Starting August 26 and running until November 19, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest will be celebrating 75 years of modernist art
and living at the site with a suite of exhibitions.
Titled 'Emu Island - Modernism in Place', the exhibition suite explores and celebrates the rich history of the gallery and
house. Once the home and studio of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers, the Gallery site was - and is today – a place of lively debate, artistic
creation and exhibition at the foot of the Blue Mountains on the banks of the Nepean River.
The Main Gallery on the property will feature the modernist artists that were friends and contemporaries of Margo and Gerald - including
acclaimed artists like John Olsen, Carl Pate, Judy Cassab, Robert Klippel, Margel and Frank Hinder.
Lewers House, the original home will exhibit a new series of work by young modernist artists working today.
The property’s garden has been landscaped and designed around Gerald and Margo Lewers' sculptures. The garden’s Ancher Cottage, is now an artist-in-residence cottage where Blue Mountains artist Ian Millis will be exhibiting his work.
The site also has a delightful Courtyard Cafe for some respite between exhibit viewings.
In September and October, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest will be a hotspot of activity. The 75 year celebration will hold a myriad of
public programs including; garden day w/jazz, public tours and talks, a symposium, curator talks and education activities.
Click Here for upcoming dates and further information on upcoming public programs.
Feature Image: Margo's Living Room Exhibit - MRC Ancher House.
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- 25 Aug 2017
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