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The Out of the Box Artist group have a new exhibition happening.

The Out of the Box Artist group have a new exhibition happening.

This is our Biennial exhibition which will take place next month in October.

Opening on Sunday 8th of October, 2-4pm.

Open Wed to Sun 12 – 5.

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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Come and see our Art Exhibition at the Cambridge Studio Gallery in Collingwood.

Come and see our Art Exhibition at the Cambridge Studio Gallery in Collingwood.

IMAG1343[1] IMAG1344[1] IMAG1345[1]                                    Our exhibition SEVEN is continuing at Cambridge Studio Gallery in Cambridge Street Collingwood.

The interior gallery oil paintings are by Susan Gibson, the mixed media work with purple is by Beryl White and the two framed works of 3D flower assemblages are by Virginia McNamara.  IMAG1346[1]

IMAG1347[1]They need to be seen in person to be really appreciated.  If you would like more information about any of the artists or the artwork please call the Cambridge Studio Gallery in Collingwood.

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.

Stockroom exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery and Mixed Media work of Ness Alexandra.

Stockroom exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery and Mixed Media work of Ness Alexandra.

Paintings, drawings and collages. Ness Alexandra’s art practice is an exploration of the female psyche. Part of that exploration has seen her focus on domestic objects, creating a collection of Still Life’s that describe the interior of a woman’s world.
With this current exhibition, SHE IS…, Alexandra is delving into the realm of female expectations of body shape; commenting on the pressure mass media and the beauty industry places on women today. She has created body shapes that combine flat collages of magazine advertising with textural paint; over-laid nude paintings with dress patterns; and moulded beauty products with plaster to form bronzed mirrors.
With this exhibition, Alexandra is pushing the boundaries of how women are expected to conform to body image. She also produces beautiful still life’s and classic ink drawings that touch on her own psyche – one of discontent…
“We need our discontent in order to feel and enjoy our desire, and if events do not conspire to make us feel dissatisfied, we will arrange our own privations.” 

Stockroom Selection Exhibition 

From August this year Cambridge Studio Gallery is starting the first of our new stockroom exhibitions. We have selected works from artists that have had a history with the gallery as well as promoting some interesting new artists. There will be an eclectic selection of paintings, sculpture, jewellery and a few surprises!

While the gallery’s business model still represents artists by providing space for their exhibitions, we will be value adding to the viewer experience by dedicating the upstairs gallery space to the Stockroom Selection. Works will be displayed in a less formal “salon-hang” that allows clients to purchase and take home works on the day.

For further information

(03) 94860169

Congratulations to Cambridge for their first stockroom exhibition and best wishes to Ness for her upcoming solo exhibition.

Congratulations Anne Warren for being selected to exhibit at The M Collection Art Award.

Congratulations Anne Warren for being selected to exhibit at The M Collection Art Award.

The MCOLLECTION Art Award is a competition created and independently run by The MCollection, a Melbourne based, contemporary Australian Art Collective.

The aim of the MCollection Award is to encourage unrepresented Victorian artists and support the

Melbourne art community.

The award consists of a $7,000 cash prize, for the winning entrant and an art supplies

incentive for runner up.

Congratulations to Anne for being shortlisted for her piece Totem Poles – The things that spoke.

6 for M collection small Totem tower and eyes

Love, Life and Laughter exhibition.

Love, Life and Laughter exhibition.

Kathy Siganakis was one of the participants from this exhibition and is of course a member of the Out of the Box group of Artists.

Here are two representational painted images where Kathy has responded to the title of the exhibition ‘Love, Life and Laughter’.

The third image was a response to our group name where each member made or painted a box.

The Out of the Box group are currently meeting and discussing our 2015 exhibition titled ‘Seven’.  

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out of the b Out of the Box response by Kathy

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Making art can be likened to an adventure.

Making art can be likened to an adventure.

Making art can be likened to an adventure, or to setting off on a journey whose destination may or may not be known, a journey which has the potential to unfold in unexpected twists and turns.

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In putting paint to paper or canvas the catalyst is often an emotional response to something in the natural world, a quality of light and shadow, a patterning of shapes, an implicit sense of place or story. For me it is never a literal representation of nature, but a seeking to respond to the energy of the initial impulse.

This is never a one sided process.  After establishing the initial composition I seek to engage the viewer, to draw them into the painting, to look beyond the surface. Much of this develops as I paint.  I do not fully plan the work, but find the composition will often change as the relationship between the shapes, colours and tones begins to emerge. It is much like engaging in a conversation; the work responds to what is put down and I then respond to it. I mostly work in layers paint, drawing, collage, glazes; each layer responding to what has gone before.

Recently I have been revisiting some previously completed paintings and restarted the conversation, often taking the journey to a different destination.

Here are some examples of re-engaged works.

Much of my work has been oil media based this year I plan to spend more time exploring building up the layers in collage and water media.

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