Category: Artists

Alizon Gray, seeking silence

Alizon Gray, seeking silence

“My paintings are reflections of my experiences in the world, abstractly recorded as illusory landscapes. The landscape is represented in my paintings as an imagined place, or the in-between space that connects memory and place rather than rendering a particular vista. By building up layers of lines, squiggles, dots, scrubby brush marks, and veils of... Read more
Shane Drinkwater, Marking Time

Shane Drinkwater, Marking Time

Tasmanian born, Brisbane based artist Shane Drinkwater has exhibited widely within Australia and also in Paris, New York and is now represented in Denmark by Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery. “Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the joy of putting colour, shape and gesture on a surface. I’m... Read more
Geelong Gallery Acquires ‘This Too Shall Pass’ by Cricket Saleh

Geelong Gallery Acquires ‘This Too Shall Pass’ by Cricket Saleh

Earlier this year This Too Shall Pass by our much admired Cricket Saleh was being considered for acquisition by Geelong Gallery at their annual Geelong Contemporary Soiree. Although on the night a narrow majority of votes went to Rone, Geelong Gallery has since decided to also acquire This Too Shall Pass due to the overwhelming... Read more
Ellie Malin, Marking Time

Ellie Malin, Marking Time

Ellie Malin is a Melbourne based artist working in relief woodblock printing. Her bold, visceral artworks reflect an intuitive approach to image making where colours and form construct the landscape. By choosing mainly formal solutions she engages the viewer with images containing both pure abstraction and evocations of the world around her. “An image may begin... Read more
Beth Gibbeson, Marking Time

Beth Gibbeson, Marking Time

Beth Gibbeson’s current works on paper explore the enchanting rock formations among the cliffs of her local landscape, the Mornington Peninsula coast. The varied surfaces and textures of these large rocks are deep with their natural markings which continue to alter over time within their unique environment. Her works on paper are an abstract interpretation... Read more
Ben Crawford, Marking Time

Ben Crawford, Marking Time

Irish-born Ben Crawford says that his work is “often autobiographical, with stories and characters from my life informing and populating the paintings. I’m interested in the mythologisation of memory.” Now living in northern NSW, surreal elements in Ben’s work transform the traditional landscape into a somewhat mystical realm. “These paintings stem from little kernels of ideas; stories and... Read more
Jordy Kerwick, The Best Hologram Party Host

Jordy Kerwick, The Best Hologram Party Host

“The works are derived from a place within, that struggles with social circumstances and really is happiest at home with my little family. So I get my kicks of colour through painting and making autobiographical work, filled with nostalgia, things I love/hate and things I wished I had or could make. There are no endorsements... Read more
Liam O’Neil, Off The Leash

Liam O’Neil, Off The Leash

Liam O’Neil discovered his love and talent for art about 4 years ago. As an emerging artist Liam delights in bold colour and stylised design. He has an ability to re-create images that inspire and give pleasure to his audience through his exploration of colour pattern, line and form. As his idiosyncratic style is emerging,... Read more
Louise Tate – Artist in Residence in New York

Louise Tate – Artist in Residence in New York

Louise Tate is an emerging artist whose practice explores historical narratives through painting. Having recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with 1st Class Honours from RMIT University, she currently works from her studio in the industrial arts precinct in Collingwood, Melbourne. Her work often explores the overlapping of narratives within physical space, drawing on... Read more
Rohan Robinson, You Yangs

Rohan Robinson, You Yangs

Rohan Robinson studied Fine Art at Deakin University in 1980. In the following 30+ years he has maintained a dedicated and prolific arts practice. Robinson has travelled extensively, worked as a musician, builder, designer and in many other fields. Within the arts industry he has worked in remote Indigenous communities and more recently completed an... Read more
Deb Fisher, You Yangs

Deb Fisher, You Yangs

“It’s so busy in the You Yangs! The seeming calm of the undulating You Yangs from the view from the highway or out the train window belies the extraordinary, almost frenzied activity that takes place during the parks opening hours on the weekends. This is always my initial sensation when I arrive at one the... Read more
David Beaumont, You Yangs

David Beaumont, You Yangs

“These paintings are part of an ongoing exploration of works in a monochromatic palette referencing the Australian Landscape and its history of First Nations people. The paint surface becomes allegorical of layers, erasure, presence and past.” “As a painter I am interested in a sensory interpretation of the Australian landscape. I would spend a great deal... Read more
Natalie Anderson, You Yangs

Natalie Anderson, You Yangs

“Already a beloved, if not regular subject in my paintings, the You Yangs are a familiar hunkering presence on the skyline for dwellers and visitors in our region. So familiar perhaps, that we lose the significance and wonder surrounding these ancient granite hills. I drive past them every day, shimmering there in the distance, so... Read more
Shelley McKenzie, You Yangs

Shelley McKenzie, You Yangs

“Bruce Pascoe in his book Dark Emu describes how one of John Batman’s men , Andrew Todd sketched the Wadda wurrung women cultivating huge tracts of land with yam daisy or murnong. These little sweet potatoes send up yellow flowers. The You Yangs are now seasonally flanked by tracts of yellow flowers-now canola. The paintings... Read more
Jordy Kerwick, You Yangs

Jordy Kerwick, You Yangs

“I have been driving back and forth past the You Yangs my whole life, yet I can count the times on one hand that I’ve actually visited the national park. This being said, the You Yangs have maintained three very distinct feelings for me. 1st, a sense of mysticism – the large mountainous landscape providing... Read more
Cricket Saleh, You Yangs

Cricket Saleh, You Yangs

Cricket’s art has long referenced current thoughts in relation to human consumption, and the practices accepted as a by product of this desire dressed as need. The current work is interested in the coupling of this feverish consumption of newness, to an assumed happy first world existence for a modern society. Cricket is both a... Read more
Ren Inei, You Yangs

Ren Inei, You Yangs

“Growing up in Geelong you get used to having the You Yangs in your life. They are a constant presence and I feel they watch peacefully and patiently over the surrounding flat plains, Corio Bay and the Barwon River. The You Yangs seems to interact and ‘speak’ with the hills of Anakie, the Barrabool Hills... Read more
Ingrid Daniell, You Yangs

Ingrid Daniell, You Yangs

“The You Yangs have always captured my heart both from afar, as I have traveled past them too many times to count, and immersed in the bold and magnetic intimacy when walking around the range. The magnetic pull of the dramatic You Yang range; seeped in Deep Time, provided me the perfect muse and inspiration;... Read more
Andy Pye, You Yangs

Andy Pye, You Yangs

“I was at a very emotional and difficult artistic turning point between 2018 and 2019. The history and power of the You Yangs has been expressed in two very different works; showing the tension I was feeling. My painting has never been more subject to the unconscious as it is today. Witnesses will tell me,... Read more
Harley Manifold, Gateway City

Harley Manifold, Gateway City

  Initially inspired after returning from Hong Kong to Torquay and feeling isolated and alone after being amid such a frenzy of life in Asia and leaving a partner, these paintings explore Geelong – The Gateway City and its people. The titles of the paintings come from conversations overheard by Manifold while in Geelong seeking inspiration. The... Read more