• Michael Cammack, Dan Vukovljic and Luke Dickerson

    Michael Cammack, Dan Vukovljic and Luke Dickerson

  • Artist David Frazer

    Artist David Frazer

  • Neil Hobbs, Jan and Joseph Falzon, Robert Boynes and Rosalind Lemoh

    Neil Hobbs, Jan and Joseph Falzon, Robert Boynes and Rosalind Lemoh

  • Susie Beaver

    Susie Beaver

  • Sarit Cohen and Peter Ranyard

    Sarit Cohen and Peter Ranyard

  • Alex Lundy and artist Alexander Boynes

    Alex Lundy and artist Alexander Boynes

  • Georgie Whigham and Sue Whigham

    Georgie Whigham and Sue Whigham

  • Morven Downie, Harriet Lee Robinson, Peter Jones and Susan Taylor

    Morven Downie, Harriet Lee Robinson, Peter Jones and Susan Taylor

  • Jim Mikromanolis, Ceramicist Maria Chatzinikolaki, Stavros Giannakakis and George Giannakakis

    Jim Mikromanolis, Ceramicist Maria Chatzinikolaki, Stavros Giannakakis and George Giannakakis

  • Craig and Ellen Martin with Elizabeth Lane

    Craig and Ellen Martin with Elizabeth Lane

  • Amanda Briggs and Margaret Carson

    Amanda Briggs and Margaret Carson

  • Marg Sharp

    Marg Sharp

  • Arthur Gray and Neil Hobbs

    Arthur Gray and Neil Hobbs

  • Louise Hodgman and Charles Ledger

    Louise Hodgman and Charles Ledger

  • Robert Boynes, Helen Lundy and Kate Lundy

    Robert Boynes, Helen Lundy and Kate Lundy

  • David Paterson and Mandy Martin

    David Paterson and Mandy Martin

  • Anne Constantine and Bill Roberts

    Anne Constantine and Bill Roberts

  • Julie Ryder and Chris Bourke

    Julie Ryder and Chris Bourke

Beaver Galleries: Trio of Artists Exhibitions

16 June 2016

Beaver Galleries was shimmering and shining in the first gallery with new works by Alexander Boynes in an exhibition called Body/Time/Light for the opening night of their three artists’ exhibition.

Spectacular in colour, concept and execution the works by Boynes are a first for him at Beaver Galleries and he’s in good hands. Working on an aluminium surface his figures reflect the background of neon paint and seem to dance in the wonder world of a cacophony of colours that complement and shock, but look sensational. It’s a disco of colour, movement and shine, where you can add your own music.

David Frazer’s prints always delight and this collection he calls Drift. And he’d like to be able to drift away himself as a new baby and not a lot of sleep have impacted on his work life balance but he’s still managed to produce a range of his signature etchings, lithographs, wood engravings and  linocuts with his distinctive style, wonderful imagination, wit and whimsy. One of a man standing in what seems like the desolations of a forest either burnt or just dead where he’s using his phone to text, says it’s all about technology for the now generation.

Maria Chatzinikolaki, just back from an annual long holiday in the sunny climes of Greece Maria had an enviable tan and at Beaver Galleries she is exhibiting her ceramics, and what a glorious range of intricate designs and patterns she uses for this collection she calls ‘ Essence of......’  As an emerging artist in the area of ceramics her studies were initially in Greece where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic and Interior Design and worked as an interior designer. She then decided to become a ceramicist and moved to Australia in 2007. With more study and awards she was a finalist in the Watrhouse Natural History Art Prize in 2012 and this collection is a credit to her efforts as a ceramicist.

Ina departure from the norm Susie Beaver brought the artists together to acknowledge them but also to promote the National Day of Action: June 17 #ISTANDWITHTHEARTS and #AUSVOTESARTS to protest the 50% of small to medium arts companies that did not receive funding because of cuts to the Australia Council. Art is essential to a civilised country. It’s impact is beyond the machinations and manipulations of politicians to correct budget deficits at the expense of the creative industries that generate $50 billion for the Australian economy.

Beaver Galleries exhibitions Essence of...., Drift and Body/Time/Light continue until 3 July.