Red Gum Blossoms by Phillip Drummond

Phillip Drummond

12th November 2015 -

Phillip Drummond has only three works in the gallery this round, but each piece is stunning. Phillip's continuing development in presenting warmth, colour and strength in his still life works is nothing short of spectacular. Phillip Drummond has a solid city base of devotees to his work and Fairview ArtSpace is delighted to be able to hold limited numbers of these classic still life pieces in our local gallery in Mudgee. The gallery will continue to hold small numbers of works to ensure access. Phillip's works predominantly depict floral and fruit arrangements, koi,a table offering colourful vessels surrounded by nature's bounty. His images,by presenting a dark background are bought to the fore, as trong and rich colour palette ensures that the still life is as lively as it is when initially painted. One can almost sense the scent of the floers and feel the skin of the fruits.




works by Rosalie Swords

Country Claymakers

12th May 2016 - 20th June 2016
Country Claymakers

The Country Claymakers have been exhibiting together for some time and continue to exhibit in and outside the region. This is the first exhibition as a group for 2016. They produce disparate work, each in his/her own studio, making functional wheel thrown work in stoneware, sculptural work in earthenware, hand built pieces all exhibiting the artist’s particular signature designs and touches. Each artist’s work is a reflection of the way in which they view the world around them.. Rosalie Swords has made pieces for this exhibition that are driven by her love of the visual forms in the landscape of her rural property west of Coolah, NSW.Des and Jan Howard of Lue Pottery have been producing functional ware at their studio and showroom in Lue, NSW For this exhibition they have produced large dishes in pink Chun glaze. Helen Swords’s work will present a plant based decorative theme. Helen has used sgraffito in black and white and also thrown, altered and carved forms again, with plants as her visual focus. Pamela Welsh has produced blue and white sculptural works and earthenware sculptures with a surrealistic direction. Susan Foldhazy has made a series of porcelain bowls enhancing them with a waterlily design. Geoff Thomas has produced a series of wood fired bowls and mugs. udy Boydell has produced a collection of wood fired jugs and vases with a celadon glaze. Jill Novak has put together some earthenware vessels and sculptural works. Mel Thomas has been working with Helen Swords over the past year or more and has produced some functional ware to add into the exhibition.




Large round bottle by Chester Nealie

Chester Nealie

29th September 2016 - 7th November 2016
Lines in the Landscape

New Zealand born Chester Nealie (1942) began making ceramics in 1964 after instruction in New Zealand from Shoji Hamada, Takeichi Kawai and Michael Cardew. He has lectured and given demonstrations widely in New Zealand and internationally. Chester’s woodfired ceramics show the effects of prolonged firing at high temperatures on raw clay surfaces, using an anagama kiln. Although his works have a basic classical form, their individuality is present in the freedom and joy in hand making combined with the magical spontaneity of flame. Chester is a New Zealand potter now living and working in Gulgong, Australia.
Chester has held numerous one person exhibitions in New Zealand and Australia, as well as having participated in many group exhibitions also in Japan, Korea, China, USA, Canada, UK, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Spain & Germany. He is internationally recognised as a leading figure in woodfired ceramics





Country Claymakers permanent space

Country Claymakers

9th February 2017 - 31st December 2017
Regional Claymakers permanent exhibition

The Country Claymakers have been exhibiting together for some time and continue to exhibit in and outside the region. This is the first exhibition as a group for 2016. They produce disparate work, each in his/her own studio, making functional wheel thrown work in stoneware, sculptural work in earthenware, hand built pieces all exhibiting the artist’s particular signature designs and touches. Each artist’s work is a reflection of the way in which they view the world around them.





Maria Oates

31st August 2017 - 25th September 2017
A collection of figurative works by Maria Oates

Maria Oates has been a practising artist for the last 30 years in a very abstract/contemporary style, has won many awards and has work in New Zealand, London, Toronto, Melbourne,Canberra and Sydney.....after leaving the advertising world in the city to settle in the Central West she was able to explore her love of painting in water colour and acrylic/ mix media and for the last 12 years (after seeing there was a definite passion for creative people to explore the arts )has been running "Creative Classes for Beginners in Drawing and Painting" 4 days a week in her studio in Dubbo and manages to exhibit as often as possible in local exhibitions and various galleries across the region..... The work showing here at Fairview Art Space is a little different to my usual abstract style and after putting some of these sketches together over a period of time decided to get serious and exhibit them ...."I don't know who they are really because the faces just seem to appear as I explore that face map with my pencil or brush but they always seem to be deep in thought or have a secret....I wish I knew those secrets" they are people like you and me in different spaces" I also wanted to do some work on paper as I usually work on large canvases, but somehow they didn't really belong there except for my young boy contemplating his future and my chef who I saw sitting outside a restaurant one day during smoko maybe having a joke or dreaming of that incredible creation he was going to make one day....these were Big thoughts..

