KANGAROO VALLEY ART TRAIL
October long-weekend 2-5 October
A new part of Visual Arts in the Valley 2020 is an Art Trail of two of the premier studio-galleries in Kangaroo Valley and an art installation related in part to this past summer’s devastating bushfires in the Valley.
Kangaroo Valley has long been a vibrant music and arts community, including many established artists who live and work in the Valley.
The 2020 Art Trail studio-galleries are within an easy five-minute drive from the centre of the Village. They will exhibit work of the artist owner together with works by guest artists. The artists will be present, have their studios and tools on show and have a range of work for sale. In addition, at least one will be exhibiting ceramics and other creative works.
The art installation is in the heart of the Visual Arts in the Valley precinct, immediately behind the Kangaroo Valley Hall.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase direct from the studio door, to talk with artists and see their work where it is made, to promote local artists (of which there are many) and to enjoy a visual arts long-weekend exploring parts of beautiful Kangaroo Valley you might not happen upon otherwise.
Visit also the Kangaroo Valley Art Prize and Salon of Local Artists in the heritage Kangaroo Valley Hall. Walk across the street to our Satellite Gallery: King Street Gallery on William @ The Hive. All in the centre of Kangaroo Valley village.
Please join us for the October long-weekend in Australia’s most beautiful valley – only two hours from Sydney and Canberra
The Silo Gallery
A-F Fulgence & Colleagues
A-F Fulgence is an established contemporary artist, who is driven by her interests in portraits, animalia and the wildness of Australian landscapes and seascapes. Born in Morocco, trained in France, she has been exhibiting in Australia since the early 2000s. She has had 18 solo shows in Sydney, Hobart and regional NSW (Michael Nagy Fine Arts, Despard Gallery, Koskela Gallery, etc). She received the Milton Art Fest First Prize in Drawing in 2008, Wingecarribee Art Prize in 2017 and the John Copes Watercolour Art Prize in 2019, plus many Highly Commended and Commended awards. Her works have been acquired by Artbank Sydney and by private and regional galleries.
Location: Upper Kangaroo River Road, Kangaroo Valley
Out There at the Prescott Gallery
Sue Prescott & the Out There Group
Sue Prescott is an established landscape artist who has been painting and exhibiting interpretive oil, acrylic and pastel landscapes of the Shoalhaven since the 1990s. She has had solo shows at the Cleveland Gallery, Sydney, and Kunstopferei Klett, Fredelsloh, Germany. She has also exhibited with her plein air group at the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery as the Out There Group. The Out There Group including Sue Prescott will be exhibiting in the purpose-built Prescott Gallery.
Location: Glenmurray Road, Kangaroo Valley
EVERY ANGEL IS TERRIFYING
Terhi Hakola Location: Pony Club Building, immediately behind the Kangaroo Valley Hall
“Every angel is terrifying. And yet, alas, I invoke you, almost deadly birds of the soul, knowing about you.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)
This video-installation was made and filmed in Kangaroo Valley. It was conceived as a response to deaths of beloved ones, bringing together elements of fire, bed and a wing that bear a metaphor for exploring the unknown and the ‘terrifying’. Last summer’s bushfires brought a new level of meaning to this work – a story of destruction, captivity and hope in the same way as fire is a frightening destructor or a medium for transformation.
Terhi Hakola is a full-time artist based in Sydney and Kangaroo Valley. She holds a Master of Art degree from UNSW, a medical degree from Finland and currently studies for a Master of Fine Art at the National Art School. Her first medium, painting, has more recently expanded into installation building and video work. The theatrical and dreamy atmosphere of Hakola’s work insists on the viewer’s first-hand experience, where the emphasis is on sensing rather than thinking. For her, art’s magic can happen through opening to the experience.
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