What: New artists selected for this months show @ the Baker’s Gallery in Balnarring are painters Andrew Grimmer and Wendy Hall, Photographer Bill Bates and  Sculptor Brendon Taylor.  Along with the regular exhibitors, Michael Leeworthy, Jenny Croom,  Jenni McCauley, Imants Neidra, David Littlefield, Josh Meyor (from Snake Hole Gallery).

Brendon Taylor’s works are very interesting and timely considering we are enjoying the Montalto Sculpture Prize at the moment, it’s wonderful to view some smaller sculptural works.  

Brendon is what is called a preparator at Museum Victoria, a skilled craftsman using a variety of materials to create the narratives for museum display.  In this latest exhibition , Brendon is looking at personal milestones, rebuilding a life alone after marriage and the loss of his father from a heart attack, each piece looking enquiringly at the technical details in the structure of the heart, leading him to explore the physical and emotional sides of a personal human journey.

Brendon Taylor "A work in progress"
Brendon Taylor
“A work in progress”

Brendon also likes to explore quirky and whimsical imagery that provides other surreal storylines for the viewer  such as ‘Dangerous Dining’ and ‘The Fishing Chair’. 

I particularly like the ‘Fallen Angel’ a fridge that opens up to reveal moving parts, a tiny aeroplane revolving around the earth and ‘A work in progress’ (above)  a wonderfully carved piece of marble piece that directly symbolizes the rebuilding of his heart.  It’s wonderful to experience these exquisite 3 dimensional works.

Brendon Taylor "Fallen Angel"
Brendon Taylor “Fallen Angel”
One the young artists Michael has sourced for this new show is Andrew Grimmer. His painting remind me of works painted in a classical and figurative manner from the late Renaissance, dark and soul searching narratives and as one viewer said it reminded him of the Renaissance artist Caravaggio, what an honour! 

The Baker’s Gallery is a wonderful new addition to the Peninsula’s gallery scene, showcasing some of the best of the Peninsula’s established and emerging young artists.  

I highly recommend a visit to The Baker’s Gallery,  one Gallery visitor commented “The exhibition is well worth the visit, take time to look at the gallery, have a coffee and make a comment in the book and don’t forget to open the fridge door!”

When: Feb 28 – March 28 

Where: Corner of the Frankston Flinders and the Frankston Balnarring Roads, Balnarring

Contact: Michael Leeworthy on 0408 051 027

Andrea Ebsworth Cultural Planner, Mornington Peninsula Shire.  If you have a post you would like added contact me


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