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Contemporary, traditional, abstract and figurative, the Scarborough Art Show is a celebration of diversity. Artists just entering the commercial art world hang beside veterans with decades of experience. Local painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors are showcased next to those from Sydney and beyond. The show is a good opportunity for first time buyers to purchase an original piece, while seasoned investors can expand their collection.
The show attracts over 130 artists and craft exhibitors each year using a range of mediums. Some artists from last year include Matt Bromhead, Ashley Frost, Katherine Simms, Martin Stauce, Pauline Denney, and the renowned artists Paul Ryan & Tanya Stubbles
"Recent works continue to be a narrative that, so far, charts the navigation of a storm, reaching land and rebuilding. Each of these events, in a symbolic sense, have lead to the making of these pictures.
Paul has been painting the Northern Illawarra lanscapae for more than twenty years. Last year he painted a series on the ﬁrst settlers in the Illawarra and their contact with the indigenous population. This year he is painting some of the local inhabitants, speciﬁcally local surfers
who he has have befriended over the years.
Pictured is a painting of Luke, a talented surfer from a family of surfers who live in Wombarra. The surfers of this place have a deep connection to the land and sea. The paintings are an attempt to express this connection.
Katherine has a particular interest in linoleum plate (lino) because of its distinctive visual qualities, quite different from those of an image painted or drawn. The process of printmaking with lino produces images with strong characteristic marks of movement and vitality that have an almost sculptural quality to them. The strong contrasts of dark and light can be used with great effect in either dramatic or delicate design. Using printmaking (linocuts and embossing) as well as sculpture, Katherine’s work is a visual extrapolation of emotion, loss, aspirations, desires and regrets.
Local painter with over 30 years experience. Currently working out of Stanwell Tops where the local flora offers plenty of inspiration, this is Martin’s second year with the show.
A veteran of the Scarborough Art Show, Tanya Stubble’s collaged relief work, made from recycled industrial and agricultural materials, reflects the organic natural rhythms of the coast and the bush.
A two-time recipient of the Bundanoon Artist Residency, Tanya’s work has also been exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW Wynne Prize.
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