Entertainment

Gallery’s new season opens Friday with two shows

The piece Humanised Pedestrian Crossing cemented the reputation of Bellingen artist Angela Tay as one of Australia's brightest talents. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
The piece Humanised Pedestrian Crossing cemented the reputation of Bellingen artist Angela Tay as one of Australia's brightest talents. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

TWO exciting - and very different - new exhibitions are opening at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Friday.

Gallery director/curator Dr Leigh Summers said the shows feature a renowned international photographer as well as a talented local artist.

'Camp Slayer' features the work of Canberra-based photographer, David Hempenstall, who has spent years in remote and dangerous areas of the world such as Afghanistan and Bougainville.

"David's photographs do not include images of blood and the wounded but rather focus on the abstracted imagery of the camps," Dr Summers said.

"His exhibition is taken entirely with a Polaroid camera and each work is a delicate and beautifully composed abstract image."

The second show is by Bellingen artist Angela Tay.

"Angela was born in China and trained at an art school in Han Zhou before migrating to Australia," Dr Summers said.

"She now lives in Bellingen and has found considerable success as a visual artist. In this exhibition she is presenting drawings, paintings and large, high-impact installation works suspended from the Gallery ceiling."

Dr Summers said there's an additional bonus for those who attend the exhibitions.

"The Gallery is also thrilled to be able to include some of the wonderful collections which have been acquired in the last two to three years at this show," she said.

"Not enough people are aware that Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery has a strong and growing collection of art acquired through EMSLA, the city's own national still life award, as well as works acquired through purchase and donation.

"The collection is now a million dollar asset to the city and several of the latest acquisitions will be on display. The Gallery plans to exhibit more of its own collections at each new exhibition."

The new exhibitions will be officially opened at 6pm on Friday at the Rigby House Gallery on the corner of Coffs and Duke Street.

Entry costs $5 per person or free for under-18s and all are welcome.David Hempenstall and Angela Tay will also present artist talks at 10.30am on Saturday.

Topics:  coffs harbour regional gallery dr leigh summers



Steady growth in a Coffs buyer's market

Boambee stood out as the region's most expensive suburb for houses with a $650,000 median sale price.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

Win an A-League experience

Win a coach's perspective of Coffs' first ever A-League match

Strong surf expected this weekend

Strong surf conditions expected to hit the NSW coast this weekend.

The NSW coast is expected to receive strong surf this weekend.

Local Partners

41-year-old playgroup under threat of closing down

IT'S been an important part of the Ballina community for decades, but this playgroup could be forced to shut its doors.


Fans invited to meet Jets at training session

FLYING IN: Catch the Newcastle Jets at the free training session at the international stadium on Thursday.

Catch up with the Newcastle Jets at the free training session

Legendary batsman opens up

STAR: Sir Viv Richards.

Cricket hero Sir Viv Richards will tell his tale at Coffs race club

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Steady growth in a Coffs buyer's market

Boambee stood out as the region's most expensive suburb for houses with a $650,000 median sale price.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Our coastline suburbs offer cheapest beach living in NSW

GOING CHEAP: You can snap up a property at Nambucca Heads for as little as $95,000.

Could you imagine buying a beach property for less than $100,000?

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!