COMMISSION REVEAL- Collaboration with Teo Magazine & Azalea Models

I had the pleasure of painting these lovely ladies from Azalea models. The team at Teo magazine featured the original images back in issue one then commissioned me to interpret into unique artworks! 

These are some local faces to watch!

http://www.teomagazine.com.au

http://www.azaleamodels.com.au

 

UPCOMING- Group exhibition & open studio 'Out of the Studio' @ Carclew Ballroom, Adelaide

Out of the Studio explores the artistic achievements of Carclew’s 2014 Artist Studio Residents. Join us for a premiere display of new work by Adelaide’s next generation of artistic talent.

This exhibition is presented by Carclew’s 2014 Foyer Gallery Curators... Caitlin Eyre and Craig Robert Middleton, featuring Lilly Buttrose, Meaghan Coles and Jordan Gower

Showing 4 - 24 August
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm daily

Exhibition Opening | 6 – 8pm, Thursday 7 August

Open Studio | 1 - 4pm, Sunday 17 August

Download PDF catalogue

 

THE ARTISTS

Lilly Buttrose is an emerging visual artist who works primarily in the mediums of textiles, clay and natural weaving materials. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia. Lily has also previously undertaken weaving workshops with the Southern Elders Weaving Group (2012) and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Women (2013) at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. In 2013, Lilly’s work was featured in the South Australian Museum’s Waterhouse Natural History Exhibition. She has exhibited at a number of galleries and art spaces across Adelaide, including Urban Cow Studio, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Salad Days and Liverpool Street Gallery. From 2014-2017, Lilly’s work will be featured in a number of regional galleries as part of Country Arts South Australia’s touring exhibition Handheld. www.facebook.com/lillybuttroseartist

Meaghan Coles is an emerging portraitist who uses oil paint and mixed media to explore the way in which the female face is idealised and objectified in contemporary culture and print media campaigns. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting) from the University of South Australia in 2009 before going on to complete her Honours. Meaghan received the SALA Festival’s Adelaide Central School of Art professional development award in 2011 and was a finalist in The Advertiser Business SA Contemporary Art Prize in 2012. The following year, Meaghan undertook artistic residencies at Jiwar Creation & Society (Barcelona, Spain) and Takt (Berlin, Germany). During her time in Berlin, Meaghan was the founder and director of The Cellar Gallery art space and displayed her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions.Meaghan has exhibited extensively across Adelaide during the Adelaide Fringe & SALA festival, with her first commercial exhibition at Peter Walker Fine Art in 2012. www.meaghancoles.com

Jordan Gower is an emerging printmaker and visual artist who uses aluminium-based etchings, oxides and pigments to explore ideas surrounding the temporality of objects and how their ontology is affected by subjective perception. He completed a Certificate IV of Visual Arts and Craft (Media Arts) at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts in 2008. Jordan received his Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Printmaking) from the Adelaide College of the Arts in 2012 before going on to complete his Honours at the University of South Australia in 2013. Earlier this year, Jordan undertook a month-long artist residency at the Instinc Art Space in Singapore. He has exhibited extensively at galleries and art spaces across Adelaide, including Espionage Gallery, West Bar Gallery, Light Square Gallery and SASA Gallery. Jordan is currently serving as an Invigilation/Education Officer at the SASA Gallery and is a technical assistant volunteer in the University of South Australia’s printmaking department. www.jordangower.com
 
THE CURATORS

Caitlin Eyre is an emerging curator and arts writer. She graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2010 before going on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Art History in 2011. Caitlin graduated from the University of Adelaide’s double Master of Arts program in Art History and Curatorial & Museum Studies in 2013. She undertook curatorial internships at the National Gallery of Australia in 2012 and JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design in 2013. Caitlin is the Assistant Curator and Volunteer Coordinator of local ARI Grid Projects and currently volunteers at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Craig Robert Middleton is an emerging curator and museum worker. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with degrees in International Studies and Liberal Arts (Italian language) in 2011. During 2010, Craig studied undertook a seven month international exchange in Italy where he studied at the prestigious Sapienza Università di Roma. He received a Master of Museum Studies from Macquarie University in 2013 and is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History at the University of Adelaide. Craig has interned and volunteered at the Art Gallery of South Australia since 2013 and is currently employed as a casual museum worker at the National Motor Museum.

