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"Contemporary Art Exhibition "
by ANDREW MANGELSDORF
01-11-2017 - 23-12-2017

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"CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE"
by LARISSA SMAGARINSKY
01-11-2017 - 01-02-2018

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" Abstractions Exhibition 2017"
by ART EXHIBITIONS SOHO SYDNEY
01-11-2017 - 23-12-2017

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Previous exhibitions

 


whitespacer "ALL THE BEST 2006"
by
09-12-2006 - 17-01-2007

Exhibition Comments:

Katherine Boland - Near & Far Exhibition
In 1961 at the age of four I emigrated from the United Kingdom to Australia with my parents and younger sister. We arrived in Melbourne and eventually settled on the Gippsland Lakes in south east Victoria.

Ten years later we made the dramatic move back to England and then to Spain.

On returning to Australia I enrolled at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to undertake a degree in Graphic Art and Design.

It was the 70's and being young and idealistic my partner and I decided to reject the materialistic values of the city and somewhat naively embrace a life of 'self sufficiency' in the country. After travelling and searching over much of Australia we settled at last on the Far South Coast of New South Wales on 50 hectares of bushland.

We built a house and outbuildings using mud, stone and timber. We cleared land, put in roads, dug dams and fenced paddocks. I milked goats to make cheese and yoghurt, spun wool to weave material for clothes and ground wheat to make flour for bread. I bottled, juiced, jammed and dried the staggering amount of fruit and vegetables I grew. For many years there was no electricity or running hot water. A challenge with a baby. The work was relentless and there was neither the time nor energy to pursue artistic interests. But the desire to paint again was strong and eventually, although tentatively, I was able to return to the passion that had laid dormant for so long.

In 2002, thrust into a completely different life in Melbourne I began painting full time. The first exhibition to utilize burning on timber panels was entitled 'On Fire' and was produced as a response to the traumatic end of my 27 year marriage and to a growing interest in Buddhist philosophy.
'As in most civilizations from ancient times till now fire occupies a special place in Buddhism. A fundamental emblematic element, an unavoidable step on the path of knowledge, an integral part of offering because it is both heat and light. Fire symbolizes above all purification and the flame of impermanence in development and change.'
For many of us in this country, fire and the duality of it's role as a destructive force or a useful servant has become a part of our lives; it's unpredictable presence burnt into the Australian psyche. For me the physical process of burning the timber simulates an act of nature.

Since the 'On Fire' series I have continued to scorch and burn into timber using a blow torch and pyrographic equipment. I also incorporate engraving and chiseling of the wood support.

On a recent six month studio residency in central Italy I used European veneers such as walnut,oak, cherry, elm, ash and chestnut to create a body of work, 'Campagna', which was a response to the Italian countryside and the changing seasons.

This current series, 'Near & Far' is a homecoming celebration of the Australian landscape. It presents two perspectives close range and distant view. I have burnt, engraved and painted on Tasmanian veneers such as stringbark, blackwood and silver wattle. The grain and texture of these beautiful timbers enhance the sense of the natural environment which has been and will remain a constant source of inspiration. Katherine BOLAND 2006

Innovative Contemporary Abstract landscape  paintings

For further details please contact gallery on art@sohogalleries.net

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whitespacer "CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS"
by
06-09-2007 - 10-09-2007

Exhibition Comments:

OPEN APEC LONG WEEKEND

 including September 7

Gallery hours Tuesday to Sunday 12-6

 

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whitespacer "ART SYDNEY 07"
by
26-10-2007 - 28-10-2007

Exhibition Comments: SOHO GALLERIES at ART SYDNEY 07 More...

 
 

whitespacer "ALL THE BEST 2007"
by
08-12-2007 - 15-01-2008

Exhibition Comments:

ALL THE BEST SOHO GROUP EXHIBIT 2007
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whitespacer "FORGED STEEL SCULPTURE"
by
06-04-2008 - 13-05-2008

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whitespacer "SONGLINES: PREVIEW AUGUST 23 : 6 to 8pm"
by
24-08-2008 - 24-09-2008

Exhibition Comments:

Opening preview Saturday AUGUST 23, 6 to 8pm

Exhibitng to September 24

 

Also exhibiting at  ART SYDNEY : OCTOBER 24  to 26.

 

Gallery hours Tuesday to Sunday 12-6

 

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whitespacer "ALL THE BEST 2008 GROUP EXHIBIT"
by
06-12-2008 - 15-01-2009

Exhibition Comments:

ALL THE BEST GROUP EXHIBITION 2008

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whitespacer "ALL THE BEST 2008"
by
06-12-2008 - 16-01-2009

Exhibition Comments:

 SOHO GALLERIES GROUP EXHIBIT

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whitespacer "SOHO GALLERIES at ART MELBOURNE "
by
16-04-2009 - 20-04-2009

Exhibition Comments:

SOHO GALLERIES at ART MELBOURNE - April 16 to 19, 2009

STAND C13, Royal Exhibition Building , CARLTON

Concludes 5 pm SUNDAY

Artwork enquiries art@sohogalleries.net or sydney@sohogalleries.net

 

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whitespacer "SOHO GALLERIES at ART MELBOURNE 2009"
by
18-04-2009 - 19-04-2009

Exhibition Comments:

PREVIEW OPENING SOHO GALLERIES at ART MELBOURNE 2009  -

STAND C13 : April 16 to 19, 2009

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING, CARLTON

  The SOHO GALLERIES artists are as follows:

Painters:  Andrew  Bartosz,,Conchita Carambano, Jonathon Hayde, Walangari Karntawarra, Andrew Mangelsdorf, Neville Pilven, John Scott, Miertje  Skidmore, Joanne Villani, James Willebrant, Marshall Williams.

 Sculptors:  Tony Colangleo, Robin Holliday, Michael Vaynman, Garner, Wendie McCaffley,  Andrew Rogers, Matt Carney, Emad Dhahir, Trevor Berry, Rudi Jass. 

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