Nicola Woodcock's still life works are inspired by the flora surrounding her home on the edge of the Australian Bush. First Cut is a collection of the most vibrant stems she cold find, whether foraged or bought. Working in oil pastel with bold, gestural marks and always from life, Nicola creates works that are vivid and immediate.
Christine Appleby is a recent first-class honour graduate from the ANU school of Art and Design. Her practice evokes the colour, line, shape and texture found in natural settings. She is captivated by the inventive process and infinite possibilities of weaving. She uses her chosen media, weaving, to demonstrate the rhythms and transience of nature.
While there is predictability to the natural environment, her work reveals a randomness, an unsophisticated organisation and a degree of ambiguity. The memory and essence of her experience captured in her imagination and her responses evokes those experiences in visual form. She focuses on ideas of inconsistency, imperfection and irregularity, capturing the ephemeral qualities of the natural world.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO OUR NEXT GROUP EXHIBITION
The landscape is a muse to many contemporary artists and has been widely studied, explored and depicted throughout history. The Corner Store Gallery invites artists to submit work of any medium or style featuring the landscape as subject matter. Artworks must measure no larger than 1m squared. The exhibition will include the most exciting and original artworks submitted for selection by artists and designers from all over Australia. Applications close at midnight on Sunday May 26th 2019.
Artwork pictured by Jaq Davies.
When I started this series in 2017 my focus was the muted beauty of the Darling Barka. The often sombre colours, the slope of banks and the light at different times of day. Since September 2018 when Four Corners exposed corruption, water theft, and an avalanche of media attention - these escalating conflicts have seeped into my images. A shift in colour intensity and thickness of paint - a reflection on the strength of connections to this river system for myself and many others in awe of its presence.
Madeline Young’s abstract compositions are inspired by the unique beauty of the Australian bush; the way dappled sunlight filters through the canopy, casting long rays of light and shadow and the distinctive blue-green of Eucalyptus leaves filling the air with their familiar scent. Madeline simplifies and exaggerates the shapes she finds in nature and uses blocks of colour to create works that, like the Australian bush, are simultaneously vibrant and serene.
The Journey Person Handmade Popup is a curated popup shop featuring beautiful, handmade goods by local artisans and designers. The group works together to celebrate, curate and promote quality, handmade items from a range of skilled designers and artists based in regional NSW.
Jan, Rita and Genevieve crossed paths over the years through French classes, University and TAFE connections. Their journeys recently intersected again through art and they revelled in discovering their shared passion for interpreting the beauty of nature through colour, light, stillness and movement. In this exhibition, they bring together a rich array of techniques and forms as they recount moments from their travels and experiences in their individual and unique styles.
Yan, Tan, Tethera is a joint exhibition from Hannah Orrock and Maria Shaw which explores the symbolism of animals in dreams. In this exhibition we look to develop a playful dialog between the observed (the animals captured within the dream) and the observer (audience).
Our annual 8x10 Group Exhibition is back for a 3rd year and what a fabulous selection of mini artworks we have for you! 79 artworks have made their way to the gallery from all over Australia with local artists representing a large percentage of the selected work. We have all sorts of styles, subjects and mediums; painting, drawing, photography, encaustic, mixed media and 3D pieces, all measuring 8x10 inches.