November 14, 2pm – 4pm: Jessica Gabriel

November 28, 2pm – 4pm: Linda Nardelli & Vern Minard

Please join us at the gallery to meet the artists, Linda Nardelli, Vern Minard and Jessica Gabriel.

Linda Nardelli and Vern Minard

Inn Saei

The title, Inn Saei, represents the nature of our inner world of feelings and imagination. Inn Saei is an ancient Icelandic word for intuition, which means “to see from the inside out”. It signifies having a strong inner compass to navigate our way in an ever-changing world.

Linda Nardelli creates works of art that evoke deep feeling and mystery, that flow well with Vern Minard’s photography and with their collaborative pieces. The purpose of their collaborative artwork is to share how two creative endeavours can find common ground and intuitive understanding, and ultimately express a unified whole.

Vern Minard seeks the natural aesthetics within the simplicity of life, to create images that are meaningful and evocative.  Recent work consists of scenic vistas in Chile, images that express diversity and the power of nature – as well as a West Coast project, photographing nursing trees, stumps, and logs as a retrospective of the cedar shingle industry.

His work is a series of photographs that best express the inner world of feeling and perception, and that combine well with Linda Nardelli’s abstract work.

Each artist’s work speaks for itself, but their different styles merge in a collaborative spirit. They seek to incorporate their work in such a way that viewers can lose themselves in their own subjective experience.

To watch a video of this exhibition, see our YouTube channel.

Linda Vern, Nursing Trees, 2015, 36″x60″

Jessica Gabriel and Shelley Twohig

Mother Daughter Coast

A Retrospective and Celebration of Shelley Twohig’s lifetime of photography; curated by her artist daughter Jessica Gabriel. Both women have been long-time residents of the Sunshine Coast and create artwork directly rooted in the natural splendor of this place; while often drawing inspiration from each other.

Shelley Twohig (1959 –2018), the mother of two grown children, was a true West Coaster. Gifted with a camera when her daughter Jessica was a young child, Shelley soon realized her love for photography. She was fully inspired by the natural world and took great delight in being close to the ocean.

This exhibition will highlight several major series of photographs Shelley created throughout her life. Centre stage is a series of photos where she experimented with innovative techniques blending images using slide projectors. Shelley never used photoshop and did not alter her photos in any way digitally. These are all the raw original images.

To watch a video of this exhibition, see our YouTube channel.

Lotus, Shelley Twohig

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