The Journey Person Christmas Gift Guide

The Journey Person is a collective of local designers and artisans based in Central West NSW. with over 30 members, this little collective has come a long way since their first popup here at the gallery back in 2015 when they consisted of just 8 members. The Handmade Popup is one of our most highly anticipated events of the year and we are incredibly excited to host The Journey Person once again this December 13-16 for their annual Christmas Popup.

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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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2019 8x10 Group Exhibition Applications Open

The annual 8x10 Group Exhibition is back to kick off our 2019 calendar.

The 8x10 Group Exhibition is an annual event at The Corner Store Gallery and fast becoming an audience favourite.  Artists are invited to submit work of any medium or subject matter that measures 8x10 inches. Applications close January 14th.

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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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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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