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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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Interiors, florals and still-life are some of the subjects currently being tackled by our artists.

Interiors, florals and still-life are some of the subjects currently being tackled by our artists.

v 1This flower detail is by Virginia McNamara, b1This lounge room detail is by Beryl White and it looks very much like one of her atmospheric paintings in the background.

still life bottles 3This is one of the first still life paintings I have made for the series, small, acrylic and pencil.

a1 These two are photographs of some still life set ups that I Anne Warren  have yet to attempt.  I’m liking the one on the left but not the one on the right.  My rooms are currently full of borrowed bottles, jugs, vases from friends and neighbours for me to paint.a2

This is an amazing place to visit for it’s beautiful building and exhibitions – MONA, Tasmania.

This is an amazing place to visit for it’s beautiful building and exhibitions – MONA, Tasmania.

Virginia McNamara was the lucky person that was gifted this trip to Tasmania (off the eastern mainland over the sea and to the south of Australia).   Tasmania has always been famous for it’s magnificent landscape, walking trails, mountains, beaches etc.  More recently it has become the place to go if you love Art because there is an architect designed purpose built private museum called Mona.  Here are a few images from inside and outside the gallery.  Hope you enjoy seeing them.  vvv red car vvv vvvvv vvvvvv

  1. Museum of Old and New Art
  2. The Museum of Old and New Art is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. Wikipedia
  3. Address: 655 Main Road, Berriedale TASMANIA AUSTRALIA
  4. Architect : Nonda Katsalidis

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Sorry I can’t credit  this artwork as I don’t have that information it is however current at Mona.

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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

Some gorgeous pics of an early Autumn morning in Melbourne plus a couple of little tiny artworks.

Some gorgeous pics of an early Autumn morning in Melbourne plus a couple of little tiny artworks.

Our group will be meeting next week and I will then be flush with images and posts for you to see however in the meantime here are a few Melbourne pictures from the beautiful Studley Park in Fairfield, a tiny little collage and a tiny little doodle that I made.    IMAG7608 IMAG7617 IMAG7619 IMAG7620 IMAG7622  Anne

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)

Art Exhibition 2015 Meeting at Evelyn’s House

Art Exhibition 2015 Meeting at Evelyn’s House
I don’t have any pics from our meeting.  The meeting was held for us to plan and discuss the 2015 exhibition we will have.
Discussion for meeting = 5 minutes
Food, Salads, Pumpkin Pie (a first for most of us Australians), beautiful big juicy sweet strawberries and cherries, fritatta, champagne, coffee ….  = 150 minutes
So you see it was a very busy meeting and loads of fun which we hope will translate into wonderful pieces in our exhibition.
Below is a wonderful and very supportive gallery for our group.  If in Melbourne pop in as it is well worth a visit.

This work titled Deforestation is a poignant comment on the ongoing problem of the removal of our forests . The artist Shane Coutts is one of the artists featured in the current exhibition “Magic Landscape” from Araluen Centre. The work is a timber construction that cleverly plays with perspective and perception.

This work titled Deforestation is a poignant comment on the ongoing problem of the removal of our forests . The artist Shane Coutts is one of the artists featured in the current exhibition "Magic Landscape" from Araluen Centre. The work is a timber construction that cleverly plays with perspective and perception.

For further information
(03) 94860169
info@cambridgestudiogallery.com.au
We have another of our group that has opened up her studio as a gallery to help other artists – I will post some information in the future (when we get some pics).

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.