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Collage workshop in my backyard.

We had a very hot day but it was a fun day.  I erected a marquee so we had shade for our group that were cutting images from books, inking paper and squeegieing paint onto paper in preparation for their assemblages.  We used gorgeous Fabriano and Arches 300gsm paper.

Maxine O’Brien made the two images shown here.

Collage is such a fun and friendly medium.

We have had a very hot hot hot Summer so we are hoping for a little relief from the heat soon.  By the way two days ago we had 43 degrees Celcius and overnight did not dip lower than 30 degrees Celcius.  Bit hot, just a bit.

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A trip into the city, that’s Melbourne.

I don’t get into town as often as I should so it was wonderful to see lots of new shops and businesses opening up.  On line shopping has it’s place but seeing new things that you might not even think of looking up on line is a great way to go.

I only went to Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, the Emporium and David Jones food hall.  David Jones food hall sounds really fancy but its not.  They have great food there which is eaten at communal tables.  I was on my own and met a great couple that were visiting from Brisbane.  I gave them some tips on what to see and they gave me their enthusiastic and friendly company while I was taking a break with a coffee and an apple and walnut cake big enough for three people.

I have not done very much wood carving recently and I am just a novice but I have posted a picture of a sweet little girl – more painting and less carving.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2019.

 

PS I am missing the snow that WordPress magically makes fall over my posts in December.

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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From a tree we can build.

First image is a little Character I made as a lucky charm or lucky protector.  It’s made of wood,  woodcarving, painting, found charms and some other quirky bits.  I am making more of these before I decide if I like them enough to keep going.  Currently I have a little man in a suit and tie with a mohawk (yet to paint).   I do become connected to these little people as my wood carving is pretty limited and very very slow.

 

 

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Here is a detail from a collage/mixed media series I am making for an exhibition in Canberra in October.  I have made several pieces that are merging people, industry, nature etc.  Where things start and or finish might be ambiguous.

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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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Art, Workshops, Christmas.

I had an enormous year of art and exhibitions this year.

I was invited to exhibit at Holy Trinity in East Melbourne as part of the Eastern Art Festival.

I exhibited with the Out of the Box Group of Artists at Cambridge Studio Gallery.

I had the Alphington Open Studios in November.

I also arranged a fundraiser for several of my art workshop regulars.  It was their first time exhibiting so I let them pick the charity which of course made them work harder.  I then encouraged them all to bring along 5 or 6 friends each to the opening.  We almost had a sell out, plus a couple of commissions for future work.  The charity was for the Tiwi Island Girls Football Team.  They have to travel long distances to play so our efforts helped their travel fees.

I’m hoping for an exhibition with a couple of wonderful artist friends in 2018.  A bit early to tell you much about that.  I am keen for you to see my new website annewarrenart.com as it will have information about workshops and exhibitions which may be of interest.  Please have a look and stay in touch.

Here are a few pics from this year.  By the way I love the snow in December on this site even if it is really really hot here.

See below my Christmas Card for you.  Merry Christmas.  xx

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Art exhibition nearing at Alphington Open Studios at the end of the month.

Hello Everyone,

Just want you to know that the Alphington Open Studios will be on again on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November.   For more information go to the Facebook Site Alphington Open Studios or to the website http://www.alphingtonstudios.com.  You will see information and images from all of the exhibiting artists.  Below I have inserted a still life painted image and below that a mixed media drawing and painting.  Hope you like them.   Please note that I now have a new Website http://www.annewarrenart.com that I hope you will look up for more gallery pictures.

 

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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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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.

Anne   annewarrenart@gmail.com

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.

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