10am to 3pm on 19, 20 and 26, and 10am to 2pm on 24, 25 and 27. FACETS, the biennial exhibition of extraTexture Extratexture is a diverse group of five Sydney based textile artists who meet to share techniques, develop ideas and challenge each other’s textile art and mixed media practices : Cindy Cooper, Barbara McLennan, Margaret Millar, Kay Murray and Kerrie Shelberg. They will be happy to chat about where they obtain their inspiration and some of the ways they work while you enjoy a glass of wine with cheese and biscuits. One feature of each exhibition so far is the group challenge where each member is asked to present their interpretation of a photo or an idea. On this the fourth exhibition everyone was given a piece of fabric and asked to use some of it in their interpretation of the theme “In the Garden” More information about…
Balmain Association presents a Bruce Petty retrospective and Jan wood’s interpretation of POP, “From Gramophone to Google”. “From Gramophone to Google”. There are 3 Aspects PRE POP ie Pre plastic – Pre 1958 as epitomised by Bakelite (78 records were made of this) and Australia very much a part of the British Empire. POP – 1958 onwards – The Age of Plastic (45’s were called Vinyls) The Age of Americanisation and Capitalism with a background setting of the Cold War. POST POP – The Digital Age – Globalisation – The mobile phone The Age of the Internet. The paintings encourage the viewer to Google key words and open discourse on what POP means to them.
Come and see an exhibition of oil paintings by former Balmain resident, Tom Fuggle. The works featured are atmospheric seascape studies capturing moments of harbour life, and include ‘The Wake’ entered for the Wynne Prize 2017. Tom Fuggle grew up in London and studied Architecture in Edinburgh. Website: www.tomfuggle.wordpress.com Tom Fuggle
Chris Donaldson’s exhibition consists of over forty photographs in both digital colour, and film & darkroom produced black & white, marking significant moments in time and place from inland Australia to the streets of New York – from Venice to London – Iceland to Peru and much in between. I love the way photographs record in fine detail moments that would otherwise be lost in our fading memories. But more than that, they can be expressive works of art that have a beauty and meaning that extend beyond the actual experience of the moment. The forty plus works to be exhibited here have been made in many countries across the world, with an emphasis on inland and outback Australia, but in all cases marking times and places of significance, both large and small. I have drawn from the natural and built environments, the historic, the modern, the amusing and the…
The group is returning after their successful exhibition in 2015. This exhibition showcases six artists and the scenes from the world that surrounds them. Cecilia Hwang brings together her friends Mee Lee, Samuel Keem, Ida Arakel, Lorraine Kolenko and Ellie Hwang to bring a diverse collection of different mediums and styles.
South Coast artist Hela Donela comes back to Balmain with her third annual exhibition at the Watch House. The exhibition explores the theme of TOUCH from various aspects. Hela absorbs simple moments of life: beautiful and painful and processes them into paintings. Through her paintings Hela calls the viewer to take a moment in a hectic world – to pause, feel and to allow them to touch the viewer emotionally. Hela’s works and the use of metalire or egg shells as well as the textured nature of the paintings, call the viewer to touch. During the exhibition Hela opens selected paintings to careful touch by the viewer. She encourages a new and sensory approach to experiencing visual art : through vision, sound, words AND feeling the painting with touch. Hela will be available to share the stories and discuss her paintings. This exhibition is one not to miss. Her previous…
We are a group of friends who have painted together for 10 years . This will be our third exhibition at the Watchouse in Balmain. Please come and visit our exhibition of Landscapes Portraits Villages scenes , Seascapes ,still life you name it we have probably painted it and have it available for sale at our exhibition. Our prices are very competitive as we paint for love not to eat! All of us have attended international, Australian and local workshops with many internationally reputable tutors. We look forward to meeting you in November 4/5 , Ruth Busbridge, Chris Capell, Pamela Duffin, Keith Lamport and Bruce Stanley. email@example.com
All exhibited works are available at affordable prices. Allan Coker is a renowned sporting and Outback photographer. His works of land and seascapes have a painterly effect. Corinne Gaston uses a range of media. She travelled extensively in Asia and Tibet and her works reflect the natural and cultural influences about her. Barbara Hamilton is watercolour and acrylic painter, with a fluid painting style, of the harbor, coastal scenes and inner city street-scenes.. Carlie Lopez is a sculptor with a quirky style, carving aerated concrete, sandstone and limestone; hand-building and welding scrap metal. Stephanie Maraz works in mixed media, printmaking and sketching, emphasizing colour, shape, shadow and reflection, texture, and experimentation. Jenny Saunders-Thompson is a watercolourist in the wet-on-wet technique, painting the harbour, boats and bays as well as local streetscapes, landscapes, still life, flora and fauna. www.balmainartists.com
Denise Barry, Deanna Doyle, paintings,drawings/mixed media, Pamela Pauline, fine arts photography. “In the past all of life was based on trees.” The 14h Dalai Lama. Today, we respect that significance and honour their majesty. This exhibition came spontaneously for the three of us, we were all expressing our art, our passion, independently on “trees”. So, it spoke for us.
