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Dungog Contemporary presents BROOD

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Saturday 17th February from 3 pm to 5 pm is the opening of BROOD a peek into Newcastle's new Creative Incubator studios. Featuring works by award-winning artists Sally McDonald, Gavin Vitullo and Braddon Snape.  

Sally McDonald primarily works in acrylic, resin and mixed media to create layered atmospheric textural works. She views the world around her in revelation, enchanted by the colour, texture, movement and light of the Australian landscape. How she translates emotions onto canvas and engage one’s senses through a considered combination of media is core to her practice. Self-described as an intuitive painter, the Australian landscape is an ever-present inspiration for her work.

Gavin Vitullo’s sculpture Breathe was the winner of the 2017 “Sculptures In The Vineyards". It is a contemplative, physical examination of the future prospects for all species in a constrictive, malnourished landscape, where a single breath may not be a surety. The association of the oxygen tank as a life preserver, perhaps the last ditch effort to sustain life through an alternative means of breathing. A slight, solitary Fig (ficus rubiginosa) becomes a metaphor for the fragile balance of life in a pivotal moment of reflection. We are very fortunate to have this work on display at the gallery.

Braddon Snape has developed a practice over 20 years that encompasses sculpture and installation in a diverse range of media. Highlights include participation in Sculpture by the Sea seven times, a finalist in the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, ISF Korea and numerous significant Public Art commissions that demonstrate a thorough understanding of materiality and site. His most recent work interrogates a dangerously exciting and new method of inflating steel.

Join us for a post-opening gathering at the Tinshed and enjoy some of their locally brewed craft beers.


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Dungog Contemporary Brood opening
3 pm - 5 pm, Saturday 17th February

BROOD exhibition is on from
17th February until the 13th March

146 - 150 Dowling Street, Dungog
Regular opening hours are 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days.


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