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16 March to 11 May, 2024


Rhapsody in Rust by Amanda Thompson and Sharon Anderson

This exhibition features drypoint prints and linocuts by Amanda and artworks in print, paper and photography by Sharon. Both artists live in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, have exhibited together in group shows and are members of ARC (Art Resources Collective), Yinnar, that began in 1982. Their work represents the industry and change of the Latrobe Valley and some of the decay and transition of industry as well as lives. Rust is emblematic of decay and transformation over time.

Amanda says of her work, "This recent work involves a renewed interest in etching and a departure from figurative images. These etchings, drypoint and relief prints reveal an ongoing concern with mark making, texture and contrast between dark and light.

Detail of Bedlam - multi-panel etching (unique state), 2023 by Amanda Thompson

The multi-plate works are an experiment in forming an image by working through multiple states using one plate. The intention is to explore and interpret the varying surface details of structures that are in the process of decay. I enjoy analysing and depicting the wear and tear that nature and time inflict on man made objects such as old coal fired power stations."

Sharon describes, "Transformation: the essence of change, metamorphosis and growth. Explorations in art capture the complexity and depth of transformation which inspires change and re-imagining.The original inspiration from photographs and drawings are transformed, just as rust deteriorates, and are re-imagined in the final artworks in different mediums."

Detail of Surface Pressure -U/F photograph on archival paper, 2024 by Sharon Anderson

Coming Up

18 May to 13 July, 2024 - FLEETING MOMENTS   By Helen Anderson and Sally D'Orsogna

Gallery 1 will hold an exploration of botanical wonders with watercolour paintings by Helen Anderson and cyanotype photographic prints by Sally D'Orsogna.


18 May to 13 July, 2024 - ESSENCE OF NATURE  A group show

Paintings and works on paper from the West Gippsland Plein-Air Artist Collective in Gallery 2 and 3.


20 July to 14 September, 2024 - ROCK BOTTOM   By Anne Lorraine

This is Anne Lorraine's first exhibition of paintings in ten years. A collection of ink and watercolours that feature rock formations and a theme of heavy burden.