FIONA DAVIS and HELEN ROSS are two Well Known Balmain Artists showing works depicting colour, movement, emotion and most of all happiness!
Fiona Davis, Suzanne Fredericks , Kerri Kerley, Marlysse Medina, Mollie Pegler, Julie Percy, Helen Ross Seven complimentary artists showing works depicting colour, movement, emotion and diversity juxtaposed with grace. Their individual personalities portray their artistic journeys in various forms and techniques.
Works on paper by Helen Brancatisano This exhibition is the culmination of numerous visits to Cockatoo Island and research into the turbulent history of the ‘Biloela’ Industrial School for Girls established on the island in 1871. Its purpose was to remove destitute girls from the streets of Sydney while providing them with an education that would enable employment in domestic positions. The institution, however, was plagued with mismanagement and cruelty. The girls were housed in the original convict prison, and the name ‘Biloela’, an aboriginal word for ‘cockatoo’, was chosen to wipe out association with the notorious convict years on the island. In the face of their inescapable situation the girls were often defiant and vociferous. Their turbulent story moves through the island’s immutable sandstone cliffs and the physical remains of the prison. These works, including drypoint etchings, monotypes and mixed media, strive to evoke the haunting human presence of those now…
Four lifelong friends, who were born in Latin American countries but who have lived most of their lives in Australia, have combined their efforts to exhibit their eclectic and powerful art. The artists are: Beatriz Copello: In her Abstract Intuitional style she reflects the Australian landscape. Clara Elena Uribe Norman: Creates earthy sculptures inspired by Australia. Carmen Julia Henry: Her Cosmic Impressionist paintings take the viewer on a trip from the land to the stars. Maggie Escarting: In her paintings she celebrates the lives of children, her style is uniquely Naïve. She also will exhibit a collection of paintings that try to replicate her grandmother’s lace making with her intricate and detailed art. Dr Anne Summers, Author and Journalist will open the exhibition on Saturday 17th of June at 6pm. Please join us for wine and nibbles.
This is the 21st annual exhibition from Balmain hART stART Studio, now in its 22nd year in Balmain Through modernist methods, and the introductory abstract painting units, all members develop a confident personal style in an atmosphere of warm friendly support. hART stART studio meets Tuesday evenings in a designated art studio beneath Campbell St Presbyterian church, just a few minutes walk from The Balmain Watchouse. The next FREE introductory trial evening for new members will be on Tuesday 18th July 6.30pm OR Wednesday 19th July 10.30am, . To reserve a place, phone Gary on 0410639819 or apply at www.hartstartstudio.com.au
Artisans Ryde Inc is a celebration of diverse artists collaborating to create original and innovative art in a nurturing environment. We live, work or play in Ryde. Our shared mission is to enhance the relationships with the artistic community in Ryde and build an environment for collaboration and partnerships across varying artistic disciplines. We express our creativity through glass, yarn, fabrics, ceramics, photographs, pencils, water colours and oils to name a few. Each piece is individually crafted. Our ‘Made from the Heart’ exhibition encapsulates the essence of our work and the diversity of our media. www.artisansryde.smalltalkevents.com.au
Indian mirror work adornment is used in embroidery and decorating buildings from simple mud huts to ornate palaces. Called shisha, from the Persian sheesh meaning little glass, traditional societies warded off the evil eye through the lavish use of shisha in clothing, while the Sheesh Palace at Amber Fort, Jaipur is a pinnacle of mirror work. A direct experience of these forms of shisha inspiration can be found in the exhibition hosted by Christine Young and Lorna Harrison. Previews can be enjoyed in Lorna’s shop India in Balmain, 442 Darling Street and found on Facebook.
