View Point/s – Approach to Landscape

"View Points – Approach to Landscape", a curated group exhibition, comprises work by some of the gallery’s most senior artists whose well established individual art practices have concentrated on the Australian landscape, in its various guises.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 12 April 2011 to Saturday 30 April 2011

At Rainbow's End image Bean on Burnt Ground, from Charred Shadows, from Title:Lenthening Shadows, from Pandanus Nut, from Double Fold, from Rockface Split image Rockface, Geikie Gorge #3 image Rockface, Geikie Gorge #4 image Dreaming Place image Light Flood image Hargraves I image Constructed image Stormy Weather image Rush image Peak Flood image Flooded Farm image Afternoon Rush image Sky Break image First Surge image

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As Laura Murray Cree notes in the catalogue essay, the selected works:

…”say little about vistas and much about thinking and feeling the land. They are imaginative constructions of landscape elements, fragments and atmospheres. Some are poetic, even literary, while others have musical or theoretical underpinnings. Although there are intimations of the environment at risk there is also celebration of the earth’s resilience and the infinite creativity and mystery of the universe.”

Helen Geier’s extensive career covers solo and group exhibitions from 1972 and includes two major 30-year surveys. Born in Sydney in 1946, Helen studied there before traveling to London where she taught at a variety of institutions and completed post-graduate studies at the St Martin’s School of Art (1973). In 1998 she received a Master’s degree from RMIT University, Melbourne. From 1981 to 1994, Helen taught at the Canberra School of Art. She now works full time at her art practice. Helen’s work has been included in curated group exhibitions and on many occasions, the Melbourne International Art Fair. She has internationally, including, Vienna, New Delhi, Singapore and Auckland, and in all States and Territories in Australia. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, most State Galleries, many regional, corporate and institutional collections and numerous private collections in Australia and overseas.

Kate Briscoe was born in England and has been living and exhibiting in Australia since the early 1970s. She has lectured at the National Art School, Sydney, and at the Universities of NSW, Western Sydney, and Newcastle. She completed her Masters degree at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) in 1991, and, in 1993, became the Director of Print Workshop Zero (Sydney Print Workshop). Her work has been selected and hung in the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Wynne Prize exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW. Kate has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and is represented in the collections of Parliament House, Canberra; Artbank; University of NSW; Government House, Sydney and the University of Western Sydney.

A practicing artist since 1983, Kerry Martin’s career has been distinguished by a number of prestigious art awards, in particular, having been a finalist for the past few years in The Hobart Art Prize, The Island Art Award and The John Glover Art Prize. Much of Kerry’s work is derivative of the artist’s surrounding environment: the enigmatic landscape near Cradle Mountain. Each painting in this exhibition has the forest as its genesis and each was painted in situ.

The selected works by Meg Buchanan included in this exhibition are derivative of her Hill End solo exhibition held at this gallery in 2007. As Peter Haynes, Director of the ACT Museums & Galleries, Canberra, has noted, Meg’s work is “characterized by a simplicity and directness of composition modulated by the networks of lines and marks which place each in a continuum of subtly manipulated chronological and spatial scales…Buchanan does not rely on preconceived notions of landscape or landscape as imagined. Rather, she gives her landscape a sense of identity based on her experiences and memories of experiences and allows viewers to utilize their memories to construct their landscapes. Her approach is multi-layered and complex, but her images are seductively simple and embracing.”

Encouraged by the success of his sell-out solo show at the New England Regional Art Museum in 2000, and his subsequent inclusion in a survey exhibition of New England artists in 2004, Rowen Matthews commenced painting full-time in 2007. He has enjoyed considerable success in the subsequent years, including several solo shows in NSW, and participating in group shows, and art prizes, culminating in his being awarded the prestigious Calleen Art Award in 2009 at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. Rowen’s work is held in private collections throughout Australia, Germany, Norway, the UK and the USA.

A professional artist since 1980 Wendy Stokes has exhibited widely, throughout Australia and internationally, including Montreal, Seoul, Hong Kong and New York. Wendy is well represented in Australian public galleries and museums, and corporate collections inclusive of the National Australia Bank, AMP, Lend Lease Development, Elders Group, Price Waterhouse, ANZ Bank, Jones Lang Wootton, Qantas and the Australian Wheat Board. Wendy has also been the recipient of numerous prestigious art prizes and in last year, Wendy was a finalist in the Glover Prize, the Alice Springs Art Prize, the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA).

Born in Wagga Wagga and living in the Canberra region since 1985, Wendy Teakel is currently the head of Sculpture, Australian National University. Wendy has held 30 solo exhibitions in Australia and Thailand including survey exhibitions at Canberra Museum and Gallery, and a survey with Meg Buchanan at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Wendy’s work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Embassy Bangkok, Broken Hill City Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga City Gallery, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Mildura Art Gallery, Canberra Museum and Gallery etc. Awarded several prizes including two Asia Link residencies (1996 and 2002) to Thailand, the Calleen Prize (2008), the 26th Alice Prize (1995), Inaugural CAPO Fellowship (1993), ACT Creative Arts Fellowship (1996), the Out Back Art Prize (1999) and Canberra Critics Circle Award (2002), Wendy recently won the prestigious Country Energy Art Prize in 2010.

Copies of artists’ CV are available upon request. For further enquiries, please contact the gallery directly either via telephone (03) 9417 2828 or email:

Drinks will be served on each Saturday from 2 to 4pm, throughout the exhibition.