Shepparton News

End of the lockdown, where art thou . . .

- By John Lewis

An art show already shut down once by lockdown restrictio­ns is facing a second postponeme­nt.

Experienci­ng Place, featuring work by artists Beverley Dowd of Shepparton and Kialla’s Amanda Hocking, is already hung at Kyabram Town Hall and awaits the lifting of the current lockdown.

It was first shut down in early August before opening for two weeks until the current restrictio­ns for regional Victoria were announced on Friday, August 20.

With about 30 paintings on display, both artists are interested in capturing the emotional attachment to place, and a concern for the environmen­t.

“We know that the experience of place and landscape is more than the sum of what we see,” Mrs Dowd said.

“It is enriched by what we know, by what we feel and by our associatio­ns with that place,” she said.

Mrs Hocking agreed, saying the aesthetic experience of landscape started as nonverbal, and was intensifie­d by knowledge, associatio­ns and individual preference­s.

Experienci­ng Place can be viewed at the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery, Allan St from Monday to Saturday, as soon as the current lockdown restrictio­ns lift, until early October.

The artworks are for sale.

 ??  ?? The show must go on: Shepparton artist Beverley Dowd (above) said the show had been due to launch a second time. It can now be seen after the current lockdown restrictio­ns ease. Inset: Rock Spirits by Beverley Dowd is an energetic flowing piece set to be on display at the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery after current restrictio­ns lift.
The show must go on: Shepparton artist Beverley Dowd (above) said the show had been due to launch a second time. It can now be seen after the current lockdown restrictio­ns ease. Inset: Rock Spirits by Beverley Dowd is an energetic flowing piece set to be on display at the Kyabram Town Hall Gallery after current restrictio­ns lift.
 ?? Experienci­ng Place. ?? In the city:
A cityscape by Amanda Hocking is one of about 30 paintings on show in
Experienci­ng Place. In the city: A cityscape by Amanda Hocking is one of about 30 paintings on show in
 ??  ?? By the sea: A series of smaller studies of rivers and seascapes by Amanda Hocking forms part of Experienci­ng Place.
By the sea: A series of smaller studies of rivers and seascapes by Amanda Hocking forms part of Experienci­ng Place.
 ??  ?? The artist: Kialla-based artist Amanda Hocking will join Shepparton’s Beverley Dowd in a shared exhibition at Kyabram Town Hall Gallery when lockdown restrictio­ns ease.
The artist: Kialla-based artist Amanda Hocking will join Shepparton’s Beverley Dowd in a shared exhibition at Kyabram Town Hall Gallery when lockdown restrictio­ns ease.
 ?? Place. ?? Up in the hills: Victorian High Country 2020 by Amanda Hocking is one of about 30 paintings for sale in Experienci­ng
Place. Up in the hills: Victorian High Country 2020 by Amanda Hocking is one of about 30 paintings for sale in Experienci­ng

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