Meadow Street Gallery Exhibition

Guildford Village Potters member Valerie Patton with some of the work by renowned artist Howard Steer. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d448227
Guildford Village Potters member Valerie Patton with some of the work by renowned artist Howard Steer. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d448227

GUILDFORD Village Potters are hosting an exhibition of ⿿naive realism⿿ or kitsch artwork from the satirical brushes of Howard Steer.

The New South Wales artist is renowned for his development of what he calls story art and nothing escapes his wicked sense of humour, from backyard wedding to Sunday afternoon pub-crawl.

His latest series of paintings feature the more serious but quirky depiction of a ‘Flying Doctor’ as a winged, black-suited saviour complete with top hat and bag.

Dragonflies also loom large in his new collection on display at the Meadow Street gallery until February 1.

Steer, of Broken Hill, was born in 1947 and his highly sought-after artwork is in many private collections throughout Australia and overseas.

Alongside the paintings will be a selection of locally crafted pottery, in a wide variety of styles made by the 22-strong village co-operative.

Club members share in the running of the gallery, with new work frequently on display ranging from fine tableware to sculptural pieces and wall hangings.

Member Cathy Day said the potters are always happy to discuss their craft.