Art lovers’ adventure is set to inspire

IN OUR SIGHTS: The view from one of Australia’s most famous lookouts - Govett’s Leap - will be a highligh of an upcoming day trip. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

IN OUR SIGHTS: The view from one of Australia’s most famous lookouts - Govett’s Leap - will be a highligh of an upcoming day trip. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

In conjunction with the Kedumba Drawing Award exhibition Orange Regional Gallery has organised an art tour to the Blue Mountains. 

On this tour you will visit the art studio of Mathew Lynn in Blackheath. Mathew was invited to submit for the 2013 Kedumba Drawing Award, his work was acquired for the collection. He is also a member of the Kedumba Trust.

As an artist Mathrew Lynn is known mainly as a portraitist, working on public and private commissions in Australia and the UK and has been a finalist 15 times in the Archibald Prize, twice a runner-up and also voted People’s Choice in this competition.

He also won the Packers Prize in 2013 with a portrait of Tara Moss.

Delicious refreshments are included on the tour. Morning tea will be held at one of Australia’s most famous lookouts, Govett’s Leap in Blackheath.

It is a World Heritage site, with sweeping views down the valley to the Grose wilderness, a magnificent waterfall that drops 180 metres to the base of the cliff. 

Lunch will be at the home of Kedumba founders Jeffrey and Marlene Plummer at Wentworth Falls. They live in a large mud brick house set in bushland, incorporating both traditional and native gardens. 

Tim Allen, an award winner in this year’s Kedumba Award exhibition will speak to you about his art practice.

Tim is well known for his bold, gestural approach to painting and drawing. His work has featured in prestigious awards including the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, the Dobell Drawing Prize at the AGNSW, the Wynne prize for landscape and the NSW Parliament’s plein air painting prize.

The tour will depart from Orange Visitor’s Centre at 9am on Wednesday, October 5 and arrive back in Orange at 5pm.

The cost is $85 for FORG members and $95 for non-members. Members of the public are most welcome to join us. Please ring the gallery to make a booking.

A reminder that tickets are still available for the Friend’s Cocktail Party to celebrate the gallery’s 30th anniversary and the unveiling of Senden Blackwood’s sculpture Duo.

It will be held on Saturday, October 8. This is a great opportunity to meet the sculptor and enjoy fine wine by De Salis Wines and gourmet food by the Agrestic Grocer. We hope you can join us for this special occasion.

The Kedumba Drawing Award 2016 will be on show at Orange Regional Gallery until October 16. Several drawings from the Kedumba Collection are included in our exhibition Ways of Being: Portraits from the Collection in gallery 3.

Paintings by one of Australia’s most distinctive abstract painters is on show in Roy Jackson: Retrospective 1963-2013, until November 6.

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