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Studio Visit with Jan Spencer

Meet one of our new exhibiting artists Jan Spencer. Jan is a mixed media collage artist and keen traveller. Jan shares a fantastic space with her partner, also an artist, downstairs in their beautiful, art filled home in Rozelle, Sydney. The large “basement” room boasts three completely glass walls looking out onto their private garden, and is flooded with natural light. We visited Jan in her fabulous home studio to learn more about her practice in the lead up to the upcoming exhibition Three Journeys.

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Revisiting Lara Scolari's Artist Studio

Lara Scolari is no stranger to us here at The Corner Store Gallery, exhibiting with us back in 2016 for Cool Luxe. Before her exhibition in 2016, we visited gorgeous Lara at her home studio and gallery in Balmain. Lara’s stunning and vibrant work has evolved and developed into exciting new territories over the past 2 years. This year she’s bringing her most recent work back to Orange for Back to the Bush, a new exhibition showcasing Lara’s love of the bush and Central West.

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Studio Visit with Fiona Schofield Millinery

Fiona works from home in a studio workroom backing onto her driveway and garden. Double french doors open up onto the camellia lined driveway to flood the room with afternoon sun. Her style and aesthetic is palpable and carries through to the workroom interior. Vintage fashion postcards line the walls, and antiques and collectibles of her millinery trade are scattered throughout the building.

I caught up Fiona on a sunny September day to talk all things small business and to find out what drew her to this rare and distinguished trade.

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Studio Tour with Amy Wright

I'd describe Amy as a mark maker and mixed media artist.  Her work is built up of layer upon layer of different mediums such as acrylic paint, pencil, pastels and charcoals.  Amy also uses collage techniques to create textural, tactile qualities.  Her themes vary from still lifes through to landscapes, and sometimes a mixture of the two.

As well as completing this series of work for Suburban Requiem which making its way to The Corner Store Gallery, Amy already has one solo exhibition under her belt after the birth of her first baby Maeve in 2017. I caught up with Amy to learn just how she does it...

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Studio Visit with Sarah Montgomery

Sarah Montgomery is a printmaker of all methods.  She uses many different plates and layers to create her artworks building beautiful depth and texture.  I met Sarah at her gorgeous, breezy home in Dee Why to see the new prints making their way to Orange for Floating Land, a collaborative exhibition with fellow artist Fiona Chandler.

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Revisiting Fiona Chandler's Studio

In preparation for our next exhibition Floating Land I'd like to revisit our 2016 studio visit with Fiona Chandler.  Fiona exhibited with us back in 2016 with Cowra based artist Shani Nottingham for Conversations in Colour.  I visited Fiona at her beautiful home studio in Freshwater NSW to find out more about her practice at the time.

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Studio Visit with Fiona Barrett-Clark

Fiona Barrett-Clark is a Sydney based contemporary landscape painter.  Her current series focusses on the land and skyscapes of the Central West, and the ever-familiar clouds we find gracing our skies.  Each scene Fiona has captured transports you right to that place, I for one feel a strong nostalgia for the late Autumn sunsets driving from Orange to Bathurst.  

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Studio Visit with Aileen Francis

Aileen Francis is a passionate artist, maker and art collector.  I've been an admirer of Aileen's work for some years now ever since I opened the gallery in 2014 and have been on the hunt for local artists.  Her style, medium and subject matter varies greatly from series to series and this new body of work is no different.  I caught up with Aileen at her home studio to find out more about her most recent body of work.

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Studio Visit with Tracy Dickason

Tracy Dickason is a Sydney based ceramicist and illustrator with THE MOST AMAZING SPACE to work in!  Her bright and airy family apartment sits atop a sandstone cliff just above a beautiful Australian beach!  Warm sunlight floods the corner in which Tracy works.  Her delicate porcelain vessels and sculptures adorn a wooden chest while half-finished illustrations and drawings are scattered about the room.

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Studio Visit with Alexandra Frasersmith

Alexandra Frasersmith uses the most beautiful coloured glass to create her clever textural pieces.  Deep cobalt blues fade into pale turquoise and range through to orange and purple.  She creates functional objects as well as more abstract sculptural pieces.  All of the above will be on display as part of her new exhibition Cast Emotion at The Corner Store Gallery this Spring.

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