Lorraine Blackwell: Harvest
Links Gallery: 10 September - 24 October 2010
Lorraine Blackwell, The Green Wheel, 2009, oil on canvas
There's always something new for artists to discover in the rural landscape, and for Lorraine Blackwell, inspiration has come from an unusual source - the unexpected beauty of antique and discarded harvest machinery. This is an exhibition that will bring back many wonderful memories for those who love old machinery and appreciate the absorbing nature of the farming countryside. Harvest presents a series of paintings that draw upon the many cleverly designed and crafted masterpieces that lie splendid and enduring in the spare paddock or behind the barn, their charm only enhanced by nature's own artistry of weather, rust and time.
Having grown up at Mirrool Creek and lived in many rural settings herself, Lorraine Blackwell has always been fascinated by the symbols of Australia's farming heritage. In Lorraine's own words, 'these beautiful remnants of our agricultural past are not only a testament to abundant times, but demonstrate a tenacious courage in our country and folk. They have endured the recent extended drought and face continuing challenges as agricultural practices change.'
When: Saturday, 11 September 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Links Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery