Angela Coombs Matthews: REVERIE
Riverina artist Angela Coombs Matthews presents her new exhibition Reverie and invites the viewer into her dreamy universe where the worlds of ideas, imagination and idle contemplation meet and interact.
Photographs, photogravures and etchings communicate Angela’s internal musings and draw the visitor into the process of interpretation and emotional engagement.
Reverie is the expressive culmination of Angela’s 20-year long creative journey as an artist, during which time she has honed her artistic practice and broken new ground in exploring the potential of mediums such as etching, photography and photogravure.
The etchings in Reverie are abstracted landscapes which have come about through Angela’s exploration of mark-making possibilities of etching with zinc plates.
They also respond to her interactions with, and feelings about, her immediate surroundings and the natural world in general.
Angela Coombs Matthews: Reverie will be officially launched by Regional Arts development officer Scott Howie on Saturday, May 2, at 10.30am, in the E3 art space at Wagga Art Gallery.
The exhibition will be on public display until Sunday, May 17.
Be sure to check out Angela’s work before it closes.
Impress with letterpress
Join acclaimed letterpress artist Caren Florance for a unique workshop in this ancient – but newly revived – technique at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.
What is letterpress? It’s the oldest form of printing where a surface with raised letters is inked and pressed to reproduce an image in reverse.
Typically, metal type has been used but other possibilities include carved wood or stone blocks.
Held on Saturday, May 9, in the Art Workshop at Wagga Art Gallery, Caren will present two sessions of the letterpress workshop, due to the intensive use of materials.
Session one will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and session two from 1pm to 4pm. Set a line of type or two to create your own printed card!
Places in the letterpress workshop are limited, so bookings are essential, and the cost is only $37.50 per session.
Please contact the gallery to reserve your booking – by phone (02 6926 9660), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or in person at the Gallery Shop, in the Civic Centre.
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