Thursday, December 3, 2015

Announcement: Bill Moseley and Joanna Logue are finalists in the prestigious Blake Prize 2016

Photographer Bill Moseley of Hill End Press and painter Joanna Logue of King Street Gallery are finalists with their tin type collaboration for the prestigious Blake Prize 2016. 




For more information on the Blake Art Prize go to http://www.blakeprize.com/news/the-64th-blake-prize

Monday, October 26, 2015

OPENING - COUNTRY & WESTERN -landscape re-imagined S.H.ERVIN Gallery







 COUNTRY & WESTERN 
landscape re-imagined

A Perc Tucker Regional Gallery touring exhibition.
Curated by Gavin Wilson

To be be opened by Jack Thompson AM, legendary Australian actor
on 
Thursday 29th October 
6.00pm

30th October - 6 December 2015

Rsvp essential phone 92580142 or rsvp@nationaltrust.com.au

Entry by donation - proceeds assist the exhibition program.

Country & Western: landscape re-imagined is one of the most comprehensive and inclusive landscape exhibitions of recent times. With works by Paddy Bedford, Elisabeth Cummings, Tim Johnston, Emily Kngwarreye, Euan Macleod, Tracey Moffat, Mandy Martin, John Olsen, William Robinson, 
Ginger Riley, Rover Thomas,  John Wolseley and more, the exhibition brings into focus our evolving attitudes and perceptions of the national landscape over the past twenty five years. Conceived and assembled by curator Gavin Wilson. 

Gavin Wilson and Maggy Todd in partnership with Bathurst Regional Art Gallery set up the artist in residency program at Hill End with Murrays cottage and Haefligers cottage that has been successfully running for 20 years with artists coming from around Australia and internationally.



 

 


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

KIM DEACON - New installation performance


Hill End based musician, performer and artist Kim Deacon presents an installation based on the shipboard diary of Mary Maclan, a Scottish immigrant who settled in Hill End in the 1870's. The exhibition goes on display at the Jean Bellette Gallery from 20 November 2015 to the 24th January 2016.

The diary of Mary Maclean documents her passage to Sydney from Glasgow on The Africana in 1865. It was found through pure chance by a man walking his dog in Hill End in 1961. The dog chased a rabbit and disappeared into a thick canopy of undergrowth covering a derelict house. Inside this abandoned house was a wooden box. Inside the box: a diary.

Written while she sailed as a 3rd class steerage passenger aboard The Africana from Liverpool to Sydney in 1865, the diary gives a moving and detailed account of life at sea, and the insights of a young woman on the brink of a new life.

Mary married William Marchall of Marhcall's Rich Vein Gold Mining Company, Hill End, in 1873 and lived out the rest of her life at the 'Littlehouse' family home opposite Craigmoor, where they raised four sons.

A Storm at Sea will recreate the steerage accommodation of Mary Maclean through film, narrative and a soundscape featuring the windharp. Historically, the windharp was used by Greeks and Romans as they sailed off to war and a small harp or lyre would be placed at the bow of the ship, allowing the wind to play through the strings creating heavenly harmonic sounds which would bode them well in battle.

To create the windharp soundscape for A Storm At Sea, Kim Deacon records her harps on the lookouts of Hill End and the Lachlan Valley of Cowra to create a haunting harmonic sound field which will play throughout the installation.

Kim Deacon:  A Storm At Sea will be opened by artist John Firth-Smith on Friday 20 November, 5.30pm for 6pm speeches, at the Jean Bellette Gallery, Visitors Centre, Hill End.


OPENING: Friday 20 November 2015
EXHIBITION DATES: 20 November 2015 - 24 January 2016

JEAN BELLETTE GALLERY
Hill End Visitors Centre
High Street, Hill End.
Open 9.30am - 4.30pm daily
Closed for lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Details can be seen on Kim Deacons facebook page



for her other coming performances go to the 

 INLAND SEA OF SOUND FESTIVAL

Full festival website

6,7,8th November 2015
Bathurst Goldfields
428 Conrad Straight
Wahluu -Mount Panarama
Bathurst
For BOOKINGS Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre









Sunday, October 11, 2015

Danelle Bergstrom - Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist

Hill End artist Danelle Bergstrom's painting titled Centenary of Grace - Finalist for Portia Geach Memorial Prize.
It's a very exciting month in Hill End with the announcement of two Hill End artists as finalists for the Portia Geach Memorial Award. We have Rosemary Valadon www.rosemaryvaladon.com.au/with her portrait of Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll and Danelle Bergstrom with Centenary of Grace.


This is a little insight into Danelle's portrait of Eileen Kramer of how the meeting of two creative minds inspired this well portrayed painting.

For Eileen, born in 1914, every day is a day to create. Her 76 year career as writer, dancer, painter, costume designer and choreographer began in 1939 with the Bodenwieser Ballet, one of Australia's first modern dance companies.

