29 October – 7 February 2016

‘Christmas Collection 2015’ – Over 30 artists

‘Floribunda’  – Cam Knuckey 

It is not long until Christmas and Falkner Gallery will again host a group exhibition entitled ‘Christmas Collection 2015’.

Last year, the inaugural Christmas Collection was highly successful. Comprising over 200 small works on paper, many visitors found they could select quality, original works at a very affordable price as Christmas gifts or for themselves.

This year, more than 30 talented artists – local, regional, national and international, will display their works in an exciting, changing exhibition. Techniques include drawings, linocuts, woodcuts, monoprints, photographs, etchings, engravings, collagraphs, montages and collages. Prices for the original works 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.

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’ exhibition will constantly evolve as new works replace those sold.

Upstairs at the same time is an exhibition entitled ‘Floribunda’, hand-coloured linocut and silkscreen prints by CAM KNUCKEY.  Melbourne artist Cam Knuckey celebrates the richness and vibrancy of gardens in Spring, Summer and Autumn. His flower and foliage arrangements are often displayed in his own collection of 1930s, 1940s and 1950s Remued vases. Bold, joyous colours flood the sinuous lines to create dramatic, sometimes asymmetrical, compositions.

He writes: “I value the imperfections that occur in Nature and aim instead for a looser, fluid interpretation in the hand-colouring. I’m aiming for a more painterly finish, applied quickly “wet on wet” with bleeds and colour runs adding to the flow.”

Both exhibitions commence 29 October and will continue until 7 February 2016.

Some of the artists will be present Saturday 31 October 2 – 4pm.

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 11 – 5