1 Ben Juniper
Red Sky at Night | POA
Oil acrylic and gold leaf on Belgian linen
Artist | Well known for his sculptural works, Ben Juniper has also painted since his early years. Surrounded by artists and art throughout his life, Ben’s first solo exhibition of paintings will be held at the gallery in December.
Artwork | This work refers to Ben’s childhood memories of growing up in the Perth Hills – the colourful sunsets, wildflowers, constant song of birds, and the antics of the magpies. The gold leaf alludes to special gold-tinted windows that were a feature in the Juniper house, and can be seen from Perth when reflecting the sun.
2 Jane Martin
At Rest #1 | POA
Oil on board, 33x20cm
Artist | Jane is a WA painter of still-lifes, portraits, interiors and landscapes. Also an educator in art, she has many solo exhibitions to her credit and is part of February’s group exhibition Urban by Nature.
Artwork | The piece encapsulates a simple moment in time through careful and seemingly carefree composition, subtle colours, important shapes, and brush strokes capturing light and subtle movement.
3 Ken Wardrop
Power House | POA
Oil on board
Artist | Ken Wadrop is one of the original ‘high street realists’ who earned himself a national reputation after the exhibition from the Art Gallery of WA in 1980 travelled east to the national galleries. Ken’s work, contemporary at the time, has today mapped the history of Fremantle. Ken is part of February’s group exhibition Urban by Nature.
Artwork | Power House is a recurring theme through Ken’s works. In this piece, a variation of the old power house and the magnificent central light off the water are captured.
4 Martine Perrett
Gungurrunga Ngawa #9 | $3700
Photographic giclee print on silk baryta ahnemuhle
Artist | Martine Perret is a former United Nations photographer living in Margaret River. She began as a photo journalist in Sydney and is highly respected internationally. With this new body of work, Martine is fast becoming
a respected art photographer.
Artwork | Gungurrunga Ngawa (Look Above) was shot above the Western Australian Goldfields’ salt lakes. The ethereal beauty of the area’s unique shapes and textures when seen from the air reveal an extraordinary and ancient land. The artwork will be on show at Voyager Estate, courtesy of the Margaret River Gallery, until the end of December 2015.
MARGARET RIVER GALLERY
Shop 4, 1 Charles West Avenue, Margaret River
(08) 9757 2729, www.margaretrivergallery.com.au
Hayley Welsh, Andy Quilty, Cedric Baxter, Henryk Szydlowski, Chris Bellamy and Len Zuks, Rebecca Cool, Ross Miller, Alice Linford Forte, Troy Barbitta, Kate Debbo, and many collectable and emerging fine artists.
Ben Juniper December 27-January 17
Urban by Nature – featuring small works by Jane Martin, Ken Wardrop, Sam Broadhurst, Jon Challen and George Haines February 13-March 7
Liz Marruffo March 25-April 25
Alice Linford Forte May