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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Flower Crown Parties for any Special Occasion

Plan your next birthday, Bridal Shower or Baby Shower at The Corner Store Gallery for a truly beautiful and unique experience.  The gallery provides a bright and intimate space for you and your girlfriends to celebrate your special occasion.  Madi can host you in the beautiful gallery space or she'll come to you at home or elsewhere.  Flower Crowns are our most popular project with your choice of fresh or faux flowers.  These photographs were taken at one of our most recent Bridal Showers in the gallery space.

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Watercolour Workshop with Ingrid Bowen

This morning I attended one of the Small Worlds Watercolour Workshops with one of our favourite exhibiting artists Ingrid Bowen.  Ingrid just finished up a week long residency here at The Corner Store Gallery as part of our special Artist Run Gallery Program. The gallery served as a working studio for Ingrid all week long as well as a workshop and exhibition space.  Students were instructed to create a painting exploring the theme of "small worlds", something Ingrid does on a regular basis. If you're not familiar with her work have a look at one of our previous exhibitions here.

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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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Baby Shower Craft Parties

Last Sunday we celebrated beautiful Robyn with our very first Baby Shower Craft Party.  15 lovely ladies gathered over tea and cake and made a garland of felt "plushies" for the baby's nursery.  This beautiful, unique gift is full of memories and will fill the baby's imagination for years to come.  Everyone made something completely from scratch with their own personal touches of craftyness!  Scroll down for more pics!

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