Exhibition is at The Studio Gallery

BEYOND KARIJINI: Pilbara & Cheela Plains
One Landscape - 4 Views

Mel Brigg
Lori Pensini
Joanne Duffy
Simon Hemsley

20 April - 9 May, 2019
Mel Brigg _ Lori Pensini _ Joanne Duffy _ Simon He

Mel Brigg - Lori Pensini - Joanne Duffy - Simon Hemsley

We warmly invite you to join us for the opening of this unique exhibition at 6pm Saturday 20th April. Meet Artists Lori Pensini, Joanne Duffy and Simon Hemsley while enoying fine wine and canapés from the Bistro.

 

Exhibition sales accepted from 3pm Friday 19th April.

 

Exhibition information

What started as a dream became a reality when artists Mel Brigg, Lori Pensini, Joanne Duffy and Simon Hemsley collaborated with The Studio Gallery to take up the challenge and immerse themselves into the rugged landscape of the Pilbara. The final results were never going to be anything short of extraordinary – a testimony to both the artists and Studio Gallery.

Their love of the Australian Outback combined with the need to paint was enough for each artist to pack up their art supplies and head to the Northwest, namely Cheela Plains Station - a family owned and managed cattle station located in the semi-arid, pastoral rangelands of the Pilbara in Western Australia.

Some arrived by plane, landing in Paraburdoo, while others made the 3 day drive up from Perth - anticipation was high as the stunning landscape unfolded in front of them.

The artists, Mel Brigg, Lori Pensini, Joanne Duffy and Simon Hemsley, are as individual as each other - approaching the landscape in their own way, exploring the incredible gorges, waterholes, riverbeds and more at their leisure. They set up easels and tables at their favourite spots, sketching, painting and photographing the amazing colours and shapes surrounding them. Some settled under trees listening to the bird sounds coming from the environment, all walked and photographed - thousands of photos were taken!

For directors of The Studio Gallery – Sandy and Steve Tippett, sharing this experience with these four artists has been extremely rewarding. All four of them are true artists, each accepting a challenge and an opportunity to step outside the box; they were united by the privilege of sharing and absorbing this incredible landscape with like-minded people.

Each holding a different interpretation of their experience in The Pilbara, the artist’s many sketches and photographs created on location have culminated into this extraordinary exhibition. Viewers of the exhibition will sense the underlying soul and passion felt within each artist, offering a unique insight into what The Pilbara holds both physically and spiritually. 

Sunset at Cheela Plains
Mel Brigg
Sunset at Cheela Plains
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 156.5 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Vivash
Lori Pensini
Vivash
Oil on Linen
120 x 100 cm
AUD$6,500
  Cheela Morning
Joanne Duffy
Cheela Morning
Oil on Canvas
100 x 100 cm
AUD$4,200
  Ancient Lines
Simon Hemsley
Ancient Lines
Oil & ochre on paper
40 x 80 cm
Framed
AUD$1,400
  Afternoon Movement
Mel Brigg
Afternoon Movement
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 105.5 cm
Framed
AUD$9,500
  Sturt Desert Pea 2
Lori Pensini
Sturt Desert Pea 2
Oil on Linen
59 x 55 cm
SOLD
  3 Faces of Cheela
Simon Hemsley
3 Faces of Cheela
Watercolour on Paper
76 x 109 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Journey Through the Red Earth
Mel Brigg
Journey Through the Red Earth
Acrylic on Board
40 x 40 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Jay
Simon Hemsley
Jay
Ink on Paper
50 x 42.5 cm
Framed
AUD$800
  The Walk Back
Joanne Duffy
The Walk Back
Oil on Linen
120 x 140 cm
AUD$7,000
  Pilbara Tucker
Mel Brigg
Pilbara Tucker
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 105.5 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Boobook Owl
Lori Pensini
Boobook Owl
Oil on Linen
59 x 55 cm
SOLD
  River Run
Lori Pensini
River Run
Oil on Linen
130 x 150 cm
AUD$7,950
  Fire Front
Simon Hemsley
Fire Front
Oil & ochre on canvas
124 x 94 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Through the gorge
Mel Brigg
Through the Gorge
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 80 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Mare _ Foal - Self Portrait _ Daughter
Lori Pensini
Mare & Foal - Self Portrait & Daughter
Oil on Linen
33 x 30 cm
SOLD
  Stony Whispers
Joanne Duffy
Stony Whispers
Oil on Canvas
140 x 110 cm
SOLD
  Pilbara Journey
Mel Brigg
Pilbara Journey
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 80 cm
Framed
AUD$8,000
  Pilbara Layers
Simon Hemsley
Pilbara Layers
Oil & ochre on canvas
65 x 80 cm
Framed
AUD$1,800
  To Follow the Moon 2
Lori Pensini
To Follow the Moon 2
Oil on Linen
30 x 33 cm
AUD$1,150
  To Follow the Moon 1
Lori Pensini
To Follow the Moon 1
Oil on Linen
30 x 33 cm
AUD$1,150
  The Broken Bedford
Simon Hemsley
The Broken Bedford
Watercolour on Paper
70 x 87.5 cm
Framed
AUD$1,600
  Exploring the Gorge
Mel Brigg
Exploring the Gorge
Acrylic on Canvas
80 x 80 cm
Framed
AUD$8,000
  Pathway
Joanne Duffy
Pathway
Oil on Canvas
100 x 100 cm
AUD$4,200
  Open skies Cheela Station
Simon Hemsley
Open skies Cheela Station
Watercolour on Paper
47 x 109 cm
Framed
AUD$1,500
  The Line Between
Simon Hemsley
The Line Between
Oil & ochre on canvas
94 x 124 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Dusk - Mother and Calf
Lori Pensini
Dusk - Mother and Calf
Oil on Linen
33 x 30 cm
AUD$1,150
  Dusk - Coming into Water
Lori Pensini
Dusk - Coming into Water
Oil on Linen
33 x 30 cm
AUD$1,150
  Peaks and Troughs
Simon Hemsley
Peaks and Troughs
Oil & ochre on paper
41 x 73 cm
Framed
AUD$1,200
  Cattle Pass
Joanne Duffy
Cattle Pass
Oil on Canvas
30 x 50 cm
AUD$1,100
  Munderie Spring
Mel Brigg
Munderie Spring 2018
Acrylic on Board
59 x 70.5 cm
Framed
AUD$5,000
  Silent Gorge
Joanne Duffy
Silent Gorge
Oil on Canvas
27 x 30 cm
AUD$900
  Distant Views
Simon Hemsley
Distant Views
Oil & ochre on paper
38.5 x 84.5 cm
Framed
AUD$1,400
  Mulla Mulla _ Dust Storm
Lori Pensini
Mulla Mulla & Dust Storm
Oil on Linen
120 x 100 cm
AUD$6,500
  Cadjebut Songlines
Lori Pensini
Cadjebut Songlines
Oil on Linen
30 x 34 cm
AUD$1,150
  Ridgeback Songlines
Lori Pensini
Ridgeback Songlines
Oil on Linen
30 x 34 cm
AUD$1,150
  River Gum at Mussel Pool
Simon Hemsley
River Gum at Mussel Pool
Watercolour on Paper
87.5 x 103.5 cm
Framed
AUD$2,900
  Sturt Desert Pea 1
Lori Pensini
Sturt Desert Pea 1
Oil on Linen
59 x 55 cm
AUD$2,600
  Moon Rise
Simon Hemsley
Moon Rise
Oil & ochre on canvas
80 x 160 cm
Framed
SOLD
  Study Through the Gorge 2018
Mel Brigg
Study Through the Gorge 2018
Acrylic on board
41 x 39.5 cm
Framed
SOLD
  The Leaving
Joanne Duffy
The Leaving
Oil on Linen
73 x 63 cm
AUD$2,000
  Saltpan Traverse
Simon Hemsley
Saltpan Traverse
Oil & ochre on paper
50 x 60 cm
Framed
AUD$1,300
  Saddleback Song Lines
Lori Pensini
Saddleback Song Lines
Oil on Linen
100 x 160 cm
AUD$7,400