‘Black Line Boogie’ – an exhibition of ceramics by Jan Howlin, paintings and drawings by Mary van de Wiel at Saint Clouche gallery in Paddington. The black and white graphic nature of the works bounce off each other within the space. The gallery has 2 glass walls that keep the space bright – it was a perfect Sydney spring day:)
I’m a bit of a fan of Jan’s ‘white men in suits’ figurative pieces, both from the tactility of the surface (all those lines, and grooves) and for their strange self-important privilege with their oversized body suits, and tiny little heads.
Popped into an art opening up at Hunters Hill on the weekend to see a friend’s show at the Hunters Hill Gallery – which is a wee space in a beautiful sandstone building. The influence of the gallery is seen in the painting’s palette. When set against the sandstone walls you can see the play in the colours and textures of the larger work.
From Pamela Honeyfield‘s website: The name comes from Terra di Ombra, or earth of Umbria, the Italian name of the pigment. Umbria is a mountainous region of central Italy. Pamela’s solo is an attempt to capture her love for travel, using the earthy blend of umbers in her work. Pamela will exhibit works on paper, canvas and wood, using colours that are indicative of the land in raw, burnt, rust and natural tones.
Date: June 30 – July 12 2015 Gallery open: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm 3/37 Alexandra Street Hunters Hill 2110
Went to the opening of the Ryde Women’s Art Prize last night. I was a finalist in the Open category, and they had a Community and Youth category as well. Lovely opening, busy with lots of people, snacks, speeches and wine. Got there just as they where announcing the Open winner – so good timing. And the Winners!
Opening held at See Street Gallery at Meadowbank TAFE, Ryde.
Show runs form Friday 29 May to Saturday 13 June
Gallery open days: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm.
Winner of the Open category
Winner: Patricia Concha – Electra Safari Highly Commended: Danielle Golding – Self Portrait No. 15 Highly Commended: Jayanto Damanik – Conversation With Clara I and II Commended: Sandra Winkworth – Surefit Commended: Pamela Honeyfield – Playground
My picks from the show – Sadami, is the 2nd along in the shot – it’s a beautiful drawing, with a real warmth to the face. The painting closest is by Madeleine Pfull Double Trouble, who I’ve been following on Instagram
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Chuffed to see my painting ‘the yellow king‘ was selected as a finalist in the City of Ryde 5th annual Women’s Art Prize. The exhibition showcases artworks that connect to any themes surrounding women, and is open to all Australian artists.The exhibition’s theme is inspired by the 2015 International Women’s Day theme Make It Happen. The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize is part of the Hungry for Art Festival staged from 7 May to 13 June 2015.