2 November – 28 January 2018

‘Christmas Collection 2017’ – 30+ artists

‘The Kimberley’ – Margaret Lees – Oil pastels and Linocuts

 

With Spring here, our thoughts turn towards Christmas. It will be here before we know it, so now could be the time to start early Christmas shopping to prevent the panic in December.

Falkner Gallery will once again host an exciting, changing ‘Christmas Collection 2017’ exhibition commencing 2 November with new, small, original, affordable works by over 30 talented artists – [local, regional, national and international]. Techniques include drawings, linocuts, woodcuts, monoprints, etchings, engravings, collagraphs, montages and collages. Prices are $50, $100, $150 and $200.

Rather than struggling to find inexpensive Kris Kringle gifts, why not pool together with family members to buy one exclusive, special and valuable gift by an accomplished artist? It will be a gift that lasts and is appreciated forever.

The gallery walls represent a Christmas tree and works purchased may be collected immediately, rather than at the end of the exhibition, giving time to have them framed if desired. This will mean the ‘Christmas Collection 2017’ exhibition will constantly evolve as new works replace those sold.

At the same time, upstairs, is an exhibition by accomplished artist Margaret Lees entitled ‘The Kimberley’ consisting of a comprehensive series of linocuts and oil pastels.

Margaret has made many trips to north-western Australia and her works illustrate her impressions of the old, eroded landscape of that region, “a land of folded hills, gorges and rivers, creek beds, escarpments and worn down mountain ranges”.

She has always been inspired and excited by the diverse and interesting area and her richly coloured works in both oil pastel and linocut techniques convey that enthusiasm. Warm, rich pinks, purples, ochres, reds, and browns vibrate and contrast with the spotty greens and greys of baobabs and twisted white gums and spinifex.

‘Christmas Collection 2017 and ‘The Kimberley’ by Margaret Lees 2 November – 28 January 2018.

Meet some of the artists Saturday 4 November 2-4pm

 

Christmas and Summer Hours and 2018 exhibitions:

Falkner Gallery will be open everyday 11-5pm in the final days before Christmas [Fri 15 Dec – noon Sunday 24 December] and will then close for the Summer Break 25 December, re-opening Thursday 25 January 2018.

The first two exhibitions for 2018 will commence 1 February – downstairs ‘Bushland’ – watercolours and woodcuts by Margaret Cromb and upstairs Greg Somerville’s ‘…stitched to everything… – musings of an errant ecologist’ – water/nature inspired textiles and photographs.