Hossein Valamanesh yesterday opened Syria Lost, an exhibition of huge black and white photographs by Bryan Dawe, Sandra Elms and Tony Kearney. They're hanging at the Rosemount Cellars on Chaffey's Road, McLaren Vale. The big square works are haunting images made during the trio's tour of Syria immediately before the current revolutionary war tore the place to shreds. The photographs will hang until Saturday October 4. They're on the best paper with vast blank margins and are a snap at $450 unframed.
If you're curious to taste the small batch wines the canny Rosemount mob makes to win all the trophies at the annual McLaren Vale Wine Show, they're all available here at what was Ben Chaffey's old Seaview Winery. This was long ago absorbed into the Treasury arsenal, and rebadged as Rosemount. The lovely old joint could do with a bit of TLC as far as restorative budgets go ... considering Treasury's dependance on McLaren Vale for vast volumes of premium red, you'd think the powers that be could give a little practical support to the stalwart enthusiasts there running Cellar Door ... That's our gang at the end of a memorable after-show repast at Salopian Inn, below: left to right: Annabelle Collett, Tony Kearney, Krista McLelland, Sandra Elms and Bryan Dawe ... photos Philip White
If you missed the earlier link to the Syria Lost exhibition, to view and purchase images, click here. For more lovely stuff by Murray Estuary resident and artist Annabelle Collett check here and here