Feel free to come to your own conclusions and ENJOY because "A Little Bird Told Me "





Jennifer Trezise

28th September 2017 - 24th October 2017
Renewal - multi media works by Jennifer Trezise

Jennifer Trezise was born, lives and works in Australia. She is a full time artist with a studio in Winmalee, NSW. Her work often takes her to Europe, where she has completed two international residencies, one in Venice, Italy and one in Vaasa, Finland. She has also completed two art residencies in Australia, one at Riversdale and one at Bundanon. She is driven to passionately explore the materials of her studio in the Australian bushland, using recycled papers, graphite and gouache with heavily textured surfaces, often in conjunction with text in the form of her original poetry. In addition she incorporates what nature discards. By reading the landscape, she renews, values and interprets found materials from her bush surroundings. She is driven to passionately explore the materials of her studio in the Australian bushland, using recycled papers, graphite and gouache with heavily textured surfaces, often in conjunction with text in the form of her original poetry. In addition she incorporates what nature discards. By reading the landscape, she renews, values and interprets found materials from her bush surroundings.




Floss's parrot Sunny

Mental Health Month

26th October 2017 - 6th November 2017
Picturing Recovery supported by the Beneolent Society

In 2015, Amie Carrington from The Benevolent Society Mudgee came together with Professor Debbie Horsfall and Dr Joy Paton from Western Sydney University to conduct research about Mental Health Recovery. The project Stories of Recovery from the bush, unravelling mental illness, self and space gave voice and visibility to the self generated stories, photographs and aspirations of people with lived experience of severe and persistent mental illnesses from regional and rural NSW. The project was embraced by clients and carers alike, and from this there have been changes to practice for community groups, carers and improved opportunities for clients. The value of the project was valued and a partnership with Fairview ArtSpace allowed for the images and accompanying narratives to be exhibited for two weeks. This open expression of poignant and powerful stories engaged the community and encouraged understanding and conversation. The exhibition gained accolades from the professional arena and grant funding was generated to allow the work to tour. At the end of the tour, and with new clients aboard the second phase of the project has an exhibition at Fairview ArtSpace for a two week period. Celebrating Mental Health month recognising achievements from clients, carers and community. The exhibition is called Picturing Recovery. The formal opening for this powerful exhibition is Thursday 2nd November 11 to 12.30. Everyone is welcome to join us for morning tea, meet Amie, Debbie and Joy, and gain an insight into the valuable work done by the Benevolent Society and it’s partners. The exhibition runs from Thursday October 26th to Monday 6th November. Fairview ArtSpace open 10 to 5 Thursday through to Monday.




The Drip by Graham Smith

Graham Smith

9th November 2017 - 23rd December 2017
Retrospective

Graham studied painting at Wellington Polytechnic, New Zealand and then at the Kunstschule Destrad in Linz, Austria. Graham went on to teach drawing, painting, and design in Wellington and then at the University of Technology in Sydney.
From 1968, onwards Graham has exhibited extensively in Sydney and Melbourne, and his works adorn many private and public collections.
This collection of paintings is a representation of Graham’s collective style and his responses to the environment he resides in.
Graham’s ceramics extend his art practice, and have the feel of primitive pots with a long history.




Blue Moon by Rod Spicer

Rod Spicer

9th November 2017 - 23rd December 2017
Landscape and life


Rod lives on the mid-north coast of New South Wales.
His work depicts “a romance with country life” from ocean shore to forested ridge of the Australian bush and is initiated by “remembrance with thoughts from my past emerging as images so intense they become feelings. It is these feelings that I am urged to create.”
Art Studies: Sydney School of Arts 1976, 1977