Last year she was honoured with a Lifetime achievement Award from the Arts Health Institute for whom she is now an official Ambassador.

First introductions to Eileen and her stimulating body of work, extended through mutual friend Jack Thompson, at the opening night of her latest work, a performance of the "The Early Ones" that she both choreographed and performed.

While researching for the portrait, I attended a dance and movement class held by Eileen with the intention to observe and sketch. However it proved difficult to be merely a spectator, being drawn into her graceful hypnotic movements. Enticed to participate, not necessarily following the graceful actions of the class, but eager to experience the rhythms, fluidity and elegance of the movements that Eileen expresses so naturally.

You can see more of Danelle Bergstroms evocative landscape paintings at her coming exhibition at
A R T H O U S E  G A L L E R Y www.arthousegallery.com.au/artists/bergstrom_danelle/


 




Friday, October 9, 2015

HILL END ARTS COUNCIL: Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood finalists in SCU...

Blossoming refugee by Genevieve Carroll
HILL END ARTS COUNCIL: Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood finalists in SCU...: For more information go to    www.sculpturesinthegarden.com.au   Genevieve Carroll   ...www.genevievecarroll.hillendpress.com.au

Hui Selwood - Vortex at Sculpture in the Garden, Rosby Wines  Mudgee


Hill End artist DANELLE BERGSTROM - coming exhibition ART HOUSE Gallery


Danelle Bergstrom in her studio. Images courtesy of Country Style November issue and photographer Michael Wee.
Rekindle Oil on linen 61 x 61cm

Burning heart III, oil on linen, 92 x 92 cm

For more information on Hill End artist Danelle Bergstrom, COUNTRY STYLE magazine November issue has an insightful story and images on her art and home, in newsagents now and ARTHOUSE gallery http://www.arthousegallery.com.au/

Thursday, October 8, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT - OPEN HOUSE AND STUDIO DAY HILL END

English Cottages - Hill End Press


HILL END 
OPEN HOUSE DAY

SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2015

ADULTS $25.00
CONCESSION $18.00

Register at the Royal Hall at 9.30am
(right next door to the pub)
Come visit our homes, gardens, courthouse, Royal Hall and our studios.
Enjoy Hill End's sublime tranquility as you stroll through
this captivating historic village,
Central Tablelands NSW.

For more details on our website www.hillend.org

Bookings essential. Phone 02 6337 8306
or email lapaloma@skymesh.com.au 

Houses to be opened
Courthouse
Royal Hall
Murrays
English
Carvers
Haefligers
Dennington
St Pauls Church
Ackermann
Rose
Craigmoor (separate entry fee)

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
 will have their 2 cottages Murrays and Haefligers residency program open to check out where Margaret Olley, Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale created there art.
Haefligers where John Olsen, Jean Bellette,
 Paul Haefliger and Brett Whiteley were inspired.

Lapaloma pottery and Hill End Press will be opening the doors of their studios.

The Catholic Church will have the very talented Gwenda Davies
 from the Conservatorium of Music Bathurst playing her harp. 

To give you an idea of the unique and beautiful way we live in Hill End, several houses from Hill End are featured in Kara Rosenlunds exquisite new book called SHELTER on sale next week in bookstores nationally.





Images courtesy of Kara Rosenlund
 
Carvers Cottage, Hill End.
This very special event is sponsored by




 

SPECIAL EVENT - OPEN HOUSE AND STUDIO DAY HILL END

English Cottages - Hill End Press


HILL END 
OPEN HOUSE DAY

SUNDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2015

ADULTS $25.00
CONCESSION $18.00

Register at the Royal Hall at 9.30am
(right next door to the pub)
Come visit our homes, gardens, courthouse, Royal Hall and our studios.
Enjoy Hill End's sublime tranquility as you stroll through
this captivating historic village,
Central Tablelands NSW.

For more details on our website www.hillend.org

Bookings essential. Phone 02 6337 8306
or email lapaloma@skymesh.com.au 

Houses to be opened
Courthouse
Royal Hall
Murrays
English
Carvers
Haefligers
Dennington
St Pauls Church
Ackermann
Rose
Craigmoor (separate entry fee)

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
 will have their 2 cottages Murrays and Haefligers residency program open to check out where Margaret Olley, Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale created there art.
Haefligers where John Olsen, Jean Bellette,
 Paul Haefliger and Brett Whiteley were inspired.

Lapaloma pottery and Hill End Press will be opening the doors of their studios.

The Catholic Church will have the very talented Gwenda Davies
 from the Conservatorium of Music Bathurst playing her harp. 

To give you an idea of the unique and beautiful way we live in Hill End, several houses from Hill End are featured in Kara Rosenlunds exquisite new book called SHELTER on sale next week in bookstores nationally.





