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Canberra’s Public Art Biennial

 

Contour 556
October 5 – October 28 2018

Marianne and  Canberra-based artist Bev Hogg collaborated again for Contour 556 this time shifting their focus from making work from organic gathered and found materials to a work made from plastic waste highlighting the harm such materials cause to nature and the environment.

Food for Thought up-ends the Adam and Eve storey of temptation and the Fall of Mankind. Here the human figures, already enmeshed in the waste of consumer society tempt the natural world – the serpent, with ‘food’ from the modern world with all its negative implications.

Plastic waste collected from around the lake was incorporated into the work along with household waste and additional plastic from food outlets, supermarkets and building supply retailers.  The work is installed beside the lake at the eastern end of Bowen Park.

Contour 556 2018 follows on the success of the inaugural event in 2016.  It has grown to include work by over 60 local, national and international artists who, in the words of its initiator and curator Neil Hobbs, were ‘chosen for their ability to engage with the physical, cultural and historic Canberra landscape’.

There is a supporting catalogue and an events program listing the full program of what’s on throughout the month.  A good place to start a tour of the works is at the information centre at ‘East Space’ Gallery, Commonwealth Place – just below and to the east of the National Library on the lakeside walk. There is also a website at www.contour556.com.au

Above:  Marianne Courtenay and Bev Hogg – ‘Food for Thought ‘ – (detail)  2018
Below: Marianne Courtenay and Bev Hogg – ‘Food for Thought’  2018 Figures: life-size, recycled plastic waste on wire armature; Serpent: woven and plated plastic waste, head on wire and waste polystyrene armature. 8 meters long. 2018 

 

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Wind Song - Kangaroo Grass

‘CONNECTIONS’ – ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY

September 15 – October 14  2018

The use of etching presses to reproduce text and images goes back to the 15th century when German blacksmith and goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg developed the first ‘modern’ printing press.  And since then presses have been an integral part of most intaglio and many relief print techniques.

In the mid 1980’s drawing on input from numerous practitioners including his wife Margaret, the late John Winch and master printmaker Michael Kempson, Richard Swinbourne brought his engineering expertise and skills to the manufacture of a modern etching press capable of producing prints of the highest quality.  The result was ‘The Etching Press Company’ and the production of a limited line of beautifully crafted presses highly valued by those fortunate enough to work with them.  Tragically, Richard died just as his presses were becoming more widely known.

This exhibition curated by Sydney-based printmaker Bernhardine Mueller brings together prints by 13 artists all of whom have worked on etching presses made by Richard Swinbourne.  It celebrates Richard’s contribution to contemporary printmaking as well as showcasing the range and diversity of contemporary hand-pulled prints. In Bernadine’s words, “the narrative that runs through the show highlights the importance of makers of tools working in unison with the artist-printmaker”.

Exhibiting artists:

Charlotte Blessing, John Caldwell, Sita Cooray, Marianne Courtenay, Michael Kempson, Bernhardine Mueller, Margaret Swinbourne, Jess Winch, John Winch (dec.), Madeleine Winch, Lynn Winters, Michael Winters, Tim Winters.

Above:  Marianne Courtenay – ‘Wind Song’ – (detail)  2018
Below: Marianne Courtenay – ‘Wind Song, triptych – multi-plate hand-coloured woodblock, 54 x 162 cm 

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‘CONTINUUM’ – GOULBURN REGIONAL ART GALLERY

November 17 – December 13  2017

The Southern Tablelands between Sydney and Goulburn has always attracted artists and this was the starting point for a terrific exhibition of contemporary prints by the 25 members of the Southern Highlands Printmakers opened by Dr Anne Sanders at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery on Friday 17th November. Each participant chose an artist from a list of over 30 (now deceased) artists ranging from colonial times to the recent past, who had connections to the Southern Highlands area. The brief was loose: to create a print work inspired by some aspect of the life or work of the chosen artist.  Artists included painters, sculptors, potters, and photographers.

Some of the printmakers  have responded to the broad body of the chosen artist’s works. Linda Bottari, for example, has two sensitive print interpretations of Gwyn Hanssen Pigott’s ceramics.  Some have focused on a particular aspect of an artist’s work as in Alan Purdom’s large scale piece  inspired by Ralph Balson’s colour palette.  Others have been inspired by subject matter. Lucia Parrella’s triptych, for example, extends the themes in Arthur Boyd’s set of collagraphs based on an Indonesian myth of a boy eaten by a volcano.  It weaves links between this and wider preoccupations of Boyd’s in a work that in Parrella’s words ‘also reaches back to classical mythology… to speak of metamorphosis, calamity and the precariousness of our life on earth’.  Hanna Quinlivan has made a three dimensional piece inspired by a detail in a particular painting by Grace Cossington Smith – a solitary dead gum tree that for Quinlivan resonates with a similar ‘stag tree’ near her studio. Her response is a delicate interpretation of the tree’s ageing heart-wood folding its history in on itself.

The assemblages of Rosalie Gascoigne were the starting point for my piece in the exhibition.  It was not a difficult choice as I love her work.  Ancient Harvest uses two compositional strategies that Gascoigne often employed – a grid and repetition.  The subject, Kangaroo Grass (Themeda triandra) was husbanded by Aboriginal people in pre-colonial times across the country that was the inspiration and source for so much of Gascoigne’s work while a number of her assemblages reference or incorporate dried grasses. The work is made up of 48 pieces of dyed paper overlaid with woodblock printing.  Two reduction plates were used to make the complete print which was then finished with the addition of hand colouring.

The work in the exhibition is very diverse and presenting it to best advantage was a challenge but the gallery’s new curator, Andre De Borde, has done a wonderful job.  There is also an accompanying catalogue with an excellent introductory essay by Anne Sanders.  The show will travel in 2019 to Griffith and Orange Regional Galleries

Above:  Marianne Courtenay – ‘Ancient Harvest- detail’  
Below: Marianne Courtenay – ‘Ancient Harvest’ – – dyed paper, reduction woodblock, pencil  105 x 105 cm  Unique State  2017

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BRAIDWOOD EXHIBITION – ‘MAIN STREET’

3rd February  – 19th March  2017

Fran and I have responded in very different ways to the Main Street subject of this exhibition. My work consists of small 3D studies of some of Braidwood’s old heritage buildings while Fran has a series of ink and wash drawings of contemporary life in the street,  some painted wooden panels and a set of robust works depicting a very different but prominent feature of Braidwood’s main street – the great trucks that thunder through the town!

The 3D drawn studies are quite a departure from my usual work but share an interest in form and the details that make things distinctive.  They are my interpretations of the buildings not scale models.  I have omitted details that for me didn’t add to the character of the building or detracted from the overall form and I chose for harmony and cohesion to work with a natural palette that doesn’t relate directly to specific colour schemes or finishes.

Each work is built around a recycled timber core cut to size.  The verandas and facades are mainly made of balsa assembled and then attached to the core.  The surfaces are drawn with colour pencil on fine art paper, cut to fit, sealed and then glued in place.

In making these small works I have grown much more fond of the old buildings than I had been when I started the project. The process forced me to really look at them – work with them in a sense – and understand how they have become what they are today – the additions, modifications, impacts associated with changes in use and the effects of the passage of time.  I see them now not just as buildings but as a vital part of what connects me to the history and stories of the place I call home.

The exhibition is open until mid March so if you’re in the area do check it out.  Altenburg and Co is open from 10am to 4pm Thursday through to Saturday.

Above:  Marianne Courtenay – ‘Len Mutton’s’  3D drawn study. – wood, paper, colour pencil, gouache, wire. 10cm high x 11cm wide x 2.5cm deep.

View the sculptures here

Installation of 'Growing Ground'

‘CONTOUR 556’ – ‘GROWING GROUND’

 

21st October – 13th November  2016

Today Bev and I installed our sculpture Growing Ground in Bowen Park, Canberra, beside Lake Burley Griffin. It looks beautiful.  We hadn’t realised that the wind would make the grass sway and ripple and so to our delight the piece has a quite ‘alive’ feel to it!  Now let’s see how long it survives – but today at least the weather was with us – warmer than it has been, sunny, and with no more than a strong breeze blowing in across the lake.

For help with this installation our very special thanks to Robert Crombie.  Robert made what could have been a complicated exercise flow smoothly – with his help it was indeed ‘a picnic in the park’!  Thanks also to Bruce and Brigitte Edwards who let us pick Kangaroo Grass on their property and ensured that the paddock was stock free until we’d finished; and to good neighbours Anne Sanders and John Walker who shared their garage all winter with over 70 bunches of drying grass that wouldn’t fit in Marianne’s Braidwood studio.   And finally congratulations to Neil Hobbs, the organiser of Contour 556.  Neil’s energy and drive are well known but this time he has really pulled out all stops.  The Festival now has an amazing list of supporters and sponsors as well as a wonderful lineup of artists and performers. We hope it will become an annual event and a dynamic contributor to the Canberra Arts Scene.

 

For more information on the Festival, artists and works check out Contour556 on Facebook

Above: Bev Hogg and Marianne Courtenay with Growing Ground at Bowen Park, Canberra
Below: Marianne Courtenay & Bev Hogg Growing Ground – approx. 370cm x 370cm x 64cm, wood, grass and wire.
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SCULPTURE EXHIBITION – CANBERRA ACT

21st October – 13th November  2016

Bev Hogg and I have just finished making the components for our sculpture installation Growing Ground to be installed as part of Contour 556, the new Public Art Festival opening next weekend in Canberra.   The Festival will feature sculptures and installations by over 40 local and international artists as well as performances, sound installations, music and digital works. Sculptures and installations will be ranged along the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore from the National Library to the Kingston Arts Precinct.  Our work will be in Bowen Park – where the swans are – about half way along the walk.

Artists and performers have been asked to respond to one or more aspects of human interaction with the landscape of the site over the past 50,000 years.  For us there were also administrative considerations associated with security for the work.  So we decided to make an ephemeral piece – putting back the native grass that was once such a feature of the land before the lake was made. And also referencing the grids and plantings of early european farming practices. In late summer we gathered armfuls of Kangaroo Grass (Themeda Ternata) and hung it up in bunches to dry.  The Kangaroo Grass forms the basis of our completed work together with weathered strips of timber.

It will be an interesting 3 weeks.  It’s been a wet spring to date and predicted to continue that way … and our site has an automatic watering system that comes on at night.  So our grassy patch will need to survive both artificial watering and the vagaries of nature – rain, wind, heat and cold together with the possible depredations of the local bird life – cockatoos and swans included (the grass could make excellent nesting material). And then there’s the public. It will certainly not survive children with footballs or people picking the grass!  Part of the work may well be watching it slowly disintegrate over the three weeks.  Understandably it is not for sale!

So watch this space – or better still, take a walk along the lake’s edge and see it for yourself plus all the other work.

For more information on the Festival, artists and works check out Contour556 on Facebook

Above: Marianne Courtenay & Bev Hogg ‘Growing Ground’ (detail) 370cm square x 65cm high
Below: Kangaroo Grass drying in the studio.

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'Winter' - pencil on dyed paper

DRAWING WORKSHOP – STURT SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

2nd – 8th January 2017

Designed for beginners and those who have done some drawing but would like some more formal guidance, this workshop looks at different approaches to drawing and explores a range of techniques and materials. It gives participants the time and space  to really immerse themselves in their drawing and produce strong confident finished work – from large scale drawings done standing to an easel to plein air sketching.  We will also select from and augment this work to put together a small artist’s book.  A wonderful way to develop new skills and hone existing ones.

Full course details and on-line enrolments will be available later this month on the Sturt website.  Why not think about enrolling with some friends?  Numerous past students have made the summer school a regular event on their annual calendar.  It’s a great start to the year, an opportunity to escape regular routines, catch up with old friends, make new ones and above all – be inspired!


For more information visit the Summer School website

Above: Marianne Courtenay Winter pencil on dyed paper 2016
Below: Full image – 50cm x 20cm

Courtenay - 'Winter' pencil drawing on dyed paper 2016

 

The cottage in Braidwood

New Studios in Braidwood

from 1st August 2016

Finally our new Braidwood studios are finished and up and running – a print and painting studio and a workshop both housed in the renovated old slab shed at the back of the garden and a clean paper/stock/drawing room in the cottage.

The whole exercising of renovating and then moving home and studios has taken my partner Robert and me the better part of two years.  But it’s been worth it.  It’s a great location –  across the road from John R Walker, who has to be one of this country’s best landscape painters and just down the road from Basil Hall, one of our finest printmakers.  And there are plenty of other really terrific artists close by.  Add to this the town itself with cafes, good food, markets and interesting shops and you have to ask yourself ‘How good does it get?’

Stand by for lots of exciting projects and new work!

Images: Above: The cottage    Below:  The print studio and workshop

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Unique state print 47cm x 78.5cm

South-Coast Print Exhibition – Spiral Gallery, Bega

Proof: 24th March – 20th April 2016

Opening at the Spiral Gallery, Bega on Thursday evening 24th March at 5 pm.

Proof is a printmaking term for testing an image before the final printing.  It is also a word that means evidence, authentication and demonstration.  And indeed this exhibition by 18 distinguished printmakers is evidence and proof-positive of the strong artistic communities that thrive outside the support of our major cities.

For Marianne and Kathy the exhibition is an opportunity to show some of the works from their Tree in Changing Light series, an on-going collaboration started in 2013.  The collaborative process involves both artists making plates in a range of different media – linocuts, woodblocks, collagraphs and stencils, printing them, and then swapping the prints which are then overprinted with a plate by the other artist. In some cases the prints are then swapped again and further layers added.  The result is a series of beautiful, multi-layered works, each one unique.  They look wonderful individually and when grouped together form stunning composite pieces.

Exhibiting artists:  Tony Ameneiro, Kathy Atkinson, Linda Bottari, Betty Bray, Marianne Courtenay and Kathryn Orton, Lynne Flemons, Dorothy Freeman, John Hart, Fran Ifould, Liz Jeneid, Patricia Jones, Robyn Kinsela, Julie Krone, Phoebe Middleton, Lucia Parrella, Sandra Shrubb, Slavica Zivkovic.

more information here, or go to the Spiral Gallery website

 Image:  Marianne Courtenay  and Kathryn Orton –  (detail) The Tree in Changing Light  63  unique state collaborative print 47.5 x 79cm 2013 

Drawing Workshop – Sturt Summer School 2016

4th – 10th January 2016

The Sturt Summer School is a wonderful way to start the year.  A whole week immersed in creativity – beautiful surroundings, great company and some of the best and most experienced workshop tutors in Australia. Once again Marianne will be taking a drawing workshop this time geared for beginners.   Places fill up quickly so don’t wait too long!

more information here, or go to the Sturt Summer School website here.

 Image:  Marianne Courtenay  and Kathryn Orton – The Tree in Changing Light  4 unique state collaborative print 47.5 x 79cm 2013 

‘Exchange’ Print Exhibition – Canberra

Exchange: Celebrating 21 years of the Southern Highlands Printmakers
26th September – 17th October 2015

If you missed this great show at the Sturt Gallery in Mittagong catch it in Canberra at the Megalo Print Studio.  The National Gallery of Australia now holds a set of the ‘Exchange’ portfolio and Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings at the NGA will open the Megalo Exhibition on Thursday evening 1st October at 6pm.

Above image: detail – Marianne Courtenay, Blue Gums ll – woodcut, 28cm x 22cm, 2015

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Print Exhibition – Sturt Gallery, Mittagong

Exchange: Celebrating 21 years of the Southern Highlands Printmakers
26th July – 20th September 2015

Marianne and other members of the Southern Highlands Printmakers have a major exhibition at Sturt Gallery.  The works, all to an greed size, comprise a suite of exchange prints and two additional prints per member further elaborating on the themes of the initial pieces. Twenty six artists, 78 works!  To be opened by Alison Alder, Head of Printmedia and Drawing, ANU School of Art on Sunday 26th July, 2015.  Well worth a trip to Mittagong!

  Above image: detail – Marianne Courtenay, Blue Gums lll – monotype, 28cm x 22cm, 2015

View the Exhibition page here.

Marianne Courtenay 'Into the Forest'

Drawing & Collage – Sturt Summer School 2015

Mittagong, 5 – 10 January 2015

Drawing Workshop – Sturt Summer School

Marianne is again teaching drawing, this time with an extension into collage, at the Sturt Summer School at Mittagong in the
Southern Highlands of NSW.

The course is almost full so if you’re interested there’s more information here, or go to the Sturt Summer School website here.

Above image:  Marianne Courtenay  Into the Forest  Mixed media – relief and intaglio print, stencil, wash, hand colour, wood, piano components, linen string   155 x 120cm    2013

Artisans in the Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens

Artisans in the Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 October 2014

Marianne and Bev Hogg are showing one of their collaborative sculptures ‘Groundwork III’ in the Artisans in the Gardens Exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens. The gardens are at their most beautiful in high spring right now so it’s a great chance to see both the exhibition works and the gardens.

View the Exhibition page here.

Above image: Marianne Courtenay & Bev Hogg  Groundwork lll    Eucalyptus sticks, sand, water and clay  2013

Collagraph Workshop, Wollongong

Collagraph Workshop, Wollongong

August 9 – 11  2014

Marianne rarely gives workshops in printmaking any more so this was a chance to learn some of her own collagraph techniques.  It was a terrific  group – all with printmaking experience.  And over the three days working in Liz Jeneid’s spacious workshop on Mt Kembla, some really lovely work was produced. Great work, great company and great hospitality on Liz’s part! For more information on the workshops Liz organizes at her studio contact Liz at ejeneid@ozemail.com.au www.lizjeneid.net

Above image: Jo Oliver,  Mary Louise Wyatt, Marianne Courtenay, Avril Makula, Bettina Purdie, Kathy Atkinson, Elizabeth Muntz

Gallery of prints created during the workshop.

COLLAGRAPH PRINTING WORKSHOP

This is a chance to plan ahead. On August 9, 10 and 11 Marianne will be giving a 3 day collagraph workshop at Liz Jeneid’s studio workshop at Mt Kembla, Wollongong.

Collagraph prints have been a particular interest of Marianne’s for many years and this is a rare opportunity to learn some of her techniques in a stimulating and creative environment.

Find out more here…

Vario Print Exchange

VARIO PRINT EXCHANGE IN BRISBANE

On the 4th April, Vario the print exchange between members of the Southern Highlands Printmakers, Impress Printmakers in Brisbane, Virtually 6 (Cardiff, UK) and the Hawaiian Print Group opened in the new Impress Gallery at the Impress Printmakers’ new workspace in the old Kedron Sub-station in Brisbane.

Marianne, as President of the Southern Highlands Printmakers, the group that initiated the exchange, gave a brief overview of the project acknowledging in particular the pivotal roles of fellow SHP member Tony Ameneiro and Angela Gardner current president of Impress. This was the 6th time the portfolio has been exhibited and marked a coming home for the Impress Group who have been working for quite some time to set up a working space of their own – and what a space it is – fully equipped as a print workshop and gallery.

The opening was not without new building glitches and at one stage looked as if it might set the record for the first print by candlelight exhibition as the power failed and proceedings got underway courtesy of emergency torches.  But the emergency electricians did their thing and the lights came on showing the works to great effect.  An excellent crowd enjoyed the exhibition and the new location.

Full sets of the Vario exchange are now held in the collections of the Australian National Gallery and the National Museum of Wales and at the opening Angela was delighted to be able to announce that their full set will now join the collection of the Rockhampton Regional Gallery in North Queensland.   And finally a special thank you to Gwenn Tasker and her husband, Angela Garner and John Doyle for the warm hospitality Sandra Shrubb, The SHP’s Secretary, and Marianne received  while they were in Brisbane.

Check out Impress Printmakers news including upcoming exhibitions and workshops at www.impress.org.au

Arthur's River

ART FOR MART

Art for Mart’ a group exhibition and tribute to the late Martin Sharp at South Hill Gallery, Goulburn has been such a success that it has been extended until Sunday 20th April. There is a wealth of wonderful work in this show and well worth a drive in the country to see!

South Hill Gallery
3 Garroorigang Rd, Goulburn NSW
www.southhillgoulburn.com.au

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The Tree in Changing Light reviewed in ‘Imprint’ magazine

Imprint magazine ‘Tree in Changing Light’ article

The March issue of ‘Imprint’, the quarterly journal of the Print Council of Australia has a review by Lucia Parrella of the collaborative prints of Marianne Courtenay and Kathryn Orton shown in August last year at the Project Contemporary Artspace  in Wollongong.

The Tree in Changing Light
Collaborative prints by Marianne Courtenay and Kathryn Orton by Lucia Parrella, Wollongong-based artist and printmaker.

Exhibition Review page 27 of  IMPRINT, Print Council of Australia , Autumn 2014

Read the review here…

Groundwork l - Marianne Courtenay & Kathryn Orton

Sculpture at Sawmillers

Collaborative Sculpture by Marianne Courtenay and Bev Hogg

The sculptural piece ‘Groundwork lll’ has been selected as a finalist in this years Sawmillers Sculpture Prize at McMahons Point, North Sydney.

The exhibition which brings together the work of more than 70 sculptors will be opened Saturday, 8th March at 3.30 by the NSW Govenor, Marie Bashir, and will be open to the public each day until Sunday 16th March.


