Upcoming Exhibition: 1-16 July 2023
Showcasing Works from Kim Maple, Liz McKay & Shabbi
Yallingup Galleries cordially invites you to an art exhibition on 1st July 2023.
The exhibition features prominent Australian artists Kim Maple, Liz McKay, and Shabbi. Attendees will have the opportunity to view a curated selection of new works, providing a detailed insight into the individual styles and narratives of these accomplished artists.
About Yallingup Galleries
Yallingup Galleries, located on the scenic Caves Road at the gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region, is a purpose-built gallery set within a tranquil natural bush setting. In close proximity to pristine beaches, wineries, and restaurants, the gallery represents esteemed Australian artists and features a diverse collection of fine arts and furniture. We invite you to explore the artistic offerings at our gallery.
Meet The Artists
Unveil the creative ethos behind the awe-inspiring works of Kim Maple, Liz McKay, and Shabbi. Each artist carries a unique perspective and creative process, providing layers of depth to their masterpieces. Dive into their artistic journeys, understand their inspirations, and explore the narratives they weave through their creations.
Kim Maple uses strong and bold colours in her paintings to express a contemporary appreciation for the unique Western Australian landscape. Her powerful works were initially inspired from memories but have now developed into a broader statement to capture the passionate nature of our environment in all its forms.
Kim states, “Trees give a sense of place, a timelessness of the land.” Working in oils, she looks to simplify elements and push boundaries. Abstract in composition and structure, while balancing the shapes and colour within the space, Kim builds rhythmic movements across her canvases using layers of colour and glazes.
Liz McKay’s vibrant works draw their essence from smoky bars, sultry jazz singers, romantic couples, European cafes and childhood memories. Characteristic of Liz’s painting style is the attention to expression and colour. The focus of the paintings is the intriguing expressions and
interaction between the painted figures, which invite the viewer to explore the unwritten thoughts and feelings between them. Liz McKay has created a unique perspective on the emotional connection between music, colour, shape and mood, to creating unusual and compelling images.
Inspired by a short hobby course in ceramics many years ago, Shabbi developed a love of clay. The smell, the feel and the positive outcomes of working with clay were fundamental in her passion to create forms reflecting nature. Her passion to re-create the beautiful rock formations nature has provided, the rock pools, pebbles and the native bushland are evident in her sculptural pieces. Shabbi applies unique techniques to achieve her tactile and organic finishes. She works entirely by hand using coils of gritty clay to build her pots.
The pots are finished with mediums such as seaweed, copper wire, salt, salt laden bandages and ferric chloride then fired in a saggar which is often, simply, alfoil.
Exhibition Catalogue Release: Get Ahead of the Crowd
The exhibition catalogue, a comprehensive list of all works available at the exhibition, will be made available on our website on the 15th of June 2023. To ensure you don't miss the opportunity to view the full collection, we highly recommend joining our mailing list. Subscribers will receive the catalogue directly to their inbox, affording them the convenience of early viewing.