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Wendy McGain & Michael John Taylor
Posted by Byron Movement on 2012-04-23 15:11:18.0

Wendy McGain & Michael John Taylor are both professional artists who have settled in the Kyogle area. Both known in the northern rivers region as professional painters and teachers of the arts; they support and embrace the arts in their local community acting as mentors, exhibiting regularly in the Roxy Gallery and throughout the region, and supporting the Kyogle and District Arts Council.
Michael Taylor has had a long and involved connection to this region. With his wife Bett they developed The Channon Craft Shop, The Whian Whian Pottery and Gallery and Minyon Makers School of Art. Now retirement has seen them open up a private gallery and studio space in what was the Railway stationmaster’s house in Kyogle, where they can display and market Michael’s artwork. Michael’s work is intriguing and thought provoking, which is evident in his statement, ‘I try to create a deeper sense of desire and intimacy in relationships between people and relevant objects. I hope the painting sets up a sense of curiosity and stimulation in the viewers mind as to what is happening and what might happen according to their own experiences and sensibilities’.
Wendy McGain finds the environment of living on the outskirts of Kyogle a very inspirational asset to her creativity. Wendy has engaged in the arts within the North Coast for over 30 years, having been a key player in the ArtAbout artist group which exhibited very extensively in the region. Wendy is a key player in supporting the creative arts in the Kyogle region through her engagement and longtime standing with the Kyogle and District Arts board. She has played a key role in lifting the profile of the arts in the Kyogle region. Wendy’s painting style is bursting with energy, an ever intriguing sense of connection to place.
Both artists will have works in the next exhibition at the Roxy Gallery, Pieces Of A Puzzle’ which is a collaborative exhibition between artists who support the Roxy Gallery and also the Blue Knob Hall Gallery. The exhibition will run until the 13th of August and then be exhibited at the Blue Knob Hall Gallery.

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