Above image: Marianne Courtenay & Bev Hogg  Groundwork lll   Eucalyptus sticks, gravel, clay and water  2013

 

Sawmillers Invitation
Gallery Altenburg

Print Exhibition @ Altenburg and Co. Braidwood

Print Exhibition @ Altenburg and Co. Braidwood

Innovation and Tradition – artworks using print techniques at Altenburg & Co in Braidwood

8th October – 1st December 2013

Some of Marianne Courtenay and Kathryn Orton’s collaborative prints from their series ‘The Tree in Changing Light‘ are on show at the Altenburg and Co. gallery in Braidwood as part of a special print exhibition, ‘Innovation and Tradition‘ curated by Fran Ifould.

The exhibition showcases the work of an impressive line up of artists working with print media, from internationally recognised printmakers to newly emerging artists. There are works by Alison Alder, Marianne Courtenay, Cecile Galiazzo, Basil Hall, Lizzie Hall, Fran Ifould, Liz Jeneid, Ian Marr, Kathryn Orton, Milan Pintos-Lopez, Rose Rickson and Rose Townsend. Cheryl Hannah, owner and director of Hannah-Fyre Gallery opened the show and spoke with passion of her own journey as a print collector, the important place of prints and printmaking in fine arts practice and the diversity and high quality of the work on exhibition. If you are interested in prints and works on paper this is a ‘must see’ show – and it’s on until the 1st December!

View the Exhibition page here.

Print Exhibition at Altenburg

Groundwork at Lambrigg

Sculpture in the Garden, Canberra

Sculpture in the Garden, Canberra

What a perfect combination – sunny days, exciting artwork and a beautiful garden! Held over the weekend of the 19th and 20th October, Sculpture in the Garden in the beautiful rural setting of the historic Lambrigg homestead on Canberra’s outskirts was Open Gardens Australia’s inaugural sculpture event and part of wider celebrations for Canberra’s centenary year.

In the words of the catalogue:

“This unique regional event … showcase(d) the works of major local, national and internationally recognised artists in a setting that connects the early history of the Limestone Plains with a spectacular natural landscape.  Mature deciduous trees sweep down towards the Murrumbidgee, framing a garden that blends intimate formal spaces with wider views and creating a superb setting for sculpture”

Marianne and  Canberra-based ceramic artist Bev Hogg’s showed their collaborative sculpture ‘Groundwork 1′ – an organic construction of tightly stacked and cut eucalyptus branches forming a container-like meditative work.   Both Marianne and Bev also had individual smaller works  on exhibition.

Robin Archer, Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra and Tamie Fraser, President of open Gardens Australia kicked off proceedings on Thursday evening and over the weekend close to 2,000 people enjoyed the garden and the sculpture.  Our thanks go particularly to Neil Hobbs and Bronwyn Blake for their skill and dedication in organising the event, to the weekend’s hosts, Peter and Kate Gullett owners of Lambrigg and last but not least to all those who not only visited but purchased work.

View the Exhibition page here.

The Tree in Changing Light Exhibition

Project Contemporary ArtSpace Wollongong

Project Contemporary ArtSpace Wollongong Collaborative
prints by Marianne Courtenay & Kathryn Orton

Seek refuge this weekend from politics in a celebration of the natural world. This is the last weekend to catch Marianne and Kathryn Orton’s  beautiful collaborative prints at Project ArtSpace in Wollongong.

This is a terrific space and the work looks wonderful filling the whole gallery.  An excellent crowd turned up for the artists’ talk and the opening by distinguished author Roger McDonald.

Roger spoke with great insight and sensitivity leading us to yet more ways of seeing  ‘The Tree in Changing Light’ and Marianne and Kathy’s work. Thank you Roger.

There are 54 large layered prints – each one unique and incorporating imagery by both artists. A rare opportunity to purchase beautiful contemporary prints at a very competitive price!

Project Art Space

Tree in Changing Light

Project Art Space
255 Keira St Wollongong
PO Box 5349 Wollongong 2520

Open Hours
Wed – Fri 12-6pm
Sat/Sun 11-4pm

Caroline inking up her plate

Collagraph Workshop, ASOC

Collagraph Workshop for the Artists’ Society of Canberra – Day 2

The second and final day of the collagraph workshop Marianne ran for printmaking group members of the Artists’ Society of Canberra (ASOC) was held last Sunday at ASOC’s studio in Canberra.

Making and printing a collagraph with only two days of instruction is quite a hard call but the group really rose to the challenge producing some very pleasing work.  Hopefully everyone is fired up to keep going.  Collagraphs have so much potential for really imaginative and innovative work.  Well done all!