 

 

ONE NIGHT TICKETED EVENT- RAW:natural born artists

I'm excited to share with you an event by RAW:natural born artists happening here in Adelaide next week!

Think independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art all i...n one place for an event YOU'RE INVITED TO!

Friday 25th July @ The Producers, 8pm till late

$15 pre sale ticket

Follow the link below and be sure to click my name as the creative your supporting

http://www.rawartists.org/adelaide/communique

GROUP EXHIBITION 'Lady Face' @ Carclew, Adelaide

/// GROUP EXHIBITION ///

Exhibition : LADY FACE

On FRIDAY 4th July I'll be exhibiting alongside Adelaide's leading emerging FEMALE artists,

oh and it's all portraiture, my favourite!

// FEATURING //

Jennifer Allnutt
Meaghan Coles
Kate Kurucz
Katie Long
Curated by Caitlin Eyre

OPENING JULY 4th
6:30-8:30pm
@ Carclew Foyer Gallery
11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide


Lady Face explores the representation of women in contemporary art and culture by showcasing a survey of female portraiture by young female visual artists. Throughout the history of art, paintings of women have largely been commissioned and produced by men for the pleasure of the male gaze. Lady Face counters this tradition by celebrating the insight and skill of female artists in representing the physical, psychological and emotional attributes of their female subjects through the intimacy of portraiture.

For more information visit the FB event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/258125867710574/


 

The Cellar Gallery, Berlin

Berlin has been more than just a residency! I arrived at the start of April and so far has been a whirlwind adventure.

I was given an opportunity I couldn't refuse when I was shown the cellar of a local café. For a month we were covered in dust renovating this underground space transforming it into "The Cellar Gallery".

Promoting emerging artists we curated exhibitions every few fridays with live music. Other events hosted include theatre, artists talks, acustic music and live art.

www.thecellargalleryberlin.com

www.facebook.com/thecellargalleryberlin

See the progress and first exhibition here

The Cellar Gallery is sad to announce an uncontrollable closure.

After only opening in June this year The Cellar Gallery has been the home to 10 one night events, 5 theatre shows, 7 musicians with 40 artists exhibited. The space evolved from a lot of hard work (vacuuming!), organising and support from everyone through the doors. We appreciate all the help from everyone involved that helped create a space that was so unique, a place where people came to enjoy fine art, watch talented actors, see live painting and listen to live acoustic music.


 

2013 Overseas adventure

2013 has been a busy, exciting year so far. After leaving Adelaide in January I have spent a month travelling Europe, a month living on residency in Barcelona, and am now in Berlin since April.

Along the way I have met so many inspiring artists, visited many galleries, and learnt so much from my travels.

My time in Barcelona went so quickly. The residency was in the cultured Gracia district where I spent visiting artist studios, galleries & sketching in the streets. I was also able to re-visit my 35mm diana mini to capture the carefree, laidback lifestyle.

"The urban landscape/environment surrounds my daily life. The streets, walls, doors, windows appear to be a canvas for the anonymous artist/city to progressively build layers of colours and text into natural, public visual displays. Over time these surfaces corrode revealing a natural surface and balance between old and new. Stickers, graffiti, posters, stencils and tags are all signs of the chaotic urban life. My interest has been to photograph & document fragments of these urban canvases. My curiosity is in the organic colours & expressive marks that reflect urban art and the cities landscape. I have been experimenting with photography using a 35mm Diana mini film camera which has allowed me to snap fragments of the lively city. Focussing on the buildings, patterns and popular imagery of Spain, the result has been layered, dreamy effects of impulse documentation of my surroundings. There is something about the carefree yet chaotic lifestyle of Barcelona that has influenced me to document and create a journal of images using pen, ink, watercolour & acrylic.”

Berlin has brought many opportunties. I spent 3 months in Takt Artist residency with 15 other artists from all around the world. I had a live/work studio with never a dull moment in the house. It was a pleasure to end the residency with a group exhibition in the resident gallery.