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Daniel Kneebone

Danny Kneebone is an award-winning Photographer and Graphic Designer with over 30 years of experience. He was Art Director at Christie’s Australia from 1998- 2007 and then Senior Designer and Photographer at Sotheby’s Australia from 2007-2019. Currently employed at Deutscher and Hackett, Design and Photography manager. Danny specialises in design, photography, colour management and production and has won many print and design awards for his work. Danny is also an artist in his own right, holding regular solo and group exhibitions, and winning over 50 national and international photography awards. EXHIBITIONS (GROUP & SOLO) 2020 Featured Artist at the International Headon Photo Festival 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019 Imagine - Exhibition by Contemporary Art Awards 2019 Commerical Space, St Hotel, St Kilda 2018 Sydney International Exhibition of Photography 2018 Solo Commercial Display, St.Hotel, St.Kilda 2018 Vernissageart Gallery Group Photographic Exhibition 2018 Contemporary Art Awards On-line Exhibition 2017 Jackman Gallery - Solo Exhibition Femme Magnifique 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015 Vox Populi Art Gallery for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Winner of best image at the Fringe Festival) 2015 Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Mining Exchange AWARDS / FINALISTS (high lights) 2020 2nd Place Creative Portrait division (US based international professional Photography awards) 2019 Europe, WPE International Photography Awards - 9 Silver & 3 Bronze (Ranked 7th in Australia) 2016, 2017 and 2018 Finalist at the Contemporary Art Awards 2018 Australian Professional Photography Awards - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction 2017 Third Place - International WPPI Second Half Awards Contemporary Portrait 2017 Second Highest score Portrait Division Victorian Professional Photography Awards -1 Gold, 1 Silver Distinction & 2 Silvers

Alison Mackay

Oil painter - mostly still life works of the things in life that interest me.

Amy Finlayson

Originally from Perth, Finlayson’s career started in New York City and sees her currently living in beautiful Bondi Beach, Sydney. Her vast travels and early success as a model both nationally and internationally, has shaped her artistic career in many ways. Holding a B.F.A and launching her own creative company, The Fin Collection, she is not bound by general convention and standard industry aesthetics. Her artwork sees her influences rooted strongly in contemporary, boundary pushing mixed media. The evolution of her work is fuelled not only by her knowledge and travels, but also by personal emotion and experience, culminating in a form of self-expression through multimedia and image manipulation. Store director of Anine Bing Fiveways, she is surrounded by fashion and contemporary visual culture which is the epitome of everything she does.

Thomas Schreier

Research Art Language

Andrew McIlroy

Andrew McIlroy's paintings based in reality are produced from a memory. They are then deeply sensual works, capturing the fear and exuberance that fall from what is 'unseen'.

Anitawestart.com

I am a painter of the Australian Landscape.

Anna Glynn

Visually poetic - investigating the connection between humans and nature, history and culture, land and place, the physical and the ephemeral. Nature, history, ecology and the environment are essential elements of my practice and integral to my work with curiosity playing a large part. Creatively I engage with an idea that challenges me and then choose the media that I feel is best able to develop that narrative. My art practice embraces: multimedia, moving image, video, photography, painting, drawing, animation, sculpture, installation, writing, music and sound. As part of my practice, I work internationally on interdisciplinary art and science collaborations that explore landscape and nature. In many of my works I embrace the Australian landscape as a stage, a scene for reflection and for the reimagination of historical narratives. My work is in numerous collections including the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra.

Annie Elizabeth Photography

I am a portrait, wedding and creative photographer from Western Sydney. I have a Diploma in Photography and enjoy capturing moments and chasing light.

Daniel Sadaka

Daniel is a self-taught artist inspired by the likes of Monet and Picasso. His artworks build a visual narrative as he continues to understand the true meaning of life. As you’ll find his artworks to recreate his personal life’s most meaningful moments.

ruthstoneartist

My work draws from the tradition of figure in landscape. It talks of the passage of the figure through time, passing through the lands, seen and unseen.

a.d.mather

Show us the source of this alphabet without speech, this spaciousness, meanwhile a lion and a wolf are fighting' ~rumi

Bela Ivanyi

Bela Ivanyi OAM. Born Hungary, 1936. Awarded Diploma in Painting 1968 from The National Art School. Bela taught painting and printmaking at the Workshop Art Centre 1969-72. Moved to Cairns as senior lecturer at Australian Flying Art School, Qld. 1974-80. In 1975 he established the Cooee Bay Workshop Winter Art School, Qld. And taught there until 2011. 1980-83 he worked part-time at Newcastle College Of Advanced Education and in Technical and Further Education colleges teaching painting, drawing and design, and was a part-time lecturer at City Art Institute and later at College Of Fine Arts, University Of NSW from 1979-92. He also lectured in Art Education at Newcastle Uni in 2000. Bela has flown himself with The Australian Flying Art School to all states in Australia and has worked with Aboriginal artists in Cape York. He has had 33 solo exhibitions since 1969 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and the Central Coast. Group exhibitions include: Readers Digest Drawing Prize 1968 (which he won); Sydney Printmakers Survey Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery; Perth Drawing Prize; ‘Australian Graphic Artist’ exhibition, Phillip Bacon Gallery; Wynne Prize 1978, 1981-83; Fleurieu Art Prize 2000; and the Kedumba Drawing Award 2003. He is represented in numerous collections including the Australian National Gallery. Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2003. In 2017 Bela received an OAM for his services to the arts. Wynne Prize Finalist: 1978, 1981, 1982,1983, 2018. Bela lives and works on the Central Coast of NSW. Exhibitions. SYDNEY: Woolahra Gallery, Hogarth Gallery, Robin Gibson Gallery, Bonython Gallery, Eddie Glastra Gallery, Artarmon Gallery. MELBOURNE: Eddition Gallery, Gallery 1011. CANBERRA: Solander Gallery. Brisbane: Philip Bacon Gallery 482. CENTRAL COAST: Gallery 460.

Bettina Willner

Bettina Willner's practice considers the connection between material, form, nature, architecture and memory within contemporary ceramics. Organic structures, textural and goldene glazes are characteristics of her sculptural pieces, and, in combination, produce objects that sit between sculpture, painting and drawing.

Brigta La

Brigita La is a Lithuanian born contemporary abstract landscape artist, since 1998 based in Melbourne . She completed an MFA majoring in Textile at the Vilnius Art Academy in Kaunas, Lithuania, then having migrated to Australia in the late 1990s went on to study a Bachelor of Media Arts at RMIT in Melbourne. She also studied at International Summer Academy in Salzburg with Prof. Annie & Patrick Poirier (France) and Prof Tone Fink (Austria). Continually looking at new ways to further develop her visual language, explore new ways of mark making and subtly communicate through her compositions, the influence of working with textile and texture from her time in Lithuania is still evident in her painting practice today. Weaving the flotsam and jetsam of her scribbles, splashes and spontaneous application of paint Lastauskaite’s multi-layered works are akin to folkloric tapestries. Through an intuitive process of making marks and placing shapes Brigita achieves an alluring balance in her compositions even though the placement of the visual information is often asymmetrical and without a pattern. Her selection of colours and materials she plays with – most often synthetic polymer paints, oil sticks, crayon and pencils – juxtapose or interlace leading to sumptuous works that immediately engage the eye. Currently, she focuses on painting abstract gestural landscapes, drawing her inspiration from nature, especially snorkeling and underwater scenes. Since her first exhibition in1996, Brigita La has had 6 Solo Exhibitions in Melbourne, two in Europe, in Finalnd and Lithuania, and has participated in over 20 group exhibitions.

Bryce Anderson

Born 1991, Queensland, Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Bryce Anderson’s practice explores the potential of images, using print, collage and painting to re-situate found material into new constellations. Anderson’s work appropriates images drawn from popular culture and art history to explore notions of authorship, chance, reproduction and the still life motif. By using this broad visual language, Anderson aims to push against the traditional divergence between figuration and abstraction, and understand what significance the act of painting still holds within contemporary art. Bryce Anderson is represented by China Heights.

Camie Lyons

Camie Lyons is a Sydney-based artist that works across a variety of mediums including sculpture, painting and drawing. Lyons’ artistic practice is largely inspired by and incorporates her intuition and experience as a contemporary dancer, as she explores the free-flowing possibility of lines, form and movement created by the human body. Lyons studied Fine Arts at RMIT in Melbourne and later completed her Masters at the College of Fine Art (COFA), UNSW in Sydney. She has held several solo exhibitions with Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney and Scott Livesey in Melbourne, and has showed internationally at Australasian Art Projects and the Australian High Commission in Singapore, as well as The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong. Lyons has travelled extensively throughout her life and has been an Artist in Residence in Sweden, Bulgaria, Bull Bay (TAS) and most recently at the Haefligers cottage in Hill End (NSW) in 2019, which resulted in her first solo regional museum exhibition at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. In 2019, Lyons completed four large scale drawing commissions for Tiffany & Co. which are now on permanent display at their new flagship store in Sydney, and most recently was awarded Highly Commended in the Live in Art 2020 Art Prize and is currently a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Her work is in several public and private collections in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, London, Thailand and New York.

Caroline Zilinsky

Visual Artist/Social Theorist

Carolyn O'Neill

Carolyn O’Neill is currently based in Port Pirie where the beautiful Flinders Ranges are inspiring her current body of work. She predominantly paints in oil on canvas in an abstract expressionist style and is inspired by the early abstract expressionist painters and mid-century modernist aesthetic. Her work is intuitive; painting her internal dialogue while seeking to push boundaries and create something raw and fresh. Each work is much like a stepping stone to next as they are all inter connected. Carolyn’s work has been short listed for several high profile South Australian prizes including the Gallery M Contemporary Art Prize, The Kennedy Prize and the Tatiara Art Prize.

Craig Ruddy

“Balance is the only essential, beauty and it’s antagonist”

Christopher Zanko

Christopher Zanko is an early career Artist from Wollongong, south of Sydney Australia. By carving and chiseling line and pattern, Zanko nods to the production qualities of the print – the play with negative and positive space and the dynamic between thick line and planar shapes. The printmaking quality suggests the multiple, much as the buildings selected are houses of a type, reproduced with variation across suburbs. The drafted line, textured mark and dramatic shadow are synthesised into a language that suggests the architectural rendering of the mid-century modern. Zanko graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Wollongong University with Distinction in Painting (BCA). He has shown widely across Australia in regional and commercial galleries, most recently a finalist in The Wynne Prize 2019. Christopher Zanko’s work is held in the Sydney Living Museum collection, The University of Wollongong collection as well as Wollongong Regional Gallery’s collection.

Canongcp

Colour is pivotal, my art combines elements of abstraction and symbolic placement.

Eleanor Zecchin

Eleanor Zecchin is an artist and lecturer at Adelaide College of the Arts and adjunct lecturer at Flinders University living and working on Kaurna Land. Her practice taps into real and imagined stories of belonging and longing. Divergent, seasonal motifs of nature and domesticity are loosely interpreted through shape, line and colour marking time and place. Exhibiting since 2001, Eleanor’s work has been shown at Gag Projects (formally Greenaway Art Gallery), James Makin Gallery and Hill Smith Gallery. Her paintings are held in both national and international collections in Europe.

Evi O

Evi O. is an award-winning multi-disclipinary designer and self-taught artist based in Sydney. With a curious eye and mind, she is constantly exploring and observing her surroundings. Through paint, Evi O. continues to explore the use of dominant abstract shapes, although the compositions she presents are broadly suggestive of earthly forms – animal, plant or constructed. The creatures she depicts, and the scenes that she relays are symbolic of people, places and scenes that have left their mark – and this affords her an intimacy with her subjects that infuses the images with emotional resonance. Colour is the cornerstone of Evi O’s practice, and her works are reduced, abstracted, and finely balanced colour works. Running a design practise that exposes her to 3D forms, and spatial design brings a unique dimension to her artworks.

Gina Kalabishis

Exploring the feeling of love in paintings and drawings, flora, fauna and landscape intermingled creating compositions inspired by ikebana.

grahamkuo.com

My work reflects a preoccupation with effecting an aesthetic reconciliation between a Western abstract sensibility with a uniquely Chinese form of calligraphic mark-making, through a visual language of gestural, lyrical abstraction.

gustralia

I am a photographer and designer living in regional New South Wales

Ian Kingsford-Smith

Kingsford-Smith sees himself as a visual storyteller. “In my art practice,” he says, “history, personal history, memory, family records, ambitions, fantasy, dreams, mythology and spirituality” all combine to create enigmatic narratives. They are detailed but do not tell one explicit story, rather they tap into the viewer’s imagination and evoke a multitude of possible storylines. Each of Kingsford-Smith’s images evokes a larger story and meaning through his ability to play subtly with colour, line, shape and scale. Working in a variety of media, from copper etchings, wood engravings to acrylics and oils on wood, to linocuts, Kingsford-Smith says that employing such a range of materials gives him the opportunity to realise his vision and bring it vividly to life for the viewer. He has studied painting with a number of leading New Zealand painters including Colin McCahon, Michael Smither and Toss Woollaston. Spazio Tadini Museum, Milan, Italy, have acquired the Lineage (2017) artworks, man and three babies, into their permanent collection in August 2018. A finalist in the Australian Contemporary Art Award 2016 and in the permanent collection Yu Kyung Art Museum, Geoje, South Korea 2019.

James Lai

James Lai is a contemporary landscape painter based in Sydney. He sees the landscape as a theatrical play and reflection of society, with its various characters and elements of movement, drama and mood. All these elements interact in such a way that gives each landscape a unique quality and his works tell their stories. The painter is less interested in creating a representational work, but remains focused on capturing and expressing the feeling that a landscape evokes through working in a figurative abstract style. James utilises skewed and multiple perspectives in his works to introduce depth and complexity to the landscape. His works are like deconstructed landscapes where its characters are carefully positioned on the canvas to express the various movements and interactions between them. He draws inspiration from the Australian landscape, studying nature in the open, but uses imagination, an inventive art style and a contemporary lens back in the studio to draw out these unique stories and feelings from each landscape. James paints in a direct, authentic and imaginative way that helps viewers evoke their own emotional response to the artwork. "My works often start with a vision and it usually takes on a life of its own as the work develops and evolves on the canvas. While I focus heavily on the colour palette and techniques in the application of paint, I always strive to achieve a fine balance between technical and emotion."

John Leary

Jo Bertini

Jo Bertini is an established and awarded Australian artist, currently living and working in the deserts of Northern New Mexico, USA. Her artistic interest is focused on the desert places and peoples of the world and whilst she recognised nationally and internationally for her practice, she is also a renowned painting and drawings lecturer and teacher. For ten years Jo worked as the Expedition Artist with ‘Australian Desert Expeditions’, a group of experts from national universities, museums and scientific institutions on ecological, archeological and indigenous research into the most remote and inaccessible regions of the Australian deserts. Jo’s work has been curated in hundreds of group exhibitions and she has been included in many art prizes and has been awarded many solo museum, gallery & touring exhibitions throughout Australia. She has received national public commissions, grants and residencies from the National Museum of Australia, Brisbane City Council, the Bundanon Trust, Bathurst Regional Gallery - Hill End, Taronga Zoo, Artstream - Murray Art Museum Albury. Jo has also been the recipient of international residencies in New Mexico and Colorado USA and an Indian Government sponsored residency with nomadic herder tribes in the deserts of Kutchch, northern India. Her paintings have toured nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Indira Ghandi National Centre for Art (IGNCA) , New Delhi, India, ‘Australia’s Muslim Cameleers Pioneers of the Inland 1860s – 1930’ in Malaysia and ‘Visions Down Under - Contemporary Australian Painting’ in China and ‘Country and Western’ in Australia. Her work is represented in many private and public collections both nationally and internationally including the Brooklyn Art Museum USA, National Museum, National Library, National Portrait Gallery of Australia, South Australian Museum, Artbank, The State Library of Victoria, the Sydney Opera House, and in many private and corporate collections.

John Klein

I enjoy collecting various objects which often become the subject matter for my unique still life paintings. I am an avid gardener which is also reflected throughout my floral subjects. Whilst sometimes appearing decorative in nature, art collectors readily engage with my work through the deeper commentary on significant craftsmanship and tradition. I seek to document and highlight a discussion about both quality design in our everyday utilitarian items, along with the restorative force of the bloom – a life force in nature.

Judy Oakenfull

Botanical and Landscape painting

Julee Latimer

The desire to free paint and allow it independence is paramount in my art practice. My experiences of repeated international relocations feed into the way I approach my work. Breaking ties, rebuilding support systems as well as feelings of invisibility and instability are foremost considerations. My artistic process is centered around the exclusive use of unsupported, dried paint, I create original paintings without a canvas or paper backing, only to deconstruct and remake them. Often drawing on textile, collage, and sculptural techniques, my core aim is to challenge expectations of what a painting is capable of being. BIOGRAPHY Born in the UK, Julee settled in Australia in 2005 after spending the previous 17 years moving internationally many times. Her life has been a patchwork of cultures. This plays out in her desire to deconstruct her work. Julee has been a full-time artist for many years achieving international recognition for her work in mosaic art and her authorship of the book Sculptural Secrets for Mosaic (Schiffer Publishing, USA). Julee has exhibited widely in Australia as well as the United States and Italy. She has been selected as a Finalist for three Art Prizes in the last 12 months. Her artworks are held in private collections in Australia, the UK, the USA, Sweden, Austria, France,and Canada. Julee holds a BFA (Sculpture and Painting) from Curtin University, Perth. She also has diplomas in Interior Design and Colour Therapeutics. Julee currently lives and works in Melbourne.

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews lives and works as an artist in Bendigo, regional Victoria. Julie's work is ambitious in scale and multi-faceted in its approach. This manifests itself in the work as obscured layers, blurred edges and drifts of floating orbs, creating a dream like space. "It is in the relationship between the physical process of making art and the materials and techniques I use, that I encounter the deeper currents of the work. I want my work to make a difference, as a whisper to the unconscious of possibilities otherwise unnoticed.” Julie received her Bachelor of Visual Arts from Latrobe University in 2012 and a Master of Arts at RMIT in 2014. She has held over 25 solo exhibitions and contributed to over 35 group shows throughout Australia. Further afield she has undertaken residencies and held exhibitions at the SoHo Gallery, Singapore, the Shipley Gallery, Newcastle, England and at ‘33 Bund’ Gallery, Shanghai, China. Her work is held in private collections in Australia and internationally.

Kathleen Rhee

Atmospheric abstracts inspired by the country’s picturesque natural environment. Vibrant and calming Kathleen's works bring the outdoors indoors, with her gentle pinks, deep blues and turquoise greens adding a sense of peace to people’s lives. Kathleen has a deep connection to mother nature and can only explain her practice as a need to paint everyday, expressing impressions, feelings and experiences in her daily life. Kathleen Rhee is an Australian abstract expressionist artist living and working on the Gold Coast with a passion for working on large-scale abstract paintings. When Kathleen is not painting she is spending time outdoors, at the beach, in the rainforest or looking up at the sky. It’s these colour combinations and sense of calm that inspire her pieces. Working solely with acrylics Kathleen combines colour staining, sketching, splattering, layering and painting with a brush to create her works. Kathleen knew when she was a child she wanted to be a painter. It’s the only thing she has ever wanted to do. Kathleen's studies in Australia include art history, drawing and painting at Brisbane Institute of Art and Portrait & Figure Painting at ANU Art School Canberra. She studied at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City where she lived for four years before moving home to Australia where she now resides with her husband and children. Kathleen is a prize finalist, with her work also featured on national teleivison in 2019, 2020 and was accepted to Artist-in-Residence at Château d’Orquevaux, France 2020. EDUCATION 2020 Postwar Abstract Painting Crt. MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art NYC 2003 - 2005 Observation & Expression in Drawing, Portrait & Figure Painting Australian National University School of Art 1995 - 1998 Graphic Design & Advertising, Parsons School of Design New York 1990 - 1992 Art History and Drawing,Brisbane Institute of Art

LIZ CUMING

Whilst Sydney based, the love of our natural landscape, coastal or remote inland inspires my paintings. Whether out bush or by sea, nature's phenomena drive my humble painterly attempts at homage to nature's wow moments. The spinetingling force of a Kimberly waterfall, or intriguingly unique landforms and botanica of our harshest arid zones, demand I try to convey beyond the picturesque. This vast continent, so rich and varied, is on one hand timeless, yet on the other constantly changing with light, time, climate and more. Revisiting sites is never repetition, rather valued opportunities to further experience, often under vastly different conditions, always treating the land with respect. Reaching beyond the familiar is the challenge therefore time to see and reflect is crucial. On site research, plein air studies and photographic reference gel with memories in studio works. Despite everpresent struggles inherent in professional art practice I am grateful for a life so enriched by creativity. There is satisfaction when a work speaks to another and finds a new home. I hope you enjoy the paintings.

Kathrin Longhurst

German born contemporary figurative artist. Kathrin Longhurst’s visual language collides with the starting point of her own journey, as a child of the cold-war era, who has been to both sides of the iron-curtain. The contrast between war- propaganda imagery and glamorous promises of the other side of the wall, have been the inspirations of her early works. Longhurst reconsidered war propaganda aesthetics with ‘flying’ female warriors, in place of fearsome male figures of power. Her early works aim to bend the visual paradigm of men and women at war, imposed by the patriarchal power structures of the past. Longhurst’s initial approach is self-observational, rewriting the recent history to empower the idea of a gender-equal future. Longhurst’s interest in the ethics of progression has inspired her to track the footsteps of other women’s journeys, to understand the future-challenges of digital natives. Women’s struggles are an important part of the undocumented history of our civilisation, carrying meaningful information to help analyse the mistakes of recent history and to avoid any fallacy of progression. Longhurst served as vice president for Portrait Artists Australia and was the founder and director of the innovative Project 504. She completed her 19th solo show in 2021 and has been a finalist in numerous awards including the Archibald Prize, the Doug Moran Portrait Award, the Darling Prize, the Sulman Prize, the Percival Portrait Award, the Mosman Art Prize, the Portia Geach Award, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize and the WA Black Swan Prize. She won the 2021 Archibald Packing Room Prize, the 2020 Northern Beaches Art Prize and the 2017 People's Choice Prize at the Portia Geach Memorial Award. Longhurst’s work is shown in commercial galleries as well as public galleries and institutions.

Louisa Antico

My artwork at its most fundamental level is about creating a sense of wonder. An exploration into the complexity and beauty of nature and the mystery of the cosmos.

Lynne Sung

Translates observations of nature into contemporary abstract interpretations of place

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Miguel Olmo

Miguel is a Spanish-Australian contemporary artist working across diverse media including sculpture, photography, video, sound and other two dimensional formats. Miguel often draws from his Spanish heritage and experience living in the diaspora to explore memory, time and ephemerality. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts (CoFA - University of NSW) and Bachelor of Visual Arts from Western Sydney University. His work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and abroad and selected for a number of awards including Rookwood Sculpture Walk, Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and Fisher’s Ghost Art Award. Residency locations include Murcia, Spain (2017) and Penrith Regional Gallery (2019). His work appears in private and public collections including the Cultural Centre Ramon Alonso Luzzy, Cartagena, Spain. Miguel’s multi-modal practice often leads him to work on diverse projects and roles including education, arts management, and curating. Miguel lives and works in Sydney

Marek Herburt

Marek Herburt was born in 1954 in Lodz, Poland. When Marek was 15, he attended secondary Art School where he had a fascination with Polish and French Impressionists. His desire for further education in the arts led him to the Academy of Art in Lodz in 1975. At this time, Marek was totally fascinated with light and its influence over colour and form. Through experimentation with watercolour, Marek was primarily interested in colourful abstracted landscapes. Over the years this work has remained his central artistic pursuit. In 1995 Marek completed a large body of representational religious narrative images using local people as models. Abstraction however was still strong and continues to be a recurring impetus in his creative life. Permeating his artistic pursuit is the ongoing fascination with light and the effect it has on colour and form, where the interactions in the spaces between forms are as important as the forms themselves. Recent Awards 2019 Finalist, Adelaide Hills Landscape Arts Prize 2019 Finalist, Tatiara Art Prize 2018 Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize 2018 Finalist, Kennedy Art Prize 2018 Finalist, City of Port Lincoln Art Prize 2018 Highly Commended, Kimba Art Prize 2017 1st Prize, Kimba Art Prize 2016 1st Prize, Cossack Art Awards 2015 1st Prize, City of Port Lincoln Art Prize 2015 Finalist City of Whyalla Art Prize 2012 1st Prize City of Port Lincoln Art Prize Recent Solo Exhibitions 2020 Tokyo International Art Fair, Tokyo – Cancelled due to Covid-19 2020 Gallery M, Adelaide 2020 Sir Ivor Hele Gallery, Adelaide 2019 SALA Exhibition, Adelaide Convention Centre 2019 Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, South Australia 2018 SALA Exhibition, Adelaide Convention Centre 2018 Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne 2018 Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide 2017 Bay Discovery Centre, Adelaide 2017 Tortoiseshell Gallery Sydney 2016 Roxbylink Gallery, Roxby Downs 2015 The Art Gallery at Pikes, Clare, SA 2014 The Art Gallery at Pikes, Clare, SA 2012 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide

Meagan Jacobs

Australian contemporary landscape painter.

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I have painted and exhibited regularly since graduating from Victorian College of the Arts in 1988. I have had 14 solo shows in Melbourne ,Sydney and Canberra and have been included in many group exhibitions since then, including tne NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize, The Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize and the Mosman Art Prize. My work is held in various public and private collections in Australia and overseas. My most recent solo exhibition, entitled 'In Italia', was held at ARO Gallery in Sydney in 2019, and consisted of paintings I'd worked up from drawings and watercolors produced from various travels in Italy. I currently live and work in Sydney.

Mick Richards

Mick Richards is a professional freelance photographer and filmmaker who commenced his media career in 1980 with the British Broadcasting Corporation, Wales. When Mick moved to Australia 1989 he embarked on combining his photography with an artistic practice. In addition to featuring extensively in Australian and international publications, he has tutored and studied photography at the Queensland College of Art and in 2009, and was awarded a Masters of Visual Arts, Griffith University. Mick has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and his images are represented in the photography collections of Griffith University Artworks and the Queensland Museum. Mick has lived and photographed in the Fortitude Valley area, both professionally and personally, for the last three decades. His work cannot escape being part of the history and geography of Fortitude Valley. Mick’s extensive collection of photographs from Fortitude Valley records people discovering and expressing themselves while entertaining and being entertained. Many images from his Fortitude Valley collection have recently been acquired by the State Libary of QLD

Miriam Perl

Nicholas Harding

Nicole Kelly

Visual Artist

Nicolette Johnson

Nicolette Johnson is a ceramic artist whose work merges the traditional with the experimental, exploring symmetry, esoteric and surrealist motifs, and the way we assign meaning to objects. Nicolette was born in London, England in 1990, grew up in Texas, USA, and today is based in Brisbane, Australia. Working in stoneware and employing wheel-throwing, coiling, and sculpting techniques, Nicolette applies a modern aesthetic to re-imagined ancient forms. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Brisbane, and the Griffith University Art Museum. With a background in photographic art and social documentary, Nicolette began working in ceramics in 2015 and is continuing her practice-led exploration into functional and sculptural ceramic vessels, hand-making and firing each of her works in her Brisbane home studio.

Nicole Welch

LAND + BODY - photography, film, installation made - on location in the Australian landscape.

JENNIFER GABBAY ARTIST

Blue Mountains based artist working from my studio surrounded by the stunning gardens and landscapes of the Blue Mountains.

Patrick Hromas

Bio: Patrick Hromas received a Bachelor of Art (Visual) from the ANU School of Art & Design, Australia in 1996. He participated in a student exchange program with ENSBA, Paris, France for 5 months in 1995. His oil paintings: Springwood Square (etc.), Daniela Torsh, mother Mimi (Immigrant Song) and The Youths Propose, were shown in The Holy Art “ETERNITY” virtual exhibition. His art practice is an Eco-Aware businesses Australia. He only uses archival quality art materials. He would be delighted to draw your family member, dog or horse, prices starting at $AUS120 for an A3 sized black & white drawing, $AUS160 for a colour pastel drawing for a drawing of the same size. $AUS200 for a colour oil painting on canvas the same size, from a few .jpegs. Please message him / text him: +61415 HROMAS (0415476627) Free Delivery to Australian Metro Areas!

Paul Davies

Paul Davies is an Australian-born, Los Angeles - based artist whose work is driven by friction between opposing forces of built and natural environments, design and art, abstraction and figuration. These boundaries and relationships are illustrated through Davies' process, which combines painting, stenciling, photography and sculpture. In this era of surveillance, Davies repeats and collages facades of modern architecture, the neutrality of which blurs what is revealed and concealed. Sighting the manner in which information is often reiterated, Davies employs stencils, hand cut and derived from the artist's own digital photographs. These are then applied in various mediums to render uncertain what is original and reproduction. Davies' work has been acquired by and exhibited at the University of California, Irvine, Institute and Museum of California Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Crocker Art Museum, MAK Center for Art and Architecture and the Laguna Art Museum. In 2016 he completed a residency at The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Phoenix and work from this is now in the permanent collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery. In 2013, he was awarded a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Davies was featured with Luc Tuymans and Peter Doig in essay "Limbo Architecture - Painters of Modernism" by Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006 - 2014), for the May 2014 edition of Architecture Review. His work is held in public and corporate collections such as the Macquarie University, Maitland Regional Gallery, Historic Houses Trust, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Artbank, Geelong Gallery, Rothschild, Kerry Stokes collection, Strickland, and many private collections around the world. Davies has a Masters by research at the University of New South Wales - Art and Design, Australia.

Paul Evans Artist

Being a Professional Artist since 1980, my work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections in Australia and Internationally. "Painting for me is trying to capture a moment, that moment when the shadows engulf a cliff face, waves crash on the beach, mountains are shrouded in mist or when a flock of cockatoos flash through the landscape. To me these are moments of magic....."

Paul Laspagis

Born in Greece 1949, migrated to Melbourne 1957 Studied at Victorian National Gallery School 1968 to 1971 Worked professionally and has had twenty-eight solo exhibitions. Have taught drawing at Prahran College and Vic college of Art. Represented in various collections including the Victorian National Gallery; Athens National Gallery; Art Bank; BHP Collection; Price Waterhouse Collection; University of Melbourne; Latrobe University; Myer Foundation; Mildura Art Gallery and others. Painting and drawing are tools to navigating through the space of the landscape and become conscious of a reality that is both physical and metaphysical when it is absorbed through the interior life and given expression.

Renata Pari-Lewis

Richard Morecroft

Mixed media works

Rick's Art

I am an artist living in the hills behind Byron Bay, NSW and my preferred (but not exclusive) form of art is a multi-image narrative.

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Setken

Setken is an artist living in bayside Melbourne, Australia. He is interested in the numinous expressed through art. He has a deep interest in the elements of the soul that the Ancient Egyptians expressed as Soul Anatomy and this theme is repeated throughout many of his works. Egyptomania and Egyptianized funeral monuments have been another focus. Setken will stage his first exhibition in 5 years this coming July 2023. Please sign up for his newsletter for more information.

Simone Piccioni

“The only time I feel alive is when I paint.” Van Gogh said it, but this is a phrase that is well associated with the philosophy of Simone. In 2005 he began to professionally exhibit his art to the world. He quickly became one of the premiere figurative Roman artists thanks to his evocative paintings of his hometown city of Rome. As the renowned Italian artist Paolo Giorgi describes his landscapes, “a totemic sun illuminates by slanting cuts, or blazes up to crumbling distances or dazzling dense scrub, a place of poetry and enchantment, where Piccioni settles and indulges willingly. Endless spaces are for Piccioni a wandering among itineraries with idyllic stops where one perhaps wishes to linger in a contemplative restlessness.” A recent shift in Simone’s art has propelled him into the infinite world of interiors and still life. The simplest of settings, such as his grandparent’s cellar, often takes center stage for his works. “I love to paint them, crisscrossed with cuts of light that, from the windows, puts objects of every forge in the foreground which have been there for years and long forgotten – no matter how useful they are or have been. Each tool has a story, placed side by side in an ancient order, contrasted by white or black with colours mutedby stale dust.” Now living and working between Sydney and Rome, today his paintings are part of the many important private collections such as the Prince of Qatar and Bulgari, and they adorn suites of prestigious hotel chains and luxury residences all over the world. Over the years Simone has found a purpose through his paintings: committing himself to show how our society is beautiful, or how he wishes it would be seen. Even in its supposed ugliness, there is always beauty to be magnified.

Simon Fieldhouse

Established Australian artist specialising in Historic Architecture, Law and Medicine.

