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GRIFFITH REGIONAL ART GALLERY PRESENTS ORIGINAL EUROPEAN MASTERS

It is a very rare thing to view original artworks by the Great Masters outside of Europe, it’s an even rarer thing to see those works in a regional gallery.

People in Griffith are in for a unique treat when Griffith Regional Art Gallery presents Beguile – Original European Masters: from the 17th - 20th Century.

Featuring original prints created by some of the greatest European masters Beguile is a collection of 21 authenticated works including etchings, lithographs and serigraphs.

The Collection begins in the 17th century with works by the Old Masters: Rembrandt and Goya and continues with the Modern Masters: Renoir, Picasso, Chagall and Miro. It ends in the 20th century with Destino, a fascinating collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.

Manager of Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Raina Savage said, “As well as their famous paintings and sculptures held in the great galleries of Europe, many of the European masters also created prints and works on paper. This exhibition allows students and art lovers in Griffith to view these original works and gain a unique insight into the broader practice of some of the world’s most famous artists.”

The works are from the renowned Lake View Collection of Bob and Kathy Dow of Wagga Wagga and contain extremely valuable original works by: Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt van Rijn, Marc Chagall, Francisco Goya, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joan Miro, and Salvador Dali.

Beguile opens on Friday, 27 September at 6pm. All welcome. Please RSVP for catering.

“We are hosting a special event to launch this unique exhibition with a grazing table and McWilliam’s family wines. We are also offering a swathe of public programs to engage all ages with these amazing works,” Ms Savage said.

FREE ARTIST TALKS

SENIORS ART TALK & COMPLIMENTARY MORNING TEA, Friday 11 October 11 am

Floor talk by Curator Ray Wholohan exploring the lives and legacies of key artists in the exhibition.

 

McWILLIAM’S SUNDOWNER & ART HISTORY TALK, Thursday 17 October 6pm

Join us for a glass of McWilliam's wine as Curator Ray Wholohan explores developments in art history in the period covered by the works from the Renaissance to high modernism.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ART HISTORY TALK, Tuesday 22 October 11am

Suitable for art and history students this talk will explore the various styles and contributions of the artists in the exhibition. Ray Wholohan and Anthea da Silva will present key themes and concepts in the art movements covered by the exhibition from the Renaissance to High Modernism.

School Holiday Workshop: My Masterpiece, Wednesday 2 October 2 - 3.30pm

Be inspired by the works of the European Masters to create your own masterpiece!

Suitable for 7-12 year olds. Cost: $15 per child. Contact Gallery for enrollment.

Images: Pablo Picasso, Imaginary Portrait 10, Lithograph, 1969. Joan Miro, Les Perseides III, Lithograph, 1970.

For more information on this exhibition, or to RSVP please contact Griffith Regional Art Gallery on 6962 8338.  

Griffith Regional Art Gallery is located at 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith. Opening hours are Wednesday – Friday 10am until 5pm and Saturday to Sunday 11am until 2pm.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery is proudly sponsored McWilliam’s Family Winemakers.