The beauty of Moonee and the contrast of the local urban landscape inspired fifteen of Australia’s most prominent artists and painters to create new works which were exhibited at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from 30 September 30 to 29 October, 2016.
The ‘Paint My Place’ exhibition featured new and original works by Elisabeth Cummings, Myf Gullifer, Alan Jones, Ross Laurie, Steve Lopes, Euan McLeod, Reg Mombassa, Idris Murphy, Peter O’Doherty, Susan O’Doherty, Adrienne Richards, Isabel Ricketts, Amanda Penrose Hart, Luke Sciberras and Ann Thomson.
The artists, who are mainly based in Sydney, were invited to a ten-day residency at Moonee Beach in 2016 thanks to the very generous support of the Friends of the Gallery.
The resulting works were inspired by a variety of landscapes – the natural beauty of Moonee Beach, local suburban landscapes and Coffs Harbour’s cityscapes. The artworks were as varied as the subjects. The exhibition featured landscapes in oil created outdoors, ceramic plates, sculptural installations and mixed media collages.
It was a hugely successful artists’ camp inspiring more than 70 new works that starred in the Paint My Place exhibition.
The artists at an artists' talkWorks by Euan MacleodIdris Murphy and Susan O'DohertyWorks by Amanda Penrose HartJack Thompson opening the exhibitionWorks by Reg MombassaReg Mobassa during an artists' talkWorks by Steve Lopes
Paint My Place (Between 30th September 2016 and 29th October 2016). Coffs Collections, accessed 04/03/2024, https://coffs.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/37205