You’ll find the Nexus Gallery nestled in the historical Old Butter Factory complex. It is run solely by volunteers and is an important exhibition and gathering place for local artists and friends.
The Nexus Community Gallery hosts four members’ group shows each year, one of which is the Members’ Art Prize. The remainder of the year the gallery features month-long exhibitions by solo artists or groups of artists.
There are two exhibition spaces: The Main Gallery and The Studio.
Why not join us at an exhibition opening?
Please check the Nexus Gallery Exhibition Schedule 2019
Visitors are very welcome .
My journey into art started with classes held by Wal Chandler and eventually the National Art School. Early on I taught painting at St George and Hurstville night schools. One-man shows have been held in Sydney galleries and on the Central Coast. I have exhibited in the Wynne Prize and have been awarded prizes at various other shows. Many trips have been made to Central Australia and Tasmania with friends where I have experienced wonderful painting.
The artists that have influenced me the most are De Kooning, Tony Tuckson, Ian Fairweather and my good friend Kath Giovanelli; the Cobra Exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales also made a great impression. My work is based on landscape – colour and abstraction being my inspiration. I use water colour on plein air trips for convenience and acrylic/oil paint in my studio.
Discovery Fe26 exhibition, Inspired by 200 years since John Oxley undertook the first major exploration of the interior of NSW. In so doing, his party were the first Europeans to discover the local peoples and their environment. In return these people discovered Europeans and their ways. Discovery has positive and negative aspects, the ramifications of this have spread through 200 years and unavoidably persist in our modern society, regionally and nationally.
This exhibition explores the various aspects of discovery through metal sculpture. The Artist Blacksmith Association of NSW (ABANSW) represents many Blacksmith artists in Australia. Our objective is to support the ongoing development of contemporary forged metal work. We are part of a greater global network of artists who have rediscovered the beauty of the medium of artistic blacksmithing.
Animated conversations between these friends and co-conspirators in creative endeavours, have resulted in this lively exhibition of painting, drawing and sculptural ceramics. The artworks interact visually, effectively informing each other – visual conversations that reflect the relationship between the artists and their coastal home.
Ray and Tonya’s elemental paintings and drawings, some collaborative, range from abstraction to expressive realism responding to Land, Sea and Sky. Phil’s hand-built sculptural ceramics are inspired by natural forms, colour and surface.
‘Colour the Chameleon’
A varied collection of works – pastel, paint and pencil, covering different subject matter with no theory to artspeak about….other than I’m always trying to express the light.
These works are simply things which have interested me over a number of years and are now finally surfacing for air. Washing lines, rural scenes, clutter, interiors, still life…the usual chameleon-esque stuff.
Visit the Nexus Community Gallery
Open 7 Days a week
Old Butter Factory, Doepel St Bellingen NSW
Hours: 10 am until 4.30 pm
Phone: (02) 6655 9222
Administrator: Andy Livemore