Heartland, an exhibition of evocative landscapes by Gordon Robinson, with ceramics relating to the coastal lands by Anneke Paijmans, is on at Gallery Bodalla from Thursday, January 19, to Sunday, February 26.
All are welcome to drinks with Gordon and Anneke on Saturday, January 21, at 3pm with music by popular local guitarist Geoffrey Potter.
Gordon Robinson’s paintings are meditations on journeys through the landscapes of the south east of NSW – his home for many years. Gordon explains: “They are not ‘depictions’ of the land and sea as such, but are about the movement of the eye through time and space and terrain. The works are also a celebration of light and of the capacity of this land to transform and shape us through our experience of it”.
Gordon who returns to Gallery Bodalla for the third time, graduated from National Art School and Alexander Mackie CAE Sydney in the 70s, and has held various teaching positions including National Art School and East Sydney Technical College. With exhibitions from Queensland down to the Far South Coast, Gordon’s work is held in numerous collections Australia-wide and the UK.
He is joined in this show by Anneke Paijmans who says her ceramics are inspired by a natural and spiritual energy source. “I wanted my work to relate to the places in Gordon’s paintings, the forests and the coastal lands where we live, from the minutiae to the expansive. My creatures inhabit the landscape, both physically and as symbols on a more subtle or spiritual level”.
Anneke has a Diploma of Fine Art from Canberra School of Art and Certificate III and IV in ceramics and visual arts from Illawarra Institute of TAFE Bega. She was a finalist in the Basil Sellers Art Prize in 2010 and 2014 as well as having many exhibitions on the Far South Coast and in Canberra.
The complementary nature of Gordon and Anneke’s works makes a stunning show not to be missed.
Gallery Bodalla is open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm, heritage post office building, Princes Hwy, Bodalla, www.gallerybodalla.com.au. Ph. 0421 238 174
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