David Spencer

Inspired by this own history and the colours, sounds, people places, textures and art he was exposed to on his travels, his own memories and sensations have became food for his artist’s brain. Each of Spencer’s paintings is a living journal of a life lived, laid bare on stretched canvases. As a collective, his body of work is as varied and diverse, because no two emotions are ever identical. At his exhibitions, art buyers are often known to beeline for a piece, briefly discussing it and then purchasing it without hesitation or debate. “They simply wanted it because they loved it and that’s what is defining about my art – it is for people who value their own particular reasons as to why they love art, rather than what’s popular.” Spencer says. Spencer’s desire is to create an impact on the eye and trigger an emotional response through colour, movement and texture. “I am bound to no one style and, just like the first random scratch of charcoal on a canvas, I’m never prepared and I enjoy letting instinct take over,” he says. "There's nothing I'm bound to other than experimenting, so I can keep pushing and trying new things." “I paint something different every day because I don’t want to get ‘trapped’ into some recognised style or repeated image,” he says. “I need to push and dissect my art until one day I draw but one line and think it’s beautiful.” Spencer believes art is a space for exploration and risk taking. “Art is one of the few spaces left in this world that is without boundaries or boxes to concede to,” he says. “Art is about enjoyment, connection, and challenging and interpreting meaning – and most of all, art should be accessible to everyone.”

Anne-Maree Wise

I am a contemporary artist depicting my vision through colour and light. I create abstract images and vibrant botanical art.

Stefan Gevers

Stefan's work with watercolour typifies the creative and design style of his original homeland with his approach to minimalism and subtraction. He takes a contemporary approach to working with watercolour on paper. His interest in the natural environment & delicate shifting patterns in nature are often a starting point for paintings in acrylic & watercolour. The form and textures of the landscape are ultimately reduced to a few but exact colour planes. Stefan’s work has been collected by the Victorian & Queensland State Libraries, Banyule Council, Artbank and the NAB collection, Peter mMcCallum and numerous private collections throughout Australia and Europe. He has been awarded the Yerring Station Sculpture prize & the Banyule Art Prize "environment Award and Best work on paper Camberwell Art Prize. Stefan: "Before I begin any work I have a strong sense of a colour I want to explore. This gives the work a sense of mood and direction during the creative process as it develops. Much of my work, is about movement and the passage of time, both the movement of the earth in general and of us moving in our lives. I am inspired by timing, repetition and movement and the inherent patterns within that. While the painting is abstract, it refers to the landscape and retains a strong figurative link and a defined horizon line. I want my work to make an impact that is more than canvas and paint alone and hope this draws people in, so they can pause and are encouraged to look and reflect where they are in time and place in their own lives." Stefan exhibits widely as a solo artist and as part of collaborative exhibitions.

Sue Pam-Grant

Sue Pam-Grant is a transdisciplinary artist. Her practice crosses the visual arts, performance, and theatre and film making practices. She graduated from UCT Drama School in 1983 and has just completed her Masters in Fine Arts’ (MAFA) at WITS (Johannesburg). Her transdisciplinary practice has been as a theatre and art maker – she also is a published playwright, theatre director, designer and performance artist. She activates the space that interconnects ‘The White Cube’ and ‘The Black Box’. Her interrelational performative practice uses autobiography in her self-narrative interrogative practice. She examines the precarious point at which human fragility and resilience meet connect and erupt. Her mining methodology of unpacking, mapping and tracking the self, as an ongoing case study, has become her signature mark as a unique interrelational performance artist in the contemporary transdisciplinary space. Her professional career spans over the past 38 years. Her archive of works exist in the form of numerous plays, performances, public installations, assemblages, solo exhibits of visual works, drawings, etchings, paintings, artist’s books, video, film, online publications, and immersive installations. Her works have been highly acclaimed and have had international recognition. She has been a long time collaborator of William Kentridge and directed him for "I am not me, the horse is not mine" a video performance that was first presented to international acclaim at the Sydney Biennale in June 2008.

Tanya Chaitow

Tanya Chaitow is a painter who works with disruptive narrative and a lexicon of her own symbols. Through humour, fantasy and art history, her work becomes a personal odyssey with which to explore the human spirit and the fine distinction between fantasy and reality.

Tom Blachford

Working at the intersection of long exposure photography and exploration of the built environment Tom Blachford’s Fine Art Photographs seek to transform predictable and known environments into surreal and dreamlike worlds. Obsessed with capturing the moments of clarity, colour and mystery that exist just beyond the limits of our human perception Blachford explores the ability for his camera to bridge our worlds to dark worlds beyond our reach. Captivated by architecture, not only for its sculptural forms, Blachford’s images of homes, towns and suburbs act as the the stage for unwritten narratives that implore the viewer to script their own drama happening behind the walls of each scene. Using only existing light sources – the moon (Midnight Modern), The neon Lights of Tokyo (Nihon Noir) or the harsh street lights of LA (Noct Angeles) Blachford hunts for the overlooked cinematic moments in the everyday and works to distil them with a sense of mystery, unease and wonder. Tom’s work has been featured widely in architectural, art and design press (see press section around the world and has been exhibited and collected by art lovers across Australia, Europe and the USA. The monograph of Midnight Modern series was released in 2017 by New York fine art publisher PowerHouse and is now onto its second edition of printing.

Sally Stokes

Sally Stokes is a Sydney based abstract landscape artist who works from her studio amongst the angophoras in Dural and her boatshed studio in a remote part of the Hawkesbury river.