Collectors’ Edition #1, 3, 5 & 8

Just Hanging On … Plane Down Over Medlow Bath – Collectors’ Edition #8, 2022

Exhibition Dates: 26 March – 10 April 2022

Media: Illuminated Mixed Media Assemblage – acrylic paint, photo media (print on canvas), wooden frame & housing, atelier satin varnish, Dinky Toys Twin Engine fighter plane made in England Maccano Ltd, 3 LED battery operated T-lights. Back panel pulls open to switch on/off.

Dimensions: 230mm (w) x 169mm (h) x 55mm (d)

Description: The old twin engine fighter dives down towards the dome atop the Hydro Majestic Hotel in Medlow Bath, Blue Mountains. The pilot has ejected, just hanging on to the tower as lights flicker inside a hotel full of unsuspecting occupants. What is about to happen? …

Location source: The Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains. Located at 52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath NSW 2780. https://www.hydromajestic.com.au

About: The artwork is produced for the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Collectors’ Edition #8. The collected works for this exhibition take the format of an A5 sized artwork on board, each being for sale via silent auction. At the conclusion of the exhibition the highest bidder on each artwork gets to purchase the work, with all proceeds going to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection Acquisition Fund. In 2022 the fund is seeking to purchase a work by prominent local artist Anne Graham.

Curated by: Rilka Oakley


Plane Down Over Kandos – Sold at auction at the Collectors’ Edition #5, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, May 2018.

Description: A small T-light illuminated mixed media assemblage. The old twin engine fighter dives towards the Kandos landscape while small lights flicker inside the houses of the unsuspecting occupants … This work sold at auction for $560.00. It fetched the highest bid of the five finalists and 107 exhibited works for the Collectors’ Edition #5, 2018

Dimensions: 158mm (w) x 220mm (h) x 80mm (d)

Media: Mixed Media: Photo media (print on canvas), wooden frame & housing, acrylic paint, varnish, Dinky Toys Twin Engine fighter made in England Maccano Ltd, 3 LED T-light candles. Back panel pulls open to switch on/off.

Location source: 61 Rodgers Street, Kandos, NSW 2848.

The annual fundraising exhibition Collectors’ Edition has become a highlight of the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery’s calendar, with a great response from both artists and bidders.  The sale of works in the previous four exhibitions contributed over $63,000 towards the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection Acquisition Fund

Curated by: Rilka Oakley



The Hydro Blues – 
Sold at auction at the Collectors’ Edition #3, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, May 2016.

Description: The newly renovated Hydro Majestic has an unusual ghost like presence sounding from the rooms above …

Dimensions: 158mm (w) x 220mm (h) x 80mm (d)

Mixed media: Photo media (print on canvas), wooden frame & housing, acrylic paint, (IF sensor, Arduino Uno, flash drive, mp3 shield, mono 2.5W Class D audio amplifier, mini metal mono 0.5W speaker, 9V power supply). Sound triggered by close proximity to the artwork.

Location source: The Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountains. Located at 52-88 Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath NSW 2780. https://www.hydromajestic.com.au

Curated by: Rilka Oakley



The Light of Spring – 
Sold at auction at the Collectors’ Edition #1, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Spring 2014.

Description: The Bogong moth heads for the light as you draw near. It retreats as you move away …

Dimensions: 158mm (w) x 220mm (h) x 80mm (d)

Mixed media: Photo media (print on 300 gsm William Turner 100% cotton paper), wooden frame & housing, acrylic paint, varnish, electronic components (mini servo motor, IF sensor, Arduino Uno, 9V power supply), deceased bogong moth. Movement triggered by close proximity to the artwork.

Location source: 66 Prince George Street, Blackheath, NSW 2785.

Curated by: Rilka Oakley