A Story in Painting by Neil Shennen
Opening night Wednesday June the 1st
6.30pm - 8.30pm
About 40 years ago a group of artists working in advertising were invited to the Hunter Valley where they were given use of an old abandoned house on a large cattle property called ‘Wambo’.
Here, over several years, they painted the beautiful country- side, the derelict buildings and the local environment.
It was an important creative period for them but short lived because in 1974 they were chased off by the coal industry and the whole valley was subsequently open cut.
Today nothing of this magnificent valley remains and only a few of the original members are still around.
Neil Shennen has undertaken to paint the period from what reference he can find and what he and his remaining mates remember.
These 20 new works, which have taken him five years to complete, together with some of the original paintings of the group and photos will form an exhibition to celebrate the Wambo days and the artists who were part of it.
Exhibition times :
From Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 11th June 2016
Gallery hours 11am to 4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
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