If you’ve never been to Gallery Lane Cove (located across from the Library), you should pop in and see one of their latest exhibitions. Entry is free.

    Their latest exhibition is Floriana: rich, rare and curious by The Blue Hour: A Contemporary Photographic Collective continues until Saturday 11 June.

    A contemporary photographic exhibition exploring the diversity found within Australian flora, both native and exotic and the subtlety of the beauty it embraces.   All works are available for sale.

    A profile of some of the artists is below:

    Carolyn Pettigrew

    Carolyn creates “things”, – including prints and hand-crafted photographs.

    Carolyn says, “There is sometimes a debate about what is a craft and what is art. I believe there is a wonderful crossover in not being too prescriptive about classifying oneself in any particular genre. The result is “works on paper” that are pleasing to oneself and hopefully to others.”

    One of the outstanding works is Cocky Cousin.

    “Galahs are very commonly seen in Canberra feeding on the expanses of manicured lawns in parklands that dot the city. Irreverently referred to as the ghosts of old politicians, their name says it all.”
    Image: Carolyn Pettirgrew, ‘Cocky Cousin’, 2022, digital rpint on Canson Baryta Photographique, 60 x 60 cm. $475 (framed), $300 (unframed). Image courtesy of the artist.

    Susan Buchanan

    “Everyone has a lockdown story. Foraged is mine.”
    Passion for photography hit Susan’s psyche with such force that she feels like there was no ‘before’. Its tendrils took hold in the darkroom and have continued to lure her back there.
    The marriage between the art and craft of photography, between vision and technique, between the new and the old and the possibilities this unleashes, unveils, gives her the opening to present herself to the world.
    Printmaking has opened another avenue of expression yet marries beautifully with, and echoes the beginnings of, photography.
    This partnership is a path to a growing body of work illustrating camera-less photography through the use of UV sensitive photopolymer plate as the basis for her prints whilst the darkroom delivers lumen prints, wet on wet cyanotype prints and photograms.
    Image: Susan Buchanan, ‘Foraged’, Digital prints on Lacquered Velvet Fine Art Paper on Alupanel, 59.5 x 42cm. Images courtesy of the artist.

    Janet Tavener

    Our cover photo is by Janet Tavener Amphibious Assault – Pangaea VIII (detail) photograph.

    Janet Tavener (b.1960 Australia) is an artist that explores the changing nature of consumption and the geopolitics of food production and distribution, and its effect on the environment.

    She works predominately with photography and sculpture and has exhibited internationally in Korea, Iceland and Australia.

    Having been a finalist in numerous major art awards, including the Blake Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW and the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery Canberra (2011, 2013 & 2015).

    In 2017 winning the major award of the North Sydney Art Prize, Coal  Loader for Sustainability. She has been an artist in residence for the Historical House Trust, Sydney, and at the SIM Residencies in Reykjavik, Iceland, with support from the Australian Cultural Fund, 2017.

    She holds a BA in Fine Arts & a Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies – City Art Institute, Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Education – from the University of Technology Sydney and an MFA from the University of NSW.

    Exhibition Details

    Artists: Artists: Janet Tavener, Susan Buchanan, June Lahm, Jilly Perrin, Carolyn Pettigrew, Kirry Toose, Adrienne Watson, Carmel Wellburn

    Dates: Until 11 June 2022

    Enrol in an Art Class or Workshop – Gallery Lane Cove

    Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios is located in the building directly across from the Lane Cove Library. Melbourne might have the Paris End of Collins Street, but Lane Cove has the Cultural Precinct on Longueville Road (Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios,  Lane Cove Library and the Living and Learning Centre, all located on Longueville Road).

    Gallery Lane Cove provides the whole community with opportunities to attend art workshops and term classes in printmaking (including screen printing), sewing, jewellery making, knitting, life drawing, painting and pottery. ITC is incredibly excited about going to pottery/ceramic classes (ITC became obsessed with pottery after watching the Great British Pottery Throwdown – like MasterChef for potters).

    If you would like to know the courses coming up and be notified when there is a new course Email Gallery Lane Cove and put 2022 Workshops in the subject line. They will then get back to you and let you know what is coming up. Find out more here.

    They are currently taking bookings for their Winter School Holiday Programme


    Address:  164 Longueville Road NSW (opposite the Library)
    Phone: 9428 4898
    Booking Info School Holidays:  Gallery Lane Cove
    Website: www.gallerylanecove.com.au
    Email:  [email protected]
    Facebook: @gallerylanecove

    Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Saturday and 10.00 to 2.30 pm

    Gallery Lane Cove and In the Cove are community partners – Gallery Lane Cove is a not for profit organisation, and we offer a discounted ITC Business Supporter package to them – this article is part of that arrangement.

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