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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.

Now and Then inviteOfficial Opening next Sunday 8th October, 2-4pm.


Melbourne East Arts Festival art exhibition August 18-20th.

I was so pleased to be invited to exhibit works at the Melbourne East Arts Festival on Friday 18th August to Sunday 20th August. Inside this beautiful little church, alongside the magnificent stained glass windows I will be exhibiting a solo still-life exhibition of paintings made especially for this occasion. In another room I will be exhibiting a selection of collage work with the highly regarded and beautiful sculpture of Michael Meszaros.
By the way I have heard that the wine and food flows at this event.

Hope you can come along and join us at the Friday evening opening at 8.30pm (note there is a $10 fee as it is a fundraiser for the church) and please also keep in mind the other calendar of events available during this weekend.

Michael and I will be there most of the weekend to talk to you. Please contact me for any further information or contact the email addresses on the brochure.

If you are blogging friend of follower I would love for you to pop in and say hi to me.  If you wish to see more of the work I am exhibiting you can email me.

The more the merrier.


Coming soon my art exhibition in East Melbourne.

I will exhibit collage/mixed media work and still-life painting and Sculpture Michael Meszaros will exhibit his 3d sculpture on the August 19-20th.  Here are a couple of details from my work.  The still-life work is acrylic on birch board or canvas and the collage work is on paper.  Hope you can lock in the date.

New still life paintings from my sick bed.

I managed to get through winter without a cold but first week of spring and I am sick.  Oh well could be worse.  I am really happy as I have produced three still life paintings that I am very happy with during this period.





Oscar my cat wouldn’t move away from tv screen, I have lost my voice so couldn’t yell at him so we managed just like this.

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.

milk bottle with detail ootb photo 2015 direction small paintings julia

Works on Paper exhibition entry open soon and here is a detail from my entry.

detailHere is a detail from one of three pieces I will be entering into a works on paper exhibition.  I am using acrylic paint for backgrounds and several collage cutouts.  The man is hand drawn and painted with inspiration from Bruegel the Elder.  All three pieces are quite small and all are hybrid characters.

My exhibition has started but the opening is on Saturday at 2.00pm.  If in Melbourne please come by.

seven tiny

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.  IMAG1041[1] IMAG1081[1] IMAG1069[1] IMAG1071_-_Copy[1] IMAG1083[1] IMAG1080[1] IMAG0402_1[1]  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…

Greek/Australian Artists come together for an exhibition of artwork at Steps Gallery.

Exhibition Invitation

Exhibition Invitation

Flower Balla

All welcome.

The artists will exhibit a variety of works including painting, illustration, mixed media and 3D installations; collage, copper-etch, inkjet and risograph printing; photography and silvercraft.

The 10 day event will include the following events-
• Thursday August 13, 6.30pm – the exhibition will be launch by special guests, the
Hon. Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries and the Greek Consul General, Mrs. Christina Simantiraki.
• Sunday August 16, 4.00pm – the GACL will host an afternoon of ‘Healing Poetry’ by Nine Greek-Australian poets.
• Saturday August 22, 3.30pm – the GACL will launch Helen Said’s book, ‘Five
Egyptian Pounds’. The presenter will be Kris Pavlidis, Councillor, City of Wittlesea.

The first little sliver in the invite is mine – Dahlia Walks.  I have five collage/mixed media works in this exhibition.

Once again  YOU ARE WELCOME.

Drawings, paintings, flat-files nothing is better than plan or map drawers to keep them in.

I have a couple of exhibitions coming up so am working on the still-life most days now.   Will post an invitation to the exhibition soon – upcoming ‘Small Works’ exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery.

This magnificant plan drawer cabinet is a new addition to my studio which has not quite made it there yet because I will

need to reconfigure where – how to get it in there as it is currently in my lounge room.    I’m still a little overwhelmed by the size of it.  plan drawers may 2015

I’ve happily finished my still-life painting of flowers and vase.

I know I said I wanted to do still life with a quirky twist but these were bought for me so I felt I had to do them as they were rather than with a piece of fruit sticking out of them.  It was a challenge as I have not actually painted many flowers/arrangements.  I know the shadow is obvious and that it maybe should have a shadow behind because of the light in the front but quite honestly it doesn’t because of an overhead light.  Some of these paintings have a gloss sealer over the top however this one will remain matt for the time being anyway.  Please know that photos reduced in size for here become more intense in colour and that the actual painting is more muted and hazier looking.

Acrylic on Board

Acrylic on Board

Anyone interested in the round puffs in the composition they are Asclepias Pods Green – also called Hairy Balls or Swan Plant.

I didn’t paint the hairs on these balls as it did not suit the loose style of painting I have used.

Tomorrow night I will be teaching another workshop so with the artist’s permission I will post something new that has been made from the  mixed media selection.

John Malone

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