Posts tagged studio visit
Studio Visit with Christine Appleby

Christine Appleby recently graduated from the ANU school of Art and Design with first-class honours. Needless to say, her work is of the highest quality, originality and breaks several rules. Periderm: Perceptions of the Tree Surface will feature woven textile pieces of all colours, shapes and sizes. There’ll be large scale woven sculptural works suspended from the ceiling, as well as wall hangings and tapestries.

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Studio Visit with Nicola Woodcock

Living and working on the edge of Ku-Ring -Gai Chase National Park has strongly influenced Nicola Woodcock's work. Australian Native flora provides endless inspiration with it’s unique colour, structure and natural patterns. Her most recent body of work heading to The Corner Store Gallery for FIRST CUT features stunning still life drawings of Australian Natives, both foraged and bought.

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Studio Visit with Ruby Davies

Ruby Davies lives on a property just outside of Dubbo in Central NSW. We’re in the middle of a drought and the land is parched. Red dust covers the studio where where Ruby paints at the back of her property. The pool lies empty, and the garden is struggling to survive.

The effects of the drought are impossible to escape, and it’s the drought which has become a central theme of Ruby’s most recent body of work Sold Down the River: Recent Paintings of the Darling Barka. This extensive series of paintings captures perfectly a uniquely Australian colour pallette.

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Studio Visit with Madeline Young

Tucked away behind The Corner Store Gallery is a room filled with art and craft supplies. Since we moved into our new home behind the gallery I’ve been lucky enough to inherit this little room as my new studio and craft room, much to my husband’s delight (no more painting on the kitchen table). I feel incredibly lucky to have this space, it’s right off the gallery so while I’m at work I can hide away and keep my practice alive.

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Studio Visit with Genevieve Bessell-Browne

There are some moments in life when you just have to stop, take it all in and think “WOW“! When I walked into Genevieve Bessell-Browne’s home and studio, this was one of those moments. Genevieve is a collector. Beautiful, vintage, porcelain figurines cover every horizontal surface, and some of the walls. There are flowers and plants everywhere and then there’s the art. Paintings featuring the beloved collection of knick-knacks, vintage fabric and other objects cover the walls. I was in heaven!

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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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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 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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