Foyer Gallery Exhibitions

Amy McNamara 2012 Snow White, watercolour on paper, 21 x 29
Amy McNamara 2012 Snow White, watercolour on paper, 21 x 29

Technicolour Dreaming

Curated by Caitlin Eyre | Featuring Amy McNamara

Showing 16 October until 11 November 2014
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm daily

Exhibition Opening | 2 – 4 pm, Sunday 19 October.  All welcome.

Technicolour Dreaming presents a vibrant and eclectic series of watercolour and mixed media illustrations by emerging local artist Amy McNamara. The artist combines bright colours, ornate patterns and a delicate painting style to produce highly atmospheric and dreamlike depictions of both real and imagined worlds. Vividly coloured and gracefully rendered, this charming series brings light to the enchanting inner world of the artist, deftly blurring the boundaries between the realms of reality and the surreal.

The Artist

Amy McNamara is an Adelaide-based emerging designer and illustrator. She graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) in 2010 before completing a Master of Design (majoring in illustration) in 2012. Amy has previously displayed her work at Greenhill Galleries and the University of South Australia’s graduate exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition Wonderland, was held at the Sub Rosa Shop and Gallery in 2014.

Click here to read about Curator Caitlin Eyre

La Danse Macabre

Curated by Craig Robert Middleton | Featuring Chris Callaghan and Julia Townsend

Showing 13 November until 8 December 2014
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm daily

Exhibition Opening | 6 – 8 pm, Thursday 13 November.  All welcome.

La Danse Macabre presents the work of two contemporary visual artists working in two opposing mediums who explore the theme of death in very different ways. Death is something that, as humans, we cannot escape. The theme of death has always had an important place in art history and has been interpreted in countless ways to remind us of the inevitability of death and the fragility of life. Julia Townsend and Chris Callaghan present just a slice of how diversely Australian contemporary artists explore the human preoccupation with death.

The Artists

Chris Callaghan is an Adelaide based photographic artist. He has an academic background in graphic design, film and television production, and has worked for ABC Adelaide mostly with outside broadcasts such as Q&A. In 2012, Chris travelled to India on what he described as a ‘photographic adventure’ exploring his chosen medium on an entirely new level. Chris recently exhibited his work as part of the Format Festival in Adelaide.

Julia Townsend is an oil painter living and working in Adelaide. Townsend has studied at the University of Adelaide and the Adelaide Central School of Art majoring in oil painting. In 2014 Julia participated in a Figure Painting Intensive with Studio Escalier in Argenton, France. For Julia, every painting is a new experience and the merging of the inner artistic world with her observations of an external reality. Recently she exhibited with RAW artists’ initiative in Adelaide.

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Events & Dates

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EXHIBITION: Technicolour Dreaming
11 Nov
EXHIBITION: La Danse Macabre
13 Nov
08 Dec
13 Nov

Contact details

Caitlin Eyre and Craig Robert Middleton

08 8267 5111


Technicolour Dreaming - exhibition catalogue Technicolour Dreaming - floor sheet