Sunday, March 12, 2017

SMITH AND JONES DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH

Big sounds in a small town

Smith & Jones have a love for small towns, making Jayes Gallery at Molong the perfect location to debut their long awaited album ‘Dark Gives Way’ on Friday 17 March.  Hailing from Bathurst and Tamworth respectively, keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, met guitarist, harmonica player and vocalist Sophie Jones in a record store in 2013 where they bonded over a love of classic country and blues.

Though their small-town roots had similarities, their music upbringing couldn’t be more contrasting. Sophie Jones grew up on a blend of classic country and old school rock (think Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles) as well as Australian legends such as Kevin Bennett, who she saw play many time as a kid growing up in Tamworth. Soul music and jazz (as well as endless Joni Mitchel) were Abby’s very first influences as a child, and she can recall staying home from school to learn sing like Aretha or Nina.

Together, these influences have been the basis of Smith & Jones’s charm, and though their voices offer their own unique appeal when solo, it is together that they find their true expressive power. During their time together they have played countless gigs, supported Dragon and The Pigs at the Crooked Mountain Festival, played shows with the likes of Archie Roach, Kate Miller-Heidke, Tex Perkins & The Ape and The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull as part of Bathurst’s Inland Sea of Sound Festival.  

The past 12 months they have spent writing and developing a more mature and sensitive sound to when they started. This year sees Smith & Jones release their debut album, ‘Dark Gives Way’, recorded with Michael Carpenter at Love Hz in Sydney. Though their roots will always remain in the foundations of country music, their originals have found an undefinable energy of their own. Part classic country ballads, part sweet jazz standards, and often with a tongue firmly planted in their cheek, their beauty is in their harmonic simplicity and lyrical power.

Hear the result of all their hard work this Friday evening at Jayes Gallery from 6.30pm. Tickets are available via jayesgallery.com.au

ENDS





Media Note: For more information contact Libby Oldham, Jayes Gallery (02) 6366 9093

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

EARTHLY VISIONS


18 SEPTEMBER - 16 OCTOBER

“EARTHLY VISIONS”
An exhibition of new works by
PARKES POTTERS GROUP
Sunday 18th September at 2.00 pm
Floor talk by the Artists
(All Welcome)


Enquiries Phone: 02 6366 9093


This exhibition showcases the wide variety of our member’s styles and influences.
Each potter comes from a diverse background. They bring these experiences to their work, enabling them to challenge the bounds of the clay, to produce interesting original   Art Pieces, some incorporating found objects & multi media.
Parkes Pottery Group has been in existence for over 4o years. Presently there are 14 members at this time.
Sally Armstrong, Pol Cruz, Mavis Harrison, Elsie Mahon, Jocelyn Moles, Nola Reeves, Sue Smeaton, Bev Rowe are all participating.






Thursday, June 30, 2016

"UMBRIA CICLISMO"

10 July - 5 August
"UMBRIA CICLISMO"
An exhibition of new works by
DIANA SMITH
To be opened Sunday 10th July at 2pm
Floor talk by the Artist
(All Welcome)


Artist Statement
"Sorting through the experiences of any trip is to me like cruising for treasures to long for - or bring home - at a foreign antiques and bric-a-brac market. Some memories stay in my head and others are given a reincarnation. This collection of paintings is my keepsake from the adventure of cycling Umbria and hiking by Lake Como. By carrying my tin of pencils and ink for the journey and using the local water(s) to float my colours I created this take-home experience. My little paintings have their own life now and one of them may be the treasure you are looking for"



Vino, olive e fichi



"UMBRIA CICISMO"

10 July - 5 August
"UMBRIA CICISMO"
An exhibition of new works by
DIANA SMITH
To be opened Sunday 10th July at 2pm
Floor talk by the Artist
(All Welcome)


Artist Statement
"Sorting through the experiences of any trip is to me like cruising for treasures to long for - or bring home - at a foreign antiques and bric-a-brac market. Some memories stay in my head and others are given a reincarnation. This collection of paintings is my keepsake from the adventure of cycling Umbria and hiking by Lake Como. By carrying my tin of pencils and ink for the journey and using the local water(s) to float my colours I created this take-home experience. My little paintings have their own life now and one of them may be the treasure you are looking for"



Vino, olive e fichi



Thursday, March 10, 2016

WINE WOMEN AND SONG

Opening Saturday 19th March at 2pm.

New works from Maggie Rosso.

Artist Statement
"My previous exhibitions have concentrated mostly on painting but over the last few months I have been experimenting with printmaking and the art of collagraphs. Designing and creating the plates is a challenge, and not knowing how the various materials used to create texture will print is exciting. I began researching women from the ancient, mythological, and modern worlds from Egyptian history to 20th century entertainers Queens, Empresses, Goddesses, and wonderful tribal women from various cultures.

This exhibition titled ‘ WINE, WOMEN, and SONG’ set my imagination on a pleasurable journey. My fascination of women from all genres, my love of birds, and the enjoyment of drinking wine created with such passion by many of our local wine makers all combined to culminate into what I hope is an interesting body of work to be enjoyed by the viewer as much as I have enjoyed creating it. Printmaking is often very experimental, and the unpredictable results can sometimes bring an exciting element of surprise, not always favorable, so it means alterations and reprinting to reach the desired result. "