Tough(er) love is not a survey or thematic exhibition of art from Eyre Peninsula. It is the end result of a curatorial process which supported each artist in critiquing and extending their practice. From the perspective of the curator and artists it is this element of critical evaluation and support that mattered above all. - John Neylon
To allude is to make a more or less indirect reference to a person place or event; to connote or hint at an experience. Once alluded the viewer makes their own personal connection generating new meanings, the nature of which cannot be predetermined by the artist. In Allude Janice Lane and Simon Smith explore […]
Burra Gallery’s On Identity – what makes us tick, what turns us on? The major questions of our time deftly sidestepped with hints, innuendo and supposition by some remarkable artists. Lisa Smedley’s “Bum Titty Bum” is showing in the Annex of Burra Regional Art Gallery, together with Russell Philip’s “By the Side of the Road”. […]
A celebration of women's creative endeavours PAINTINGS - PORCELAIN - BASKETRY - STITCHERY - MOSAICS - GIFTS - PHOTOGRAPHY Beautiful, inspiring, food for thought, one-off art to surprise and delight!
I was in at the very beginning of the Burra Regional Art Gallery organising the volunteer roster and helping curate and hang local artists’ work there. I still exhibit my work there and have had work in galleries in Adelaide. I’m still on the volunteer roster for the Burra Art Gallery and now also volunteer as a tutor in Watercolour for the U3A in Burra. I paint mainly in watercolour, pastel and mixed media, and have won awards in each of these media. My subjects are mainly flowers, people, landscape and occasionally portraits.
Luminous colour, uplifting mood and a bit of ‘splash’.
Although a lover of art history and drawing, I feel a need to move away from strict realism to create more dynamic levels of meaning. Art intrigues me when it draws out emotion, leaves space for imagination and is unexpected!
Come to the Goyder Region (just next door to Clare Valley) and visit the heritage mining town of Burra. Hidden away in its own little cup-shaped valley, the town’s pride and joy is the Burra Regional Art Gallery. See if you agree with us, that, outside the big centres, this is one of the best small regional galleries in Australia.
The town’s artists are just plain lucky, having such a wonderful asset. We flock to the openings (read “parties”), celebrations of our creative impulses and the unique culture that inevitably arises in a town this isolated. The gallery is in demand with artists further away too, and with a lively and committed gallery committee to keep the ball rolling (and the paint flowing) this volunteer manned and managed gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday. Hours 1 – 4pm.