ROBERTSON PARK STUDIO 2013 NEWSLETTER
Janet is an emerging mixed media artist and joined the Rob Park studio's in September. After giving herself time to meet new people and settle in to her new environment she was able to spend some time preparing for her November trip where she spent 3 weeks on her first 'artist in residence' in Beverley WA. Here she led couple of art workshops, one for children and one for adults. At the end of her stay held a solo exhibition and sold nine of her artworks to the locals. Janet says it was valuable time away from the hustle and bustle of daily living to reflect on her creative work and future direction. Janet is looking forward to a busy 2014, entering art awards and maybe a couple of residencies. Also developing her skills in encaustic and life drawing. Janet would like to thank all the 'creatives' at Rob Park for making her feel welcome and she looks forward to getting to know you more as we work under the same roof!
A six week Artist in Residency at Perth central TAFE turned into 12 months as Graham continued to hack a 3D printer.
He visited other 3D clay printer inventors in Italy, while participating in the Florence Biennale.
Graham was a demonstrator at the Queensland Suncoast Clayworkers Biannual Spring Fever Conference, and Perth TAFE Ceramic Winter School. In addition he was invited to give workshops with the Bribie Island Community Art Centre (Qld), the cities of Stirling, Wanneroo and Fremantle.
His studio based classes continue to be popular, into 2014.
Carol had a very exciting 2013 with exhibitions in Melbourne, Beth Hulme gallery, Galway Ireland, The Kenny gallery and the Atenao Gallery in Madrid Spain both of which were organised by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International art, and the Florence Biennale with Lauren and Graham, and also meeting other artists from around the world. Carol also traveled with her husband Bob on a tour with the Sydney Male Choir and attended the Villers Bretenoux Anzac day service where the choir sang at the dawn service, a very memorable experience. Later the choir moved on to England and she toured with the choir on it's many concerts throughout Cornwall. Carol is looking forward to her next exhibition which is at the Beth Hulme gallery in May and another year of creating in the studio.
Sarah has regularly exhibited and sold works this year, including City of Wanneroo and Cossacks in the Pilbara, and was also selected for the Victoria Park Art Awards. In addition to working on a new series of Boab paintings in oil, Sarah also started teaching acrylic painting classes at the studio half way through the year, and will continue to do so into 2014. The City of Vincent has also approved a proposal to run acrylic painting workshops within the local community. Aside from teaching, there are also plans for a second solo show towards the end of 2014.
Frances continues her painterly exploration of the landscape with an emphasis on mood, light and air.
She is also experimenting with different ways of applying paint without a brush.
She has sold several paintings privately in the last 12 months and is still making sculptures as a complement to the 2D part of her art practice.
In addition to the dozens of individual visitors to the studio, in September we were visited by 50 members of the Concordia Craft Corner group from Duncraig.
Studio Student News
Current and recent studio class students are also creatively active, not just within classes. For example:
Miranda Mitchell exhibited at The Stables, Ascot in April.
Laurie Franklin exhibited in the Seasons Of Life Exhibition Houghton's Winery Gallery, Middle Swan in April.
Larissa Gray exhibited at the Bakery Lane Gallery in Melbourne in September.
Catherine Higham exhibited painted fridge doors in a solo at the Bunbury Art Gallery October to December.
(If we have missed anyone, our apologies, please let us know asap)