29 November – 5 January
We look forward to welcoming Byron Shire based artist Dave Sparkes back to Murwillumbah with his new solo exhibition The Illuminated Landscape.
Dave Sparkes has been involved in various creative pursuits over the years, including as senior writer/photographer for the iconic surfing magazine Tracks for over 20 years. Dave’s spellbinding watercolour landscapes show an acute perception of depth, light and shadow, developed through his many years as a highly accomplished surf photographer.
Dave writes, “In The Illuminated Landscape I try to evoke a sense of whimsical, almost melancholy realism, an alternate or parallel world, suggesting a time before man’s interference with the landscape. As an accomplished daydreamer, I often paint places as they once were, just humming along in their heartbreakingly pristine state. Even so, I still hope to give the viewer a sense of actually being in the scene “now”, and a sensation of tangible physical presence, despite possibly never having been to the location in the work. “
Join Dave in the Long Gallery on Friday 29 November 5pm – 7pm to celebrate opening night of The Illuminated Landscape.