Meet Lynda Stone at Art Systems Wickham during her first solo exhibition from Friday, April 9, to April 18, or join her on Saturday, April 10, for the opening at 2pm.
Porcelain Vessels aptly describes the type of ceramics presented by Stone. Wine, oil and sauce bottles have been mummified in white porcelain clay with little or no colour glazes; mushrooms, eggplants and garlic have been caught in time through carefully molded slip-casting.
Wheel-thrown lemon squeezers and vegetable strainers hang silently on the gallery wall. If this exhibition doesn't bring you "domestic bliss" nothing will.
40 Annie St, Wickham; Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm or by appointment email@example.com.
It's the last weekend to see UGLY FEELINGS at The Owens Collective. The warehouse location is the perfect setting to view Eila Vinwynn's large-scale hard-edge paintings. Vinwynn started this body of work while trying to understand Prime Minister Scott Morrison's attitude towards the Black Summer bushfires and the global pandemic. Bright orange plays a pivotal role in these works, a nod perhaps towards the volunteers and SES who helped communities. Text is layered with flat abstract forms in police-blue, white, yellow and ash-black; stencilling and graffiti techniques have been employed, influenced by travels to the gritty streets of New York City.
101 Maitland Rd, Islington; Friday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.
During April, grab a coffee at Suspension, Islington to see the latest offerings from Leslie Fitzimmsons as she continues to master watercolours; visit Hunter Wetlands Centre, Shortland to see Gael Connop's photographic exhibition inspired by plants, insects and local animals and drop into Blackstone Gallery, Hunter Street before Mistress 2 ends.