The Roxy Gallery is a community initiative supported by the Kyogle and District Arts Council and sponsored by Kyogle Council.
The gallery features a kaleidoscope of talented regional and local artists and art groups in ever-changing exhibitions of mixed media all year round, providing opportunity for emerging artists to display and market their talents in a professional exhibition space.
The objectives of the gallery are to:
promote local and regional arts;
provide emerging artists with opportunities to display and market their artworks in a professional exhibition space;
foster cultural experiences for community and visitors to the area.
The Roxy Gallery is located upstairs at 131 Summerland Way
‘Birds Of A Feather….now and then’, the exhibition opening at Council’s Roxy Gallery on 11 September, features the works of three local female artists perched in the space alongside some of their creative family fledglings.
Anthea Moffatt, Wendy McGain and Pam Cowgill have spent the last year in their studios working on new pieces for this exhibition.
As accomplished artists in their own right, all three women are examples of committed artists who have shared their love of art with their offspring and it is really exciting to have members of their families exhibit alongside them.
All three artists have different approaches to their subject matter and the style in which they paint. While their works are individual, the viewer may get a sense of connectivity through their use of colour and bold expressive marks.
‘Birds Of A Feather….now and then’ was the titled coined for this exhibition as Anthea, Wendy and Pam have engaged their children, their children’s children and their siblings’ children in exhibiting some of their creative talents within this exhibition.
Anthea’s son Richard Moffatt is a sculpture, Pam’s daughter Ann Heldtz and her daughter Gosha are printmakers and painters, and Wendy’s granddaughter and nieces, Saskia Flynn, Milly Hemphill and Kate McGain are illustrators, drawers and designers.
It is encouraging to have a flock of generations flapping their creative wings in this exhibition which will be on show until 6 October.
The official opening of the exhibition will be held on Saturday 14 September from 1-3 pm. It is open to the community, with the public encouraged to come along to meet and mingle with the artists.