"Fortuna x Quattro" (Luck x 4) || Four Artists of the Luck Family exhibiting together for the first time. ||

What's on in the Bowral art and cultural scene this month?

"The latest art exhibition at Retford Park's White Cottage Gallery, 'Fortuna x Quattro', launched with a well attended opening celebration over the weekend, in Bowral in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands 

Opening celebrations at Retford Park Bowral White Cottage Gallery Art exhibition James Luck,  Jacinta Payne, Elise Abotomey,  Don Luck Southern Highlands artists

Attendees mingled and chatted, sipping champagne and browsing the diverse collection of art on display by four artists of the Luck family, exhibiting together for the first time.

James Luck Australian Bird and Wildlife Artist,  Eastern Rosella painting

Several pieces were snapped up by art lovers and collectors, and many discussions were had about which works were their favourites.

Luck family art exhibition paintings on display at Retford Park Bowral White Cottage Gallery.

Moondance II by Jacinta Payne Melbourne Artist originally from the Southern Highlands NSW

A moving tribute to local artist, the late Don Luck, was included in an extraordinary and soulful opening speech by Kay Scarlett, who masterfully told a captivated audience the story of these four artists of the Luck family, their connection to the Southern Highlands and the combining of their voices through their art.

 Kay Scarlett opening speech at Fortuna x Quattro Art exhibition, four Artists of the Luck family exhibiting together for the first time.

The exhibition was declared open with the reading of a poem, 'The Raiment of the Gums' written by family matriarch, the late Molly Luck, penned many years ago yet fitting into the moment as if it had been written for it."

Meryla Road 1986 by Don Luck and Poem by Molly Luck, NSW Southern Highlands Artists

"Meryla Road 1986" by Don Luck (with "The Raiment of the Gums" poem by Molly Luck displayed below)


The exhibition is now on show at Retford Park until 16th October 2022. 

Fortuna x Quattro ( 'Luck x 4' ) is a tri-generational group show featuring a collection of art by four artists of the Luck family.

Luck family exhibition at Retford Park Bowral

Incorporating works by renowned Australian Bird & Wildlife Artist James Luck, his sister Melbourne artist Jacinta Payne, their niece Elise Abotomey, an emerging portraiture line artist, and a posthumous retrospective celebrating the life and art of Don Luck, father and grandfather.


James Luck Black-faced Monarch painting

Close up detail of "Black-faced Monarch" painting by James Luck


 Portraiture Line art by Elise Abotomey, Bowral artist

"Chapter 24" by Elise Abotomey


Contemporary abstract landscape by Jacinta Payne Melbourne Artist "Time makes you Bolder" pink leaves and distant mountains

"Time makes you Bolder" by Jacinta Payne

 Luck Family art exhibition at Retford Park Bowral

 A catalogue of all works in the show is available by clicking here. 

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