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Historical artwork restoration

Wednesday, 26th September, 2012

Faye Fryer with the Queen’s State Coach that she is restoring. Faye Fryer with the Queen’s State Coach that she is restoring.

By Emily Roberts

A one-off historical piece of art is being brought back to its former glory.

The work is a perfect scale model of the Queen's State Coach. The real coach was built in England in 1761 and is still used to carry the English monarch to State occasions when it is drawn by eight Bay horses.

The model was brought to Australia by Birks Store in Adelaide in 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Gallery manager bids a fond farewell

Thursday, 15th December, 2011

MOVING ON: Regional Art Gallery Manager Bruce Tindale is leaving the city after accepting a new job with a private art dealer. MOVING ON: Regional Art Gallery Manager Bruce Tindale is leaving the city after accepting a new job with a private art dealer.

After spending four years as manager of the city’s art gallery, Bruce Tindale’s fond connection to Broken Hill and its people is coming to an end.

Mr Tindale arrived here in 2007 to take up the head position at the Regional Art Gallery after being lured by the challenge of the job.

“I’d been working at Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre for a couple years and had been away overseas, and when I came back I saw the job advertised and thought it would be interesting to have a go at.

Sunny outlook for solar art show

Wednesday, 30th November, 2011

BRIGHT IDEA: Network Development Officer Susan Thomas, Exhibitions Manager Georgie Payne-Loy, and Director Allan Giddy are generating interest for next year’s solar art exhibition. BRIGHT IDEA: Network Development Officer Susan Thomas, Exhibitions Manager Georgie Payne-Loy, and Director Allan Giddy are generating interest for next year’s solar art exhibition.

By Erica Visser

The Palace Hotel, Bell’s Milk Bar, Broken Earth Cafe and the Sculptures are just a few of the places that have been considered as locations for a solar art exhibition next year.

The Desert Equinox Exhibition will run for the first time in the first three weeks of September and will feature art, most of which is solar powered, from 16 artists from all over the world.

Two local artists will also be chosen to join the exhibition and Director of the project, Allan Giddy, said that he was on the lookout for locals willing to experiment with solar art.

Solar art for city

Saturday, 26th November, 2011

LIT UP: Bonita Ely’s 2010 work, ‘Thunderbolt’, is a prime example of the solar art work that will hit the city next year. LIT UP: Bonita Ely’s 2010 work, ‘Thunderbolt’, is a prime example of the solar art work that will hit the city next year.

Solar art will light up the night skies and show everyone a new form a sculpture when it hits the city next year.

In the exhibition, ‘Desert Equinox - a solar art exhibition,’ solar powered lit-up sculptures will adorn the front of various buildings to create an exotic trail through the city.

The artwork, designed by artists from as far away as Germany, will be on show for three weeks from late 2012.

All of the works will be free standing, with video and sound works accompanying the sculptures.

Life art classes drawing a crowd

Monday, 21st November, 2011

TRADITION: The Regional Art Gallery’s Art Education Officer Cathy Farry recommends life drawing to beginners and advanced artists alike. TRADITION: The Regional Art Gallery’s Art Education Officer Cathy Farry recommends life drawing to beginners and advanced artists alike.

By Erica Visser

 The traditional discipline of life drawing has returned to the city and been greeted by an overwhelmingly positive response from artists.

The Regional Art Gallery, in conjunction with Western Darling Arts, have a nude model posing in the gallery’s studio for three consecutive Tuesday nights this month.

The classes are being run by gallery staff member Ian Howarth who taught at the famous Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney for 10 years.

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