WITHIN SIGHT OF LAND from the collection

Isabel GOMEZ 'Fern Bay, Kooragang' 2010 oil on canvas 35.5 x 45.5 cm Purchased 2010 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist
1 September - 25 November 2012

This exhibition, drawn from the Gallery's collection, explores the notion of the seascape as one of the most developed art genres for many centuries. The title of the exhibition Within sight of land suggests a connection between land and sea and a yearning for the possible discovery of new worlds.

The exhibition entices the viewer to travel beyond the safety of land, beckoning them to respond to the physical and spiritual forces of the sea. It highlights our continues enchantment with the ocean and, particularly here in Newcastle, reminds us that we are a population which clings to the coast.



Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill