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Reflections of an Ancient Land: The MacDonnell Ranges

BY Artsite Galleries | 26-Jun-2020
Reflections of An Ancient Land: The McDonnell Ranges, is on NOW at Artsite Galleries. Featuring the works of Ann Cape, Bela Ivanyi, Chris Gentle and Daniel Pata, this show explores the rugged landscape of the East Macdonnell Ranges. Gallery Opening Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 11-5pm. Monday - Friday, by appointment only Appointments can be made directly on 02 80959678 or 02 95199677, or by emailing: info@artsite.com.au
Venue: Artsite Galleries
Address: 165-167 Salisbury Road Corner of St Marys Street, Camperdown Sydney 2050 NSW Australia
Date: June-July, 2020
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm
Ticket: FREE
Web: https://www.artsite.com.au/exhibition/2020-06-reflections.php
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Artwork: Bela Ivanyi, Evening Rain Moves In, Ross River, gouache on paper, 40x57cm, 2019
Reflections of An Ancient Land: The McDonnell Ranges, is on NOW at Artsite Galleries. Featuring the works of Ann Cape, Bela Ivanyi, Chris Gentle and Daniel Pata, this show explores the rugged landscape of the East Macdonnell Ranges.

"It´s one of the two areas that traverse the East Macdonnell ranges. At once one is startled! I was drawn to the rugged teeth like protrusions that spread throughout the whole area, strata´s of rock that traverse peaks and ridges undulating in elegant movements and fascinating patterns. Beside these flowing linear structures is the spectacular rise of "Trephina Bluff", an impressive projection above the ridges, a powerful point of reference anywhere in the region. It was all intoxicating and set challenges for all of us enjoying its offerings. Anne, Bela, Chris and I enjoyed working in this place and the many caches discovered, including what would be the largest ghost gum in Australia. Walking around this enormous ancient tree really symbolised the colossal scale and majesty of this whole arid region. Indeed it was dry, but it´s evocative colour, dynamic shapes and rugged lyricism made it lush to a painters eye. Being there and observing has been a catalyst to developing thoughts and new ideas about painting and drawing." Daniel Pata, 2020