Special Opening Night:
Friday, 28th of May at 7:00 pm.
The Exhibition is also open on Saturday and Sunday (29/30 May) from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Villa Dionysus – 6891 West Swan Road, West Swan
The main body of work is Peter Ryan’s 2021 selection fresh from his studio. He says: “This collection of artworks represents a snapshot of my Past, Present & Future. The first painting of 2021 was ‘Loose Threads,’ I was thinking about the artwork I’ve created and the ideas which have yet to be carried out, WHAT drove me to paint them, understanding WHY I’ve been creating the art I do, and the connection the different themes have with people. This began a reflection on the origins of my range of series and a closer look at the personal storytelling within each…and so to capture this ‘artwork through time,’ I have created a collection of paintings from many themes, and a touch of GIANTS so see what is next to come.
Perfect complementation to the curated works will be Shane Moad’s landscape paintings. The Australian landscape has always moved Shane – the Cowboy turned Artist. On his mother’s side (Blackman), his family is a pioneering family who owned cattle and sheep stations in New South Wales, arriving in Australia in 1801 as free settlers. Shane’s early life was spent as a Stockman (cowboy) on stations in Western Australia.
His love for the Australian landscape is fundamental to who he is.
Honestly – what would be this show without the female expression of love for the country – wildlife, land, and people? We believe the works by Judy Prosser to be an enriching element. Her great respect for the aboriginal people, and their spiritual connection to the land, has given Judy a direction that has evolved into a distinctive approach to painting them. Judy Prosser’s watercolours often depict figures dancing freely in the Australian landscape, along with brolgas, dingos, and other animals. With the spectacular colours of the Kimberley to inspire her, Judy loves to paint the mangroves and tidal creeks, the red dirt of the desert, and the turquoise seas which kiss the white sands of the Kimberley coastline.
The same can be said about Elizabeth Durack – the most traded female Australian artist, which created a Symphony of Australian-Irish-Aboriginal Art during her lifetime. We’re happy to present you a limited selection of original works by the iconic West Australian Artist.
This show is hosted by an art-loving couple in Swan Valley, who open their house for this unique selection of Australian Art. Refreshments provided.
See you there!