'Glimpses of Canberra in Paint and Poetry'

To be held at the Strathnairn Homestead Galleries, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, ACT, from March 15, 2023 to April 9, 2023.

Glimpses of Canberra in Paint and Poetry is a collaboration between artist Arlene Williams and poet Tony Steven Williams. The visitor is invited to enjoy dialogues between these two expressive art forms. Arlene loves to paint in a variety of mediums and formats. Here, she presents an eclectic and exciting mix of acrylics and watercolours depicting scenes in Canberra and surrounds. Some display well-known icons while others show more intimate conversations. Tony interprets each artwork poetically with either a direct ekphrastic response or a sideways reaction. His poems paint in words, telling stories, moving between thoughtful and fun.

Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

'Forces of Nature'

Nine paintings currently on show at Cafe d'Lish, Deakin, ACT, by resident artist Arlene Williams, from Jan 9 to June 30, 2023.

Art in Miniature, Altenburg Gallery, Braidwood, NSW, 2022 (Art in Miniature group)

Patterns in Nature, Yarralumla Gallery, Yarralumla, 2018 (ASOC Contemporary Art Group)

Canberra in Miniature, Wilbur’s Café, Hackett, 2017 (Dual exhibition with Cheryl Hodges)

Fact & Fantasy, Yarralumla Gallery, Yarralumla, 2016 (Solo exhibition)

Fur, Feather, Rock & Leaf, Cork Street Café, Gundaroo, NSW, 2016 (Solo exhibition)

Inspired by Montague, Narooma SoART Gallery, Narooma, NSW, 2016 (Group exhibition)

Forest Inspirations, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 2016 (Dual exhibition with Rosemary von Behrens)

Art in Miniature, Raglan Gallery, Cooma, 2016 (Art in Miniature group exhibition))

Squares 2015, Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Homestead, ACT, 2015 (Group exhibition)

Spring into Summer, Yarralumla Gallery, Yarralumla, 2014 (Dual exhibition with Michelle Mack)

Adventures in Paint, Old Ginninderra School House Gallery, 2014 (Dual exhibition with Annette Barker)

Of Birds and Buildings, Kaori Gallery, Canberra, 2014 (Solo exhibition)

Capturing the Cosmos, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Acton, 2014 (Group exhibition)

Chicken Soup for Your Wall, Yarralumla Gallery, Yarralumla, 2013 (Dual exhibition with Tricia Wheatstone)

Sky Dreaming, M16 Artspace, Griffith, 2013 (Dual exhibition with Kim Serjeant)

Colours in the Breeze, Bungendore Fine Art Gallery, Bungendore, 2013 (Guest Artist)

ANU Graduate Exhibition, ANU School of Art, Canberra, 2011 (Group exhibition)

Wet and Dry, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Acton, 2009 (Group exhibition)

Figuremania, Forrest Inn, Canberra, 2007 (Dual exhibition with Tricia Wheatstone) Positive Vibes,

The Studio Gallery, Duffy, 2006 (Solo exhibition)

Canberra Times Outdoor Exhibition, 2005 (Guest Artist)

Selected previous exhibitions