This April join us for DUSK TILL DAWN – an atmospheric group show featuring works by Marnie Ross (Paintings); Fiona Barrett-Clark (Paintings); Lauren Eaton (Vessels) and Alizon Gray (Paintings).
Inspired by Dusk and Dawn within the urbanscape, this show draws on the colours and phenomena associated with dusk and dawn, specifically seen from the urban environment, sense of place and emotional connection or disconnection one has when experiencing these times of day.
Marnie Ross & Nicky Crowley
Saint Cloche Upstairs / Open - March 6th-17th
Opening drinks : March 7th, 6-8 pm (Joint opening with Saint Cloche downstairs/Art Month night)
Meet the artist arvo drinks : March 9th, 2-4pm
EDGE is an exploration of abstract forms, surface and edge treatments through multi textured paintings and dynamic faceted ceramic structures.
This collaborative exhibition between painter Marnie Ross and ceramic artist Nicky Crowley is the union of two artists with a strong aesthetic connection. The first time Nicky’s works were placed next to Marnie’s there was an obvious relationship. This synergy is apparent in the exploration of shape and the contrast of light and shadow as surfaces meet. As the work sits side by side there is an interesting interplay between the 3D object and the flat surface, promoting a sense of movement and energy.
VANDAL & ART PHARMACY PRESENT "SOMEWHERE BETWEEN"
AN EXHIBITION BY ARIELLA FRIEND, JOI MURUGAVELL & MARNIE ROSS
VIP Opening Exhibition:
Date: Thur 29 June
Date: 29 June - 7 August
Time: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
16-30 vine st redfern
Join us for a night of Art, Wine & Cheese!
Three artists meet in a bar. Their conversation culminates in ‘Somewhere Between’, an exhibition inspired by commonalities, where similar professional paths have led to the making of artists with a common purpose– to reflect the world around them through their own distinctive visual languages.
By combining drawing, cutting, painting and layering with the bold use of colour, ‘Somewhere Between’ is an intersection between the artists, their work and the physical gallery space.
Through the exploration of the dualities the real and imagined and the tiny and monumental, a dynamic body of work that includes painting, illustration, installation and sculpture has been created.
‘Somewhere Between”: Interview with artists Ariella Friend, Joi Murugavell & Marnie Ross
In the lead up to their joint exhibition ‘Somewhere Between’, Art Pharmacy writer, Joey Hespe, sat down with artists Ariella Friend, Joi Murugavell and Marnie Ross. They talk what inspires them to create, alter egos, and what we can expect from their show at Vandal Gallery late this month.
Have you always been interested in art?
AF: I was always busy making things as a child but didn’t really have a serious interest in art until adulthood.
JM: Yeah, drawing is one of my earliest memories. I didn’t know it was art though. I didn’t know much about art, artists or the art world till I was in my late teens. I often wish it remained that way as outside influence can be a pain in the ass.
MR: I’ve always been creative and interested in art but I only started pursuing Fine Art seriously after completing a Master of Art, as a mature aged student. I previously had a career in Graphic Design.
Do you have an alter ego or do you moonlight as anything other than an artist?
AF: I am officially a full time artist these days. I balance this with being a mum to two young kids.
JM: A studious geek, who on average only ventures out of her home once every two weeks.
MR: I am a mum and I do the occasional Design job. I also run Little Things Art Prize which focuses on artists expressing gratitude and the little things that bring them joy.
What inspires your work?
AF: Anything from looking at the colours in the sky, to Instragram (is that bad?), to other amazing artists and creatives.
JM: Human Beings and Music (both deserve capitalisation, one is definitely a lot more fun).
MR: My work is inspired by tiny details found in nature and evolving shadow patterns created by light, time and movement. Printmaking processes also have a strong influence on my painting techniques encouraging layering and activation of the surface.
FIVE ARTISTS/FOUR WALLS/THREE WEEKS - 22 NOV - 11 DEC- BONDI PAVILION GALLERY
22 NOV - 11 DEC 2016 BONDI PAVILION GALLERY
Five local artists invite you to enjoy their pop-up lounge and experience works inspired by the natural elements. All five artist share an infinity with the natural environment and have responded creativity, exploring a diverse range of mediums and techniques. This unique gallery experience endeavours to provide a homely and inviting space to view the work.
