Andrew Pye – Mad Blossom exhibition

On until 25th November 2019. Expressive, observational and accomplished bush landscape paintings of north east Victoria’s chaotic scrubland and typical bush settings.

Proudly presented by off centre gallery + studio

located at the Milawa Cheese Factory complex, 17 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa, VIC.

 

Jo Briscomb Exhibition – ‘Two Trees’

The next feature artist exhibition ‘Two Trees’ by North East Victorian artist Jo Briscomb will be installed from 20 September until 21 October 2019.

A selection of evocative, expressive landscape views of the Ovens Valley and the iconic monolith Mt Buffalo feature in this dynamic exhibition.

Jo lives on a local rural property and has an obvious connectivity to the local valleys and land features of this magnificent region. These new works by Jo capture her response to the scenes and views she sees daily when travelling in the region.

This is an exhibition not to be missed!

Image: Jo Briscomb ‘Two Trees’  2019, charcoal on paper   1450mm x 740mm.

Liz Williamson & Amanda Ho: Contemporary Weaving Exhibitions

Liz Williamson Local Colour: Eucalyptus Shadows
&
Amanda Ho Spatial Layering

These two exhibitions (on display from 1 June to 14 July 2019) present a small range of contemporary weaving by two Australian highly professional and accomplished textile artists. They coincide with the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 at Wangaratta Art Gallery (June-August) and the Wangaratta Stitched Up Textile Festival (July).


Liz Williamson presents a range of Eucalyptus dyed woven pieces created directly from subtle colours sourced from local plants in the Sydney region. Several species of Eucalyptus have been used to create randomly patterned silk cloth before it is shredded into strips for weaving as weft, thus creating varying combinations that echo resist patterning and irregular striping. This superb group of works draw on research conducted by the artist into the history of plant dyes in Australia.

Image: Liz Williamson, detail ‘Eucalyptus Shadow’ 2019. Eucalyptus dyed fabric weft.

 


Amanda Ho presents five works based on the Japanese concept of ‘miegakure’ a spatial composition where it is not possible to see all parts at the same time: to glimpse something that is hidden’. Space in these fine delicate weavings is built by overlapping several bi-dimensional planes: thin, light and transparent planes where each layer dissolves into others, losing the sense of perspective and 3-dimensional character, with the shapes becoming the space between. Shadows cast within the framed and floating works add to the impact of these refined works.

Image: Amanda Ho, detail ‘Spatial Layering’ 2019. Natural linen and paper yarn.

Anita Laurence exhibition – ‘Middle Ground’

From the 5th of April until the 6th May 2019 a series of 11 paintings by professional King Valley artist Anita Laurence will be on display at off centre gallery + studio in Anita’s recent exhibition titled ‘Middle Ground’.

Image: ‘Crepe Myrtle – Dusty Pink’ 2019   acrylic on cotton    56x75cms

‘Middle Ground’ is a colourful group of exceptional, rare paintings by Anita created on linen and cotton canvass and framed in locally sourced and milled Red Stringy Bark timber (frames are hand-crafted by Anita’s husband Bill Young).

These new paintings are an important adjunct to the artist’s large body of exceptional lino-prints, etchings, and lithographs and other works on paper that she is well known and highly regarded for.

Off Centre Gallery is proud to represent Anita in the north-east region of Victoria and we are thrilled to present this exceptional body of new works that were created during the extreme and arduous conditions of the local December/January/February summer heatwave.

We would enjoy welcoming you to the gallery during Anita’s beautiful exhibition.

Off Centre is located at the Milawa Cheese Factory site which is a centre in Milawa for excellent cheese, good wine, great restaurant food, artisan bread, affordable & unique gifts and local and Australian art, craft and design.

Off Centre Open Hours: 10-4 Fri-Sat; 11-4 Sun-Mon. Or by appointment

Contact: 0427 802 418

 

February Closure

It’s been a busy summer at Milawa. We’re taking a well-earned break over February to do some resting and creating. We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen on 1st March!

All inquiries or to make an appointment please call 0427 802 418.

Fleur Rendell ‘Flourish’ Exhibition

Fleur Rendell stunning new works on exhibition from 26 October until 26 November 2018 in her exhibition ‘Flourish’.

Presenting colourful linocut prints, paintings, mono-prints, collage, woodblocks and multi-block prints featuring the theme of flowers, gardens and vases. A superb body of works by local north east Victorian  + Australian artist.

Feasting At The Winter Table

To participate in The King Valley & Milawa Gourmet Region festivities on Queen’s Birthday Weekend

‘off centre gallery’ presents ceramic artist Katherine Mahoney’s stunning works in her exhibition

‘Feasting At The Winter Table’.

On Sat 9 June a unique ‘Meet The Artist Day’ with Katherine will be held in the gallery from 11am until 4pm when everyone is welcome to come along to meet Katherine, ask questions and discuss her ceramic art practice.

In addition selected Wood Park wines will be served on the day.

As a weekend special offer The Milawa Cheese Co will make up a small selection of their cheeses on beautiful ceramic plates handmade by Katherine & The Milawa Kitchen will present a delicious Macaron on a mini-plate with their renowned coffee in a ceramic beaker – both created by Katherine.

These two offers are limited, so do get in early.

Hope to see you on Saturday to meet Katherine, over the long weekend or until 23 June 2018.     

Queen’s Birthday Weekend hours: 10am – 4pm.

See you in March!

It’s been another busy summer at Milawa and we’re taking a well-earned break over February to do some resting and creating. We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen on 2nd March!

All inquiries or to make an appointment please call 0427 802 418.