Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sydney East Art

It was a big weekend in Sydney for us. Claire's work had been selected for an emerging artist's exhibition at the Stanley Street Gallery in East Sydney, and the opening was on Saturday afternoon to coincide with the first Sydney East Art Walk for 2015. Great excitement!!

Claire's "Better than I remembered" looked spectacular on the main entrance wall to this perfect little gem of a gallery.

And this pair were exceptionally well suited to the scale and lighting in the main room of the gallery.

The four "emerging artists" each talked about their works at the opening. Claire talked about her recent move to landscape painting and her focus on experimenting with surfaces.

Liza and Merilyn run this gallery like it is their own home base (which in Liza's case it actually is!). We're only a stone's throw here from Hyde Park but the space emanates quiet seclusion and impeccable taste.  I want to live here!

Claire and I were treated to a tour of Liza's living quarters above the gallery on Friday afternoon.  We were invited to see her collection of Elizabeth Cummings paintings but couldn't help being gobsmacked by the views over inner Sydney, the quirky art work and furnishings and the extravagently large living spaces in this most densely packed part of inner inner Sydney.

There was a large gathering of friends, supporters and admirers there for the opening. Claire couldn't have done it any better than this!

1 comment:

Roslyn Lawrence said...

Looks like a fabulous exhibition. Claire is doing so well, her paintings looked beautiful, wished we could have been there, so proud of her.