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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.

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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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Collage from found images are used to create these two hybrid artworks.

Collage from found images are used to create these two hybrid artworks.

Found image collage Waterwell Here are two gorgeous examples of collage by Virginia McNamara from the Womens Business exhibition. Virginia has played with scale and sourced images from different periods and brought them together in a brand new quirky format.

Here are some quirky portraits made by a few members of our group for Cambridge Studio Gallery exhibition.

Here are some quirky portraits made by a few members of our group for Cambridge Studio Gallery exhibition.

portrait 1 portrait 2 portrait 3 portrait 4  Here you will see Evelyn Youngs Sculpture on the left, then Anne Warren’s portrait of a child, Kathy Siganakis’deconstructed sculptural face and Eileen Gruen’s Glass interpretation of Keith.

 

The exhibition has ended but as you can see we all took our art into new areas and had fun with it.

Art just for fun in Supported Residences

Art just for fun in Supported Residences

Virginia is a carer and provider of recreational services in various supported residences in Melbourne.  

She helps to discover and nurture art for people who need support in their everyday life, for example, people who are frail or have a disability.

 Below are some images from recent workshops she has had with them.  You can see the joy in the placement, textures and colours the artists have selected.

Well done Virginia – I bet they count the hours until they see you again.

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Glass Art by Eileen Gruen from Connections exhibition.

Glass Art by Eileen Gruen from Connections exhibition.

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Conversation and Still Talking are two works by Eileen Gruen from the ‘Connections’ exhibition.

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Who is looking at you is a new portrait prize competition and exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery in Melbourne.

Who is looking at you is a new portrait prize competition and exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery in Melbourne.

 

 

 

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Cambridge Studio Gallery 201
4 Portrait Prize
Wednesday 12 Feb – Saturday 1 March

 

Artists are invited to submit works in the 2014 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 and prizes

 

John Howley

 

Born in 1931, John Howley has pursued his passion ever since completing his studies at the National Gallery School of Art in Melbourne under Murray Griffin.  He has an extensive CV which reflects a continuous and distinguished exhibition history including many local and international. His art work can be found in the National Gallery and Heide Museum of Modern Art.

 

To read further about John Howley see his bibliography on www.johnhowley.com

 

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

 

PLUS

 

A people’s choice award: A place in Cambridge Studio Gallery’s 2014 end of year group exhibition and Christmas celebration.

 

To be considered for selection, entrants must comply with all entry instructions and conditions.

 

Key Dates

 

  • Date of work must be completed in the preceding two years.
  • Must be a resident of Australia
  • Entry forms available online or from CSG from October 2013
  • Entries close January 31, 2014, artists of selected works notified by February 5 ,2014
  • Delivery of selected works February 9, 2014
  • Winner announced at opening drinks on February 15
  • People’s choice announced at end of exhibition Feb March 1, 2014
  • Collection of selected works on Saturday March 1, 2014

 

How to enter

 

  • Complete the official WHO is LOOKING at YOU? Entry Form
  • Include $30 (including GST) handling fee is to be paid for each work entered. Artists may enter more than one work.
  • Works must be no larger in size than 50 square cm (eg 50x50x50 cm).
  • Include a JPEG of the work no larger than 2MB
  • All artists must provide a CV

 

See entry form on Cambridge Studio Gallery website http://www.cambridgestudiogallery.com.au/

You can also see pics of the gorgeous gallery.