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You are invited to our Art Exhibition SEVEN which is on very soon.

You are invited to our Art Exhibition SEVEN which is on very soon.

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From top left of the number 7 the artists names are:  Lynette, Sue, Eileen, Virginia, Beryl, Evelyn, Kathy, Anne.

There are paintings, prints, glasswork, sculpture, collage etc.

If in Melbourne please check the dates the gallery is open and come in to have a look.  Our official opening is on Saturday 29th August, the Exhibition Dates are 26th August to 12th Sept Wed-Sat 11-5.00pm.

If you are not in Melbourne but you would like to discuss some of the work call the Gallery and talk with Sue or Ness.

We promise we are all working hard towards our next exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery.

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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] TIMAG1081[1]The title of our up coming exhibition will be SEVEN.

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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…

Gorgeous new paintings in Acrylic on Acrylic Paper by Lynette Joy.

Gorgeous new paintings in Acrylic on Acrylic Paper by Lynette Joy.

Lynette has told me that she has been influenced by Klimt which you can easily see in the one with the patterning and rich tangerine colour and the other is an expressionist abstract painting that just has to be made by every artist for the release of energy. This one in particular has a strength and engery that needs to be seen in real life.  Will post exhibition information that will come up in the next few months.

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This is what my street looks like at the moment as Autumn is upon us.

This is what my street looks like at the moment as Autumn is upon us.

autI rake the leaves out into the street and wait for the street sweeper to come and take them away.  Others see me and get out their rakes and so on and so on, thinking that I know when the street sweeper is coming.  I don’t. Then we start over again.  But I secretly like this activity because there are not so many physical demands around the house and this one I find a pleasure.

I recently saw some beautiful quirky drawings by Kathy Siganakis and will endeavour to post some of these images with her permission soon.

Artist Lynette Webber’s clay sculpted head is a work in progress.

Artist Lynette Webber’s clay sculpted head is a work in progress.

Lynette Webber is a painter, printmaker and all round artist in our out of the Box group and you can also add sculptor to that.  Lynette is also working towards our exhibition titled SEVEN.  As we are all still experimenting with ideas and media I can’t at this early stage tell you where SEVEN fits into the title.  All the same he is a beautiful character and I can’t wait to see him finished.IMG_5831 IMG_5832Love the ears!

The Artgroup had a bit of a mixed media art bee after dinner.

The Artgroup had a bit of a mixed media art bee after dinner.

Kathy Siganakis, Virginia McNamara, Beryl White and Anne Warren doing artwork in the dining room.ootb making stuff

Beryl White's mixed media work in progress 'detail

Beryl White’s mixed media work in progress ‘detail

Virginias pastel and acrylic paint landscape.  Detail only, work still in progress.ootb virg 1

A fun meeting was held last night to discuss our forthcoming Art Exhibition titled ‘Seven’.

A fun meeting was held last night to discuss our forthcoming Art Exhibition titled ‘Seven’.

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We had lots of food, made some art using pens and ink and scissors, had some wine and talked alot.

Just as we were saying goodbye we remembered that we actually didn’t discuss any details regarding the exhibition.  It didn’t matter really because we are such an organised lot and we had several members of the group missing anyway.  One was travelling (lucky thing), one at the ballet (en pointe), one lives such a long way (and has cows) and another wrestling with replacing some technology in her business.  All were missed very much. We ate: Stuffed peppers (greek style) with tsatsiki, roast baby potatoes, garden salad with avocado, rhubarb crumble with cream, sparkling rose and tea and chocolate.

I’ll post over the next few weeks some of the work happening towards our exhibition.

Kathy Siganakis'mythical creature.

Kathy Siganakis’mythical creature.

This is Lotte.  She and her friends will be in the next exhibition

Beryl’s art focus is on colour for new paintings to be exhibited later this year.

bw pic  Beryl was kind enough to send me some studio pictures to share with you.  You can see how industrious she has been.  Looks like around seven plus oil paintings that I can see here.

–  At the moment I am working towards our group exhibition in August.  My focus in this exhibition is on colour.

The Blue Room is a work in progress.  –  Beryl White, January 2015

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Summer holidays means not so much Studio time for our group.

Summer holidays means not so much Studio time for our group.

I have put a call out to all our members for some pictures and will post some of their responses.

kathyHere is a clever whimsical sculpture by Kathy Siganakis.

Thankyou Kathy.

.This painting was from an exhibition Kathy was in a couple of years ago.  Totally different medium but you can still see the cheeky or quirky emerging.  great aussie dream  Hope you are enjoying the Summer.

Entry to Portrait exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery until Jan 28th.

Entry to Portrait exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery until Jan 28th.

Cambridge Studio Gallery 2015 Portrait Prize
February 11 to 28, 2015

Artists are invited to submit works in the 2015 Cambridge Studio Gallery (CSG) WHO is LOOKING at YOU? Portrait Prize.

WHO is LOOKING at YOU? is for works depicting the human face as its subject matter.

All mediums accepted and unique approaches encouraged.

Judges 

Graeme Drendel

Graeme Drendel is a Melbourne painter who has exhibited extensively throughout Australia over the past twenty years. He has held over 20  solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions and  been a finalist in various major art prizes over that period. A dedicated painter of the human figure and the psychological intrigues that emanate from human interaction, his work is held in several public and many private collection nationally and internationally.

Colleen Ahern

Colleen Ahern completed a Bachelor of Arts, Painting, from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1999. Professional experience includes teaching appointments at Victorian College of the Arts, Swinburne University and Victoria University.  Colleen teaches both drawing and painting, and has worked as a professional artist’s assistant since graduating. She is currently represented by Neon Parc Gallery, Melbourne. Her work predominately exploits notions of identity, through the use of iconic popular imagery, and the obsessions of the ‘fan’, employing both painting and drawing mediums. Her solo exhibitions include ‘Cortez the Killer’, Neon Parc, Melbourne( 2013), ‘Of skins and heart’, Neon Parc, Melbourne ,(2010), ‘Frantic Romantic’, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2007); ‘Angels on Airwaves’, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2006); ‘Steal Your Face,’ Seventh Gallery, Melbourne (2005); ‘Your Ok… You can Come in’, TCB Art Inc., Melbourne (2003). 

Some of Colleen’s recent group exhibitions include: ‘Rockem Sockem’,St Helliers Street Gallery (2014) ‘Dear Masato, All at Once’, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne (2014) ‘Smoking Gun’, Death be Kind, Melbourne (2011);’A Way of Calling’, Linden Contemporary Art space, Melbourne (2011);’Jewell of the Newel’, Firstdraft ,Sydney (2010); ‘Photocopier’, Centre for contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010).

1st prize: A solo exhibition held within the following 12 month period at Cambridge Studio Gallery.

A people’s choice award: A place in Cambridge Studio Gallery’s 2015 end of year group exhibition.

Further information on the Cambridge Studio Gallery 2015 Portrait Prize can be found below

2014 Portrait Prize Winner: 
2014 Winner: Guy Morgan, Louise Voigt (After Retinal Detachment)