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Event: 24/03/2012 - 06/05/2012
Peter Sharp's Will to Form Exhibition is currently showing at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery. Peter Sharp is a Sydney based artist whose work explores nature, microcosms and macrocosms. Drawing inspiration from his surroundings, you'll find Sharp's work is a way of representing the interconnectedness of natural things in the world through his visual expression. In the exhibiting works, whales, spiders and the desert in particular form the basis of narratives, from which the artist constructed his meaning-making works. His artworks are created by using an abstract language of line, colour and form, ultimately making up the beautiful landscapes.
Indeed, Peter Sharp's work was recognised nationally in the award winning documentary 'Two Thirds Sky, Artists in Desert Country'. Two Thirds Sky reveals different ways of seeing the Australian desert – a documentary captures the creative journey of five contemporary artists from working on blank canvas to finished painting. Peter Sharp is one of the artists participating in this creation.
After a visit to the exhibition, the Gallery Cafe is a great place to relax overlooking Hazelhurst's parkland gardens. As the gallery runs different exhibitions throughout the year, and the café opens 7 days from 9am to 4pm, you can enjoy the lovely breakfast, lunch and high tea on different occasions.
If you have some painting experience and are interested in learning from the artist, here's a piece of good news for you. A two-day Plein Air workshop with Peter Sharp will run between 5 May (Saturday) and 6 May (Sunday) this year. The workshop costs $180. On Day 1, you'll be able to work outdoors collecting, drawing and painting at Kurnell, and then inside at Hazelhurst studios on Day 2 to extend the work made outdoor. Why not grasp the opportunity to unleash your creativity and take it to next level? You can find more information here.
Visits to the gallery is great for your weekend activity. The Hazelhurst carpark is accessable from the Kingsway. Alternatively you can take train to Gymea station and take a short walk to the gallery.
Why? Peter Sharp's Will To Form Exhibition features his exhibiting works built around natural things and the creation of these images through an abstract language of line, colour and form, offering you a captivating and unique experience.