Exhibition Opening | 'Long Grass' by Charlie Ryan

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  • Duration: 2 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Tanunda, South Australia
  • Product code: PS1SXY

Join us for a glass of Blanc de Blanc to meet Charlie Ryan and to preview the works.

Charlie Ryan is a contemporary artist and designer, planted on Bunurong Country in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, Australia.

His artworks entwine the unbounded connection between nature, selfhood, kinship, and community. Predominantly portraying formed natural abstracts, the artist likes to tell stories through the metaphors of nature.   Born in 1984 in Melbourne, Australia (Wurundjeri, Kulin Nation). A lifetime artist and creative, he was guided at a young age by his father and fellow artist, Gee (Gerald) Ryan, who introduced him to a variety of traditional painting styles, along with a distinct appreciation and love of colour. Charlie later studied at the renowned Brighton Bay Art, Design and Photography Program in Melbourne and the Arts Academy at the University of Ballarat.   

Charlie has been involved in a number of solo and joint exhibitions, with his works held in private collections across Australia and internationally.   

Predominantly portraying formed natural abstracts, the artist has a partiality towards sharing beautifully intimate stories through the metaphors of long grass and the harvest of the seasons. The ‘Long Grass’ collection presents a series of works spanning from his collections: ‘33’ and ‘Harvest’. And new works to be created for the show. Examples of Charlie Ryan'swork are in the image carousel.

Follow Charlie Ryan on Instagram: @bycharlieryan

This new exhibition is Charlie Ryan's first in South Australia, where his Father was born, and follows the successful inaugural SALA exhibition by Nicole Eliza. Nicole’s work has graced our walls since the 2023 SALA exhibition, with an amazing 14 pieces sold to local and interstate buyers.⁠ Before this, we were pleased to exhibit Victorian artist Stella Grieg, artwork by the children of Indulkana Anangu School, and their fundraising efforts for an unforgettable school camp in Adelaide.

As an Artisans of Barossa community, we also pay our respects to the Ngadjuri, Peramangk, and Kaurna people, the traditional owners of the Barossa region, where we gather, converse, and share.⁠ Artisans of Barossa is proud to support the local art community⁠. 

To be an ‘artisan’ is very much about setting your own path driven by a human desire to explore, experiment and to express ourselves. To create and share things shaped in our mind and made by our own hands for the enjoyment of others. Often proffered with a simple “I made this, please enjoy”. A tinge of pride yes, but hubris never.

 The Artisans of Barossa are John Duval Wines, Spinifex Wines, Sons of Eden, Lienert Vineyards, Schwarz Wine Co., Purple Hands Wines, Hobbs of Barossa Ranges and Chaffey Bros. Wine Co.

Eight small winemakers brought together by a shared commitment to protect and promote the art of small-batch Barossa winemaking.

Presenting over 100 Barossa wines on tasting in one place, along with Essen, our benchmark Barossa dining space, Artisans of Barossa is a not-to-be missed destination for any seeker of warm hospitality and Barossa wine and food. We also extend our support by selling over 50 locally made products in our Providore that Barossan farmers and makers make⁠, and by exhibiting Australian artists.