Dusk Till Dawn - Saint Cloche Gallery

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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.



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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.


Little Things Art Prize 2016

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We are excited to announce this years judges!

Julian Meagher/Artist
Laura Jones/Artist  
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

Little Things Art Competition

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Event Launch and Award presentation - September 12th, 2-5pm

SHOW OPENS September 5th 2015

Saint Cloche Gallery - 37 Macdonald St, Paddington





Assemble 16th - 28th July

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16th – 28th July, 2013

Opening Night:
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.