Two different but delightful exhibitions open this weekend

An etching c.1932 by Molly O’Shea. It was given to The Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Community & Regional Gallery Inc by the late Kay Stubbs.
An etching c.1932 by Molly O’Shea. It was given to The Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Community & Regional Gallery Inc by the late Kay Stubbs.

IT’S not just the church itself celebrating 200 years since the laying of its foundation stone in Windsor – St Matthew’s weighty anniversary is also being marked by the district’s artists.

Reg Toole and Mary Allan, wed at St. Matthew’s in 1932.

Reg Toole and Mary Allan, wed at St. Matthew’s in 1932.

The Friends of The Hawkesbury Art Community and Regional Gallery is holding an exhibition ‘The Church on the Hill’ in the Stan Stevens Studio in the Deerubbin Centre, Windsor, this Friday to Sunday, October 13-15.

Institutions and private owners have lent works dating from the early 20th century which relate to the iconic church and associated buildings.

Local artists have also contributed by creating new works depicting the church and surrounds.

There will also be a series of photographs from the mid 1800s up to 2014 depicting St Matthew’s weddings, christenings and confirmations.

FOHACARG will also be running a raffle to help pay for the conservation of the church’s portrait of Reverend Robert Cartwright – the first resident chaplain of St Matthew’s.

Hawkesbury Council’s general manager Peter Conroy will open the exhibition at 7.30pm on this Friday, October 13. Entry is free.The exhibition will then be open from 10am - 3pm over the weekend. 

Enquiries: contact Margaret on 4577 4440.

Another exhibition opening this weekend is that of local artist Josephine Blue. Josephine said she works in a mixture of art materials.

“I use layers of watercolour paint, oil pastel, ink and acrylic, often with metallic highlights,’ she said. “I like the ephemeral light effects of metallic paint and ink - it only shines when it catches the light from a certain angle – a bit like life.”

The exhibition launches this Sunday, October 15 at the Village Kitchen in Kurrajong Village, 83 Old Bells Line of Road from 3-5pm. It will then run until mid-November.

'View from a train window' by Josephine Blue. She uses pastels, metallics and ink to create atmospheric pieces which draw in the viewer.

'View from a train window' by Josephine Blue. She uses pastels, metallics and ink to create atmospheric pieces which draw in the viewer.