Thursday, February 16th, 2012 - The York Mill
ACCLAIMED award-winning artist Shane Moad is currently exhibiting his latest works at the York Mill Gallery – one of only two places he will show off his art.

Running until March 30, the free exhibition From The Outback To The Sea is a rare opportunity to see many of his remarkable pieces on display at the same time.

Moving to WA in 1979 and now living in Beverly, Moad discovered his hitherto unknown talent for painting in 1994, four years after a major motorbike accident.

Despite no formal instruction, his art work is in private and corporate collections throughout Australia, America, England and Asia because of its unique approach.

Moad uses strong colour content in his paintings with a semi-abstract view of the landscape, his main subject matter, giving it a sensual feeling and almost human form.

"When I was approached by York Mill Managing Director John Langton to hold an exhibition of my latest works there, I was happy to accept,” Moad said.

“I was impressed with the total re-painting and modelling of the gallery space and I’m looking forward to being the first artist to have their work viewed in this new environment.

“I’ve had a long association with this gallery space and am delighted to see John is working towards having the Boiler Room Gallery used as an exhibition gallery to form the main focal point.

“This will turn out to be a wonderful space for artists to show their works.”

Over the years, Moad has twice won the landscape category in the Cossack Art Awards – Australia’s largest regional art accolades – and has been given awards by Robert Juniper, Art Gallery of WA director Alan R. Dodge and associate curator of contemporary art Robert Cook and Curtin University adjunct professor of art David Walker.

“I hope people will enjoy my latest pieces on show in From The Outback To The Sea exhibition,” he said.

York Mill Managing Director John Langton added: “We’re thrilled to be exhibiting Shane Moad’s works as the first of many artists who will enjoy the new-look gallery space.”

The York Mill at 10 Henrietta Street, York and the gallery is open 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. For more details, call (08) 9641 2900 go to www.theyorkmill.com.au.

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sm-elephant boulders.jpg: Award-winning artist Shane Moad with his art work Elephant Boulders, on show at the York Mill Gallery.

sm-paintings.jpg: Beverly artist Shane Moad and some of his paintings featured in the From The Outback To The Sea exhibition.

sm-sun dew.jpg: Sun Dew is one of the many Shane Moad art works on show at the York Mill Gallery.

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The York Mill, situated in the beautiful Avon Valley only one hour from Perth, offers a great day excursion for the whole family. The old flour mill site shows its own remarkable history and offers fine crafts, York souvenirs, three galleries, a licensed cafe, weekend providores markets and play area for the kids.
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