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WELCOME TO MEENIYAN ART GALLERY E-NEWS
July 2024

Hello MAG Friends!

We are thrilled to present a diverse array of exhibitions for July. And join us for a
Meet the Artist event Sunday 7th July 2024
Gallery One and Three at 1.30pm
Gallery Two at 2.30pm

Gallery 1. "Storied Country" by Helen S. Tiernan and Lisa Kennedy.

Storied Country celebrates Australian artists Lisa Kennedy (descendant of the Trawlwoolway People) and Helen S. Tiernan (descendant of the Kulin Nation) living and working on Bunurong/Boon Wurrung and Gurnai Kurnai country, presented during NAIDOC Week,2024.

NAIDOC 2024's theme, 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud,' highlights the enduring strength of First Nations’ culture, symbolised by fire's connection to Country and traditions. This exhibition is a celebration of the layered narratives presented in both Kennedy and Tiernan's works, while reflecting on the role of the English language in how they are interpreted.

 

 

Gallery 2. "Connections and Contrasts" by Kalina Brew 

In her latest exhibition, Kalina Brew reflects on recent travels around Central and Eastern Australia alongside seven years of living, working and holidaying in Southwest Gippsland, Bass Coast and East Gippsland.

This current exhibition forms part of an ongoing body of work by Kalina, in which she explores the connection that we all share through water - in the sea, the sky, the land and ourselves.


Gallery 3. Layers of Earth #2 "Stratis Terrae" by Sue Gilford 

Sue's creative endeavours are deeply entwined with her garden and the environment of South Gippsland. 

Sue nurtures and grows her gourds and embraces the potential of discarded timber, reclaimed wood and the natural elements of dried vines, boab nuts, and seed pods.  She uses Pyrography (drawing with fire) to incorporate intense patterns surrounding the landscape to create her artworks.


Join us as we celebrate the richness and diversity of artistic expression. Each exhibition promises a unique perspective, inviting you to reflect, question, and marvel at the boundless creativity of these incredible artists.

 

Warm regards,

The MAG Team

JULY EXHIBITIONS

On until July 29th, 2024

Storied Country
Helen S Tiernan and Lisa Kennedy


Image 1: Helen S Tiernan, Snakes and Ladders, Oil on Canvas, 2021
Image 2: Lisa Kennedy, Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 2018


 

Connections and Contrasts
Kalina Brew

Image: Kalina Brew, Joyful Waiting, Acrylic on linen, 2023

Layers of Earth #2 
"Stratis Terrae"

Sue Gilford

Image: Sue Gilford, The Search, Pyrography, 2024

MEET THE ARTISTS

Sunday 7th June 2024

Gallery One and Three at 1.30pm
Gallery Two at 2.30pm

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

MAG is closed for 'winter renewal' in August.
Visit us in September onwards for more great exhibitions from local and visiting artists. And keep up with all the latest news via our website and newsletter.
 
 

VISIT THE GALLERY SHOP

PURCHASE THE PERFECT GIFT


The Gallery Shop displays a wonderful selection of unique artworks and cards suitable as gifts or special treats for you. We showcase over 60 talented artists working in fields ranging from textiles, jewellery, metal and wood work, ceramics, pottery, painting and photography. The shop invites visitors to enjoy time browsing while visiting our beautiful and diverse gallery displays.

Image: Artwork display in Meeniyan Art Gallery shop. Photograph by Chris Beehag.

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