Nancy Sever Gallery: Etched in the Sun IIShare Event on Facebook Share Event on Twitter Share Event on LinkedIn
Nancy Sever’s eponymous gallery in Kingston continues her long association in her former capacity as director at the Drill Hall Gallery with the art world she knows and loves. And we all knew a retirement from that Drill Hall Gallery position would not last long. Thankfully it didn’t and this Nancy Sever Gallery is a small intimate space on Kennedy Street, Kingston with the requisite crisply white walls, good gallery lighting and exhibitions that reflect her connections nurtured and maintained over many years.
Currently exhibiting Etched in the Sun II follows on from the 2008 Basil Hall Editions Etched in the Sun at the Drill Hall Gallery in 2008 and Basil Hall doesn’t look a day older than then.
This is a selection of prints by Basil Hall Editions from the last eight years alongside some wonderful earlier prints from Garry Shead, Jenny Sages and Judy Watson and etchings from aboriginal communities who’ve all been part of the Basil Hall Editions printmaking experience.
For Hall it’s been a 30 year journey of excellence with the collaboration between a formidable number of artists and more than 50 printers in Hall’s studios. Those studios have been in Braidwood, Darwin and Canberra and the standard remains exemplary.
This exhibition features a Desert Mob Panel of woodcuts by 40 artists from 40 communities across central Australia and were the must buy souvenir of the exhibition with red dots scattering across the panel very quickly.
From the Kimberly there were five new etchings from the Warmun artists – featured recently as the Women Artists from Warmun at the Sever gallery – the highlight etching by Maringka Baker a collaborative creative effort between Hall and Mats Unden and appropriately used on the invitation for this exhibition.
Etched in the Sun II continues at Nancy Sever Gallery until 5 June, Wed-Sun11-6