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Art goes online with The Moree Gallery’s May exhibition a digital affair

A global pandemic isn’t going to deter local art enthusiasts, with one of the region’s highly anticipated group exhibitions to launch online next week.

The Moree Gallery’s May Exhibition, A Timeless Moment features a number of talented artists, including Rebecca Rath, James Needham, Suzy King, Lucila Zentner, Annie Glass, Alexandra Plim, Sally Falkiner, Sue Rowsell and Sarah Waghorn, and opens at 10am, Friday, May 8, 2020.

Artworks range from artists well-known to the gallery, including Alexandra Plim and Sally Falkiner, through to significant emerging Australian artists piquing the attention of discerning collectors nationally.

Lucila Zentner is one such artist.

This highly capable Sydney based talent, who works predominantly in still-life, expertly combines her love of fine art with a successful medical career, practicing in radiology and nuclear medicine. 

Suzy King is another nationally-acclaimed artist exhibiting at the Moree Gallery’s online group exhibition.

Suzy’s work focuses on the effects of light on urban industrial landscapes such as facades, rooftops, poles and wires.

Rebecca Rath is just one of nine exhibitors at the upcoming The Moree Gallery Online Group Exhibition A Timeless Moment.

Having crafted her skills at Hornsby TAFE College, and studying fine art under renowned landscape painter Clem Millard, Suzy continued onto the Sydney Institute Design Centre where she indulged in her fascination with the different moods created by ever-changing light and forged her successful career.

A newcomer to the gallery, Rebecca Rath, will feature a collection of her stunning rural landscapes, created from her bush studio at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley.

From her family’s vineyard, Bec captures her love of the vast plains and majestic skies working straight from nature and en plen air.

Alexandra Plim needs no introduction to the Moree community, her past works featured in the gallery met with great applause.

James Needham will have works at The Moree Gallery’s online May exhibition.

Alexandra is an emerging, expressive abstract artist, based in Sydney.

Painting intuitively with acrylics, whilst often incorporating a variety of mixed media, her works are energetic, with her use of colour and texture adding drama and movement.

Another exciting inclusion in the exhibition is Sydney-based artist Sarah Waghorn, whose captivating garden and interior scenes reflect a long career working as an art director on titles including British House and Garden and ELLE Decoration.

Sarah says the subjects that draw her attention revolved around the strong Australian sunlight, be it the colourful native flora or the light that floods our home interiors “beaming through doors and windows and bringing the décor to life”.

Warren’s Sally Falkiner is another artist who needs no introduction, her past works through The Moree Gallery all highly acclaimed.

Originally from Hamble in the UK, Sally is inspired by the beauty and diversity of the world around her, and was recently short-listed for the 2020 Clyde & Co Art Award in Sydney.

James Needham is another UK-born artist, now working and living in Sydney.

In 2018 James received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Sydney’s National Art School, with his work portraying the people and objects he encounters in his everyday life.

Alexandra Plim’s vibrant works will feature in The Moree Gallery’s upcoming exhibition.

He says his figurative works focus on interpersonal relationships, whilst in his still life pieces, the trace of the human left behind hints at untold stories.

James has works in corporate and private collections worldwide and was a semi-finalist in the 2016, 2018 and 2019 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, as well as a finalist in the 2019 SBS Portrait Prize.

The Moree Gallery is also extremely thrilled to have three pieces from acclaimed Melbourne wire sculptor, Annie Glass.

Annie says she enjoys humour in her work “as I find that people can identify with a humorous piece”.

“I like to give my works an Australian flavour and I want to remind people of their childhoods and just generally use human themes so people can identify with the works,” she said.

Sue Rowsell, a Brisbane based architect and visual artist also brings her stunning pieces to the exhibition – her captivating still life paintings inviting the viewer to share the joy she finds in her floral compositions.

Calming and serene, Sue’s scenes are a delight, and The Moree Gallery is thrilled to introduce her work to the community.

The exhibition’s digital preview catalogue is available from Friday, May 1.

Pre-sales are also available from this date.

The preview, and full exhibition can be viewed at www.moreegallery.com.au.

 Contact the gallery on 0427 529 116 or info@moreegallery.com.au for further information, and keep up to date via instagram @themoreegallery or Facebook/themoreegallery

The exhibition concludes May 31, 2020.

Words: Georgina Poole