It was exciting to see some young people exhibiting at Top of the Torrens Gallery when the new exhibition entitled “Capturing Light, Creating Form” was opened by Rosie Trenerry at the Top of the Torrens Gallery in Birdwood on Sunday, February 4.
Rosie spoke eloquently regarding the value of the community gallery giving local people of all ages an opportunity to display their creativity and commended all the artists for the high standard of their work.
Alexandrina Seager is showing four intriguing photographs, one of which is a selfie of Alexandrina peering through some leaves and another is a spider web attached to some barbed wire.
Will Sexton, who is a local blacksmith, is showing a spectacular photograph of sparks coming off his grinding wheel and a much more tranquil photograph of thistle seeds making a delightful pattern as they blow about in the wind.
He is also showing a large metal mandala called “Dream Catcher” and two steel panels of coloured cut out autumn leaves.
Kyle Richards has us spinning with his photographs taken with the aid of a glass ball, one of which is entitled “Great Balls of Fire”.
It is very exciting to see a young person with such a great imagination and such a passion.
One of his photographs has a number of 3275, giving us an indication of his determination and perseverance to get that perfect shot.
Lindy Downing is showing two unusual black and white photos, one is called “Angle on Angling” and the other is “Rendezvous” taken of Red-necked Avocets.
Carol Coventry has captured that golden glow, which comes across the beach, as the sun goes down in a photo entitled “Evening Sand Drift”.
Marie Hume seems to be able to take her camera right into the water with her photograph entitled “Frozen Wave”.
Viv Liddicoat’s “River Cruise” depicts that peaceful way that pelicans just drift down the river but Annette Dawson’s “His beak can hold more than his belly can” has captured a pelican in the middle of an enormous meal.
Jody Mayfield has superimposed an intricate cut out flower collage over the top of her photograph, which is called “Phoenix Floridius”.
John Wallace is showing a spectacular photo of a girl playing a harp, which has been digitally altered to give it an abstract appearance, whilst Dana Fatchen has taken her photo looking back at the Festival Theatre from the new footbridge over the Torrens.
Catherine Watkins and Greg Rees both present magnificent photos of the Australian Outback and Peter Lukeman and Leon Holmes finish off the exhibition with their pieces of sculpture, Peter’s being exceptionally lifelike wooden heads and Leon’s being a copper ballet dancer called “Ecstatic”.
This very different exhibition will hang until March 18. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm.