I am truly excited to invite you to view an exhibition of paintings by abstract landscape artist MATILDA DUMAS at GLENMORE HOUSE. Matilda's work, as you can see, is filled with joyful, bold and vibrant gesture, using a vivid, colourful palette.
On FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER, you are invited to an intimate lunch and preview of the exhibition, when art consultant Alison Renwick will regale us with an informal talk on 'Growing your Art Collection', with a focus on supporting younger artists and the joy of following their careers. Matilda, of course, will be on hand to chat throughout....while I whip up a seasonal, garden-inspired lunch for all to enjoy. From one aspect at lunch in the loggia, you will be able to see the exhibition of Til's fabulous works hanging in the Dairy, and from the other, the Borders in full late-spring flight....I imagine the effect will be rather breathtaking (and hope that it will be a very fine day!).
The exhibition will then be open during the course of that following weekend, SATURDAY 4 and SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 10am - 4pm. While this is not 'open garden' as such, of course you will be very welcome to wander in the garden (read between the lines those of you who keep asking me if we're opening this year!). Til intends to paint en plein air from the Hayshed, so you will be able to chat with her on both days. We'll be setting up a still life or two for her....gathered from the garden. Elderflower cordial will be on tap to quench your thirst and the Barn will be open too....(I've been propagating plants in anticipation!). All details about the weekend are here.
We very much hope you will join us, either for the delightful lunch and preview, or during the course of the weekend. To see all details and to make a booking for the lunch, please click here. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Very best wishes as always,
ps I wonder if you saw the terrific story about Matilda in the March 2017 issue of Country Style Magazine? 'Big Sky Dreaming' catches a glimpse of Til's formative years, to her family life today where she divides her time between beachside Avalon and country NSW. In the current issue, Harriet Goodall has owning one of Til's paintings on her 'wish list'!