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Reflections of Industry & Nature
The very talented Australian artist Steve Jannar will be holding his solo art exhibition in the Marsden Gallery of the Casula Powerhouse buildingfrom Saturday the 30th of June 2018 until Sunday the 29th of July 2018. It will open 9-5pm on weekdays and 9-4:30pm on weekends.
Reflections of Industry and Nature by Steve Jannar. Image courtesy of Steve Jannar.
Steve Jannar won the Casula Powerhouse Scholarship Prize at the 20th Anniversary Liverpool Art Society Exhibition back in 2017 and as part of that award, Steve is allowed to hold this solo exhibition. All courtesy of Liverpool City Council.
Walking around Wattamolla, RNP. Image courtesy of Steve Jannar.
The exhibition will showcase his paintings of natural and industrial areas around Sydney to reflect the industrial Casula Powerhouse building and the adjacent Georges River and bushland.
The exhibition is also part of the WOW (Way Out West) Festival from 18 - 21 July 2018 and provides an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the sounds and smells of the sights painted by this talented and respected artist.
Forest Island Bend II, RNP by Steve Jannar. Image courtesy of Steve Jannar.
Steve Jannar is a Sydney-based artist and is essentially a figurative painter. His earlier period was very much influenced by the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionists, in particular by Streeton, Roberts & Conder and in more recent times, by Sydney Long.
Turbulence thru the Narrows - Bents Basin, Upper Nepean by Steve Jannar. Image courtesy of Steve Jannar.
Being an architect had contributed to the fact that many of his earlier works included the built environment in the Australian vernacular. Since 2008, he has returned to painting in acrylic paint rather than oil and is painting on a larger scale and freeing up his style. Over the years, Steve has exhibited in and around Sydney and is also represented in overseas collections.
This is not Steve's first solo exhibition as his first was back in February 2004 'Sydney or the Bush' – oil paintings of Sydney, NSW & Northern Victoria at the Balmain 'Watch House'.
Moving onto 2013, Steve had a local exhibition that was sponsored by his local MP, Glenn Brookes. The exhibition had numerous paintings that were based on the waterways of the Georges River and Salt Pan Creek at Bankstown Paceway. It included a 6-metre-long painting of Boatsheds along the shores of Salt Pan Creek/One Tree Point.
Not to rest on his laurels, Steve shared an exhibition with Michael Braden, which was held at the Balmoral 'Bathers' Pavilion Gallery in early in 2014.
2018 CPAC Paintings on show. Image courtesy of Steve Jannar.
Steve states that having water as a common theme in his paintings makes Sydney a wonderful base from which to work. Especially when you have the great waterways of Sydney Harbour, the Hawkesbury & Nepean Rivers, Port Hacking and the Royal National Park.
While you are at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, you should take the time to find out what else is going on at this 1951 building which was built by the NSW Electricity Commission and was known as the Liverpool Powerhouse.
The centre now houses an international standard exhibition space and a 326-seat state of the art theatre. The centre also boasts a multi-purpose theatre/performance space, artists' studios and artists' residency spaces 7 exhibition spaces. (near Liverpool).
Where you arrive there, you should also take the time to listen out for the relaxing sounds of the bellbirds and the occasional whipbird. This wonderful oasis is situated in a little pocket of nature in the midst of suburbia on the Georges River near Liverpool.
This collection of painting carried out while capturing the colour of nature around Sydney Harbour, the Georges and Port Hacking Rivers, plus the Royal National Park is an exhibition not to be missed.