Egg & Dart Family and Friends Exhibition opnes July 21

A who’s who of the Illawarra art scene has contributed to the Egg & Dart Family and Friends Exhibition.

Lynda Draper, Julia Flanagan, Rob Howe, India Mark, Frank Nowlan, Paul Ryan, Nick Santoro and Chris Zanko feature in the group exhibition running from July 21 to August 12.

Draper, primarily an object maker working in the ceramic medium, has received numerous national and international awards.

Her works are included in significant national and international collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy and the Renwick Alliance Gallery, Smithsonian Institute Washington.

Illawarra-based painter Howe is a graduate of University of Wollongong, completing his BCA in 2000 and his MCA in 2013.

India Mark’s works are included in the archival collection of the National Art School and she was also a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2016.

Frank Nowlan’s work is held in significant private collections as well as the Wollongong University Collection and the Wollongong City Gallery.

Nowlan is currently exhibiting at The Egg & Dart with latest exhibition, Old and New.

Paul Ryan has been a finalist 13 times in the coveted Archibald Prize, four times in the Wynne and six times in the Sulman Prize.

Nick Santoro's observational style is directing our attention towards the relationships between people and places, and generously offers the viewer a moment to pause on experiences that we often move through quickly. 

Chris Zanko, who is also a member of northern Illawarra band The Pinheads, uses woodcarving and printmaking techniques with painting to depict the vernacular Australian architecture and landscape.