Caroline Huf, Kati Gorgenyi , Janet Long – Abode

Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Until 8 June 2024

This exhibition explores what abode means to the three presenting artists. Their works include video, sculptures and paintings.

Barbie spoke to Caroline Huf, Kati Gorgenyi and Janet Long at Tuggeranong Arts Centre
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Val Johnson – Meandering around the Murray

Strathnairn Homestead Gallery 1
90 Stockdill Drive Holt ACT
28 February to 24 March, 2024

This exhibition will present a new body of work by contemporary painter Val Johnson, depicting scenes from the Murray River and focusing on the patterns and shapes that emerge from the landscape.

Val Johnson talks to Barbie at Strathnairn about Meandering around the Murray
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Isla Patterson – Country Vistas

Kyeema Gallery, Hall ACT
Until 22 October 2023

Much loved and highly awarded Canberra artist Isla Patterson tells us that this will probably be her last solo exhibition and so this is a very good reason not to miss it.

Barbie visited Kyeema Gallery to talk to Isla Patterson about Country Vistas
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Karen Chappelow – Heroes, Heroines and Bastards

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick ACT
26 August – 24 September 2023
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

This solo exhibition is a subversive take on the classic tropes, cultural icons and meta-narratives of Western Society, but with a humorous twist. The artists explores well-known myths and cultural idols with a whimsical eye.

Karen Chappelow talks about Heroes, Heroines and Bastards
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Catherine Forsayeth – Tell me a Story

Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong St Fyshwick ACT
Until 16 July 2023
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

This exhibition of works interpreted from the stories of the Brothers Grimm and other well-known fairy tales reflects the artist’s interest in narratives, symbols and metaphors and her exploration of the power of story.

Barbie spoke to Catherine Forsayeth at Humble House Gallery
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Fiona Richmond – Revival

Strathnairn Arts, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt ACT
7 June – 2 July, 2023
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Café Stepping Stone open Wednesday to Sunday 8.30am to 3.30pm

Fiona Richmond’s first exhibition Revival is a collection of medium to large works, many inspired by the artist’s favourite pieces of music.

Barbie spoke to Fiona Richmond at Strathnairn
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Luca Siliquini  – Chromology

18 March to 16 April 2023
Humble House Gallery
93 Wollongong St Fyshwick ACT
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

Early in his studies, Luca Siliquini was inspired by the forms, colours and symbolism of Dali, Kandinsky and Chagall’s artworks and he began painting as an expression of his thoughts and emotions.

Barbie spoke to Luca Siliquini about Chromology
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The Magic of Artistry – In Harmony with Nature

Old Barn Gallery, 18 Beltana Road, Pialligo ACT
Thursday 23 February – Sunday 26 February 2023
and Thursday 2 March – Sunday  5 March 2023
Open 10am – 4pm, free entry

In Harmony with Nature is a tribute to the group members’ passion for nature and desire to share its beauty with others.

The Magic of Artistry group was formed in May 2022 by four artists: Irina Bastrakova, Elena Bozhko-Marshall, Galina Amelina and Yuri Amelin. The work includes painting on canvas, photography, ceramics and semi-precious stones art.

All works are for sale.

Tim Snowdon – Conversations

An exhibition of new work
Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW
22 October to 27 November 2022

Best known for his still life oil paintings, Snowdon has entitled this exhibition Conversations because it alludes to the way inanimate objects relate to one other within still life compositions and can appear to take on a life of their own.

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Eva Henry and Isla Patterson – Country Scenes, Flora and Fauna

The Link, Ginninderry
 McClymont Way Strathnairn ACT
Until 9 October 2022
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Two of Canberra’s well known and much loved artists join to present their complementary work in an exhibition of landscapes and native plants by Eva Henry and landscapes and fauna by Isla Patterson.

Barbie spoke to Eva Henry and Isla Patterson at The Link

Eva’s finely rendered Australian native plants contrast with her vast landscapes, particularly of Central Australia. Isla’s paintings of landscapes as diverse as the Canberra region and Western Australia continue to delight audiences. In the exhibition she has also given us a number of charming paintings of magpies.

Kate Bender – bloom

X Gallery
32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore
Until 31 January 2022

Kate Bender’s sumptuous roses fill the X Gallery space with their intense colour, their voluptuous shapes and their billowing fabric-like textures. This is an exhibition to delight flower lovers but also one that demonstrates the power of this artist to evoke not just the velvety, satiny touch of material but our own life memories.

Kate Bender talks about bloom
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The Birds – Bungendore Fine Art

July/August 2021
Open 10am to 4.30pm from Thursday to Monday

Gallery partners Ray Barnett, Jenny Becker, Roz Dibley, Sue Grieves, Val Le Maitre, Janette McGuffog, Sukhvinder Saggu Marion Schumacher present an exhibition depicting birds in styles ranging from detailed biological to the whimsical, humorous and expressionistic.

Barbie spoke to artists Roz Dibley and Janette McGuffog at Bungendore Fine Art
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