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Alphington Open Studios is this weekend 24th and 25th November 11-6.

It’s not a big area around Alphington with only 13 (diverse) artists participating. See Alphington Studios facebook site and or Alphington Studios Website where you will find lots more information about all the artists.  More pictures from me on Instagram: annewarrenart.  The beautiful fine tapestry work is by one of this year’s guest artists Joy Smith.

If you do make it to Alphington please say hello.  studio 1 set upstudio 2 set upstudio lounge set up 1studio lounge set up 2

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Exhibition of Collage at Tuggeranong Arts in Canberra on now.

I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Canberra for the Opening of my Solo Exhibition – Mergence.  I loved Canberra including the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Floriade, Arboretum, Glass Making Factory/Warehouse, Market, quirky Kendell Lane, Little Istanbul and numerous restaurants for delicious food.

The workshop I conducted was at the Arts Centre which backed on to the lake, so we dragged our chairs outside and had lunch with a view.  Beautiful time. Great people. x

I hope more people will come to see the artwork.  It is 3D collage assemblage.

Mergence was my response to an umbrella title Entropy.  Everything  fragments, everything disintergrates.  My selected subjects fragment and merge, histories merge, people merge, animals merge.  I would like to think that they successfully merge and are not too surreal to imagine.  A fisherperson becomes part fish part person.  Someone that loves their house becomes part person part house.  See more images on https://www.annewarrenart.com/

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Digital images from Smith Street shops.

I took these photos and then photoshopped them into these fun images.  Mai was shopping for fruit so she has the whole shop and more on her shoulders now.  Doug was at the pub and got a little clumsy.  Just a little bit of fun playing with scale and of course photoshop and some drawing.  They are around A5 size ink jet prints limited edition (only 5).   I have a few more Smith Street shopps being carted around by people.

Late night collage nonsense in sepia.

This is one of 5 or 6 in a series I made from just two books.  They were actually black and white but I changed them to sepia digitally.

 

Just having a bit of fun with the cliche scale of people and objects.  I never tire of the absurdity of unexpected scale.

More of these on instagram annewarrenart.

These are not in Canberra but I will be in Tuggeranong early in October.  Please come along and see my exhibition.  Come and say hello at the Opening night  Thursday 4th October at 6pm.  black and white 5 bridge

Building Heads now Giclee edition.

This was a result of a late night fiddle with scissors, books and blue tack.  I made several images with these heads, especially the large one on the left.  On instagram (annewarrenart) I was asked by a follower for a Giclee print of the image so I made one and the rest is history.  Now these are very small prints on Arches Watercolour paper 300gsm in sepia.  Only 10 in the edition.  I will have them available at the November open studios event.  Let me know if you would like more information.

You can see all 5 (I think) in black and white on instagram.

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Canberra Art Exhibition and Art Workshop coming soon.

It’s almost here.  Thursday 4th of October at 6pm if you are anywhere near Tuggeranong in Canberra please come by, say hello, have a glass of wine and you will see what I have been working on for my exhibition Mergence.

If you have an interest in mixed media or collage you will see I have a workshop on Saturday 6th October for beginners and or experienced artists using the collage methods and techniques that I use.

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Making an abstract assemblage from old work.

I painted a few small abstract artworks but kept remembering pieces of art sitting in folios.  I started using resources that I have looked at and passed over so many times and finally they have been the perfect resources for a series of four artworks.  Some works are 3D, some have ink, acrylic and or gouache paint.  See more at my website http://www.annewarrenart.com or instagram annewarrenart.abss

Surreal 3D collage assemblage.

The newest series of works I have been making are assemblages or collages of found images of things that I love. The selected images merge with other things that I love which then become brand new surreal works in a new context. This is a work in progress, almost finished. I hope you can see the love and or tenderness between the two people as that is what made me want to put them both on a pedestal with an ecclesiastical framing behind them. The horse, bones and wood are references to their past and a link with the earth.

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Books, books everywhere with pages flying through the air, turned upside down and inside out for a series of collages.

I thought I had so very many books for collage that I had been giving them away.  I am now out buying up at op shops.  I get some strange looks from the people serving me as the selected books are so diverse.  My last big buy included: The National Estate, Australia’s Heritage, Album of a Nation, Australian Endangered Species, Florida, The Stockman, Black is Beautiful, One living as one and loving it, Orchids of Africa, Our Royal Family and lots more.  The image is important but almost as much is the quality of the paper that supports it.

From time to time I will post some of my work in progress.  Some of these make the cut and others do not.  These are details only.

I don’t remember all of the books in my collection for collage but last night I remembered a wonderful book about West Australian Wildflowers and of course I couldn’t find it for hours.  Books went flying when I was searching.  You know what it’s like I’m sure.  I remembered the spine, I always remember the spine (not always an accurate memory) was dirty grey and broken still didn’t help me find it any sooner.  Found it.   Next time my studio is covered in paper I will post a pic and you will see what a mess I am working in.

I want you to know that I always look up the books to make sure they are not rare or unique in some way because of course I would not cut them if that was the case.  Often books are kept on a shelf and not appreciated or loved by anyone and then a collage artist (maybe me) will come along and pull it apart to make a unique artwork that can be looked at and appreciated.

See more, including some workshop information at website http://www.annewarrenart.com.

 

 

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Torn paper and found image mixed media collage.

The fish and bird were made quite a long time a using torn paper with gouache and pencil.  The work in progress is the tomb which still has a long way to go but I think has potential.  Hope you think so too.  Am working on quite a few tombs and making them into unique new environments.

Still teaching workshops in collage and still-life painting – message me if you are interested.  I teach from my studio in Alphington, Victoria.

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