Saturday, 21 June 2014

Calleen Art Award

A few weeks ago I showed you some of my recent day trip to Cowra. While we were there we did a few other things as well. I'd always wanted to see the Cowra World Peace Bell, but never had time before.

A copy of the Japanese Peace Bell at the UN in New York
It's made from melted coins and weighs 477kg!




We went to Cowra Regional Art Gallery for the first time. It's a small gallery, 3 modest rooms, but they usually have really cool exhibitions on. When we visited they were showing the finalist paintings from the Calleen Art Award and the Central West Regional Art Awards. There was some really interesting stuff.


Matthew Quick - Coronation
Highly Commended- Calleen Art Award


Georgina Pollard - miss-tint II (2014)
Highly Commended- Calleen Art Award


Liz Cuming - Kimberly Amazing (2014)


Genevieve Carroll - Over the Table Blue Dandelions (2014)
Winner Central West Regional Art Award


Naomi White - End of Day (2014)
Winner Calleen Art Award

Neil Taylor - Flesh from Fire (2014)
And my absolute favourite!

Anita West - Blueberry Ash
It was on sale (they all were). If only I had a spare $8,700 then I'd snap it up. 

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street Cowra
Tuesday - Saturday 10-4
Sunday 2-4
Free entry



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10 comments:

Brona Joy said...

Cowra has changed so much from when I lived there in the 80's. I certainly don't remember an art gallery of any size!

I'm partial to Genevieve Carroll and Georgina Pollard's colourful pieces, but love the use of purple in Anita West's one too :-)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for the tour of the gallery...gorgeous art! And thanks for visiting my blog.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Love the bell... I have to Google what the weight is in pounds :)

Melinda Ott said...

Great pictures...the art is absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Melinda Ott said...

Great pictures...the art is absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Ginx Craft said...

Looks like a really interesting exhibition.

Ginx Craft said...

Looks like a really interesting exhibition.

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

I don't remember the Peace Bell or the Art Gallery in Cowra but i was only 10-11 when I was there last. Thanks for sharing.

http://hisandherhobbies.blogspot.com/2014/06/saturday-snapshots-chesapeake-bay.html

vicki (skiourophile) said...

That Matthew Quick painting reusing classical imagery is amazing - thanks for sharing, as I don't think I've seen his work before.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Maybe the art will be on sale on your next visit. Or you will have the necessary $8,700.