Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Exquisite Palette 2010

Image above: Recent studio view of my 2010 entry Behind the Mask, 2010, acrylic on wooden palette

The Exquisite Palette exhibition never ceases to delight, surprise and dazzle. For many artists it provides an opportunity for play, experimentation or to test drive some new ideas. One of the challenges I most enjoy is finding a way of incorporating that oval hole into my composition.

The opening night celebration of this eagerly anticipated biennial event is this coming Friday, 30 July, from 6 - 7.30 pm.

St Luke Artists Colourmen
32 Smith Street
Collingwood Vic 3066
Phone 03 9486 9992

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

The exhibition continues until 1 September.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Contemporary Australian Printmaking Exhibition at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong

Image above: courtesy The Age A2, Melbourne, Saturday, July 17, 2010

Contemporary and Collectable Australian Printmakers opened on Saturday, 17 July. The exhibition was launched by Anne Virgo, Director of the Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne.

The artists in the exhibition are Tony Ameneiro, Graham Fransella, David Frazer, Rona Green, Greg Harrison, Robyn Hassall, Kate Hudson, Anita Iacovella, Deborah Klein, Debra Luccio, Marco Luccio, Marion Manifold, Jenny Peterson, Margie Sheppard, Heather Shimmen, Sally Smart, Sophia Szilagyi and Joel Wolter.

View the exhibition online here:

Better still, call into see the show if you are in the area:

Metropolis Gallery
Director Robert Avitabile
64 Ryrie Street
Geelong Vic

(03) 5221 6505

Hours: 10-5.30 weekdays
10-4 Saturday

The exhibition runs until 31 July.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Return to the Art Vault

On June 24 I flew to Mildura to join my partner Shane Jones for the last days of his busy and productive month as Artist in Residence at the Art Vault in Mildura, which also included a successful solo exhibition and 2 day painting workshop.

It was wonderful to catch up with old friends, and to meet some new ones. We were privileged to be in the audience of over 300 people at the Sett, Mildura on 26 June for the presentation of the prestigious 2010 Powercor/PRIME Mildura Business Excellence Awards, when first time entrant the Art Vault won the Retail Category Award.

Images (from top):
Art Vault Director Julie Chambers accepting the Retail Award at the 2010 Powercor/PRIME Mildura Business Excellence Awards on June 26. To her right: Master of Ceremonies Mark Beretta

During my brief stay I presented a set of Swarm linocuts (see previous blog entry) to the Art Vault Archive. Pictured from left: work experience student Michelle, Art Vault staff member Andrew Svrta, Art Vault Director Julie Chambers, Art Vault staff member Robert Watson, Art Vault studio artist Anjelie Beyer, Art Vault volunteer Darcy Mulaney, and Artist in Residence and exhibiting artist Shane Jones. Background: works from Shane's solo exhibition, which concluded on 29 June

Shane Jones (at right) pictured with Mildura-based artists Kate Cotching, Filomena Coppola, Mia Kolpin and Mia's handsome new son Fletcher at Gallery 25. Background: a group exhibition of prints from the Art Vault