Amy Joseph from Sweet Afton Creative

Amy Joseph from Sweet Afton Creative

from August 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 30, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
East Gippsland Art Gallery

Amy Joseph from Sweet Afton Creative is having a pop-up exhibition in the Side-Show Gallery at East Gippsland Art Gallery.

She is a watercolour artist based in East Gippsland, specialising in pet portraits, watercolour workshops and custom orders.  Her journey as an artist began as a little girl, spending hours sketching pets, wild birds and flowers on their hobby farm.  Nature is her number one source of inspiration and she loves to explore the outdoors taking photos for the sake of ‘art’.

Glimpses by Sharyn Madder and Beatrice Magalotti

Glimpses by Sharyn Madder and Beatrice Magalotti

from September 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 29, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Meeniyan Art Gallery

Sharyn Madder has worked for many years as a free-lance education/natural history artist for such organisations as Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Museum, the Gould League, Parks Victoria, The Marine Discovery Centre, Vox Bandicoot and for many and various local councils, publishers and individuals.

She has illustrated many educational texts as part of this work.  This interest in the natural environment continues and remains the main focus of her work.  Many hours are spent drawing around the coastal areas of South Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula.  Sharyn exhibits regularly in local community shows and is involved with the 'Alphington Open Studios’ artist’s group

Using skills formed in pursuit of familiar domestic crafts, Beatrice Magalotti is bringing to the fore traditional techniques in a contemporary manner, highlighting the work of women through centuries of domestic toil.  Beatrice’s ceramic napkins defy the rigidity of the fired form and float delicately above the table they once graced.  By appropriating the notion and use of embroidery there is playfulness where the floating napkins take on a metaphor of life.

Floating through time and space a discarded beauty, made by an unknown woman, is repurposed and brought to the present within a contemporary context.  Evident in Beatrice’s ceramic work is a discrete reference to age, explored through varied tints.  Her work reflects the discoloration of once treasured and lovingly embroidered fabrics, fading through time.  In her sculptural series exploring crochet, Beatrice hints at the invisible woman, the identity of the maker.  The identity of women across generations is referenced in the spaces between the stitches.

Rust Prophets and Works by Paul Mcauslan

Rust Prophets and Works by Paul Mcauslan

from September 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 29, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Meeniyan Art Gallery

Exploring the intersections of the visual arts and music has been a focal passion for Paul.  He has ventured into many areas including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.  His love of motorcycles and fishing has lead him to create works celebrating the freedom of the open road and the diversity of landscapes throughout this immense continent and beyond.

Paul’s skills as a multi instrumentalist have lead him down many a winding path, observing and notating throughout the journey.  His observant fascination with architecture began at a young age manifesting in a great skill in technical drawing.  The Rust Prophets collection celebrates observations of the beauty in decay, the natural in the unnatural and the edge between the everyday and the extraordinary.

This exhibition is a collection of observations from life so far.  The journey continues...

Gippsland Print Award 2017

Gippsland Print Award 2017

from September 02, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

The Gippsland Art Gallery’s biennial celebration of printmaking returns in 2017.

The Gippsland Print Award — introduced in 2015 — is an open entry award exhibition that showcases the ingenuity and creativity of artists and this marvellously enduring medium.

The Gippsland Print Award is a $5,000 prize for printmaking open to all artists living and working in Australia, for prints that have been completed since September 2015. The winning work will be automatically acquired by the Gippsland Art Gallery.

The Lively Letter

The Lively Letter

from September 14, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until October 10, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Courthouse Gallery - Yarram

The Lively Letter is a multimedia exhibition by Calligrapher Artist, Anita George.  Anita has had a passion for, and love of art for as long as she can remember.  Growing up in country Victoria from Warrnambool to Wangaratta to Warragul, she acquired an appreciation for the colours and textures of the beautiful Australian landscape from an early age.

With a working background as a draftswoman and later landscape design, she was drawn to the beautiful letterforms and designs of the past.  Joining the Calligraphy Society of Victoria over 20 years ago she learnt the disciplines of this art.  Then followed teaching, commissions and workshops with Australian and overseas tutors.  A trip overseas followed by a move to Gippsland brought many changes to her style.

This has all resulted in a very free form and explosion of letter forms moving to gestural, layering and expressing mark making where legibility has on occasion been sacrificed.

OPENING NIGHT: 15 September 6 - 7:30pm

Songwriters Storytellers Stratford

Songwriters Storytellers Stratford

from September 22, 2017 @ 6:30 PM until November 24, 2017 @ 9:00 PM
September 22, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
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Stratford Courthouse

The Stratford Singer songwriters is a wonderful free evening of entertainment featuring the best of live locally written music.

Kicking off at 6.30 pm with a licensed bar and cafe open until 9pm.  All welcome.

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