Land & Sky / Tony Sheffield at Sturt

Double Bill Christmas Exhibitions & Night Market

Sturt’s Artisans Night Market 2019, and a double bill of Christmas exhibitions celebrates the culture of the Southern Highlands.

A minuscule part of the land mass of Australia, the Southern Highlands, rising to a peak of 863 metres is Tony Sheffield’s canvas for this exhibition. During the past 18 years Tony has lived and worked here as chief photographer for Highlife magazine, promoting all that makes it an area of outstanding natural beauty.

This collection of new works depicting the area’s undulating high-country landscape, flora, farm life and scenic waters, was photographed in freezing misty dawns to crimson sunsets to both inspire and reveal to you the essence of the Southern Highlands.

Pulse – Artists’ books by the Southern Highlands Printmakers

An exhibition by 18 members of Southern Highlands Printmakers of Artists books responding to the many meanings inherent in the word ‘pulse’. The artists have creatively interpreted ‘pulse’ in various forms of drum beats, life and light, environment and landscape, pulse of the earth in plant cells, the political pulse and the ancient world. Print techniques include etching, silkscreen, linocut, collograph and digital reproduction.

The exhibitions will open on Friday 13 December 6pm with special guest Peta Seaton AM.

The Artisans Night Market in the Sturt gardens will run from 3pm to 9pm and will include live music, food stalls including Billy Chan The Dumpling Man, Half a Duck Gourmet Pies and Sturt Coffee offering homemade cakes, wine tastings with Bird and Barrel as well as the exhibition openings at 6pm.

Artisan stalls include; ceramics by Aleida Pullar, Katherine Mahoney and Simon Bowley, woodwork by graduates of the Sturt School for Wood, Mark Jones leatherwork, Ironmongery by Steve Hogwood, jewellery by Vetro e Metallo and Corinne Snare, textiles by Sylvia Riley and Gillian Clapham and hand made shoes by Robert Bishell.

The exhibitions will run from 13 December to 9 February.

This project has been supported by Wingecarribee Council Community Assistance Scheme.

DETAILS

Mark Viner, Head of Sturt
P 4860 2080  E mviner@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Slavica Zivkovic, Gallery Manager
P 4860 2083  B shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au
Web www.sturt.nsw.edu.au

Sturt Gallery
Cnr Range Rd and Waverley Pde, Mittagong NSW 2575
Open seven days 10am – 5pm.

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Artisans Night Market

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Printmaker works

  • Tony Sheffield
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  • Dawn at Mount Jellore by Tony Sheffield
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