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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Meet Rita Orsini, another of our Sydney based artists exhibiting as part of our next exhibition Three Journeys. Rita is a painter, jeweller, maker and French teacher. She has the most fantastic space to paint, teach and display her wares to the public in a converted garage complete with her beloved French style barn door. With street frontage it’s the perfect home gallery with studio attached.
I caught up with Rita at her very arty home to find out more about her varied practice.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More