The Uxbridge Artists Collective is once again exhibiting in the lovely Aurora Cultural Centre, from May through to the 11th July.
The Collective is a changing group of Artists from the Studio Tour who have been showing together now for some years. This Aurora show features 19 artists, each with several works on display. The recent opening was a great success, and kudos to Carmel Brennan for once again getting all the works in on time and displayed so cohesively.
Colour is always a dominant element in these group shows, with so many painters and colourists in the group, with rich tones and bold saturated paint shown to full advantage in these light filled rooms. Even the furniture by Ross Colby was finished in a bold, bright red.
Sculpture on display was also enjoying the good light: the tree sculpture that Wynn Walters is showing is a scale model of new public Art commission that he has won, with its graphic form catching and reflecting the sun. You can also spot a new collaborative piece between metal artist Mark Puigmarti and glass sculptor Francis Muscat, though you should get to the show soon, as the plant like form looked to be seeking to escape out of the window into the great outdoors…
Photography is always strong in this group, and Carmel Brennan and Gordon Ross continue to push their medium in new but very different directions. This year, Ann Cummings delicate porcelain sculptures are joined in the ceramicist ranks by Gretel Boose, whose wondrous and weird women consider us as much as we consider them.
This is a great chance to see new work by many of the Studio Tour artists, and maybe plan your “must see” sites for the 2015 tour!
The Aurora Cultural Centre is open Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, and Wednesdays from 10am until 8pm. Admission is free. Telephone# 905 713 1818