Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios May/June 2024 Exhibitions and Workshops

In May/June 2024, Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios will present two exhibitions.

The Calculation (Flux) 24/04/24 – 18/05/24

Tempest Tapestry – 22/05/24 – 15/06/24


The Calculation (Flux) curated by Brenda Colahan

24 April – 18 May 2024

A major exhibition by notable Australian artist Laura Matthews. Matthews’s ethereal works evoke a perpetual motion reminiscent of our fragile relationship with the natural world.

A Gallery Lane Cove Guest Curator Program exhibition.

“There’s always the potential for huge success or huge failure in any point of your life, which is what this exhibition is about – the tree roots of paths you could follow in your life could hinge on a very small decision (a calculation, if you will) and often, they’re impulses. Impulses that could very well change the course of our lives make everything so incredibly stressful – but also, extremely rewarding and joyous.” Laura Matthews

Opening Event:

Wednesday, 1 May, 6-8 pm

Join Gallery Lane Cove for the opening event, meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments.

RSVP here

Artist: Laura Matthews

©johnmcrae Narcissus, 152 x 152 cm, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist and Brenda Colahan Fine Art.


Tempest Tapestry

22 May – 15 June

Tempest Tapestry provides a glimpse into our wild and turbulent terrain, firstly transporting audiences to distant planes then demanding they be present, still and alone within her landscapes. Feneley’s works often play on light, from looming skies to dark compositions enlivened by blazes or glimmers of sun to brighter, imagined places that are whimsical and even magical.

Donna has described her artworks as follows:

“In some of my works, darkness dominates the landscape, which is interrupted with splinters of light. In many the looming sky is heavy over the earth, suggesting an ominous storm. A sliver of light penetrates the terrain, creating a glimpse of the stillness or turbulence or beauty of the landscape.

Often I aim to capture the whimsical childhood moments, such as lying on the riverbank and looking up through the trees to the vast sky. The child is not present in the picture; rather, the viewer is the child. My paintings can be at once foreboding and yet inviting. In most of my works, humans are absent – and yet I ask the viewer to be present, to be alone in the space.

I often apply an undercoat of thin red cadmium to the paper or canvas, to add warmth, before building up thin layers of oil paint to create the composition. Some of my paintings are of no particular place. Rather, they are places of my imagination – and the looseness in the brush strokes helps in the conjuring of these landscapes. They can range from the illusory to the hyper real. These themes have preoccupied my art practice for several years, spurred by my wanderings through dark places and by my memories of a childhood in the outback, on the Hay Plains.”

Opening Event:

Wednesday, 29 May, 6-8 pm

Join the Gallery for the opening event, meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments.

Book Here for the Opening Event

Artist:  Donna Feneley

Our Cover Photo is:

Donna Feneley, Hot Property, oil on canvas, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.


Enrol in an Adult Art Class or Workshop

Gallery Lane Cove provides the whole community 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 pottery/ceramic classes (ITC became obsessed with pottery after watching the Great British Pottery Throwdown – like MasterChef for potters).

Check out the adult term classes here.


Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studio Contacts Details


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

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios stages several exhibitions a year. Entry is FREE

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