Albury artist Nigel Killalea exhibits Close to Home at Circa 1928 Art Hotel Albury | The Daily Advertiser

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Rising up on the land in the Riverina, Nigel Killalea had an early affinity with the purely natural earth. Elevated on his family’s fourth-technology mixed farm at Mangoplah, Killalea was surrounded by lively landscapes, each individual featuring its very own tale of situations gone by. “I had the capability to see the land and interpret the land and browse the stories in the land that had been concealed or untold, no matter if indigenous or European,” he stated. Now an award-profitable landscape artist primarily based in Albury, Killalea’s paintings and drawings retrace his have journey, checking out habitation and abandonment in the landscape. “You will find so numerous deserted locations inside of landscapes for instance an aged chimney may perhaps be all which is remaining of a creating,” he explained. “Folks are residing and vanishing within landscapes all of the time.” Having not long ago opened his new solo exhibition Near to Property at Circa 1928 Art Hotel Albury, Killalea stated he relished working on site when doable. “I work in acrylics so the paintings dry seriously immediately the paint dries on your brush prior to you get it to the painting!” Killalea stated. IN OTHER News: Killalea attended Canberra School of Art prior to he headed south to review additional. In Melbourne he went to the Phillip Institute of Know-how prior to he did his put up graduate diploma in fine arts at the Victorian Higher education of the Arts. He was a scenic painter for The Australian Ballet and Opera Australia as well as GTV-9. Killalea has exhibited widely including at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New England Regional Artwork Museum, Orange Regional Gallery and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. He has contributed to additional than 20 group exhibitions about two decades. “I’ve normally been based in the locations and I constantly exhibit in the areas,” Killalea claimed. Killalea has been a finalist in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize 2013, Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing awards 2012 and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery National Still Existence Painting Award and was Artist in Home at Hill Conclusion in NSW and Laughing Waters in Victoria. Close to Dwelling runs at Circa 1928 Artwork Hotel Albury, 588 Dean Street, Monday to Saturday, 1pm to 6pm, right up until February 11. Our journalists do the job really hard to offer nearby, up-to-date news to the local community. This is how you can proceed to obtain our dependable information: