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August 20, 2012

Homelands - Tim Messiter and Anne McLaughlin

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday 29 August - Saturday 15 September 2012
Opening Night: Thursday 30 August 6-8pm
GALLERY HOURS: Wed - Sun 12-5pm

I have always been drawn to the challenge of landscape which for me is to transform the visible and actual into compositions that acknowledge and reflect the multi-layered personal and human experience of place.
These works are about certain significant places that I have lived in or visited in past years.

Sketches done at the time were the starting point for these new works and the resulting variety of forms came about as I strove to let each place and my questions about it work on and through me.

Anne McLaughlin

Homelands is an eclectic mix of street views, pubs and old miners cottages, in and around Dudley, which gives the suburb its uniqueness. The banality of the simple urban backyard is my inspiration.
Tim Messiter

Studies: National Art School Sydney, Royal Art Society Sydney / Scholarship, City of London Guild Art School
Professional Engraver & Graphic Designer, Painter
Awards: Caltex Contemporary Art Prize Griffith 1973, Local Artist First Prize Griffith 1973/74, Finalist Cricket Art Prize 2011