Another way to escape the current seemingly endless scorching Sydney heatwave is to catch the delightful HARBOURING THE BEACH exhibition now showing at the Traffic Jam Galleries.
The exhibition features the works of Anakita Eskalante, Danielle McManus, Bruno Mota, Bronwen Newbury, Rebecca Pierce and Sally West in a themed exhibition that embraces Summer, The Harbour, beaches and positivity for this coming year. Don’t forget to check the gallery’s windows facing the street as they feature some of the works included.
’If you crave a sense of clarity, my world will only seem like a buxom calamity. Starring roles are allocated to my mortal painted motley swirls most delightful in their eventual decay, ready and able to be recklessly tossed about and spoken for by you. For my abstracted walls no longer belong to me, they never did, they never will.”
The above is a quote from Anthony Breslin. Breslin has been working professionally since the late 1990’s and has held over 50 solo exhibitions both internationally and nationally. His use of mixed media includes items such as toothpaste, jigsaw pieces, paint tubes, pencil sharpeners , paint tin lids and paint brushes , swirling paint often combined with paper and cardboard in collage like three dimensional results. His inner visions are projected onto a colourful, abstract, fantasy world with whimsical creatures and bright, figurative structures. Continue reading PLIGHT OF THE PURSEFISH – ANTHONY BRESLIN @ TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES→
The latest exciting exhibition at Traffic Jam Galleries is Kathryn McGovern’s WILD THINGS.
Inspired by Surrealism and automatic drawing McGovern’s work is at times humorous and light hearted but also acts as an advocate and stimulus for preservation of endangered species and social change. The vibrant, thought provoking works are strong yet seemingly delicate and incredibly detailed. Expect the unexpected in these works that make you blink and look twice.
The current exhibition at the Traffic Jam Galleries is specifically about works on paper. Ten artists are featured, all with different work practices and approaches to their art.
The umbrella title of the exhibition is The Drawing Room and it features over forty works by various artists, including North Sydney Art Prize winner Edgar Schilter. The exhibition explores what it means to use paper as the particular medium of choice and the freedom of expression that this allows.
The new exhibition at the Traffic Jam Galleries features the vibrant works of three very exciting artists.
Tracy Dod’s paintings come across as strange and eerie. She lives in the Blue Mountains and her intention with her artworks is to illuminate the human condition. Haunting, melancholic, yet filled with life, her paintings are mostly small to medium in size and whilst figurative, the person always seem to be facing away from us so we never get to properly see their faces.
Somewhat dreamlike, they all appear to be older, professional men. There is an aura of loneliness and melancholia, and a longing to return to childhood. They all seen walking along the beach/into the sea, and some have a childish element…Men seen dragging a toy cart behind him as in ‘Undue Influence’ or carrying a yellow bucket ‘Offsetting Balance‘. The wonderful, swirling lines emphasise how windblown the men are, even, at times, drenched with rain, as in the painting, ‘Umbrella Insurance’. Continue reading Traffic Jam Galleries Presents Julie Hutchings,Tracy Dods, Hugh McLachlan→
A charming exhibition has just opened at the Traffic Jam galleries featuring the works of Danielle McManus and Bronwen Newbury.
Danielle McManus’ style is haunting and distinctive. Born in Sydney, McManus interweaves elements of her Maltese heritage with experiences of everyday life. McManus is influenced by the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo, Margaret Woodward, Arthur Boyd and Seventeenth Century European manuscripts.
The current small, delightful exhibition by featured artists Carole Foster and Katherine Wood has just opened at the Traffic Jam Galleries .
Carole Foster, originally from Wangaratta and now living in Dromana, Victoria, has for this series painted vibrant, alive portraits of birds (budgerigars , ducks and others). She has travelled and exhibited internationally, mentors artists and is a part time curator/artistic director with a large gallery.
The current exciting exhibition at the Traffic Jam Galleries displays works by Philip Stallard and Sally West .
Sally West was born in West Wyalong NSW and has held many solo exhibitions . West is predominantly a ‘plein air’ painter. Her work uses very, very thick impassioned and vivid swirls of paint and her subjects range from explosive still lives of flowers, saucers and teapots to choppy paintings of ferry rides and beach scenes where you can feel the water and wind. Continue reading Traffic Jam Galleries Presents Works by Sally West and Philip Stallard→