Alan Phillips charts the day

IT HAPPENED: Alan Phillips ’10 Rillington Place’ is among the works in Old Beechworth Gaol’s Carpe Diem exhibition.

AN exhibition of collage works by Beechworth artist Alan Phillips has opened at Old Beechworth Gaol.

Carpe DiemCollages is a retrospective, presenting 40 years of commentary on significant world events, bringing Alan’s sense of humour, inquiring mind and life experience into view as he interprets the consequences of people seizing the day.

Whether they be quirky, dramatic or life-changing, Alan documents such events as The Evolution of the Vespa, 9/11, Nirvana and the Uluru Hardback, to name a few.

Alan has spent 40 years maintaining visual diaries. The collages, some measuring 400 x 1500mm, feature pages from his diaries and materials gathered from places around the world.

Carpe Diem – Collages opened on 14 September runs 10am-4pm daily until September 24. Entry to the exhibition at the gaol in Williams Street is free.

Exhibition information

Inaugural Spring Arts Show takes to the valley

November 11-27 2016 @ Old Stone Hall Art Space, 7 Church Street Beechworth.

Official Opening Friday November 11 @ 5.30pm

A group exhibition showcasing the work of artists from Beechworth and North East region:

Chris Dormer, Tina Fraser, Inga Hanover, Kay Hampton, Judy Hawking Burnett, Nina Machielse Hunt, Therese Shanley, Catherine Stewart, Barbel Ulrich, Rose Wedler.

Gallery Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 10.30am – 3pm.


Also don’t miss the workshop:

Abstracting the Landscape

A day in the bush with local artist, Nina Machielse Hunt

Hosted by The Beechworth Arts Council this workshop invites artists and novices alike for a day of gestural painting and drawing en plein air in the beautiful Woolshed Valley.

Along with tuition from celebrated local artist Nina Machielse Hunt, participants will enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch and the bon amie that can only come with like-minded creative spirits.

  • Bookings essential (strictly limited places)
  • $80 per person
  • Bring your own arts materials lunch provided
  • 10.30 – 3.30pm, Saturday, November 26th
  • Bookings: Daren John Pope, 0474 351 240

Artist statement: Nina Machielse Hunt

“I have always been intrigued by the Australian landscape, the romance and the spirit of the bush, flora and fauna, Indigenous art and culture. I enjoy learning how others have personally responded to a sense of Place through art, literature, film and song I do love the bush; walking, sitting, thinking, feeling and then returning to my studio to absorb the experience. Then after preparing my materials I work through the challenge of adding and removing colour, shifting shape and line until eventually the final composition reveals itself.”