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Information about the Artists at the first exhibition

 

Cheryl Davison

Cheryl is a South Coast woman with experience in art education and working with community arts groups as well as a strong performance as a practicing artist.  She has been exhibiting her works since 1989, with exhibitions in Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong in addition to galleries in the Monaro and the South Coast. Cheryl has works acquired by the Australian National Gallery, Wollongong City Gallery, Art Gallery NSW.

Cheryl is inspired by her South Coast culture, people and its history, and this is the basis of her art.  She uses her art to tell stories and to educate people on the beauty of Aboriginal culture, particular in the South Coast and Monaro.

Recent Exhibitions:

2011       Gallery Bodalla

2012       Ivy Hill Gallery

2012       So art gallery Narooma

2012       Many Rivers exhibition, Boomali Aboriginal artist cooperative

2012       Spiral Gallery Bega

 

Don Atkinson

Don was inspired to start his own artwork when he was working in galleries, looking after other artists’ exhibitions.  He did some print workshops and learnt basket weaving and, as he has said, “things just went from there”.  His prints and baskets give an insight into Don’s understanding of his culture and the natural environment.

Don’s baskets are based on the traditional leeching basket, which he then turns into an art piece,  A traditional basket has a tighter weave, but he loosens it up and adds shells, driftwood and feathers found in the environment.  The grass used is Bomaderry sedge grass.

Traditional leeching baskets were used to leech out toxins and poisons from Burrawang seeds to make them safe to eat.  The baskets would be filled with seeds and left in running creeks.

Recent Exhibitions:

2011       Gallery Bodalla

2012       Ivy Hill Gallery

2012       So art gallery Narooma

2012       Many Rivers exhibition, Boomali Aboriginal artist cooperative

2012       Grass Baskets, Southern Rivers Catchment management

2012       Gudu Boori’s, Spiral Gallery Bega

 

Paintings by Lee Cruse

Lee Cruse

Lee learned painting from his grandparents in Eden. After some difficult periods during his youth, he has now settled down with his family and found the strength to produce some very special artworks including one (used on the invitation) that tells the ceremonial story of how the old Kooris worked with Orcas in Twofold Bay to hunt whales. He is gathering strength all the time as he explores familiar coastal themes, scenes, natural history and the broader Aboriginal culture. His painting has also been used on the cover of Koori Heritage Stories: Bega Valley Shire (2012).

 

His intricate paintings can take months to finish and not all are for sale at this exhibition. Prints will be made in limited editions on quality art paper. Orders will be taken, and once the prints are complete, potential purchasers will be notified of the price and dates for inspection.

 

Recent Exhibitions:

2012       Ivy Hill Gallery

   © Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council  2012

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Last modified: December 14, 2012