Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Health Service are pleased to present a temporary exhibition of paintings by Rockley artist Tim Miller.
The selection of eight oil paintings is currently hanging at the East Entrance of Orange Health Service.
The views depicted in these paintings will be familiar to many local residents. Miller takes the views from vantage points across the Central West as his subject. These include views from Mt Canobolas, Mt Johnson to Wellington, Mt Macquarie, Mt Gibraltar and across Mt Hay to Sydney.
Through these paintings Miller is making personal connections—a kind of experiential map, linking vantage point to vantage point. This has led him to also consider the various ways in which others in the past may have viewed these panoramas from the same vantage points over thousands of years. Miller often removes modern buildings and farming patters to depict landscapes of the past. Often the only evidence of human presence is the smoke of distant campfires.
“Everyone looks at things with some personal interpretation” Miller says. “There are layers of time in the landscape and we cannot really see a place without our particular slant on it. My oil paintings are a mixture of how things may have looked in the past and how they look now. I am integrating imagination and visual perception.”
This exhibition is the latest in a series of at the hospital featuring the works of local artists who have recently exhibited at Orange Regional Gallery. The initiative aims to showcase the creative talents of artists in our region while adding colour and interest to the Health Service.
“We have many excellent local artists” says Lisa Loader, Director of Orange Regional Gallery “and it makes sense that we extend our exhibitions of their work to the health service through the arts and health program. A wide range of people will benefit from having access to original works of art.”