Neon Local celebrates the creative talent of the Mid North Coast in an exhibition of new work by Adam Murray, Claire Johnson, Ainslie Ivin-Smith and Sarah Mufford. As part of this exhibition each artist will be spending time in the exhibition space creating, and providing an opportunity to get a peek behind the scenes of their art practice.
Sarah Mufford is a recently returned Mid North Coast artist whose work encompasses drawing, painting and printmaking. Trained at the Australian National University, Canberra School of Art, with postgraduate studies at the University of Technology Sydney, Mufford has been exhibiting nationally for two decades. This year she has been a finalist in the JADA and winning highly commended in both Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award and in Melbourne’s Banyule Works on Paper Award.
Adam Murray is one of Port Macquarie’s most well-known artists; his technique is ever changing, his artworks bold and dynamic. Murray is a practicing artist since 2002. Murray graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts in 2012, since has exhibited in solo and group shows in Sydney, Newcastle & Port Macquarie. Murray also works as a live artist involved in many music festivals, events, street mural projects and competitions. Murray has work in public & private collections in NSW.
Ainslie Ivin-Smith was born and bred in Sydney but now lives on her Dunghutti ancestors’ land, where Korogoro Creek meets the sea. Riding upon the shoulders of giants influences her intuitive but deliberate choices in colour and composition. The emotional narrative of her work is formed by being a mother, a believer and elements of the land. Ainslie has travelled and exhibited extensively.
Claire Johnson is a ceramicist and painter currently based in Port Macquarie after spending the last seven years in Sydney where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at UNSW Art and Design. Working with a number of materials, including clay, ink and collage, as well as creating large scale interior projects Claire’s work is constantly evolving and she is rarely seen without a brush or clay in her hair.
A Glasshouse Regional Gallery Exhibition.
Please note the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.