Glass spotto: upcoming…

22 09 2014

Opening drinkies at Narek for Wendy Fairclough new exhibition, everywhere you look, on October 4th…

 

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Narek’s website here.

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Annie Franklin at Narek…

26 11 2012

The Gang booted over Doctor George on Saturday for the highly anticipated opening of Annie Franklin’s new exhibition at Narek Galleries. And what a treat it was – we’re talking serious gorgeousness.

 

 

It’s been a year in the making and Annie has branched into wood – what a harmonic progression – bringing a holistic sensibility/folksie charm that’s utterly seductive.

 

 

It’s a peculiar thing, really. The woodwork is so right (as in such the perfect fit) that it’s hard to imagine her work without it now. The leitmotif has come full circle; this is an exhibition that pulls together the golden threads of all her interests. As Helen Maxwell mused in her opening speech, the body of work as a whole reflects the life and philosophic times of the artist; wholesome, rich…genuinely organic. It’s like a survey show of all that Annie holds dear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And how extraordinarily well suited it was for its surrounds. We need to go back and properly experience the contemplative nature of the exhibition, in communion with the church itself. We didn’t linger on Saturday; the crowd was building and we had a driver waiting (ever so slightly im)patiently in the car. This is a show that deserves a long, slow viewing in splendid quietude. We’ll definitely be back.

On at Narek Galleries in Tanja until December 31st. Hits all the right buttons – don’t miss it.

 

 





Mark Ward at Narek…

30 04 2012

On Saturday the Gang wandered across for the opening of the long anticipated Mark Ward exhibition at Narek, and weren’t disappointed…

 

 

We forgot to snaffle a room list, so we’re flying sans title, but never mind.  Meanwhile we caught up, albeit briefly, with lots of our fave peeps…

 

 

…including Klausie, who was only just back from Bullseye.

We managed to catch up with Mark (and Mirabel) properly the following day, at a scrumptious lunch at Penny Hunt’s in Candelo. Lov-erly.

[Thanks Penny, Veneto bliss!! n(Ed)]





Kicking off the cultural rounds in 2012…

10 01 2012

It was that time of year again; the cultural launch of the year at Ivy Hill and Narek…and, of course, that great Wapengo summer delight, Artie’s b’day partay. We literally sprinted through the galleries, we must confess, and it was essentially a social evening (the tail-end of our silly season, actually.)

 

 

Shockingly lazy of us, we know. But we were, essentially, still on holz.

So apologies to the artists (whose work we do admire greatly, and it was particularly wonderful to catch up with Beth) but for further edification you’ll have to go here and here.

We did the rounds and then bolted straight back to Artie’s for a serious fall-about…and completely ran out of snapping verve at the party itself – simply not enough hands to cope with more than the wining and dining (it’s always such a grande bouffe, as you know) –  so no discriminating photos this year. Which no doubt will come as a great relief to the general throng. But we can reveal that it was, as ever, a most enjoyable night; we slept it off in the boat shed, broke the fast en plein air and wandered across to Paradise before rounding off the day with fush’n’chups at Bermi (no room, alas, for gelato.) Same old, same old.

 

 

Early snaps here.





A right shoe-in at Narek…

28 02 2011

The Gang actually managed a wonderful beach picnic and swim at Bithry on Saturday – as prelude to our weekend culture fix at Narek.

The lovely Sharon Peoples was down from Canberra…

…for the launch of her latest  (always luscious) show, Red Shoes.

All the fans of her work were there…

…including some, like Carolyn, who even came appropriately shod!

Exhibition’s up until the 4th April. One for the girls. Not to be missed.





Sharon Peoples at Narek…

20 02 2011

The coast is in for a real treat next weekend…





Open season on Coastal Culture…

7 10 2010

Last weekend marked the opening of the gallery season at Tanja, following the long winter recess.

Both Narek and Ivy Hill must have had a premonition about the Take-2-Grand-Final, because they didn’t kick-off until after 5pm – and we were able to listen to the last of the Pies triumphant win on the way over…

At Narek, Janet Deboos was just scratching the surface of her new decorative diversion (we dig the seventies/marimekko slant)…

…and we’re always up for a surprise. This new Chinese series has undeniable charm.

And how fabbo to see Jo sporting a new baby bump!!

Over at Ivy Hill Carolyn was showcasing a trifecta; Andre Hiep, Carmen Ky and Tracy Luff.

We particularly liked Andre’s work…

…and before you trot out those predictable rumblings à la Rosalie, we’d like to point out that it ain’t necessarily so. These sweet assemblages are resurrected ceiling boards from Spiral Gallery apparently, and are a clear continuum of Andre’s painting practice.

The pick of the lovely peeps here.