Landscape at its best. ‘Perspective’ showcasing four local artists.
Saturday night saw The G Contemporary in Hastings Street celebrate the opening of a new and fabulous exhibition, Perspective, by local artists Ben Hedström, Darren White,Jo Young and James Ainslie.
Each artist has a unique style, media and perspective for representing landscapes. You will find recognisable local landmarks, Australian scenic views, imaginative conceptual works, personal responses, and representations of landscapes from distant memories. The eclectic collection is curated seamlessly and allows the viewer to immerse into the style and genre of each artist and enjoy the show as a whole ensemble.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase such a high calibre of local artists. All four artists have a plethora of awards as art prize finalists and winners across Australia. Ben Hedström won the acquisitive Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2023 at Caloundra Regional Gallery and has notably hung as an Archibald Prize finalist in 2012. Jo Young has been a finalist for many prizes, including the Mossman Art Prize multiple times, and was a finalist in the Sulman Prize in 2011; Darren White has been a finalist on numerous occasions in the Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize as well as the prestigious Paddington Art Prize in 2018 with James Ainslie a finalist in many prizes over the years, a winner in the Camberwell Flora and Fauna Art Prize as well as the iconic Waltzing Matilda Outback Art Prize in 2011.
As gallery directors, we feel incredibly honoured to show such a robust collection of works by four dedicated nationally recognised artists and encourage anyone who can to visit the gallery or look online to view the works. The exhibition Perspective runs until Sunday 26 November.
Photography credit to Alain Bouvier Photography
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