Thanks to Matt Blatt Furniture for providing the pop up lounge room within the gallery space. http://www.mattblatt.com.au/
Natalie Penn has been creating art for 20 years and considers the process to be a natural and essential part of her life. Using a variety of mediums she is inspired by the natural world and its mystery. Natalie challenges herself to use non traditional techniques and think outside the square. Her work is a celebration of the details that make up the complex and beautiful forms of nature.
Keren Rockman a Sydney based artist and Landscape Architect has exhibited her work in Sydney and Melbourne. Painting is an extension of her design practice and provides her with an outlet to express herself creatively beyond the drafting table. As a kid, she recalls squinting her eyes when viewing a landscape and focusing on the forms and colour, blurring out the detail. As an artist today she explores her world through abstract form to create compositions, inspired by the incredible natural formations of the landscape. Keren’s multi-layered paintings reflect natural processes and seek to engage the viewer to delve beyond the constraints imposed by realistic images.
Marnie Ross is a contemporary painter and printmaker based in Sydney. After completing a Masters of Art at COFA in 2010, she has continued to exhibit in both group and solo shows. Marnie’s abstract compositions are a response to organic forms and the ever-changing designs created by light, movement and time. Strong contrasts exist both in materiality and paint application techniques. On a base of raw linen, vividly coloured translucent shapes float over expressive marks of glossy white enamel paint.
Alex Smith a local architect has been practising in Bondi and the local area for 26 years. Photography has been his passion since he was a young boy. Alex is inspired by textures, patterns and movement observed in natural and built environments. The magnificence of nature, locally; the sea, sky, rocks and the ever changing light at all times of day, continually engage him. Photography is his way of expressing gratitude and appreciation for these wonders.
David Stein is a professional paintings conservator with 30 years of experience and continues to restore works from the 15th century to contemporary. His profession together with his experience have given him an understanding of the complexity of paintings on a technical and material level. David’s gestural and dynamic abstract works are directly inspired by the natural elements in particular fire, water and wood. Using combinations of water based under-layers and raised impasto oils, the surfaces are rubbed and worked with superimposed paint layers and sgraffito techniques, whilst maintaining a sensitivity to line and space.
We are excited to announce this years judges!
Kitty Wong/Gallery Director
Lynda Draper/Artist and elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics
Vicki Grima/Artist and Editor of The Journal of Australian Ceramics (JAC) and Executive Officer of The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA)
• Also introducing a new category 'Little Ceramics'
• Entries open April 11 / Entries close August 11
• Exhibition will be held at Saint Cloche Gallery August 31 - Sept 18
Little Things Art Prize is supported through the Woollahra Council Community and
Cultural Grants Program
Event Launch and Award presentation - September 12th, 2-5pm
SHOW OPENS September 5th 2015
Saint Cloche Gallery - 37 Macdonald St, Paddington
COME IN AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE 'LITTLE THING'
16th – 28th July, 2013
Thursday 18th of July, 6.00 – 8.00pm
In this group show, four artists explore the traditional artistic elements of form and colour in combination with non-traditional materials and processes. Colour is freed from its mimetic role and becomes a visual language whilst elemental forms combine, overlap, jostle and recede. Each artist in their own way searching for new relationships and harmonies.
Julia Kennedy-Bell’s current work involves relating forms in two and three dimensions and their treatment in both abstract and representational space. This work takes its form from previous paintings that explored the integration of object and space across other mediums such as painting, drawing and sculpture.
Theresa Darmody has chosen the square form for this body of work. She divides the square into simple geometric forms which take on an organic aspect through multi-layering of paint and lush brushmarks. The resulting saturated forms jostle with each other on the two-dimensional surface. This work furthers the artist’s interest in pattern and its disruption.
Ariella Friend creates sculptural installations made from layers of reclaimed wood combined with painted colour block combinations. Her ability to deconstruct objects and then reassemble them is influenced by both the natural and domestic worlds. Through a visual language of form, colour and texture she creates bold, multi layered compositions that are contemplative and dynamic.
Marnie Ross responds to organic forms and the ever-changing compositions created by light, movement and time. Extensive use of layering in her work emulates the natural world. Combining painting and printmaking processes, she reveals the complexity of seemingly simple structures by responding to the subtle but constant flux of shadows, texture, light and movement.