Thursday, April 25, 2024

Launch of ‘Country Road Take Me Home’

Over 30 people attended the launch of ‘Country Road Take Me Home’ at the Belalie Art Gallery on Friday evening. Patrons were treated with an exhibition of bold and dramatic landscapes as well as narrative works by Stewart MacFarlane. An Australian Artist born in Adelaide Stewart began his art career studying at The South Australian School of Art. In 1975 aged 21 he travelled to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts. He has spent his time living and working in both America and Australia. In 2021 Stewart returned from New Mexico and settled in Laura where he continues to paint. Stewart MacFarlane has works in most Australian State Gallery collections as well as the Australian National Gallery. He has held over 50 solo exhibitions of his work in Australia, Asia, U.S.A., and Germany and his works hang in many Galleries around the world. The Belalie Arts Society feels very privileged to be able to present this exhibition to the community. Please come and view this amazing exhibition by such a gifted artist.

Gallery Hours Wednesday- Sunday 1-4pm until 29th May Artist Talk on the last day of the exhibition Stewart MacFarlane will give a talk about his art journey and the process of creating a painting. Sunday 29th May at 2pm $5 light afternoon tea.


During SALA month “Perceptions of Place” will be showing at the Gallery an exhibition by 2 regional artists, Ursula Halpin a Glass Artist and Ebony Rodda, a water colour painter. In September the Gallery will again participate in the Flinders Ranges “ A Brush with Art” Festival with an exhibition of works by local and regional artists. A Winter Solstice Lunch is being planned for Sunday 19th June. The Gallery will be holding a Basket Weaving Workshop with Val Surch on a Sunday 7th August more details later.

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