The Outliers are a group of four artists: Kristine Ballard, Melony Smirniotis, Tony Hooke and Peter Porteous. This group exhibition at the Balmain Watchouse reflects their passion for the Australian landscape and pays homage to the great Australian impressionist landscape artists of the past. In keeping with this sentiment, they have reached back in time to the famous Melbourne 9 X 5 exhibition of 1889 which featured some of Australia’s greatest impressionist artists such as Sir Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and Charles Condor. Forty works for The Outliers exhibition will be painted on cigar box lids, focusing on individual artist styles whilst paying tribute to the shift in Australian art influenced by the Heidelberg school. Four major works will also be exhibited. Each artist brings to the exhibition their unique perspective of the Australian landscape and the way they interpret the colour and light.
August Saturday 5, Sunday 6, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13, 10am to 4.30pm ‘ Press On ‘ … a new exhibition from sydney gallery school Open Studio Printmakers This group of dynamic printmakers is working together with their individual vision unchanged, inviting the viewer to expand the interpretation between the language and visual media. These artists meet to share their love of printmaking in ‘ Open Studio Practice ‘ sessions at Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank. This printmaking collective strives to enhance and maintain its reputation by exhibiting works of quality and diversity to increase the understanding and appreciation of printmaking within the broader community. They set out to create artworks that focus their original thinking, artistic integrity and diversity by using a wide range of styles and techniques. You will see works on paper in the forms of etchings, lino and wood cuts, screen print, collagraph, solar plate etchings and…
The Balmain Association is presenting this exhibition about the protests and struggles over the years that helped to preserve our heritage, our history and our community. Issues such as ferry services, container terminal, coal loader, army at Mort Bay, Mort Housing development, the five sites etc. etc. Also early days of protest and advocacy by people such as Maybanke Anderson who lived in Wharf Rd and later produced a fortnightly paper, Woman’s Voice, in 1890s. If you have a story, some photos that you would like included in the exhibition please contact one of the following. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Kathleen 9818 4954, Ross 9810 8592 Please join us for drinks at 2pm Saturday 8 April The exhibition will be open during April on Saturdays 8, 15, 22 and 29, 11.30 to 3pm and Tuesdays 11, 18, 25 11am to 1pm.
Little Lost Girl Graham Wilson Graham is a self published local author who formerly lived in Balmain and now lives in the Rocks. He has written 3 novels called the ‘Old Balmain House’ Series. These are predominantly set in Balmain from the 1840s to current day. To date he has sold them overseas as ebooks. He is now releasing the second edition as a print book to be launched on Thursday 23 February, 6-8 pm. Graham invites all to attend. From the author’s note: This is a work of fiction. However many locations and parts of the history of Balmain are true. For those who are interested there is factual information behind the story in the Appendix. The idea for this novel began soon after they purchased a much loved cottage in Balmain where they found a sepia photo of a small girl who lived in the house about 100…
If you are worried about traffic congestion and the WestConnex you should consider the how people moved around in the early days. Duncan MacLausan’s book Balmain Peninsula Transport History will enlighten you and make a great christmas gift for family and friends. To be launched 2pm Saturday 10th December at the Balmain Watch House, 179 Darling St, Balmain. In Duncan’s words “They say that you wait ages for a bus and then two come at once. For me that seems to be the case with writing books. In December two of my transport history projects come to fruition; one on Balmain and the other on Sydney’s horse buses. Balmain’s transport history is fascinating including ferries, trams, railways, horse and motor buses, from the early days when watermen rowed residents from Millers Point to wharves at the east end of the peninsula. As the population grew the watermen formed a ferry…
“L’Art du Voyage” is based on three months travel I did last year in the Autumn months. I journeyed to London, Wales, Ireland, France, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Malta with their magnificent art collections. This will be Catherine Harry’s 4th exhibition at The Watch House. The other three successful shows have also been based on journey and the joys of discovery and learning through travel. For a painting to succeed the artist needs to realise a vision and interpret it imaginatively. If you’re making work about a particular experience and place you have to spend time absorbing and being immersed in it. The last 15 years I have spent long periods of time in Europe with first hand contemplation of masterworks in galleries giving invaluable insight. My work is about story telling, poetry and experimenting with mark making and methods of paint application that retain an abstract quality yet read…
Crystallise brings together the artistic expression of Christine Young and Margaret Kelly artistic and social concerns with imaginative, visual and social cognition and how these forces crystallise as experience in the external world. Lit by crystal, Christine’s peacocks and lyrebirds, take flights of fanciful imagination to of irrealis, a place of possibility where the horizon might meet the sea or the fire touches the earth. Margaret’s work, like a meditation, offers the viewer white space and the chance to quietly process the intensity of the juxtaposition of colours and patterns in one section of the collage. Black and white ink lines wrap around the concentration of concrete forms and intrudes into these white shapes, reflecting the tension between meditation and our busy lives.
