Natural world captivates
Artists Darren Gilbert and Janet Matthews will immerse visitors in nature during a joint exhibition of drawings and sculptures at Town and Country Gallery in Yarragon.
An informal meet the artists afternoon will open the exhibition on Sunday between 2pm and 4pm. The exhibition will continue to Sunday, October 29 with two drawing demonstrations by Janet set to be a highlight.
This exhibition is by two passionate artists captivated by the natural world.
Inspired by bird and wildlife encounters on her recent travels to the Galapagos Islands and South America, Janet Matthews sets the focus of her superb pencil drawings on fleeting moments of nature.
The observations can only be truly appreciated by waiting patiently as a silent witness, quietly absorbing the magical world of the exquisite creatures of these regions.
Janet’s drawings highlight the jewel-like beauty of the diminutive birds and amazing animals which enthralled her; capturing the glorious displays of their unique habits and habitats.
A new drama is evident in the sought after pen and ink artworks of Darren Gilbert. The intricate detail of each hero subject is juxtaposed with bold gestural brush-strokes – a striking tension emphasising the fragility of our native birdlife and fauna.
Darren’s artworks call viewers to action; to consider our connection with the environment and take notice and care for what is lost in the haste and visual “noise” of hectic lives.
His impressive sculptures will command the gallery floorspace with a huge presence. Contemporary outdoor wall-art featuring laser-cut designs, majestic engineered garden forms and all-manner of statement sculptural pieces created from salvaged objects, weathered timbers and rustic metal.
Drawing demonstrations with Janet to observe her award-winning skills will be on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 29 between 2pm and 4pm.
For a preview of exhibition works or further details, visit townandcountrygallery.com.au.
Drawing demonstrations with Janet Matthews will be a highlight of the “Immersed in Nature” exhibition in Yarragon opening this weekend. The joint exhibition with Darren Gilbert will be at Town and Country Gallery.