Encounters is the first solo exhibition by Tim Hardy, and consists of a diverse collection of paintings, prints and drawings.
Tim’s subjects are varied, ranging from the terrible beauty of a bushfire to a slowly meandering Ginninderra Creek, from a deserted medieval Italian street to hurrying figures at Central Railway station, from a pair of well loved boots to a portrait of a young camel.
The styles and use of different media are just as varied, but what holds this exhibition together is Tim’s passion for drawing.
Encounters presents you with much of the journey Tim, past President of the Artists Society of Canberra, has taken in the past few years since his retirement. Through exploring different pathways in the visual arts his art has been greatly enriched, with his most recent adventures being the creation of monotype and drypoint prints. (For those wondering exactly what those are there are helpful explanations at the exhibition.)
The setting of the old stone schoolhouse at Ginninderra Village for this exhibition has been linked with the only other building still standing from the founding of the village in 1873. Tim has created a work for the exhibition and it is a large charcoal drawing of the old Catholic church which most people do not notice, hidden as it is by trees but standing just back from the Barton Highway.
When: Until Sunday 23 August
Where: School House Gallery, Sweet Copper Cafe, Ginninderra Village, Gold Creek, (near Cockington Green and George Harcourt Pub)
Time: Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 8.3oam to 4.30pm
More info: http://timhardy.tk