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Art exhibition in Collingwood exhibits ‘Now and Then’.

You are Invited to : Now and Then (group exhibition)
I am exhibiting drawings and mixed media in this biennial exhibition with the Out of the Box group of artists.
Opening on Sunday 8th of October, 2-4pm.
Hope to see you there.

Anne Warren, Evelyn Young, Eileen Gruen, Beryl White, Kathy Siganakis, Susan Gibson, Virginia McNamara, Kerstin Cuming

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Paintbrushes needed for Northern Territory.

This would be for Australia only as we have just three weeks to collect and deliver them.

Can you help out a remote community in the Northern Territory?
Paintbrushes old and new needed
Gurindji Project Paintbrushes.

The Gurindji people live in the remote Northern Territory town , called Kalkaringi, 800 kms south west of Darwin, nearest biggest town is Katherine 400 kms away.

A converted small power station was refurbished to become an Art Space from the proceeds of selling the book “From Little Things Big Things Grow” which is the story based on their Freedom Walk 50 years ago this August. Penny Smith an Art teacher from Queensland went to help set the Art Space up five years ago and is still there. A call has gone out for paintbrushes, new or used. My friend Galia will be travelling there on 5th August to deliver them.
This is a very small community of 600 people with very few facilities/materials and or things to do. Well done Penny Smith you are amazing.
Delivery of Brushes
I am happy to receive them here in Alphington (annewarrenart@gmail.com) for address. Another drop off point is Cambridge Studio Gallery in Cambridge Street Collingwood.  You can look their Gallery hours up and deliver there if it suits better.
Timeline: Just three weeks. Must pass them on by Monday 25th July.
Thankyou and happy hunting – Anne Warren

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Back to the Studio in Collingwood.

Cambridge Studio Gallery is opening its doors to artists for 3 weeks in April/May, 2016.

Back to the Studio will offer a variety of intensive and intimate Art Workshops (with a maximum 10 students only)  as well as the opportunity for artists to use the gallery space as a studio. (Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm)

Reservations are necessary. Deadline for enrolments 13 April

Call Out for FREE studio use
Email a short description of what you propose to work on during the time, this should include list of materials and intended outcome for the time.
info@cambridgestudiogallery.com.au

Workshops 
​Are intensive, intimate and for all skill levels.
Enrol for 3 workshops for $330 or all workshops for $850.

ENROLMENT FORM is available from the Cambridge Studio Gallery website.

 

Some of the art tutors are Yvette Coppersmith, Godwin Bradbeer, Ness Alexander, Tanleea Velastro and me.

small scale pink flowers

Building a tent with collage.

I have been holding very small (2-4 people) collage and still-life painting workshops in my studio on the first Tuesday and the first Thursday in each month.  Keep me in mind for the future and if those days do not suit I can do private one on one workshops.  Email me if you want to know more.

The images above are of the collage play that I tend to drift into late at night.

The still-life with pears are painted using some paint left to me by art students.  Simple but sweet I think.

The little village is a first entry into a visual diary for this year.  I am not a big fan of such things for myself but I thought I would start one and see where it takes me.  The tent was easy and a fun and fantasy thing to do.  As I have mentioned before many of these things no longer exist as it is just play and never glued down.  They may come up in a finished piece one day although it will be a totally different configuration.

Taking bookings for Art Workshops in Melbourne.

Think about taking an art class with me on Feb 2nd or Feb 4th.

My next Still-Life Painting Workshop is on Tuesday February 2nd.  It is a very small class of only 3 people so you get lots of attention and information.  There is a materials list that I would provide for this class.  I have vacancies for the evening class Feb 2nd 6.00 – 9.00pm.

My next Group Collage Workshop is on February 4th 9.30-12.30pm and a later one at 6.00-9.00pm.  I still have some places available in both classes.  The classes will be for beginners, artists interested trying a different approach, those that have taken  a class before that are wanting more direction to consolidate and or make new artwork.  Email me warrener_@hotmail.com.

A few hiccups but fish mobile finished.

I have really enjoyed making this mobile.  Many moons ago I saw a Calder exhibition and fell in love with it.  I mean many moons ago – probably the 70’s and I didn’t even know who he was.  This is nothing like what I saw but the motivation has been there for a long time to make something that moved easily, gently with a breeze.  I kind of fell in to the carving of the balsa wood – the wood has been sitting in my studio for about 10 years.

As someone said to me it is like a collage, an assemblage and I guess that’s right.  The little red beads came off a bracelet, the string was purchased for gift tags, I cannot remember why I bought balsa wood 10 years ago and the finest crochet hook ever made was a tool I had in my kit that I never thought I would ever use (to drag the string through the wood).

I have one or two cuts on my fingers from the blade, lots of sneezing from the powdery dust and grit in my eyes, sanding a beautiful tail and then accidentally breaking it off (a few times) an enormous tangle in the string when I thought I was finished, my husband saying it wasn’t serious art but all that was the negatives that brought me to this humble piece that I had to make.

 

Fish sculpture made from soft wood.

I can see all the little bits that need sanding in this photo.  I’ll get back to it.  This is a very simple assemblage I hope to finish this week as a mobile.  I need to drill some very fine holes into it for the fishing line (how apt) so please wish me luck as I am not sure if this wood will split.  Each fish has taken two to three hours to complete probably because I am learning and do not have the right tools.  I like learning from mistakes – generally the lessons stick.ffff

White Christmas table and clothes.

I didn’t go too far but really wanted the table decorations to be non traditional but fun.  I found lots of white things at opportunity shops including a teapot, clock, salt and pepper shakers etc.  I asked my family to wear white, grey or black.  It was a fun look and we had fun lining everyone up with either white, grey, or black groupings and even did a line of white or light to dark in the photos of family members.  Pretty funny really.  Loved that everyone indulged me (my two children in the centre of the photo).

Colouring Book Fundraiser success.

Thankyou for your support, encouragement, good wishes, generosity and concern for our fundraiser to get a standing wheelchair for Nathan.

We have raised enough money.  Yay success.  I have attached two images that you are welcome to print and use for colouring in.  The four hybrid characters are mine from found image collage and the prawns are by Bryce Golder (he made and donated them from when he was in New York).  Please note just for personal use not for reproduction or commercial use.  Hope you enjoy them.

Happy Christmas and Best Wishes

It has been a fun year of WordPress.  Lots to read, interesting stories and as I am a visual person I love your pictures.  I love your art, your design, your buildings, your gardens, your pets, your ideas and your encouragement.  I have had lots of nice experiences and chats with you. Thankyou and have a lovely holiday break.

For all of you that are overseas I’d like you to know that Christmas day will be 35 degrees Celsius which is very hot.  There is a total fire ban in force which means some BBQ restrictions.  I think as it is my turn to do lunch this year it will be indoors with an air conditioner running.  I’ll post some pics post Christmas and I would love to see yours as well.

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