Land Between Water is a group exhibition by three very strong emerging Sydney contemporary landscape artists: Ross Skinner, Katherine Rooney and Michael Ambriano.
These fresh works demonstrate their increasing recognition in finalist prize exhibitions and awards. Purchasing a contemporary Australian landscape, for pleasure or investment, is pure enjoyment when you see the calibre of these works.
Ross Skinner explores the intricate plays of light on the bays of Sydney Harbour and beaches of the south coast of NSW. Ross´ very spontaneous manner of painting "en plein aire", in oil and occasionally acrylic paint, captures the fleeting colours and moments the effects of light have on the natural landscape.
Katherine Rooney celebrates observing and painting in the Australian landscape in the cattle grazing lands of the Southern Highlands of NSW. Despite being born and raised in Sydney, she describes herself as "a country girl at heart", embarking on long road trips to paint and draw the colours of rural Australia.
For Michael Ambriano, this new body of work explores the interaction between place (sky, land, sea) and memory. "I wanted to look out and up at the sky and sea instead of the inwards perspective of the land and the bush. I wanted to revisit the memory of the power, feelings and majesty of these places, to recapture that (which) sea and sky had provoked in me.”
Preview and purchase from 11am – 5pm on Saturday, 30th September. Official opening is 3pm Sunday 1st October, and exhibition continues until the 22nd October.
Images: In Convoys of Silence the Cattle Graze by Katherine Rooney