Emily Gordon Exhibition at Kyeema Gallery, Hall

6 May 2018

‘Familiar Country’ is an exhibition of paintings of the NSW Southern Tablelands and wine regions by Emily Gordon and appropriately they are exhibited in the Kyeema Gallery in Hall, at the cellar door of Capital Wines.

And in this space you’ll find not just the art but opportunities for an Epicurean Tasting to combine matched wines and food – bookings essential – and delicious treats for all that value adding that cellar doors tempt us with but the biggest surprise was a sample and info on the Hall Tartan. Yes they have their own and the colours are as blue as a Hall summer sky, and it has just been launched.

With Hall being encroached by the outer ‘burbs of Gungahlin we tend to forget it is a village with history inextricably linked to the growth of Canberra and the most successful continually operating monthly market at the Hall Showground held on the first Sunday of the month. But Hall is having a bit of a surge in the ‘reasons to visit’ market and the locals are finding ways to bring in the weekend wanderers looking for something different.

 In the space at Capital Wines Cellar Door on Gladstone Street Emily Gordon found the perfect place to exhibit her collection of all new acrylics on wood board. An exhibition that shows new enthusiasm for a mum with littlies who occupy most of her time and energy, but with the encouragement of her own Mum, Emily found that going back to the painting she loves boosted her energy and discipline to find pleasure and relaxation in creating this collection.

The colours and textures resonate with those who know these expansive plains of the Southern Tablelands and the ever growing wine district, the beauty in its landscapes so often affected by the elements and the changing contours and colours of seasonal impacts. Emily finds light, dark and shades of all colours in the landscape and beauty in all aspects of her ‘Familiar Country’.

We sipped on local Capital Wines, checked the extensive bottling from their range and picked up a few for the homeward journey, with a meander around the areas that invites a return and a relax in the village. Emily Gordon’s exhibition is on until 27 May with Instagram @mrsemgordon