Prints, paintings and drawings of the Southern Tablelands will be on display at the Lane Cove Music and Cultural Association, 266 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, from 14th August to 8th September. The artist, Dr. Barbara David, refers to the images as being a product of her “fifth age”: the first being a childhood in Glebe; the second training at the Conservatorium of Music and subsequently teaching music in Sydney secondary schools; the third driving taxis to put herself through six years at Macquarie University, and the fourth lecturing at the Australian National University in Canberra.
While at the ANU two further life-changing things occurred. The first was the purchase of a brick turn-of-the-century (nineteenth!) cottage in the village of Gunning and, from being what she had always thought of as a “slum baby”, she felt herself beginning to identify with the land. The second major change was a slow but strong growth in commitment to her art practice, something that had previously been little more than a pleasant hobby. So strong did this commitment become that Barbara took the opportunity for early retirement in order to pursue full-time training in visual arts at Goulburn TAFE.
There, in her third year, she was awarded the Arts and Media Student of the year for the Illawarra region, and will this year complete the Advanced Diploma.
The landscapes and studies of birds, rocks and trees are inspired by Barbara’s daily rambles through the countryside with her dogs and can be seen at the Centre during the following opening times.
Mondays 12-4 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10-4, and other times
by appointment (02 94278027)
Everyone is welcome to the Exhibition Opening on Sunday 14th August at 3pm.