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November 2014 exhibitions
 
Samuel Elyard (1817-1910)
Tree and Church Scene  1870
Watercolour on paper
36 x 30cm
Gift of Mr Warren Halloran in 1967
Shoalhaven City Art Collection
Samuel Elyard (1817-1910) Tree and Church Scene 1870 Watercolour on paper 36 x 30cm Gift of Mr Warren Halloran in 1967 Shoalhaven City Art Collection
18 Oct > 07 Dec
Launch:  18 Oct 12 > 2pm

OF TIME AND PLACE
SAMUEL ELYARD

Main Gallery

Something of an unsung hero, Samuel Elyard arrived in the Shoalhaven in 1868 and died here in 1910, and during this time recorded buildings, landscape and river in art, mostly watercolour, that should be celebrated as one of the treasures of our region.

This exhibition surveys his watercolours of the area from his first to last works, and briefly looks at works in oil, drawing and photography. Curated by Max Dingle.

Max Dingle blogs about Samuel Elyard

 
Lissa de Sailles, Ceremonial Vessels 2014
Sedge, waxed linen thread
Dimensions variable
Lissa de Sailles, Ceremonial Vessels 2014 Sedge, waxed linen thread Dimensions variable
18 Oct > 08 Nov
Launch:  18 Oct 12 > 2pm

SEEKING THE SILENCE
Lissa de Sailles

Foyer Gallery

Seeking the Silence is the culmination of a year long journey into the ancient process of basket weaving and experimentation with mainly locally sourced plant fibres. The silence of the object speaks volumes about the loss of Indigenous cultural practices and the impact that modern society has on the land on which it inhabits.

 

18 Oct > 07 Dec
Launch:  18 Oct 12 noon

LOST IN WASTE: A LANDFILL ODYSSEY
A cooperative project between Waste Services (Shoalhaven City Council) and Shoalhaven Arts Centre and Regional Gallery

Access Gallery,East Gallery

The need for awareness of the mounting issue of waste management facing the Shoalhaven drives this inventive exhibition which creatively reconfigures waste into resource. Shoalhaven City Council operates ten waste management facilities and has only one landfill at West Nowra. At our present rate of landfill space consumption the West Nowra landfill will reach capacity by 2004. Lost in Waste: A Landfill Odyssey presents a spectrum of artforms, artist and informative material to enlighten through an experience that aims to impact on its audience, prompting reflection and creative re-actions. Highly recommended for schools and tertiary education groups. Featuring artworks from the Dingle – Hughes Collection and selected artists. Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in collaboration with Shoalhaven City Council Waste Services

 
Judy Edwards, St Georges Basin Creative Craft Group, Cape George Lighthouse, North Side
Judy Edwards, St Georges Basin Creative Craft Group, Cape George Lighthouse, North Side
18 Oct > 07 Dec
Launch:  18 Oct 12 - 2pm

A RECYCLING ADVENTURE
Samuel Elyard

Side Gallery

This inventive project, created by Shoalhaven City Council Waste Services, highlights the concern around the 1000 tonnes of textiles disposed of each year in the Shoalhaven. The members of the St Georges Basin Creative Craft Group and the G6 Group of Artists have worked on interpreting a number of Samuel Elyard landscapes.

These works are on display at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre to complement the Samuel Elyard: Of Time and Place exhibition in the Main Gallery. The original Samuel Elyard paintings may be seen at the Lady Denman Maritime Museum, Huskisson.

 

15 Nov > 07 Dec
Launch:  15 Nov 12 > 2pm

BAY
Julie Love

Foyer Gallery

For the artist, Jervis Bay, with its many changing moods, is both an inspiration and a meditative experience. This exhibition records how the motion of the sea has a metamorphic effect on objects, shells, rocks etc., creating a look of movement within the form. Sometimes she feels the bay is like a secret map from the sea. A kind of alchemy occurs.