The Lane Cove Art Society meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except January and December) for a demonstration or talk. Our guest speakers are well-known artists, both traditional and contemporary, who show or explain techniques in a variety of media, or talk about the background to their involvement in art. The meetings are free and in the company of friendly, like-minded people.
Commencing in February 2018, the meetings will be held at the Living & Leisure Centre, 180 Longueville Rd Lane Cove (3 doors down from the Community Centre). (Map). The meetings start at 7:30pm with time to meet and talk prior to the demonstration.
Parking: limited parking in Longueville Rd. Plenty of spaces at Parking Station behind Lane Cove Library (opposite Gallery Lane Cove) – free after 6pm, access via Austin Street.
28 August 2018
Pamela is a Sydney artist and has been a finalist in numerous Art Awards such as The Blake Prize, The Paddington Art Prize, NSW Parliament Plein Air and the Pro Hart Broken Hill Outback Art Prize. She also won the Gosford Regional Gallery Art Prize in 2014 and again in 2015.
Her work attempts to capture the mood, atmosphere and raw energy of places travelled and experienced. She relies on memory to recreate scenes and plays with colour to entice the viewer and evoke a response. In her work Pamela allows the painting to often dictate her next move and allows the colour and the movement of marks and shapes to play and interact. She finds the best marks made and paintings created are when she ‘looses’ herself for a while in her work.
25 September 2018
Laura Matthews received her formal education at the Slade School of Fine Art, UK. She currently lives and practices in Sydney. In her inner west studio, she focuses on interpreting the landscape of Australia. Leaving behind memories of a paler climate, her increasingly acute sense of colour and light has generated large and acclaimed bodies of work. Her work references ancient mythologies and contemporary stories. Human figures are painted in motion, a multidimensional motion that has an other-worldly feel.
23 October 2018
Gary is a Sydney artist and has been a finalist in numerous Art Awards such as the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Dobell Drawing Prize, Kedumba Acquisitive Drawing Award, Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the Archibald Drawing Prize. He has a Batchelor of Visual Arts and an Associate Diploma of Fine Art. His work relates to landscape, not in the usual sense of copying nature, but the landscape our society creates. Memories too play a large part, as he attempts to evoke a sense of place in his work. The subject ranges from redundant mining areas, such as the old shale mine at Glenn Davis in the Capertee Valley, or the gold fields of Hill End, to the weathered terrace houses in the inner Sydney suburbs such as Balmain, with their layers of over-painting that suggest a nostalgia for a time gone, but not forgotten.