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Cheryl Richardson: Albany Awakens

26 June 2018

Mosman Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of Mosman artist Cheryl Richardson from 7 July – 16 September 2018. The exhibition titled Albany Awakens will be exhibited in the Gallery’s In Profile space which is dedicated to showcasing the work of local artists.

For the exhibition Richardson will present a series of acrylic paintings inspired by the untamed landscapes on the South Coast of Western Australia. The new works will depict the light enlivening the sweeping coastlines of Albany, reflecting the striking natural beauty of this region.

Richardson says: “When you stare beyond King George’s Sound, surrounded by ancient cliffs and trees, blinded by the unfiltered Western Australian light and buffeted by winds fresh from the Antarctic, you are humbled by nature’s enormity and stand, in awe, of man’s ingenuity clinging to the sometimes unforgiving coastlines.”

After initially studying art at school and being taught by renowned painter, Audrey Quigley, Richardson perfected the prescriptive art of Chinese brush painting. After 20 years of studying this exacting medium, her practice took a new direction, painting the raw landscapes of Australia and abroad. Her Mosman studio soon became a working catalogue of Richardson’s ongoing and ever-evolving footprint. As a landscape artist, she travels extensively seeking out subjects which best suit her appreciation and understanding of colour and form.

Richardson has participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout Sydney including Mosman Art Gallery’s annual Artists of Mosman 2088 exhibition between 2014-2018, and is a regular exhibitor with the Mosman Art Society. She has been a finalist in several awards including the Mosman Art Prize and the Waverley Art Prize.

Cheryl Richardson: Albany Awakens

Where: Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman NSW 2088

On view: 7 July – 16 September 2018

Open: 7 days, 10am – 5pm (closed public holidays)

Admission: Free

Ph: 02 9978 4178