Category: Artists

Keren Simmons, Summer Projects VII

Keren Simmons, Summer Projects VII

“I am fascinated by the visual conventions of street signage and the function of the sign as an informative, yet beautiful image, produced by the correlation of colour and symbol, and its operation at the intersection of both written and visual information. Using paint to produce artworks of gateways, I explore the crossover between what... Read more
Marnie Ross, Summer Projects VII

Marnie Ross, Summer Projects VII

“This body work is inspired by a recent tour of Central Australia, with a particular focus on the dramatic colours and light experienced in this unique environment. Marnie was captivated by the graphic lines defining the landscape as strong shadows are cast and the red earth and rock is illuminated, particularly during sunrise and sunset.”... Read more
Jahkarli Romanis, Summer Projects VII

Jahkarli Romanis, Summer Projects VII

‘This ongoing body of work has been created in response to the inaccurate and often reductive representations of Aboriginal peoples created in post-colonial photographs. It explores my own identity as a Pitta Pitta woman and the construction of that identity through photography.” “These photographs are a pursuit for control and agency over my portrayal through... Read more
Michael McCafferty, Summer Projects VII

Michael McCafferty, Summer Projects VII

“This work is part of an on-going exploration into diary keeping, meditations, and translation. Simple parts of day- to- day life; bathroom tiles, schedules, the walk to work, are documented and translated. The translations are simply technical impositions like tracing, collage and re photography. Slowly the materials turn into a composition until finally reduced to... Read more
Rowena Martinich, Summer Projects VII

Rowena Martinich, Summer Projects VII

“The works that I have created for the Summer Projects exhibition further my investigations into the immersive act of painting and colour study within my expressive studio painting practice.Chromatic intensity continues to pervade my work. Giant liquescent gestures sweep, marble and drag across the canvas surface as I build layers of paint on canvases that... Read more
Ember Fairbairn, Summer Projects VII

Ember Fairbairn, Summer Projects VII

Ember Fairbairn’s work endeavours to break spells cast upon her own perception and re-weave new ones, pushing against self-determined boundaries. Against these edges, the painter can sit inside the discomfort of the new, the abject and awkward and also beauty, utilising systems of abstraction to address metaphysical issues. Through gesture and colour, these paintings become... Read more
Amanda Schunker, Summer Projects VII

Amanda Schunker, Summer Projects VII

‘The land we tread is a revered place, it commands one to sit and listen. To be silent in its presence awaiting its tales. To observe every scar and physically interpret that which we know little about. For it can never be taken on as a whole. It’s entirety too magnificent.” “Marks are put down,... Read more
Sarah Kelk, Letting In The Light

Sarah Kelk, Letting In The Light

The importance of our personal connection to a landscape is often overlooked, but landscapes – and more specifically, the light that surrounds these places – can elicit powerful emotional responses. Letting In The Light by Sarah Kelk explores this idea with a raw and brutal energy.   We all interpret landscapes differently based on experience, intuition and... Read more
Amber Stokie, And So It Goes

Amber Stokie, And So It Goes

“This body of work is about moments: moments of support, moments of togetherness, moments of quiet ritual, moments of love and intimacy within relationships. We have control over the frequency and nature of these moments, we decide who and how we are with others. In today’s disordered and increasingly chaotic world, this acknowledgment seems pertinent... Read more
Discussing Art with Cricket Saleh

Discussing Art with Cricket Saleh

‘Howl’ continues until Dec 1st All works can be viewed hereRead more
Cricket Saleh, Howl

Cricket Saleh, Howl

Howl and the previous body of work, Dog, are bookends. While Dog conversed with the viewer openly, in the light of day, Howl is the viewers’ subconscious. The conversation is with the self. The viewer is overwhelmed by the previous discussions and retreats inwards. Within the landscape, a tonally monastic set, nature returns, like a... Read more
Shelley McKenzie, Material World

Shelley McKenzie, Material World

Shelley McKenzie studied Art and Art Therapy. Her practice is underpinned by the therapeutic benefits of making art and its ability to mobilize aspects of being. The immersive experience of living on 100 acres of bushland outside Geelong is reflected in the themes and motifs of her work. Her work explores the natural environment, the... Read more
Natalie Anderson , n. cloud. age | A Mass of Clouds

Natalie Anderson , n. cloud. age | A Mass of Clouds

“In a break from my usual practice, all of the works from n. cloud. age – A mass of clouds, are painted on paper and all with virtually no preparation or forethought. We all have stressors in life and sometimes the effect of even minor things can be cumulative. In the second half of this... Read more
Joel Wolter, Peaks and Alleys

Joel Wolter, Peaks and Alleys

Joel Wolter is a visual artist residing on the Victorian Surf Coast. Born in Geelong in 1978, Joel holds a BA of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and has many years of experience as a professional printmaker and as an art educator. Joel is widely exhibited across Australia and his artworks... Read more
Jeff Raglus, Boneyard

Jeff Raglus, Boneyard

“Earlier this year I was given a large private commission of 26 paintings for new houses in the Byron Bay area. The only instructions were to “keep it simple and abstract”. I enjoyed this challenge so much, that I decided to just continue on for my Boom show in much the same vein, but producing... Read more
Andrew Pye, The Great Ocean Road

Andrew Pye, The Great Ocean Road

“To me, the landscapes are always seeking a balance between order and chaos. I have often said that there is no hidden meaning to my work, that it is the Australian Bush. I stand by this, as I seek to continue the work of the pioneer Australian Modernists, paying homage to their motif and legacy.... Read more
Holly Leonardson, More is More

Holly Leonardson, More is More

Impractical Decorating Ideas reflect a ‘more is more’ approach to home decorating through the activities of constant collecting and endless craft making, forming what could graciously be described as curated clutter. Colourfully accentuated crochet imagery, accompanied by paper cut-outs of found sea shells, porcelain animals, retro toys, glass and ceramic vessels, swirly blobs of hardened... Read more
Tai Snaith, More is More

Tai Snaith, More is More

For More is More, Melbourne artist Tai Snaith presents two series of 3 separate framed collage works which playfully look at different aspects of the creative female psyche. The first series of smaller square works is called ‘Ladies of Leisure’ and comes from Snaith thinking about free time and how we chose to spend it.... Read more
Jade Elford, More is More

Jade Elford, More is More

My pieces for this exhibition combine older works with new. They unite through their minimalist arrangements and use of black and white photographs with coloured ones. For my two recent collages, I looked through my pile of torn out pages (some that I have kept since 2016) and chose backgrounds that instantly set up an idea. When I... Read more
Dylan Foley, More is More

Dylan Foley, More is More

“I am a mix of a bower bird, procrastinator and perfectionist; the creative process for me is simultaneously painstaking and therapeutic. I work very intuitively, each collage I make takes shape serendipitously from what I can find in vintage magazines and books I have collected over time – there is something very important to me... Read more