Suburban Endurance by Natalie McComas
STYLE: documentary style portraits
Suburban Endurance is a series of images that consist of documentary style portraits of different friends of mine, the entire series consists of currently 33 images and has currently been shot over the course of 8 years.
Art of Trust
Saturday 21st May from 5-9 pm
Peter’s project “Art of Trust” speaks about the collaboration with the couple Claudine and Honza, known as a duo from Yoga Beyond. They practise Acrovinyasa, uniting elements of vinyasa, acroyoga and inversion training.This practice is all about a trust, which is built step by step. Without it, the Acrovinyasa practise loses its essence. It’s even more beautiful when the practice is shared in between partners because it becomes more intimate and more personal. Peter’s built a relationship with this couple, they became friends, and the photos have been taken over the years. As they are all based in Sydney they wanted to connect the practice with stunning places that Sydney offers.
Outskirts by Vitor Queiroz
STYLE: black & white photographs
In December last year, Sydney-based photographer Vitor Queiroz had an opportunity to spend time in Anlung Pi, a small village in north Cambodia. OUTSKIRTS, a collection of black & white photographs, provides a unique insight into the daily rituals of local villagers and their place within the surrounding environment, which is at once idyllic and untouched by human hand but also increasingly industrialised and contaminated.
Hiske Weijers and Phillip Ricketson
They began working together on their band posters which they auctioned off at their gigs.
They use bold bright colour and rough line work to express their stories.
Their work makes reference to their musical collaboration and Australian imagery.
STYLE: Water colour and Acrylic
BIO: Watercolour paintings, prints and cards all of original design in Stephanie’s unique style. She paints wildlife in vibrant ways that really bring their characters to life.
BIO: Natalie Smith is a multi disciplinary artist who draws on a range of media to explore themes surrounding the human body. Her current body of work explores belief systems and ritual as a way of deciphering how we have come to understand and accept human existence. Symbol, motif, abstraction and repetition are key contributors to her signature style.
BIO: Sydney based artist Nana Sakata has been creating imaginary creatures and landscapes to tell stories and create visual anecdotes that are open for variety of interpretations
STYLE: Aboriginal, Abstract, Expressionist, Other,
BIO: BIO: Emerging Aboriginal artist Garry Purchase is an Indigenous Australian whose bloodline stems from the Dunghutti people of the Kempsey region on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Garry had been doing pencil drawings his whole life, but hadn’t ever shown anyone. Unable to afford gallery prices, Garry started painting February 2013 because he wanted art for his home.
BIO: José Herrera has evolved as an artist in the past few years focusing on his fine art practice after many years of commercial success in the interior design and fashion industry. He has lived in Asia, Europe and New Zealand, which have influenced his signature use of color, and light, creating works he call’s ‘Postcards’, to captures the essences of the landscapes he has traveled and imagined.
BIO: Niki McDonald is a tapestry artist and painter who presents themes of feminine sensuality and strength on a background of tagged and graffiti laneway markings. The urban environment and the women who live in it work symbiotically to empower themselves.
Mulga (Joel Moore)
BIO: Known for his unique style of intricate line work & bright colours, Mulga’s art brings to life crazy creatures from zombies to mysterious bearded characters to hairy gorillas.
His creative portfolio to date is an impressive one with 18 shows under his belt since his debut in Februay 2013, the Mulga clothing label and gold at the 2013 Illustrators Australia awards.
Mulga (Joel Moore)
STYLE: Pop Art, Abstract, Graffiti, Illustration
BIO: Alice Ivy is a contemporary artist who has shared the last few years in Sydney, between the bohemian and urban sides of Bondi and Newtown. Her work touches on eclectic influences such as International Street Art, Contemporary Portraiture, Pop Art, Vintage Paraphernalia, Tattoo Art, and Spiritual Histories of Indigenous Cultures.WEBSITE;
STYLE: Abstract Impressionist, Abstract
BIO: Working firstly as a Graphic Designer, she later taught colour and design as her two children were completing their education. Next came a voyage of self discovery and several years working in the personal development industry. Returning to her first love in recent years, her paintings display her continuing fascination with colour, texture and the emotion created by the spontaneous collision of both. With no clearly defined end at the beginning, each art work captures the sensations of the emotions being explored.
STYLE: Aboriginal, Abstract, Expressionist, Other
BIO: Emerging Aboriginal artist Garry Purchase is an Indigenous Australian whose bloodline stems from the Dunghutti people of the Kempsey region on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Garry had been doing pencil drawings his whole life, but hadn’t ever shown anyone. Unable to afford gallery prices, Garry started painting February 2013 because he wanted art for his home.
STYLE: Pop Art, Surrealist, Cartoon, Graffiti
BIO: JUMBO is the alter-ego of a commercial artist/Illustrator/Sign Maker living and working in the sub-tropics of Sydney and surrounding areas. Drawing from a diverse range of influences such as modern 20th Century art, low-brow comic art, skateboard culture and points in-between, JUMBO has been inspired by visual arts ever since a young age when freedom of expression was key to enjoyment of life.
STYLE: crylic, watercolor gouache, calligraphy
BIO: I am an Australian artist exploring the design possibilities of blending traditional Celtic art principles with Australia’s unique plants and animals to create intricate and vibrant paintings and black on white designs. It’s an expression of my Celtic heritage and my living connection with the Australian landscape, my home and birthplace.
STYLE: Contemporary, oil painting
BIO: I commenced painting at a very early age and for a period of four years I received private tuition from a local Melbourne artist. It was also during this period that I exhibited in many local exhibitions, selling paintings and winning local awards.
STYLE: Nude Photography
BIO: Alec Dawson is a Mexican-American photographic artist who has been photographing the art nude since 2007. Alec was born in Mexico City in 1975 and has lived in the United States of America, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Turkey, and Australia. Alec studied and received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked as a consulting engineer in that field since then. He has no formal training in the arts and is almost entirely an auto-didact on the subject of photography. Alec enjoys exhibiting his photographic art on the internet as well as local exhibitions as well as giving lectures on the subject on the art nude to photographic societies.
STYLE: Abstract Impressionist, Abstract, Expressionist, Other
BIO: Megan Walsh-Cheek is an Adelaide Hills textile artist. Her handwoven wall hangings and vessels debuted during the 2013 SALA Festival, followed by The Goodwood Art House Gallery. Megan coordinated a Collaborative Community Weaving throughout the duration of her SALA exhibition, and is passionate about demystifying art making. She encourages individuals of all ages to explore their creativity at her weaving workshops. Megan’s early childhood studies underpin her development of workshops for young children, set to launch in 2014. Inspired by the Japanese Saori Weaving tradition, Megan works in a spontaneous manner, free-style weaving with tiny slivers of re-purposed fabric, tapestry cotton, lichen covered oak twigs and freshly harvested willow. Her works feature a delicate use of negative space and a neutral, calm, earthy palette.
STYLE: Expressionist, Abstract Impressionist, Abstract, Illustration,
BIO: Fifty-three year old, Sri-Lankan artist Manilal, has been residing in Sydney since 1998 and also works as a pastry chef. Manilal has been painting since 1980. Of his art he states “I paint in a semi abstract figurative expressionist style. My influences are mostly modernist and expressionist painters(Picasso,Gauguin, Francis bacon to name a few)” Artfuly discovered Manilal when he contacted us in October 2013, and we think he’s going to be a big hit in the art world.
STYLE: Pop Art, Illustration, Graffiti, Cartoon
BIO: Edwards is a Sydney based graphic artist and printmaker. He takes found images from popular culture and re works them to create iconic images. Studied at St. Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art.