Artist Talk and Gallery Shop Soiree at Benalla Art Gallery

Edie Black Song to the Siren Pendant

Approaching Christmas, Benalla Art Gallery will host an afternoon with some of the region’s talented artists from 3pm on Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Gallery Shop exhibitor for December, Edie Black, will headline the afternoon with her presentation Enchantment and Relationships to Land discussing cultural and sensory ways of understanding her obsession with landscape.

Edie Black is a multidisciplinary artist with over 20 years’ experience. Her mediums span photorealist painting, textiles, and public installations. Her jewellery practice draws from ancient blacksmithing and armoury techniques and is concerned with the Australian landscape, and the ways in which we attach value.

Edie explains she is “the only artist in the world fusing 24 carat gold with steel and iron—a technique I was told was impossible. Each piece is unique and cannot be replicated.”

Edie Black has pledged 25% of proceeds from any items sold to Tommorrow Today Foundation for “12 Days of Christmas” between 7 December and 19 December. She will also be offering all customers a 5 percent discount.

Edie’s presentation will be immediately followed by the Gallery Shop Soiree, where 2022’s previous Gallery Shop exhibitors will come together to present their latest work which will all be available for purchase. This will be a lovely opportunity to meet the artists face to face in a relaxed setting, and to find unique, locally made Christmas gifts.

Featured artists include, Pauline Fraser, Maggie Hollins, North East Basketmakers, Juliet Ferguson, Joan Mullarvey, Lorna Hobbs, Susie Buykx, Melanie Ball (Appliquez Moi), Mel Dosser (The Papered Tree) and Bill Harris (Birds in Focus).

Guests will be treated to refreshments and can take advantage of an additional 10 percent off selected shop items (10 percent additional discount for Gallery members).

Image: Edie BLACK – Song to the Siren Pendant – 18 karat rose and 22 karat gold fusion and gold filled chain

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