Sunday, June 20, 2010

June Draw Club

The Dunkeld Draw Club meets at OTR Gallery for three hours of unstructured drawing on the third Thursday of every month. BYO paper, pencils, refreshments etc. For further enquiries call (03) 5577 2624

OTR Gallery on ABC local radio

Click here to hear about the show.


Visitors to OTR Gallery over the Queen's Birthday weekend had the opportunity to see an array of new and exciting artworks by local artists.

Anne Fleming showed four recent paintings, which all depicted lone figures, lost in the Australian landscape. Her latest tiny painting of a figure on a park bench was created by Ann during a recent trip to Western Australia and is particularly evocative.

Pru Saimoun displayed numerous two and three dimensional paper sculptures, created using found and recycled materials, with a focus on natural, plant materials and traditional paper making processes. Her site specific installation utilised text as a means of navigating through the works.

Judy Warne unvelied the latest addition to her 'rabbit series'. The half life size, hessian covered, rabbit figure is burdened by a faggot of sticks, and lurches forward, frozen mid-journey. A dynamic and evocative piece.

Jan Leishman displayed more pieces of her massive woven tapestry, which is slowly gathering shape. This colourful and beautifully designed work is a response to the intriguing life cycle of the tiny, indigenous, (and critically endangered) Golden Sun Moth.

Keith Arnold created an amazing, interactive sound work (titled: '3,5,7..') that was designed to involve the visitor in an auditory journey into the unknown. The visitor had the rare treat of participating in a kind of musical experiment, that resulted in the creation of a bizarre, and quite eerie, ever-changing soundtrack...

.... perfectly complementing Trevor Flinn's latest sculpture; a recreation of Brion Gyson's infamous Dreamachine. The Dreamachine is quite simply a stroboscopic flicker device, designed to produce visual stimuli- thus sending the viewer on a kind of inner journey.

T, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Journey Begins

Photo: Jo Grant

Join local artists at OTR this weekend for an exhibition devoted to the idea of Journeys.

Paintings, drawings, sculpture, woven tapestry, as well as a light and sound installation will feature in this special temporary exhibition.

Open from 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

Also open over the long weekend (June 12 & 13 - 11am-4pm)

For further enquiries call 5577 2624