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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2008-09
Art on the edge Bernd Jansons believes art should be something that challenges you to understand it – and that’s what you get at one of Katoomba’s latest galleries, the Event Horizon Gallery on Bathurst Road. The result is a collection of innovative and exciting works by local artists. Owner Bernd attempts to push his digital paintings to what he describes as “the very edge of meaning”. Working from different forms of original source material – such as photographs and sketches – he pulls apart the initial image. Then, in a process that may involve hundreds of subtle manipulations, constructs a new image. The meaning is conveyed through form, texture and colour. “I tend to work very much in a psychological space where, through abstraction, distortion and exaggeration I can play with people’s involuntary need to attach meanings to what they see,” he says. “The greater the number of possible inter- pretations the better, especially if what you think you see changes from one moment to the next. “I have to stress, though, the thing that is paramount to my mind is the finished image itself, regardless of how, when, where, why and through whom it came into being. Things like who created the art and how it was done can add meaning to the work, but not necessarily meaning intended by the artist. Ultimately, art should be judged for what it is, not how it got here.” Bernd is joined at the Event Horizon Gallery by other local artists; Robyn Clarke, Jennifer Gabbay, Ulla Heckel, Kendal Heyes, Mel Jones, Leslie Hunter- Webb, Andy Kabanoff, Tanya Kingston, Bette Mifsud, Peter Shoemark, Sunn-Ra Tree, Paul Verstegen and Berta Wakim. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11.00 am to 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am to 4.00 pm. Enquiries to Bernd Jansons on 02 4782 2907 or by email at info@Event-Horizon-Gallery.com Experience some fine Country Hospitality at THE IMPERIAL HOTEL Located in the whisper quiet Mount Victoria Village, The Imperial Hotel is central to Jenolan Caves, Glow Worm Caves, Zig Zag Railway, Scenic Railway, Echo Point, Day Spas, a host of Walking Tracks and Lookouts, Historical Hartley, Art Galleries, Antique Stores and Museums. The hotel is one of the finest and oldest built in Australia, with open fireplaces, leadlight decorated dining room, original furnishings and memorabilia. Return to the era of elegance. • Excellent Brasserie Meals - Open 7 Days for Lunch & Dinner • Coffee, Cake & Light Meals available 8am-8.30pm daily • Weekend BBQ’s and Live Entertainment • Accommodation and Dinner Packages to suit all budgets • Ask about our Yulefest, Faulty Tales, Murder Mystery, Wedding, Corporate Functions/Conferences and Long Weekend Packages Call now for details! Phone 02 4787 1878 • Facsimile: 02 4787 1461 • email@example.com • www.hotelimperial.com.au • Australia’s Oldest Tourist Hotel • 1 Station Street, Mount Victoria NSW 2786 (opposite the post office) 24 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au summer 2008/9