Helen Wright, One tree on the island 2009, oil on linen, 152.5 x 121cm
Niagara is thrilled to exhibit new work by the most recent artist to join the gallery stable.
Widely known as an innovative printmaker, Belinda Fox breaks free to present a fabulous work on paper installation. This large-scale work will be a breathtaking inclusion in the exhibition.
Also included will be a mixed media work on paper which further explores Belinda's surprising use of printmaking techniques.
Dianne has just finished working on an exciting new series of photographs in which she again places herself firmly in the picture to explore issues of identity and status. We are delighted to be able to show two of these new photographs in our June exhibition. Editions have already been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia and a third photograph from the series will be shown for the first time in the 2009 Telstra Award.
We are also taking the opportunity to show the Black on White series, most recently seen in Dianne's solo exhibition at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space as part of the National Photo Festival in 2008.
Helen Maudsley has produced a wonderful selection of small works to accompany her major painting in this exhibition. The rich and intense colours of the canvas metaphorically indicate the deep and complex symbology and psychology of Maudsley's work. As always, the poetic titles both reveal and confound an interpretation.
Even though she now lives in Cairns, Fiona still clearly identifies herself as one of the Lockhart River Art Gang. Fiona has three children and likes to tell them stories about when she was a little girl so they don't forget where they have come from. These stories also give her inspiration for her work. Painting makes her feel strong and connected to her country.
Ornithologists and art collectors alike can rejoice in these new paintings by Helen Wright. Featuring detailed paintings of various bird species found in Tasmania, the environmental message within the works is strong.
Helen Wright is also the winner of the 2009 Burnie Print Prize and we congratulate her on this award.
Please contact the gallery for a full list of works or to arrange a preview of the exhibition prior to the opening.