Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Spring Feast for the senses

A feast of artworks will be installed next month at Lazy River Estate,

with artists from Dubbo, Narromine and Gilgandra plating up their

offerings as part of the Lazy River Feast on 25 September which includes a

food and music event. All the artists involved are members of Fresh Arts


Fresh Arts formed in 2003 as an informal support group for local artists

and now functions as an organised collective who regularly exhibit



Curator of the Feast exhibition and Dubbo-based artist, Kim Goldsmith said

the upcoming Lazy River event was a great opportunity for artists to have

some fun with an idea, using a broad range of mediums.

Some of the works I have seen to date include a beautiful installation

piece from Lea Tucker, a delicate watercolour painting by Leanne Watt and

a colourful characterisation of rock lobsters by Lara Scolari. Jack

Randell is contributing a new work, straight on the back of a successful

residency and showing in Sydney.

The treatment of the theme has been incredibly varied, all appealing in

some way to the senses of sight, taste, sound and more. A work by Ken

Tucker explores the idea of a musical feast and Lou Lindsay has created a

sumptuous visual feast of colour and flesh in paint. Anne Greenaway has

been more literal in her interpretation of the theme, using food as the

subject and bright colour in a digital medium, said Ms Goldsmith.

Coordinator of the exhibition and Fresh Arts vice-president, Rita Bruce

said the exhibition is being greatly anticipated by all who are involved.

The opening of Feast will be at 3pm on Saturday, 25 September at Lazy

River Estate. It will be preceded by a food event at the restaurant/café

and followed by music on the green. Opening the exhibition will be artist

and TAFE NSW Western Institutes Head Teacher Arts and Media for Dubbo and

the North West, Mary Dorahy.

Feast will run from 25 September 4 November 2010. The gallery is open

Friday - Sunday 10am-4pm.

The exhibiting artists include: Jack Randell, Lou Lindsay, Ken Tucker, Lea

Tucker, Rita Bruce, Tamara Lawry, Anne Greenaway, Leanne Watt, Penny

Volkofsky, Merryn Spencer, Nathan Shooter, Lara Scolari, Noelene Rawson,

Vicki Gainsford, Rowena Galway, Emma Bradshaw, Kieth Yap, Laura Holland

and Penny Volkofsky.

Feast exhibition contacts: Rita Bruce (Feast Coordinator) on 0417 418 638

or Kim Goldsmith (Feast Curator) on 6887 2288 or 0419 439 923

Lazy River Feast contact: Lazy River Estate 02 6882 2111

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