From 2-17 February, the Tuggeranong Arts Centre Galleries will host two exhibitions from Batlow landscape artist Phil Ryan and local videographers Silver Dory Productions.
Visitors to Phil Ryan’s mixed media painting exhibition, entitled Young Volcanic Landscapes, may be surprised to learn that Australia is home to two large volcanic provinces that have erupted in the past 10,000 years – one in Far North Queensland, and the other stretching across central-western parts of Victoria and south-eastern South Australia.
These new additions to Australia’s ancient landscape have resulted in lava tubes, colourful rock outcrops and volcanic craters which vary significantly between sites. One of the aims of this series of landscapes is to juxtapose the beauty and serenity of the current landforms with their recent violent and dramatic origins.
Phil Ryan’s collection contrasts with the screening of Silver Dory Productions’ Brindabellas: Edge of Light, which takes viewers on a cinematic tour of the frozen mountain wilderness using near infrared technology.