For Lee Bethel, elegant constraints are the foundation of her workings, manipulating the fold, the grid and the seed. In her hands, the paper fold reveals its capacity for resilience and malleability. It is both a tangible folding of paper and a metaphorical folding of time and memory. The works suggest states of being that are "open-ended ... non-exclusive and unlimited, exterior and infinite." The inside is nothing more than a fold of the outside where the interior becomes exterior.
Our very own Lee Bethel is a finalist in this years Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. Lee is already had a busy year being a finalist in both North Sydney Art Prize and the Paramore Prize. She has also been awarded a residency at the excellent Footscray Community Art Centre in Melbourne mid year.
Sixteen artists question the value we invest in places, spaces and objects from everyday life. Sentiment is a co-curated exhibition that explores notions of sentimentality that exists in the realms of imagination and personal experience. Artists were invited to shape and express their thoughts on the things that create emotional connection and disconnection. Using a variety of media, the works move between light and dark, fact and fiction, interest and disengagement.
Sofi Lardner Häggström, is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm. Her work investigates time, history and the unknown. Häggström’s work is inspired by old photographs, stories and places of specific historic events, delving into the supernatural and paranormal.
For the fourth year in a row The Egg & Dart Xmas Show yet again drew a queue of anticipating visitors at opening night. With 30 artists and 200 works, the familiar theme of 12 x 12 cm artworks in all kinds of different media are dressing the walls from floor to ceiling. We are also super excited to have artist Rosie Deacon's Fun Foam Koalas added to the mix this year. Last day of the exhibition is 24th December.
The Egg and Dart Gallery finds inspiration and provocation in being a gallery outside of the large cities that, historically, have been perceived as the most important centres of art. The gallery is located in Thirroul, a village on the coast between Sydney and Wollongong. The area has a distinct history that inflects the practices of artists that work in the area, but has also, historically, looked to the north for sustenance. However, this model of dependence is being thoroughly challenged.
It was such a fun experience to have an resident artist here so we're doing again!This time around we invited illustrator and artist Elin Matilda Andersson to the Egg & Dart. From 11th - 23rd October, Elin will be residing in the gallery and developing her project day by day. Illustrating directly on the walls, this project is about self expression and the power symbols we use to express ourselves, the issues of objectification in a wider social and cultural context.
Congratulations Nick Santoro! Nick's a finalist in this years Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award.Now in it's 15th year, The Kudos Award seeks to recognise, nurture and support innovation and excellence across all disciplines at UNSW Art & Design. This award aims to promote excellence in visual art and design at UNSW, to encourage experimentation and development of process, material and concept.
As many of you know, we had some misfortune in the storm that happened in June which took our roof of and rain damaged the gallery. We were closed for over 2 months and the exhibition Outback and Out Back by Rob Howe and Hal Pratt unfortunately hung just under two weeks.
Thank you Henry Jock Walker for coming to Thirroul and The Egg & Dart!Our first ever residency period has come to an end. It was such a great and fun time for everyone involved. Walker really gave it all and invited the people of the area to join in the projects. There was epic surf painting moments and mural painting both at Finbox on Lawrence Hargrave Drive and outside PRS Partners on Raymond Road. Colourful scrambled eggs served at various locations, van painting and of course Walker working away in the "Jock's Box" at the gallery.
Congratulations to Egg & Dart artist, India Mark! We’re extremely proud to announce that our very own India Mark is a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize 2016! Mark chose the frontman, Dane Taylor of local experimental pop band Shining Bird from Austinmer as the subject of her selected portrait.
Dear customers and friends of the gallery, As you may already know, the roof of The Egg & Dart blew off on Sunday morning during the recent storms. With the help of fellow business owners, friends and A willing passerby (Serg), we were able to save most of the artworks from the rains that lashed the East Coast.