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'Under Southern Skies' Exhibition

BY Joy Hogarth, Publicity Officer, Redcliffe Art Society | 21-Jun-2015
'Under Southern Skies' is a joint exhibition by Brisbane-born Nan Dingle and husband Barry Stone. The exhibition presents beautiful landscape paintings derived from their travels in all Australian states and New Zealand. They travelled New Zealand in a campervan for 12 years, based in Auckland, and did not leave much of the country unseen. The work in this exhibition represents a small part of that adventure. Their MO was to drive, stop and photograph, compose and return to their studio and paint as the mood took them. This year Nan and Barry have been back to New Zealand exploring the wondrous eastern side of the Alps and the deep slices of lakes around Mount Cook, the Tasman Glacier, Lake Hawea, Tekapo and Alexandrina. Several new paintings have resulted from this week of excellent clear weather.
Venue: Redcliffe Art Society Gallery
Address: The Old Fire Station, Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe
Date: Wednesday 1 July - Sunday 19 July 2015
Time: Wed/Thu/Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sat 10.00am - 2.00pm, Sun 10.00am - 1.00pm
Ticket: No charge
EMail: ras395@redcliffeartsociety.com.au
Call: 07 3284 0852
Winter in the Snowys (Nan Dingle)
Nan and Barry's recent travels have also taken them into New South Wales, across to Coonabarabran and the volcanic spikes of the Warrumbungles, through to Broken Hill and Silverton - all desert, mining scenery and old settlement remnants. They then passed through western Victoria, west of the Grampians, down to the Great Ocean Road - all new territory for them. The highlights of their return north were the trip on the Murray River on the paddle steamer 'Pevensey', and revisiting the greenness of New England. In previous years they have travelled to the far central west and northwest of Queensland, the red centre several times, Western Australia (both far north and far southwest) and the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. All of these travels are featured in the paintings and pastels in the exhibition. The official opening of the exhibition will be held at the Redcliffe Art Society Gallery on Saturday 4 July 2015 from 12.00pm - 2.00pm.