BATHURST artist Meg Allan has painted a wonderful portrait of artist and actor Barry Otto which is entered for this year's Archibald prize.
"During our portrait sitting at @Belle Époque Fine Art & Antiques we discussed philosophies of art, existing in a state of searching as an artist whilst finding a balance, Whiteley, Rothko, the Pre Raphaelites, his experiences of navigating the world of acting through his sensitive persona and his proud moments as a Father."
Good luck Meg. See her work at @meg_allan_art.
Exhibition at T.arts
WEST Coast by Bathurst artist Heather Dunn focuses on how we perceive 'place' and showcases her talents in woven tapestry, cloth collage and mixed media to respond to these themes. West Coast is on show at T.arts Gallery until Friday, May 14.
The story of Bathurst
SUPPORTED by Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery and Arts OutWest, Fast Cars & Dirty Beats is a community performance project that uses large-scale puppetry, physical theatre and cabaret to tell the story the beating heart of Bathurst - a tale about the mountain and what it means to us all.
Workshops in giant puppet, fire-sculpture and lantern-making will be held over three weekends from May- July.
Bring the whole family. No experience necessary.
The works created at the community workshop will feature in Fast Cars & Dirty Beats premiering next year.
It's on Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9 May at Tremain's Mill, Bathurst and again on Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6 and Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1 at BMEC. Sessions run from 11am-6pm.
To register your interest, simply choose which workshop you would prefer - lanterns, puppet or fire sculpture when you register.
Contact Kylie Shead at BMEC at email@example.com.
A focus on buildings
JOHN Gollings is Australia's pre-eminent photographer of the built environment.
For the past 50 years he has been synthesising his joint interests in photography and architecture to explore the cultural construction of social spaces.
The History of the Built World is the first major survey of Gollings' photographic practice. He portrays buildings as lively habitats rather than static monuments.
Don't miss this MGA travelling exhibition which closes Sunday, May 9. Cowra Regional Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 2pm-4pm. Admission is free.