Images courtesy of Kara Rosenlund
 
Carvers Cottage, Hill End.
This very special event is sponsored by




 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bill Moseley 2015 Bowness Photography Prize finalist

It's just endless this month, the artists of Hill End are in full spring with finalists in the Portia Geach - Rosemary Valadon, Sculpture in the Garden - Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood and Bill Moseley selected for the prestigious Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Art Gallery Melbourne.

The Coalminers Daughter Wet Plate Collodion 8 x 10 Tin Type 2015

Photographer/master printmaker of Hill End Press, Bill Moseley was one of the 47 selected for his work The Coalminers Daughter, out of 2400 entries this prize. Excited... yes he was, this led to a trip down to Monash Art Gallery to shuffle and mix with other photographers on the opening night. Chatting to the eloquent photographer Bill Henson who was one of the judges for this years prize, was a high light of the night.

The MGA Foundation was established in 2005 with the aim of supporting Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) and its nationally significant collection of Australian photography. The Foundation's program of events and fundraising activities is managed by Trustees.

The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize was initiated by the MGA Foundation in 2006. Established to promote excellence in photography, the Bowness Photography Prize and exhibition provide an opportunity to view and to engage with some of the best of contemporary Australian photography. (notes from Monash Art Gallery website)

For more information on this exquisite antiquarian photography and workshops in this field of photography, or if you would like to purchase this artwork go to Hill End Press website: www.hillendpress.com.au

For more information on the finalists of the Bowness Photography Prize go to http://www.mga.org.au/bowness-prize

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PORTIA GEACH finalist Hill End artist Rosemary Valadon

Rosemary Valadon - Dutiful Daughter Oil on canvas   



"I have a work in the Portia Geach currently on exhibition at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney.  It is a painting of friend and fellow artist Genevieve Carrol and her daughter Parris Dewhurst.  It is quite a small work for me, to add to the intimate nature of the subject – a grown up daughter taking over the arrangement of her mother’s hair". Rosemary Valadon

Rosemary Valadon is an award winning Australian artist (the Blake Religious Art Prize, Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, amongst others). She is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Sulman, Blake, Portia Geach and Mosman prizes. Her career spans 35 years, and survey Shows of her work were held at the Macquarie University Gallery and the Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, in 2006 and 2007.
Valadon is represented in major Australian collections including BHP Billiton, National Portrait Gallery, Uniting Church, Macquarie University Gallery, Bathurst and Muswellbrook Regional Galleries, Art Bank, and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Her interest in the ‘feminine’ and depictions of women throughout the ages has been a major focus of her work. This has been explored through the theatrical worlds of ancient mythologies, psychological theories, and fairy tales.

Rosemary currently has her artwork at the Jean Bellette Gallery Hill End in a group show From the studio - Artists of Hill End.

For more information on Rosemary's artwork go to http://www.rosemaryvaladon.com.au/

Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood finalists in SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN prize



For more information go to 

 

Genevieve Carroll



 More of Genevieve Carroll's work can be seen on www.genevievecarroll.hillendpress.com.au



Hui Selwood

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Not to be missed, Kate Kelly exhibition by artist Rebecca Wilson



PACK THE CAR AND HEAD TO FORBES
 
Hill End artist Rebecca Wilson will be exhibiting her wonderful contemporary paintings about Kate Kelly, sister of bushranger Ned Kelly. Rebecca's paintings depict themes such as trauma, capital punishment and womens roles. 

 Rosie Johnston Gallery 
McFeeters Motor Museum, 
corner of Oxford Street and Newell Highway, Forbes.

You may like to catch Rebecca for Q & A, talking about her work at the Rural Arts Symposium which is part of the Festival on Friday 30th October  between 9.00am -1.00pm. The symposium will feature Tracey Callinan from Arts Out West and various artists and guest speakers. The River Arts Festival runs from Friday 30th October to Saturday 31st October, well worth seeing.

KATE KELLY 
EXHIBITION
22nd September to 31st October

RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL 
 Friday & Saturday 30th & 31st October.

RURAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM 
 Friday 30th October 9.00am - 1.00pm

For more details on Rebecca Wilsons exhibition go to the ABC for her interview.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

HIDDEN

Hill End artist ANA YOUNG
has been chosen to exhibit in the

HIDDEN SCULPTURE WALK
Rookwood Cemetery.

For exhibition details go to their website
www.hiddeninrookwood.com.au/

Sculpture by artist Ana Young




Studio news from Hill End Press

HILL END PRESS: #Winter/spring studio news:  #3 dumps of snow this winter #all the old orchard trees dotted around town are coming into full blossom #spotsanddots ...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Coming events for Hill End


#3 dumps of snow this winter
#all the old orchard trees dotted around town are coming into full blossom. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015