Graham Cheney , Barbara Newton and Talia Iaconis are three art educators who have come together for a group exhibition defining a passion for the landscape and the figure. They are able to adapt a subject matter such as ‘Figures and the landscape’ in the most unique and individual ways. They capture the essence of the landscape through varying techniques but also their own source of knowledge, degrees of experience and understanding of the subject matter. To each artist their landscape tells a completely different story and arouses senses of colour, form and light in its individual representation, at times transcending from a flat surface into 3D form.
There will be an exhibition of ferries, trams and buses and a return of the popular story boards “Callan Park: Compassion and Conflict in the Asylum”.
An exhibition of works created in Beijing, China by Australasian artist Rone Waugh aka Wu Long Curated by Shen Xue In these works the artist has set out give his views on modern day China in an innovative and ground-breaking format. PAINTING WITH LIGHT Incorporating painting and traditional calligraphy with modern materials Waugh has developed a method of utilising layers of plastic film illuminated by LED adding a further dimension to the works. Waugh conceptualised this format during a three month residency at Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. The works have received recognition from the Australian Government with a Highly Commended Certificate at the inaugural Arts in Asia Awards.
Helen Ross has long held a love of colour, originally in textiles, spinning and dyeing her own yarn for large tapestries and more recently in painting. After 20 years overseas, Helen returned to Australia where largely self-taught she explored the impact of acrylics and the fragility of watercolour. Her works are always motivated by colour and a sense of life. Keen to learn more, Helen studied under the guidance of Wendy Sharpe, Joe Bezzina and Jo Bertini. In recent years, Helen has enjoyed success in solo and group shows and has been invited to exhibit in sponsored events and private commissions. Her works are now held in private collections in Australia, USA, Canada and UK as well as corporate collections in Canada. Helen invites her many visitors from previous exhibitions and their friends are invited to enjoy celebratory drinks on Friday night.
A collection of works by 8 exhibiting members of the Warringah Printmakers Studio: Sue McLeod, Brenda Livermore, Kate Furnell, Karen Steele, Bernadette Facer, Julia Sample and Tracy McCarthy. Making a mark is about the ways in which the artists line, meets the world and abstracting its contrasts. From landscape to natural elements, from cliff faces to coastal places to contours of private and common significance. Tracking the serendipitous and subjective mark-making toward the historic and even the heroic, epochal by means of print, artist-books and sculpture. www.terravita.weebly.com
The Balmain Peninsula Park Painters are holding their 13th annual exhibition. It will feature many of the local community’s favourite scenes and subjects, as well as a variety of other works, including overseas, still life and animals. This group of artists has been very successful in their long history of annual public exhibitions at the Watch House and a special exhibition at the invitation of the Westpac Bank in Balmain. They have regularly exhibited, sold works and won awards at various art exhibitions.
Mamas With Easels is a fun and friendly community based hub for mums who love and thrive on all things creative, colourful and artful. Inspired by nature, a love for painting, drawing and creating, they are unified by a passion to express their own uniqueness and sense of self. A quest to nurture the spark within all of us, being creative in any form promotes balance and vitality. This is particularly important in the role of being a mother. A positive and creative outlook fans growth and a healthy self-esteem. The exhibition aims to support the creative journey of dedicated and devoted mamas as well as give everyone the opportunity to enjoy some very beautiful, vibrant and unique artwork. Made from the heart, with love.
