Rural Temora

Trees & Animals by Steven O'Hara
Trees & Animals by Steven O’Hara.

Rural Temora

Lorraine O’Hara, Steven O’Hara, Ivan Harradine and Richard Thomas

18 June – 6 September 2021

Ann Harding Conference Centre
Foyer, Bldg 24, University of Canberra, University Drive South, Bruce ACT

Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Thurs
9am-4pm Fri

With distinct styles and approaches to image-making, the Temora Art Factory group collectively responds to the regional setting where they live and work. Meeting in Bundawarrah Centre every Saturday for the past eight years, they practice alongside a museum site showcasing the evolving rural landscape.

Lorraine develops huge multi-coloured acrylic paintings, creating imagery inspired by everyday experiences and objects. Richard is a painter and printmaker whose works explore abstract intertwining forms. Steven’s works are heavily influenced by the outback and the bush, and he explores these themes through painting, illustration and sculpture. Ivan’s practice includes painting, printmaking and digital art. The abstract forms illustrate a strong sense of nature.

Lorraine O’Hara has exhibited in Art to Crow About at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, End of Year Exhibition (2019) at the HR Gallop Gallery and 5 Years (2021) at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. In 2020 she was commissioned to create a work for Artstate 2020, and she is currently working toward her first solo exhibition Colourful Wonderful at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in 2021.

Steven O’Hara has contributed works to End of Year Exhibition (2016) at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Bush Country (2017), End of Year Exhibition (2019) at the HR Gallop Gallery and 5 Years (2021) at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Ivan Harradine has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including The Art Factory Temora (2019) at the Bundawarrah Centre, End of Year Exhibition (2019) at the HR Gallop Gallery and 5 Years (2021) at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.

Richard Thomas has exhibited in The Art Factory Temora (2019) at the Bundawarrah Centre, End of Year Exhibition (2019) at the HR Gallop Gallery and 5 Years (2021) at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. In late 2020, three of Richard’s works were purchased for the collection of Galerie COA in Montreal, Canada.

This exhibition is part of the IGNITE program for artists who identify as disabled, D/deaf, HOH, chronically ill, neurodiverse or who have lived experience of mental health issues.