The French Door Gallery
Featuring a vibrant program of exhibitions showcasing recent work by Clarence Valley artists in Prentice House.
The gallery launched 'The French Door Gallery' in 2021, which features a vibrant program of exhibitions by Clarece Valley artists. Each month a selected artist will schowcas a recent body of work in Prentice House West Gallery.
Yvonne Ledingham - Fibrepress 2022
For many years papermaking has formed a powerful influence on Yvonne’s creativity. Being a committed recycler, Yvonne recreates the textures, contours and colours of remote Australia as viewed from the air, sea and from what she has viewed during her camping adventures. Using the technique of ‘pulp painting’, Yvonne uses found fibres such as coloured soils, beaten cotton and linen cloth rag scraps, which are processed to a pulp in a ‘Hollander Beater’ and a hydraulic press built especially for this by her husband Phillip to create her mesmerising works.
This exhibition is on view from Wednesday to Sunday in Prentice House until 9 October 2022.
Upcoming French Door exhibition dates
11 October - 5 November
7 November - 3 December
Top: Yvonne Ledingham Cool Meander 2021, Hat straw, plant fibre, cotton and linen (detail). Courtesy of the artist.
Homepage square: The French Door logo. Courtesy of TMG Design
Slider: Yvonne Ledingham Gully Folds 2019, Pulp painting of cotton and linen rag, (detail). Courtesy of the artist.
Riverstones and Ramifications: Bronwyn Bancroft
This exhibition celebrates the deep connection between the artist and her Uncle Pat Bancroft.
A survey exhibition presenting a cross section of contemporary art from diverse artistic voices in New South Wales.
Showcasing past exhibitions of local and national artists, the permanent collection and touring exhibitions.
Our Place - Celebrating the Clarence
An opportunity for Clarence Valley creatives to get involved with the Gallery.
River to the Sea
Celebrating the magnificent Clarence River and surrounding landscape through the eyes of renowned national and local artists.
Our Place: Celebrating the Clarence
Celebrating the Clarence Valley and the creativity of our local community.
NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2020
This exhibition celebrates the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects
For the Love of Drawing: Pam Fysh
Presenting a selection of works exploring the diversity of Pam's practice.
Awakenings: the making of 'Things Impossible'.
An exhibition that explores ablism, mental health and gender expression through technology including virtual reality.
Teo Treloar: And Now, The Plague
These graphite pencil drawings investigate the themes of isolation, existential threat, and the absurd realities of life in a pandemic.
Re-Collect: Lyndall Phelps
This exhibition explores the recurring themes of collecting, nature and history which dominate Phelps’ art practice.
Self: A Northern Rivers Creative Group show
Featuring the work of Xanthe Dobbie, Stephen Garrett, Laith McGregor, Antoinette O'Brien, Fabian Pertzel and Joe Swepson.
The Green Room: Works from the collection
Hidden Treasures from the collection curated by local Clarence Valley Nations artist Frances Belle Parker.
Gesture: Works from the collection
Works that communicate ideas about the broader human experience through body language and gestures.
Sue Bell: Young at Heart
An exploration of childhood memories referencing family mementos from the past and present.
Kade Valja: Soul Ties
This exhibition explores and documents Kade's spiritual lessons and life experiences from a human standpoint.