Local landscape the focus of new exhibition

Brunswick Sky by artist Cedar Jeffs on display at Tweed Regional Gallery

Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Northern NSW artist Cedar Jeffs is bringing her exhibition - Brunswick Sky - to Tweed Regional Gallery from Friday 18 September 2020.

Jeffs is an emerging artist based in Brunswick Heads with her work focussing on oil painting, drawing and collage. A recurrent theme in her work is her love of the natural world and relationship with local landscapes. 

In the series titled Brunswick Sky, Jeffs has featured Brunswick Heads beach as her subject. Painted during the summer of 2019/20, these works focus on the changing seascapes, and investigate her relationship with place, belonging and the landscapes of her home. 

"Brunswick Sky is an exploration of both the ephemeral nature of the landscape and the emotional responses that evolve from close daily observation. Large expanses of water and sky, light constantly changing and reflecting onto the ocean, clouds continually morphing into new shapes, or the ensuing darkness prior to a storm, all provide endless possibilities and inspiration," Jeffs said of her exhibition.

Jeffs is currently a third-year student at the Byron School of Art, Mullumbimby. Previously, Jeffs worked in the fashion and textiles industry for several years, honing her creative practice in mediums including sewing, pattern making and costume design.

"After postponing this exhibition - which was initially scheduled for May 2020 - due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am thrilled that it is now able to go ahead. Cedar is a promising emerging artist and eloquently captures the atmosphere of the region," Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM said.

With physical distancing measures in place, visitors can view the exhibition along with other works by booking a free timed ticket through the Gallery's website.