Current Exhibition: On until October 2018
‘Recollections’ by Jackie Murtaugh
Lancashire Lass Jacky Murtaugh is an award winning, contemporary artist who originally found success Down Under. She is known for her vibrant and vivid paintings and won awards for her land and seascapes.
Having travelled extensively she has returned to her home town with a different perspective, seeing familiar places with new eyes. Her work focuses on repetition, colour and organic pattern heavily influenced by the natural landscape.
A black tree or a twisted vine conjures up an image of a distant land full of intrigue and memories. Chasing shadows through rainbow palms, taking refuge besides still waters, all reflecting a deep understanding of the connection between experience and expression.
The habitual repetition of organic themes in Jacky’s work show the artist’s fascination with nature and her obsession with the intricacies of pattern found in trees, hedge rows or a tangled web of branches. She uses these complexities as a metaphor for the twists and turns of everyday life and sets the mood using light and atmosphere in her own impressionistic style. Using a layering method and mixed media techniques, Jacky incorporates symbolism, texture and strong depth of colour into each painting.
>2017 Return to the Fold (Arteology)
>2015 Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard
>2014 A Land Down Under (The Austral Hotel)
>2014 Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard
>2013 Let Them See
>2013 Doors of Perception (Glenelg Art Gallery)
>2012 Illuminate (Suzie Wong’s Room)
TWO MAN EXHIBITIONS:
>2013 Lancashire Lasses (National Wine Centre)
>2018 Painting Padiham Exhibition (Picture House)
>2018 Ribble Valley Open (Clitheroe Castle)
>2017 Painting Padiham Exhibition (Picture House)
>2016 Winter Exhibition (Arteology)
>2015 Bluethumb Showcase (Adelaide Oval)
>2015 St. Ignatius Art Show
>2015 On Yer Bike
>2014 Juxtaposed (Hotel Wright Street)
>2014 Celebration (Geoffrey Stapleton Gallery)
>2014 Tandem (Adelaide Airport)
>2013 Lifescapes (Geoffrey Stapleton Gallery)
>2013 Artfuly (Somedays Gallery – Sydney)
>2013 Dance (Geoffrey Stapleton Gallery)
>2013 Evolution (Black Diamond Gallery)
>2013 Creative Collusion (Mitcham Civic Centre)
>2013 This is Australia (Geoffrey Stapleton Gallery)
>2012 Everything You Can Imagine Is Real
(Suzie Wong’s Room)
>2012 Waters Vicinity (Glenelg Art Gallery)
>2012 Five Ways (Garden Gallery)
>2012 SALA @ Stamford (Glenelg Art gallery)
>2012 Edge of Reality (Gallery One)
>2012 Bike Art Adelaide (City Realty)
>2011 Andamento (Gallery One)
>2013 Adelaide Cathedral Art Show
>2012 Mylor Art Weekend
>2011 Port Art Prize
>2011 Golden Grove Art Show
>2011 Blackwood Art Show
>2011 Campbell Town Art Show
>2010 Port Art Prize
>2010 Adelaide Cathedral Art Show
>2010 Royal Adelaide Show
>2014 Heysen Art Prize Finalist
>2013 The Austral Emerging Artist Award
>2013 PCAC exhibition “Evolution”
>2012 The Austral Emerging Artist Award
Flora and Fauna
A C Telfer and Matt Gartside
Photography and painting exploring plant and animal life by Matt Gartside and A.C Telfer. The exhibition will then move on (with other works) to Garstang Arts Centre at the end of the month.
Preview Night is on Sunday 3rd June 7.30pm. Why not join the Facebook event page.
The Secret Artists Show
A mixed show of four very different artists: a painter, an illustrator and a sculptor and a printer. All four of the artists are Pendle based. We have invited these particular artists to exhibit as we feel they stay true to their own voice. They are all local, and to varying degrees undiscovered.
To find out more join the Facebook event page here.
July/August – Private Collection: A chance to see works by Aly and Matt that are not normally exhibited – sketches, older work…hidden gems that artists keep hidden in portfolios and under the bed!
September/October – again watch this space.
November/December – Arty Farty Xmas Shopping!