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UNTITLED : AN ENTHRALLING NEW EXHIBITION @ TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES

UNTITLED, the current exhibition at Traffic Jam Galleries, focuses on guest artists, foreign to the gallery space, featuring a diverse spectrum of themes and mediums.

The aim of this medley of physical and conceptual forms is to promote a culture of diversity and demonstrate that mixed bodies of seemingly disconnected ideas have the ability to strengthen and support each other.

The exhibition is a thrilling visual feast .          Continue reading UNTITLED : AN ENTHRALLING NEW EXHIBITION @ TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES

JOURNEY OF EXPECTATIONS : TRACY DODS AND WILL MAGUIRE @ TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES

As part of Art Month there is a wonderful exhibition currently showing at Traffic Jam Galleries , by Tracy Dods and Will Maguire, under the umbrella title JOURNEY OF EXPECTATIONS.

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With its recurring motifs of businessmen walking into, or being consumed by the sea – Tracy Dod’s idiosyncratic work is bleak yet striking.

Most of her works have ominous clouds or at least a hint of stormy weather in the background.

Tracy lives in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales and spends much of her time in Sydney, observing the people she paints in areas/zones of urban activity such as Martin Place.

Merger, featuring two older businessmen on the edge of water, is not just about a business merger but is also slightly surrealistic – note how the hair of the pair is blown and merged together.

Mare Ditat (The Sea Restores) features a hunched, anxious businessman , holding his jacket, perhaps returning to the waiting viewer – cleansed of his sins of corruption?!

Momentary Equilibrium is rather surrealistic too in the depiction of the tumbling windblown, twig like hair.

In White Paper, the reflections and flying hair are marvellously depicted. Continue reading JOURNEY OF EXPECTATIONS : TRACY DODS AND WILL MAGUIRE @ TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES

SWEET SUMMERTIME CAPTURED IN THE NEW EXHIBITION @ TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES

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.

Anakita Eskalante’s four works can perhaps be viewed as a group, perhaps companion pieces on the same theme. The texture of the huge rocks are vividly depicted and you can feel the dangerous sea crashing against them. In Walking Along the Edge (Bondi to Coogee) the sea appears to be in a happier mood but is it actually?!
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PLIGHT OF THE PURSEFISH – ANTHONY BRESLIN @ TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES

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The Russian.

’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

TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES PRESENTS WILD THINGS – NEW WORK BY KATHRYN MCGOVERN

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.

Based in Queensland, McGovern has been a finalist in various awards such as The Outback Open Art Prize 1014, 2015, Pro Hart Outback Art Prize 2016, Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2014 and The John Villiers Outback Art Award 2015. Continue reading TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES PRESENTS WILD THINGS – NEW WORK BY KATHRYN MCGOVERN

TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES PRESENTS THE DRAWING ROOM EXHIBITION

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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.

Jo Chew’s works are vivid and immediate, with an ominous, eerie feel. Chew favours strong cropped close up compositions often with birds as her subject. Continue reading TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES PRESENTS THE DRAWING ROOM EXHIBITION

Traffic Jam Galleries Presents Julie Hutchings,Tracy Dods, Hugh McLachlan

Tracey Dods 'Umbrella Insurance'. Acrylic on canvas. 107 X 184cm
Tracey Dods ‘Umbrella Insurance’. Acrylic on canvas. 107 X 184cm

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

Traffic Jam Galleries Presents Works By Nicholas Daunt and Rebecca Pierce

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Inset pic- Rebecca Pierce- THE SAILOR, Featured pic- Nicholas Daunt SUBURBIA

The current colourful and exciting exhibition at the Traffic Jam Galleries features the work of Nicholas Daunt and Rebecca Pierce.

Daunt’s beautiful series of large paintings, entitled ‘Undaunted Return “ demonstrates another jump and expansion in Daunt’s work.

Born in London, he studied here at what was then known as City Art Institute, (part of UNSW). Daunt has also lived in New Zealand and America and has exhibited internationally.

Now living in the Coffs Harbour region of NSW he is represented in public collections in Australia and in private collections worldwide. Continue reading Traffic Jam Galleries Presents Works By Nicholas Daunt and Rebecca Pierce

Traffic Jam Galleries presents works by Danielle McManus and Bronwen Newbury

Inset- Bronwen Newbury- Harbour Yachts. Featured- Danielle McManus- Letting Go.
Inset- Bronwen Newbury- Harbour Yachts. Featured- Danielle McManus- Letting Go.

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.

Continue reading Traffic Jam Galleries presents works by Danielle McManus and Bronwen Newbury

Traffic Jam Galleries : Carole Foster and Katherine Wood

Katherine Wood: Riding Loyalty/mixed media and oil on canvas 100 X 180 cm
Katherine Wood: Riding Loyalty/mixed media and oil on canvas 100 X 180 cm

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.

Often she draws inspiration from the Australian outback. However her current series is called Naughty Birds– an avian answer to the Archibald Prize perhaps? Continue reading Traffic Jam Galleries : Carole Foster and Katherine Wood

Traffic Jam Galleries Presents Works by Sally West and Philip Stallard

Inset pic- Phillip Stallard 'Taronga Sandstone Myth'. Featured pic- Sally West 'View to Angel Restaurant'
Inset pic- Phillip Stallard ‘Taronga Sandstone Myth’. Featured pic- Sally West ‘View to Angel Restaurant’

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

John Giese and Dean Vella @ The Traffic Jam Galleries

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Inset pic- Dean Vella- ‘Explosion of Flower’ Featured Pic- John Giese ‘Effortless’

Contrasting yet complimentary this is a (relatively) small but exciting exhibition currently showing at the Traffic Jam Galleries.

Giese, an artist from the northern rivers, in this exhibition concentrates on animals as his subject. Using mixed media on polycotton the canvases range from medium to large in size.

A couple are hung facing outwards in the windows to be visible from the street. They are vibrant and colourful .One might perhaps think they are painted in watercolours .There is a dynamic, bold use of line, shape and colour to depict the expressions of various animals. Continue reading John Giese and Dean Vella @ The Traffic Jam Galleries