AARWUN GALLERY, CANBERRA
Showcasing the amazing art of Helena McConochie, Kylie Fogarty, Nick Osmond
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 10th March 6pm
Helena McConochie is an accomplished artist of national significance. Helena’s natural impressions explore the evocative landscape of flowers that have generated interest nationally and internationally, as these works are extraordinary pieces for any location regardless of the interior design. These pieces bring the warmth and vitality of the garden indoors.
The lyrical works of Australian Artist, Kylie Fogarty (born 1974), are a poetic response to atmospheric explorations expressed through expressive mark making practices. Intrinsic to her creation process, drawing provides Fogarty the freedom of expression, in turn providing interpretation, consideration and exploration of her chosen subject. Utilising various drawing tools, including bamboo reed pens, traditional dip pens and contemporary pigmented pens to convey her observations, the evocative and alluring works embrace the use of a limited palette.
An award-winning artist, Kylie was a finalist in the 2021 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, invited Artist (finalist) to the 2020 Kedumba Drawing Award, finalist in the 2018 Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Award and the Grace Cossington Art Award 2018. Her etchings are archived in the National Gallery of Australia with the Animalia International Print Exchange 2013, 2015.
Nick Osmond draws from his embedded connection to place around his home in Moree in northern NSW. Nick is relativity new to painting, often influenced by Sidney Nolan or Adam Cullen, Nick’s art is a wonderful quirky breath of fresh air, demonstrating a wonderful sense of humour. Over the last three years he has been prolifically honing his practice. Anchored by his intuitive sense of colour and guided by emotion, he works the surface to achieve a unity of colour. He sees himself as an observer, painting past and current narratives in Australian history.