RIVERTON LIGHT GALLERY

Established in 2007, Riverton Light Gallery showcases artworks by South Australian artists Robert Hannaford and Alison Mitchell where part of the space functions as a sculpture studio.

Featured in the exhibitions are a selection of oil paintings, works on paper, sculpture and prints, available to purchase online or at the gallery.

 

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Open on the last Sunday of every month 11 -3 pm

Previous Exhibitions

08/

'THE SKETCH'

ROBERT HANNAFORD

SALA 2021

One room full of drawings from the observational eye of Robert Hannaford. 

07/

'HANS - A LIFE'

ROBERT HANNAFORD

SALA 2019

As the inaugural recipient of the AME Bale Award (1969) Hannaford asked Hans, a local character, living on the streets, to sit for him.  This exhibition documents the extraordinary process of a young, 25 year old artist, teaching himself the skills of his craft by intense, direct and repeated observation. 

06/

'SMALL QUIET'

 

ALISON MITCHELL

SALA 2018 

An array of small paintings of quiet times.  Small moments of quiet reflection. Inside. Outside. All directly from life

05/

'TEN'

ROBERT HANNAFORD + ALISON MITCHELL

 SALA 2017

 

An exhibition of works by Robert Hannaford and Alison Mitchell celebrating the tenth year since the opening of the Riverton Light Gallery in 2007.

The underlying theme is the consistent return of each artist to the same subject matter over a number of years - a recurring exploration and scrutiny using a diversity of methods.

04/

'STILL LIFE OILS' 

ROBERT HANNAFORD + ALISON MITCHELL

2015

The Striped Set by Alison Mitchell

Grapes by Robert Hannaford

03/

‘BY THE WAY’

ROBERT HANNAFORD + ALISON MITCHELL 

SALA 2015

Travelling with an artist's eye through unfamiliar landscape brings fresh vision, impulse and freedom to these drawings, paintings and ruminations.

Spanning the past decade, this exhibition is an intimate view of the art of travel - seeing, recording, reviewing. Created as a 'by product', usually travelling to a portrait commission, or a Big (h)Art production, these works document the insatiable desire to record the passing world.

02/

"A SELECTION OF NEW WORKS" 

 

ALISON MITCHELL

2013

Oils from the studio, 'en plein air' paintings of Tasmania and the desert, and figures in watercolour.

01/

'RETURN OF THE BLACK CHICKS'

 

ROBERT HANNAFORD 

10 portraits of inspirational Aboriginal women won back in a Supreme Court legal battle. 

Hannaford was asked to paint the portraits as part of the 'Black Chicks Talking' project initiated by Bain Stewart and Leah Purcell. Unfortunately ownership of the art work was questioned and Hannaford resorted to the law in order to gain rightful possession. This is the first time that the group of paintings have been shown together since the court case.

Portraits include Deborah Mailman, Rachel Perkins, Kathryn Hay, Frances Rings, Sharon Finnen, Cilla Malone, Lisa Fraser-Gooda, Tammy Williams, Roseanna Angus and Leah Purcell.

Robert has subsequently donated the paintings to the Tweed River Gallery.