Starts: 1st May 2017
Ends: 22nd May 2017
Opening Night: 6th May 5pm to 7pm
Where: Left Bank Gallery

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Dual Elements

Left Bank Gallery, the coast’s newest contemporary art space, is proud to present the dynamic joint exhibition, Dual Elements, featuring award winning and acclaimed artists, Amica Whincop and Kurt Black. Through a shared love of nature, both artists intricately explore differing natural elements with a rare sense of force and fluidity.

Join us for drinks with the artists on Saturday 6th May from 5pm to 7pm. 

RSVP by 3rd May on 5532 0788 or events@leftbankgallery.com.au

About Amica Whincop

Amica Whincop is a contemporary Australian artist, recognised for her undulating ‘stone’ like forms which float gently around the canvas. Predominantly influenced by the intricacies of nature, its fragility and strength, there is something simultaneously tranquil and passionate about the pieces she creates.

“I am intrigued by the perfect imperfection found in natural beauty, and use colour and form to evoke its sense of mystery and wonder. My approach to painting is relaxed and intuitive, rather than analytical. It's a beautiful chaos to paint this way.” 

Educated as a visual artist and educator, she graduated from QUT in 2003 with a double degree in Visual Arts and Secondary Education. Now settled in the country town of Gympie, Queensland with her husband and three children, she works as both an artist and visual arts educator.

Her hope that the calm energy she creates in each painting transfers to the viewer is being realised as her work continues to receive widespread national interest.  Stylists from both The Block and Grand Designs Australia, have recently featured her work in their homes and publications, and more recently one of her pieces has been selected to feature in the upcoming edition of Home Design magazine.  Recognition of Amica’s work continues to develop after her prestigious selection in this year’s, The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art.


About Kurt Black

Kurt Black’s bold and assertive use of colour and brush stroke, manifests in the elements.  He paints outside…in the rain, the sun, without walls, using the climate of the day to determine what media he works with. For Kurt, his bands of colour come from afar and insist on being, even when when he is determined that the image will be other.  It is the dominant icon that comes from years of contemplating the horizon and being able to surrender to it in an autobiographical approach. 

 “My images are direct and personal responses to what’s going on around me. Coastal environments are in my blood and this consistently emerges as a theme. They describe places that we can touch through seeing – places where we might exchange some energy in our encounters. And there are layers of meaning; the strife of life ends up in there in some unpredictable way.”

Since giving up his day job 2 years ago, to become a full time artist, Kurt has created prolifically with passion being selected for exhibitions and receiving the Judges encouragement prize at the Kingaroy Art Prize for his sculpture. He has also been shortlisted in Tasmania's Hutchins works on paper prize, the Minnawarra Art Award, the Noosa Art Prize and the Brisbane Art Prize. Most impressively is his ability to crack the international art market sales with 13 works selling to Germany just last year.