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Big Sky Country - An Exhibition of Works by Di Taylor at Collie Art Gallery

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Di Taylor is one of Western Australia's most prolific landscape artists and with Big Sky Country, there will be a collection of works created by Di.

These are of the natural bush in the Northern wheat belt area as well as the southern Coast of Western Australia.

Inspired by many trips to Carnamah, Margaret River and Albany, working on location using the space to create the freedom that only comes with a big sky, Di was immersed into the amazing diversity of this flat expanse of land with horizons that stretch on forever!

The ever changing colours of our Australian sky was also a huge influence in these artworks. After carrying the big canvases and crates of paints through the prickly scrub, Di wanted to achieve "instant immersion into the landscape", and find a space of flat ground where she could lie and look up into the sky watching as the rabbits, horses and emus drift by in all their fluffy white.

She would then scribble on her canvas using charcoal and ochre or whatever was in reach, framed by rough wiry trees, stretching their gnarly fingers up trying to grab at the blue as it goes by! The rhythm created by the curves and sharp protruding objects, demanding attention at the base of the ocean of blue.

You can come and meet Di at the opening of this wonderful Exhibition on Friday, 17th November, 2017 at 6.00 pm.

If you want to make your Collie trip really worthwhile, why not come and see this exhibition on the 26th November, when you could also attend the Shell Out in the Park, which is on from 10am to 4pm on 26th November, 2017 at the Bendigo Bank Music Shell in Collie.

Di Taylor is an established Western Australian artist that has been painting and exhibiting for over 45 years now. Di exhibits nationally and in her own studio gallery, DiVerse Studio in North Perth. In Western Australia, her work is represented in The Studio Gallery, Yallingup.

Di can been seen painting daily in her studio, which is open to the public. Di is a philanthropist and is:

An Artist in Residence for The North Midlands Project
Sponsor for Starlight
Rafikki Surgical Mission
Until recently a Director on the Board of Artrinsic Inc.
Winner of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture

This year, Di has also supported Cystic Fibrosis WA and St John Of God Ovarian Cancer Research as the feature artist. Di actually started her art career at the National Art School in Sydney at the age of 17, and then went to live in the country after falling in love!

Now that Di is a successful artist, she has had many solo exhibitions annually in Melbourne, Sydney, Margaret River, Yallingyup, Broome, Artist in Residence for the Hawaiian Group, and her Studio in Angove Street, North Perth.

Di has also been represented in many large corporate collections, and non profit organisations such as Starlight, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Uniting Care West, Homeless Connect, Save The Children, Lifeline, Variety Club, Art for Africa, PMH Foundation to name but a few. Di is proud to be on the Board of Directors of Artrinsic Inc. for the last 5 years, and is recognised as a prominent West Australian established artist, exhibiting and judging as a senior artist.

Some of the galleries Di has exhibited in are:
Jahroc in Margaret River
The Studio Gallery Yallingyup
Cable Beach Club Resort in Broome
Linton and Kay Gallery Subiaco
Traffic Jam Gallery in Sydney
SmartArtz Gallery Melbourne
Redcliffe Gallery in Queensland

Di says "To be complacent is not an option, I strive to be inventive, creative, inspiring and always compassionate."

Here you can watch a video with Di and learn more about her and her life and painting:

Collie Art Gallery and
Bendigo Bank Music Shell
Throssil Street

Art - opening night 17th November, 2017
Exhibition open to 17th December, 2017

Opening night - 6 pm to 8 pm
Gallery open from 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday to Monday

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Why? For an outstanding art display by Di Taylor
When: Opening night 17th November, 2017
Where: Collie Art Gallery, 134 Throssell Street, Collie
Cost: Free
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