Victorian portrait artist Pete Conroy aims for a foot in every camp when he exaggerates the characteristics of his subjects onto canvas — his aim to make a reasonable and cartoon-like translation of the person — numerous examples of his work are now on exhibit at Kyabram’s City Corridor Gallery.
A finalist in the 2022 Art Lovers Australia Prize, the Uk educated artist has captured the consideration of the art loving environment, owning recovered from a nasty surfing incident wherever he broke his neck and was left a higher working quadriplegic.
That lifetime switching incident gave him the determination to pursue his art profession vigorously and the outcome is a “series of classically painted portraits with a twist of something else”.
His big concentration stays the human figure, in some cases with a political aim to present his disdain for the decision makers of society’s regulation makers.
4 gallery spaces featuring not only the get the job done of Mr Conroy, but a steel artwork exhibition, the perform of quilter Linda Steele and the Rathbone Assortment continue on to be on display at the town hall in Allan St, Kyabram.
Ms Steele and the Waverley Quilters are celebrated globally for their get the job done, with Ms Steele owning received awards in Australia and the United States.
She won Ideal Present at the Victorian Quilters Showcase in 2009-10 and Very best of Australia in the Earth Quilt Exhibit in 2009. She has also exhibited in France and China.
Her decision to make quilts for art fairly than as bed covers was influenced closely by a enthusiasm for character.
Kyabram City Hall Gallery is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, for additional info telephone 5852 1546 or 0490 371641.