Showing Now at Spud Lane
2 Sep - 17 Sep 2023
Annexe Gallery, 91 Hoddle Street, Robertson
This month in the Annexe, we're highlighting works by our resident artist Ric Abel. Contrasting Abel's more recent strong graphic works with his thick luscious paintings in oil, this curation shows the artist's skill and his mastery of multiple media and styles.
Sculpture still features prominently, with local artist Lucinda McDonald's playful works in steel joining works by sculptor legends David Ball and Jimmy Rix.
Main Gallery, Back of Highlands Hive, 74 Hoddle Street, Robertson
Meanwhile, we're rehung works in our flagship gallery space at the back of Highlands Hive so that there are new works to enjoy. As always if you are looking for something in particular, just let us know and we can suggest suitable works from the galleries and our stockroom for you to consider.
Please pop in and enjoy the shows.
Saturday 2 September - Sunday 17 September
Spud Lane Annexe Gallery, Shop 6/91 Hoddle Street, Robertson NSW 2577
Spud Lane Main Gallery, Unit 1/74-76 Hoddle Street, Robertson NSW 2577
Friday to Sunday, 10am–4pm, and by appointment
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
RIC ABEL: A finalist in the Blake Art Prize and the Archibald’s Salon des Refusés, Ric Abel travels through landscapes, skulls and quasi-cubist subjects. His art is introspective and exploratory, humorous and dark.
DAVID BALL: Winner of Bondi's Sculpture by the Sea in 2017, architectural and landscape sculptor David Ball has more than three decades of experience and is renowned for his monumental public sculpture.
JIMMY RIX: Award winning sculptor Jimmy Rix is best known for his narrative-based works which draw upon his encounters with animals in the Australian countryside.
LUCINDA MCDONALD: England Born Artist Lucinda McDonald's abstract, experimental paintings and sculptures continually strive to create balanced compositions, through the systematic, playful approach she takes with colour, line and shape.
CAT DOYLE: British-Australian artist Cat Doyle explores themes of loneliness and belonging with a particular interest in counterculture and literary circles. A Gateshead lass from North-east England, she now lives and works in the Southern Highlands NSW.
KEITH LOOBY: Winner of the Archibald, Blake and Sulman Prizes Looby is one of the giants of Australian art, and has held Australian society to account with his incisive, satirical humour and fearless commentary on the late 20th century.
TONY TWIGG: Australian artist Tony Twigg has a strong international practice with 60 solo exhibitions presented in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines since 1975. Over his long career Twigg has also been known for his multi-disciplinary and film works, included in the iconic Cannes Film Festival.
Find Spud Lane at the rear of the Highlands Hive next to Robertson's Big Potato, and our Annexe gallery is directly across the road next to Highlands Hattery.
We're a stunning 30-minute scenic drive from Bowral, Mittagong, Exeter, Berrima and the rest of the Southern Highlands; 2 hours from Sydney and Canberra; and a verdant rainforest mountain trip from Wollongong and the Shoalhaven. Get driving directions and a local map