Exhibition Dates: 14 September – 2 October 2022
10am – 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday
A journey of landscape paintings through country New South Wales by Sandra Blackburne.
Open Spaces represents an escape to the country as opposed to the closed spaces of lockdown. Sandra Blackburne wanted to depict fresh air, expansiveness and freedom.
These paintings are a collection of works derived from plein air sketches produced during her travels throughout NSW, and depict Blackburne’s interest in the effects of light on the landscape. Given that they were produced over three years, they reflect diverse spaces, differing landscapes and changing seasons, but all focus on the drama, fragility and power of country.
Image: Sandra Blackburne, Fields of Summer Hunter Valley (detail), 2021, oil on canvas
For more information visit https://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Events/Open-Spaces