Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios June 2024 Exhibitions and Workshops

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

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

The Wisdom of Others – 28 May 24 – 29/06/24

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.”

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

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.

The Wisdom of Others – 28 May – 29 June 2024

“The world is a vast network of interconnections, and our identities are constantly shaped by encounters with others.” Attrib. V.Y. Mudimbe.

The Wisdom of Others is an exhibition presenting works of four diverse and significant artists who, as part of their life journey, have at some point in their lives experienced displacement due to political conflict or natural disasters.

Having been born in China, Pakistan, Iran, and Lao PDR, respectively, these artist’s oeuvre reflect both their personal histories, cultural identities and the wider narrative of contemporary Australia.

Their unique voices are equally global and historically literate whilst, at the same time, grounded in the here and now. The works manifest the beauty of pluralism and the flourishing of culture when hybridity is not only embraced but celebrated.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”

The Wisdom of Others is presented by Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios in partnership with Lane Cove Council and our lending partners The Germanos Collection as part of Refugee Week 2024.

Artists: Khadim Ali, Guo Jian, Shahroud Ghahani, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Guo Jian & Ah Xian.

Opening Event:

Wednesday, 29 May, 6-8 pm

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

Please RSVP here.


Our Cover Photo is

Ah Xian, Fledging No.9, 2022, giclee and ink on Xuan paper, v.e. of 30, 140 x 70 cm, signed, inscribed and marked with seals 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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