"This is an exhibition not to be missed which sadly finishes on Sunday 5th Feb, so I am organising an ASV trip on Friday 3rd.
Bronwyn Oliver ( 1959 --- 2006 ) was an Australian sculptor who worked primarily in metal. She trained at Sydney's College of Fine Arts and London's Chelsea School of Art. Her major works can be found in most Australian capital cities plus NZ, and many galleries and private collections around the world. By 2006 she had held 80 solo exhibitions and group shows in the UK, Japan, France, Germany and China as well as her homeland. Interestingly Sonia Payes who was the guest speaker at the recent AGM, included Oliver in her book "Untitled: Portraits of 60 Australian Artists" which is an excellent read.Bronwyn Oliver has used the natural rhythms of curves, circles, spirals and spheres with her work, evoking exquisite shadow forms which play across the walls of this spectacular gallery. I was continually amazed at the intimate details and the variety of her work. The thousands of joins involving pliers and spot welding, from the finest to quite heavy gauge wire which indicates her patience and perseverance in creating each piece of work. Truly remarkable.
I thoroughly recommend a visit to Tarrawarra Museum of Art if you haven't already done so. Take the time to look up www.twma.com.au or type Bronwyn Oliver into your search engine to read more about this incredible artist.
Her work is timeless, and with her life so tragically cut short who knows what she may have achieved had she lived longer."
5 Cherry Hill Way
CHIRNSIDE Park 3116 (off Switchback Rd)
"I would suggest we meet here at 10.30 a.m and we could car pool to make it easier. There are lots of cafes etc., in Healesville so we could follow the gallery visit with lunch or coffee, or if some people bring a picnic, Tarrawarra is a gorgeous place to have one. There is a restaurant there, but fairly "pricey" but that is also another choice.
Entry costs are.....Adult $12, Seniors $10 and Concession $8"