heritage is evident in his art with his use of strong colour giving a new perspective to traditional subject matter, such as his depiction of a delightful pink platypus on a blue, white and sparsely dotted background.
On Sunday April 23rd at noon make your way to Ceramic Break Sculpture Park on the Warialda – Bingara Road for a day of art, ambience and exercise.
The exhibition continues through May.
For more information contact Ceramic Break Sculpture Park on 02 6729 4147