My exhibition, Distractions, is opening at 6pm Wednesday 12 June, at the fabulous purpose built contemporary art gallery, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan.
It would be lovely to see you there and to share some wine with you.
Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Exhibition runs until 29 June 2019.
Please call in if you are in the hood. We would love to see you.
images of new work in the show:
I develop much of my work in the studio referencing my sketches,
photos and written descriptions which help
transport me to another place in my memory – back to places I have
travelled, known and experienced. It’s as if there is a delayed reaction
as if my thoughts need some sort of incubation time.
Recently I have turned to my immediate environment for subject matter where the sounds and my view of the mountain behind me are living, changing yet constant, sources of inspiration. I note the changes in light during different times of the day and the season. Dry crackle hum. The bush pings, the air stings, the kookaburras laugh.
DISTRACTIONS is somewhat autobiographical where the paintings served as distractions to greater world events, and to more personal my-world events.
It is with great pleasure that I announce that my painting. “Rainy Sunday” was the WINNER of this year’s Wingecarribee Landscape Prize at Bowral Art Gallery. Many thanks to all the BDAS organisers and to Kerry McInnes, this year’s judge. Congratulations to all the other award recipients. It was a tough field so I feel grateful.
2019 oil on canvas 61 x 51cm
Judge’s comments: “Deceptively simple and surprisingly evocative of the movement and feeling of rain. Robyn has, with angled strokes and a limited palette, conveyed to us the sensibility of a languid Sunday looking out into a wet landscape. The darker tones in the descending marks not only suggest falling liquid but also serve to ground the painting into what could be an interior, and if so, into a possibility – into a story. this is a wondrous and masterful work.”