Opening at the Kapunda Community Gallery on the 30th of March 2017, is “Golden Summers – Celebrating the Landscape”. The theme of the exhibition has its genesis in the Australian Impressionist movement and the Heidelberg School of Victoria in the late 19th century.
Following in the spirit of this group, the aim has been for artists to produce works of freshness and spontaneity that capture the essence of regional landscapes around Kapunda and other areas in the Mid North.
Works on display range from small-scale works created en plein air (outdoors), including sketches, watercolours and paintings to larger scale studio-completed works in a range of media and sizes, broadly in the 'Spirit of Australian Impressionism'.
Painting en plein air is challenging but very rewarding, allowing the artist to respond more immediately to the dynamics of the physical world around them and the interaction of light and air.
Curator BJ Moore will open the exhibition on April 2 at 2pm. It will run to May 28.