Posts tagged ‘Fitzroy’
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.
Preparing for next weeks art exhibition ‘Now and Then’
Whenever I exhibit with the Out of the Box Artist group there is usually something extra, something collaborative or similar made by each of the artists. This year we all passed on to others in the group some hand painted or treated paper pieces. Below is my little patchwork country collage piece on board.
I have approximately 8 artworks in this exhibition.
Official Opening next Sunday 8th October, 2-4pm.
Art display at Incube8er in Collingwood.
Now Showing at Incube8r in Smith Street
PS The Summer Workshops held in my Backyard were fantastic and I may have another two in Autumn. Different of course.
Hope you stop by.
Collingwood on Christmas Eve and delicious breakfasts.
Had my son Darcy visit from Sydney for Christmas so we spent Christmas Eve looking around Smith Street Collingwood, Fitzroy. We did last minute shopping then had a souvlaki at Jimmy Grants in St. David Street Fitzroy. Such a wonderful atmosphere up and down the street, lots of people around but no rushing, just chilling. Bookshop was crazy full of people and we both bought a couple of last minute things. I absolutely had to have Tokyo Precincts for my Japan liking husband. Yep he liked it.
The beautifully presented hotcakes in the pic above are from our breakfast yesterday 29th Dec from a new East Ivanhoe Cafe called Ducasa (they use an odd font so I hope I have the name right). Delicious food bought by all four other people however mine was a little ordinary. Mine were crumpets (2) with honey and lemon and butter on the side. They looked suspiciously like the hotcakes above rather than crumpets with holes. The honey was on the top one so the bottom crumpet had nothing and therefore was dry and I didn’t eat it. Great coffee. I would go there again but not for the crumpets.
Soooo very hot in Melbourne and pretty unpleasant for me as I am not at the beach. Hope everyone has had a nice Christmas and is having a nice time. Wish I was at the beach.
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.
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.
Exhibition ‘Seven’ is on now and guess what, I sold SEVEN.
I struggled with the title as I have said in the past. I kept it very simple, seven small to medium sized works and seven mini responses to the larger works. Guess how many sold – yep, SEVEN.
Final preparations for gallery exhibition in Collingwood.
Our exhibition is called ‘SEVEN’.
I researched lots of different ideas and came up with not very much at all to inspire me with the title.
I decided to turn my attention to still life work which has been very rewarding for me. I hope you like the pic I am posting. I have made seven still-life works and seven small responses/details that will hang separately. If you are looking for a long articulate explanation, again, I have nothing.
I can tell you that I have used a limited colour palette of ultramarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and titanium white acrylic paint as well as an oil pencil. There is the tiniest amount of venetion red and alizarin crimson used as well. If you are looking – no not seven colours.
Chrysanthemum with coffee cups, Acrylic Paint / Oil Pencil
We promise we are all working hard towards our next exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery.
In between making sculpture, painting, drawing, cutting, assembling etc we must stop for coffee, do a little gardening and rest. We recently held our last meeting (food galore) in the gallery to discuss the final points. It was mid winter bring your own everything. One brought a big pot of hearty soup, crusty bread, rosemary chips (fries), dips, chocolate cake plus so much more. Wine too. The title of our up coming exhibition will be SEVEN.
Interpretation of the cultural symbol; Seven
The regularly exhibiting “Out of the Box” group have chosen to explore seven as a theme. Culturally seven has been a significant symbol, with themes such as Seven deadly Sins, Seven Wonders of the world, Dance of the Seven veils, etc…
The diversity of the theme is reflected in the response by the individual artists to the group theme. Subjects range from views of Melbourne, interiors of a gallery, seven colour spectrums as defined by Isaac Newton, seven sculptures from the imagination and even an artist has challenged herself to complete seven unfinished works…
Melbourne art trams for the Melbourne Festival. Sadly not mine.
Recently I submitted an image for art on a tram. The image was from an art exhibition I had called I’m in Smith Street. As many of the trams travel down Smith Street I thought this image of the buildings would look stunning on the moving tram. It was a competition and sadly I was just informed that I wasn’t selected however I really enjoyed playing with the template so I am sharing with you. Maybe when the winning entries are up and running I will photograph and show you.