Artist in Residence at Box Hill Community Arts Centre

I am very excited to announce that I will be the Artist in Residence at Box Hill Community Arts Centre for the next 12 months.

This opportunity is funded by the City of Whitehorse Council and will see me working in ‘The Loft’ studio at the centre from  mid January 2015.

I will also be running a 20 week workshop at the centre for artists with a disability.

The Community Art programme will present an opportunity for those who wish to celebrate, develop and continue to explore their creative skills in Drawing.

The works will then be exhibited at the BHCAC gallery at the conclusion of the project.

For more information about the resdiency program, please visit their website – http://www.bhcac.com.au

Shaun the Sheep’s Pompom Parade comes to the Pyrenees!

Shaun the Sheep’s PomPom Parade is coming to the Pyrenees!

A voluntary role that I have recently taken on as President of Pyrenees Presents Inc. –  a new (not for profit) organisation, that has been set up to promote and contribute to the arts in our region in the broadest possible sense.

Pyrenees Presents in collaboration with Aardman Animations, Studio Canal  & The Wool Room are very excited to be launching the parade at Landsborough Town Hall on Friday the 28th of November where there will be lots of woolly activities to take part in.

In celebration of the upcoming release of ‘Shaun the Sheep, The Movie’, we are inviting all locals and visitors of the area to take part in the project and to start making as many PomPom Sheep as their heart desires. We are aiming to challenge the current world record which is 8,998!
For more information, please follow us! – https://www.facebook.com/pyreneespresents

 

Aural Landscapes, Brunswick Street Gallery

I will be exhibiting at Brunswick Street Gallery from this Friday, the 5th of September for a couple of weeks.

A few drinks will be on this Friday evening.

 

For further info – http://brunswickstreetgallery.squarespace.com/upcoming-exhibitions/

 

 

Mirabel Foundation

Just started a course at ‘Do Your Own Picture Framing’. Great concept & great people!

They support the Mirabel Foundation and have an exhibition on at the Malvern Artists Society Gallery

from 16-17th of August.

I will be exhibited 2 pieces .

10% of all the sales will go to the foundation.

 

For more information  –

http://www.mirabelfoundation.org.au/

http://doyourownpictureframing.com.au/

Panoply Gallery

I currently have a selection of paintings & mixed media works at Panoply Gallery, a lovely little space in Glen Iris, Melbourne.

Kate McLeod, the Director of the gallery is such a lovely person, and I’m delighted to be in amongst such an inspired range of works.

So if you’re ever on or near Malvern Rd, pop in for a look!

www.panoplygallery.com.au

A bit on the side

A few group exhibitions are on the horizon for me!

11th July – 2nd of August. ‘Essence’ . Beth Hulme Studio & Gallery.

5th-18th September. ‘Aural Landscapes’. Brunswick Street Gallery

12th-21st December. ‘Small Wonder’. Beth Hulme Studio & Gallery.

Looking forward to it!

 

World Environment Day Community Arts Workshop at Willsmere Estate

The second Community Arts Workshop for the residency program is coming up on Saturday the 31st of May from 10am-1pm.

This workshop will have an environmental awareness element to it, as a lead up to World Environment Day which is on the 5th of June, 2014.

I will be inviting residents of Willsmere Estate to make small sculptural interpretations of their homes, using recycled materials (such as cardboard, paper, newspaper – anything that can break down).
We will also be using environmentally safe materials to assemble the structures, such as glue made from flour and water, and stitching objects together with organic cotton thread.
I am proposing that the residents have the opportunity to display these works in areas of the grounds for a period of time, becoming temporary homes for the small creatures that live and visit the estate.
For any further enquiries, please get in touch.

 

Technical Hiccup

Apologies! After updating and playing around, I seemed to have lost images along the way.

A temporary page of examples of my work  has been set up, but in no specific order.

Very sorry for the scramble! Things will be back in order very soon

106 and counting

The preparation for the first Community Arts Workshop here at Willsmere Estate (that will also be celebrating World Community Arts Day for 17.02.14)  as part of my Artist in Residence program, is coming along nicely.

With 200 pieces of artwork (all 10 x 10 cm) almost ready – some featured here on our new table from Backwards Timber….I’m really looking forward to the Willsmere Community collaborating with me on a large scale map of the estate.

For information, please get in touch!

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