MODEMA mosaicists, Mollie Pegler, Deb Kane, Margaret Tessarolo; Artists Chris Beard, Fiona Davis and Quilter Margaret Besley have combined to present this vibrant, colourful exhibition of their work. The mosaicists use both traditional and modern techniques in their sculptural creations. The experienced artists work in watercolour and acrylic to express their interpretation of nature while the juxtaposition of the colourful textile art sits well with the paintings and mosaic pieces
This exhibition is by three visual artists from around the world who explore themes of the exterior and interior world. April White is an award-winning artist. Originally from Canada the paintings in this show have influences from Australia, Canada and her own interior world. Yoka Terzic is an artist born in Yugoslavia. She explores themes of personal identity and mythology influenced by outsider art and early cultures. She will be showing ink drawing and paintings. Nicholas Beckett will be displaying illustrations for two authors. One a writer of modern fairy tales in Canada and the other writes about life in the urban sprawl of Philadelphia. http://www.artofaprilwhite.com http://animalbro.net/ http://saintbeckett.net
This is the first group exhibition by four Sydney artists, drawn together through interconnecting and longstanding friendships and their backgrounds in graphic design. It will highlight the individual nature of their artistic paths and the inspiration they find in all that surrounds them. The pieces presented in ‘First by 4’ will be as individual the four artists who have created them – four women who have been drawn together through friendship, and who all have a background in graphic design. Nita Lewis has reverted to charcoal drawings in an effort to simplify her approach, after oil painting for many years. Jo Martin is inspired by nature, especially the ocean. She focuses on sustainability, aiming to create her artworks from found or gifted pieces. Nicole Miranda is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist who works in the mediums of painting and ceramics; she is influenced by the beauty of the natural world. Nina Paine…
Danielle Gild exhibits her latest works in this solo exhibition. Through layers of colour and a degree of abstraction, Dan’s new works expressively interpret landscape, responses to her urban and domestic world in acrylics on both canvas and paper. Dan has also found a passion for ceramics and will be showing some of her explorations in working with clay.
Sandy & Sandy are two artists who have been friends since art school days. They create affordable art based on all aspects of life and scenes from Balmain to Ryde and from the inner west of Sydney to west of the blue mountains. Both Sandys have an affinity with colour and use light with an impressionistic approach that adds vigour to their art. The exhibition includes landscapes, still-life, country and urban scenes on paper & canvas. The diversity of scenes from urban to country life is a contrast that is not only interesting but quite profound. The abstract to realistic styles of both artists will take the viewer on a fascinating journey. Their painterly styles are complemented by their love of colour and light. Come along!
Come and read the stories of individuals, families and communities living near one another and their connections to the churches, local sporting groups, schools and most importantly parks. Add your story or special memory of an event to the number already there whether you have lived in Balmain, worked in Balmain, played sport in Balmain, swam in Dawn Fraser Pool or simply visited Balmain. Join us for the opening this Saturday at 2:00pm with wine and nibbles John Thomson, known to his many friends as Jack, has spent all his life in Balmain. Born in 1927 Jack remembers the days of the Depression, when kind greengrocers put aside “specs”, fruit which had spots on it that they gave to hungry children. As well Jack’s childhood had it trials. Jack will be attending the Watch House at the Exhibition Opening and will sign any sale of Jack’s Story from 2:00pm Saturday…
Three Sydney based artists present their latest works in this visual extravaganza using a range of mediums including paintings, mixed media and light projections. Nicholas Beckett presents “Jewels and Fools” Oil paintings on wood and canvas dealing with the frailty of the human condition and the ways in which we navigate this difficult world. Kathryn Henry is showing Mixed media works on canvas and wood – using acrylic paint, oil paint, wax oil crayons. In this body of work she returns to painting exploring illusion via layering within the picture plane, the resulting works a series of process based experiments. Natalie Cassaniti presents, ‘Odyssey of Dreams Pt I & II’ self-portraits done 10 years apart exploring the themes of self as works on paper and, “Sin, Seduction and Sirens of the Sea” a series of paintings of Mermaids, their power and allure. For more information visit the website http://saintbeckett.net
‘In the middle of the game’ is Sunmee Lee’s second solo exhibition. Sunmee Lee is Sydney based artist and a student of interior design. She endeavours to combine art and interior areas. Her works reflects her daily life as a play so she chooses photographs as a tool to visualise her concept. In daily life, she perceives the images from the walls, streets, buildings and nature. She synthesizes her photographs into a story. This exhibition is another extension of it. She explores her emotions, experiences and thoughts in her unique methods. Every individual wanders `in the middle of the game called life’.
Step into the whimsical imaginings of mixed media artist Alisa Burlington an artist from the quaint town of Rylstone, NSW. She is a graduate from The Sydney College Of the Arts and is the Director of Jewellery label Mon Alisa Design. Her exhibition explores the art of transcendence through both physical and imaginative themes. Weaving narratives through varying collections to reawaken perceptions of awe and wonder for the child within. Here you will find myriad delightful trinkets including bespoke pieces of jewellery, vintage doily dream catchers, hand wired birdcages and vibrant paintings depicting sweet musings from the Artists childhood inspirations. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mon-Alisa-Design-346917035336959/ Blog: http://monalisadesign.blogspot.com.au
This will be an exciting exhibition and sale. Friends of Callan Park will have their exhibition Compassion and Conflict in The Asylum comprising 21 story boards of patients, staff and children who grew up within the walls and the broader community who care about Callan Park. A book with its history, these stories and photographs of these people has been produced and will be available for sale $10. Balmain Library Knitters will display a selection of their of work and their “Wrapped with Love” story board. Find out more about their meetings.
