This Friday is the OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force STREET PARTY presented by The Newcastle Art Gallery and their partners it’s shaping up to be the biggest and best family friendly street party of the year.
It’s all in celebration of the Opening of the OLSEN ORMANDY Exhibition at The Newcastle Art Gallery.
THE EVENT GOES FROM 5-9PM
5:00 - 7:45pm
FREE CHILDREN'S ART ACTIVITIES
Make Dinosaur Designs inspired jewellery using Fimo clay, plus a chill out zone with an outdoor rug and cushions plus fashion and jewellery books - presented by NEWCASTLE REGION LIBRARY. Learn more about sculptural composition and colour play - working with colourful chenille sticks to make dynamic sculptures - presented by NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY.
Bring your picnic blankets and settle in for a great night. Food and beverages available to purchase from your favourite HUNT & GATHER food trucks. Alcoholic beverages available to purchase and BYO permitted.
FOOD & WINE: STREET FEAST joins the party with their delicious range of food trucks, sweet treats and alcoholic beverages. An outdoor night food market presented by HUNT & GATHER.
5:50pm - 9pm EXHIBITION OPEN / EXPANDED GALLERY SHOP OPEN
Featuring artists’ substantial archive as well as new, large scale paintings and sculptural installations made especially for this exhibition. Don't forget to drop by the extended gallery shop, filled with extra special ranges of homewares, jewellery, cards, christmas decorations and books plus a special DINOSAUR DESIGNS display.
MORE ABOUT THE OLSEN ORMANDY EXHIBITION
When? 17th November to 17th of February
10am-5pm Tues Thurs
7 Days during the school holidays
OLSEN ORMANDY: a creative force features individual pieces from each artist alongside pieces made in collaboration from the artists' substantial archive as well as new, large scale paintings and sculptural installations made especially for this exhibition.
‘I have a fascination with balance and the relationship between being bold and the sensitivity of the delicate. I’m constantly inspired by nature; there is a something beautiful about the time things take to evolve and perfect in the natural world. Resin, one of the materials we have worked with in this exhibition has a wonderful viscous fluidity that allows us to cross the boundaries of sculpture and painting, which are very tactile, like three-dimensional poems that can be read by touch. Our creativity is still informed by our love of art, with curiosity and imagination at its core.’
Throughout the exhibition organic shapes and sensuous, earthy forms that recall Australia’s fauna and flora sit alongside large-scale paintings creating a rich visual poetry in a spectrum of lush shades.
‘My work is born of the subconscious mind. I’m looking for vibration and rhythm, the play of line creating positive and negative space, searching for tonal balance through contrast or harmony, while developing chroma relationships that hug or repel.
Go to the Newcastle Art Gallery to learn more.