Gallery Exhibition

Gallery Exhibition

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery
Sunday, 04 June 2017

This exhibition at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery has uncovered hidden gems – the Local Artist Uncovered exhibition draws on a great variety of artworks in pencil, ink and paints created as part of a year-long one-a-day practice that artist Marc Brabander maintained.

On display is a character of work that is as rich and complex as daily life itself. It presents a simplicity and honesty that contrasts with an abundance and depth that is utterly captivating and at the same time comforting.

Marc says of his commitment to drawing one-a-day “I wanted to change my tune from ‘not having enough time to paint’ due to running my own business and family commitments. I wanted to consciously make time to being creative simply by doing a quick (or long) drawing a day…I believed I could actually achieve that!”

He mentions too “I decided to start on the one-a-day commitment out of a realization that I missed the connection that only creativity can provide, and the surprise that flows from staring at a blank page or canvas and seeing something come alive. And in turn I found that it energised me.”

During this year-long creative journey Marc noticed something. He says of this: “some of the drawings turned out incredibly beautiful, some of them I prefer to throw in the bin. But despite that initial feeling, I allowed the artworks to stand on their own without my judgement, and I became aware of a natural beauty within each of them. Through this I uncovered an unspoken conversation that flowed from all the artworks, and by implication, through me”.

Gig & Event Guide Submit Event

Events listed on this site are subject to change by the artist and/or venue.

Should events and/or event details be changed and/or cancelled please contact the venue. Every effort is made to ensure that the event information listed on this site is accurate. However, should you be concerned please contact the specified venue for verification.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.