Great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping with original artwork by Richard Sercombe, including mixed media and acrylic works of differing styles and sizes. Two relaxed weekend sales with wine and nibbles all weekend. Come along at any time and enjoy some wine, nibbles and the artwork.
We are a community based group who have come together over the last few years to paint and as time has passed to develop and explore our individual styles. We have formed a strong bond through our time spent painting and discussing all manner of topics. From solving the problems of the world to the latest play or newest movie or even the mini crisis that has occurred at home. We have found that the great support and encouragement from within the group, together with gentle reminders from Lyndall, has allowed us all to continue to pursue our desire to improve. We invite you all to come and see the latest results.
The Wednesday Art Group will once more hold their annual Watch House Exhibition showing over 100 artworks. Watercolours, acrylics and drawings will be for sale at very reasonable prices. The members have a schedule of scenic painting locations around Sydney. Each place is visited for three Wednesdays to allow for completion of work. New members are welcome. For anyone interested in joining the group there will be plenty of encouragement and advice although there is no tuition. This friendly group has been making art en plein air for about 20 years. It is a great way to develop a personal artistic style. Everyone is welcome to the exhibition opening. Email Patrick Connolly email@example.com if you would like information about joining the group.
Sharon Pincus Jacobson grew up in South Africa in the 1950’s and 60’s. She studied Art and Art History at the University of the Witwatersrand. She was involved in the struggle against apartheid and immigrated to Australia in the 1970’s. Sharon has always felt a strong desire to celebrate the Women of Africa.
In her first exhibition Lilyfield artist, Therese has combined her love of nature with her love of bright colours to present a collection of bold floral art. Roses, poppies, irises and magnolias form a large part of the collection which also includes flowers found by a roadside in California that Therese so far has been unable to identify. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘A change of hART’ is the 20th annual exhibition from Balmain hART stART Studio, now in its 21st year in Balmain. Through modernist methods, and the introductory abstract painting units, all members develop a confident personal style in an atmosphere of warm friendly support. Some members have achieved the stylistic confidence to mount their own exhibition, however resident tutors Gary and Rowena emphasise that hART stART studio is a course designed for beginners.The hART stART method encourages mindfulness, personal growth, and the sincere friendship which occurs between their members. Drinks with the artists Sat. 1-3pm
Nicole is a Sydney artist and ceramicist inspired greatly by Australian birds and flora. Works range from paintings in acrylic, water colour and gouache and organic hand built plus finished ceramic items for the home and garden. Exhibitions have included Artisans in the Gardens, Arcadian Artists Trail and the SRAS. Fiona is a originally form South Wales now residing in Sydney. She is a printmaker, enjoying lino printing as her main medium, creating prints of Sydney Harbour and Australian Flora. Recently she has been cutting her prints to create birds and flowers, enjoying collage and drawing on wood. Michelle is a Sydney artist who works with mediums including acrylics, water-colours and ceramics. Michelle has exhibited in a variety of venues including the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show and Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. This will be her first independent exhibition shared with artists with similar passions. Contact www.fionaroderick.com
Original artwork by Richard Sercombe including mixed media and acrylic works of differing styles and sizes. Come along at any time over the weekend and enjoy some wine, nibbles and the artwork.
Cassandra Pomroy is a potter and potterer based in Wagga Wagga. She recently completed the Diploma in Ceramics at the Gymea Design Studio. She uses her wonky hand-built work to tell not quite straight stories of adventures past, bushrangers and menstruation. Pamela Smith focuses on domestic bowls, plates and vases, with an emphasis on variations of ‘rims’. She studied with Cass at the Gymea design Studio, Sydney Institute of TAFE and they enjoy an ongoing collaborative love of ceramics. Pam focuses on Hardy stoneware and fragile porcelain. Irene Whitton, an inveterate traveller, has had three solo exhibitions in Sydney of her photography. She is interested in everyday life, capturing people and places in flux. Choosing points in time with a sense of naturalism the viewer is invited into time, place and history to witness the mundane and the extraordinary, in contemporary Cuba.