The Gallery, as an intrinsic part of its program, exhibits the work of major artists from north-west New South Wales. Narrabri artist, Nancy Hunt, has long produced paintings, drawings and sculpture based on her experience of growing up and living in the country. Her paintings on canvas and collages are lyrical and subdued and hint of the landscape.
Hunt has exhibited in the famous Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach and has participated in many art prize exhibitions across Australia. She is well known as an outstanding art teacher and ran TAFE courses in Moree and Narrabri for many years.
James Kearns has been the artist-in-residence at the Moree Plains Gallery since June 2013. In his latest group of works for this exhibition the artist has aimed “to capture the vibrant environment of the Moree Plains landscape through conscious and subconscious marks and brushstrokes.”
The artist said: "My art is a continuous exploration of internal and external influences, using most mediums including paint, charcoal, dirt, collage on all surfaces, predominantly canvas. My work varies between delicate and aggressive strokes, depending on my state of mind at the time”
Kearns is represented by Maunsell Wickes (Barry Stern Galleries) Sydney, NSW.