Without Pier is located in Cheltenham and focuses on contemporary Australian artists across a range of artistic practice – sculpture (metal, timber, glass) paintings, sculpted furniture. Wonderful works to capture the eye. This visit I reacquainted myself with some artists (Rhonda Gray, Nicole Allen – see previous entries) while also discovering Brendon Sims from Gippsland (which is just full of great artists.)
Brendon Sims obviously has a love of Gippsland; this exhibition focuses on the horizon, colours and waters of the Gippsland Lakes. As you move from painting to painting you move through the different moods and colours of the lakes from dawn to dusk, calm to ripple to wave. Something for every mood, contemplative, meditative, uplifting and even (g)rumbling.
I also discovered a lovely glasswork by Martin Goldin.