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.
This Macrame Class is aimed at beginners and is designed to be a relaxing introduction to the art of Macrame. We’ll be making a quick and simple wall hanging using a variety of versatile macrame knots. You’ll be given specific instructions and a step-by-step guide.
This workshop is for beginners but will also be great fun for someone who's tried their hand at weaving before. You'll be taught several different weaving techniques that create different textural effects including tabby, rya and soumak. Woven Wall Hangings can be so versatile and beautiful!. All different kinds of materials, fibres and other objects can be used to create your very own one-of-a-kind textile artwork! There are so many techniques to use to create all kinds of textures and patterns.
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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of making your own hand tied bouquet or bunch of flowers? Well now is your chance…. Megan Woods Owner/Operator of Megan Claire Floral Design is coming to The Corner Store Gallery to show us how it’s done!
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.
Christmas has arrived once more and what better way to celebrate than by making your own Native Wreath to decorate your home this festive season?! DIY decorations are always lovely and a great way to impress your extended family on the big day! Come along and enjoy a relaxing 2 hours with some friends or family this December.
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They work together to curate, celebrate and promote quality, handmade items from a range of skilled designers and artisans based in the Central West. This Popup shop is the increasingly popular showcase of the collective's finest handmade work. Everything for sale is handmade by people from the local area. We sell jewellery, clothing, hats, silver, furniture, garden sculpture, flowers, ceramics, textiles, baskets, homewares, art and more!
Lara Scolari, one of Australia’s most exciting emerging contemporary artists, will be bringing her work to Orange from 29th November to 10th December, when it will be showcased at The Corner Store Gallery. Back to the Bush exhibits Lara’s love of the bush and Central West NSW and will be her last exhibition of 2018 before the new year sees her embark on such projects as a collaboration with Designer Rugs Australia (due to be released in early 2019).
We've had a fantastic response to our most recent call for artists to be part of our Works on Paper Group Exhibition. Artists were invited to submit work of any medium or subject matter on paper measuring A3 in size. All 30 selected artworks will be displayed in a magnetic wooden poster hanger, we're keeping in simple this Summer. With a fantastic variety of styles, mediums and subject matter there is truly something for everyone.
Madeline Young has a lot of art, jewellery, and other handmade goodes she'd like to move along! Years of making have somewhat "clogged up" her studio and it's well and truly time for a "garage sale"!!!
You can snap up original artworks at incredibly cheap prices over three days at The Corner Store Gallery! Find the perfect Christmas present for someone special (even if that someone is yourself!)
FIONA SCHOFIELD studied Fashion Design & Illustration at The Whitehouse Institute in Sydney. Her talent flourished when she discovered the art of Millinery in second year. She spent a number of years training and working with Neil Grigg Millinery in Sydney before side stepping into costume jewellery with Dinosaur Designs. After a tree change to Orange NSW with her family 14 years ago, Fiona established her own design workroom in Orange where she works with customers from far and wide, individually hand making all kinds of hats, headwear and accessories for races, weddings, events and everyday.
Designer Sally Campbell collaborates with top artisans in India to create her contemporary range of homewares. Her textiles includes quilts, throws, cushions, tableware, towels and scarves. All are handmade, many use natural dyes. She also collects vintage fabrics, then remodels them into cushions and quilts.
Suburban Requiem collages together the unruly miniature landscapes of potted gardens and common succulents, overgrown ground cover and Nanna’s staked begonias. The ubiquitous camelia and gaudy eternally flowering geraniums pay homage to the waning suburban garden.
BLUE is the 2nd Group Exhibition at The Corner Store Gallery for 2018. Artists are invited to submit work of any medium, subject matter or size that predominantly features the colour blue. The idea for this exhibition came to gallery director Madeline Holborow in 2017 while hanging the annual 8x10 exhibition. Many of the artworks were primarily blue in colour and looked spectacular all displayed together. Let's wash the gallery in blue just to celebrate colour for the sake of colour. The exhibition will include the most exciting and original artworks submitted for selection from artists and designers from all over Australia.
The Journey Person Handmade Popup is a curated popup market 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.
Canberra based artist Emilie Patteson returns to her hometown of Orange, NSW, to bring to you her latest work in glass and illustration.
"From Little Things" explores life cycles by examining tiny elements of nature: leaves, stamens, seeds.
Emilie will be working within the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
This exhibition includes a combination of different media, including oil paintings, lino prints and monoprints within the common theme of farmyard tales and fables. Cat has a natural organic narrative style. Cat has recently completed her Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at Orange TAFE, and is currently the artist in residence at Orange TAFE focussing on printmaking. This is her first solo exhibition at the Corner Store Gallery and she hopes you enjoy her journey.
My love of the Australian rural landscape and all things bovine continues to grow. I love nothing more than to stand among my beauties and appreciate their different noses, ears, eyes and hair do’s - yes cows have their own, unique little tufts just between their ears.
I initially painted cows in a naive style and included their surroundings. As my work progressed and my love of cows grew I wanted to better express each individual cows personality. I decided to make them into pure portraits. I want the viewer to question if they are a photograph or painting.
Gaahna Bula are the Wiradjuri aboriginal words meaning two shoulders – or more commonly known as Mount Canobolas.
I am fortunate enough to live in a location with sweeping views of Mt Canobolas which I sit and admire daily. Many mornings, afternoons and late evenings are spent watching as the spectacular colours of the seasons move in and then out. Watching as the changing hues of the day move across the majestic peaks and fold into magnificent sunsets.
Orange Moss is a mixture of hand-embroidered one-off pieces and comfortable ready-to-wear offerings, we hope to inspire confidence in all who wear our range. The source photography will be from Orange and the surrounding areas. All items are printed and manufactured in Australia in partnership with a variety of ethical producers and makers
Margie Hedley is a passionate artist and art educator who has worked in and around art her entire life when not flying aeroplanes. She established and ran the Giddy Goanna Gallery in Mudgee, before training as a silversmith, designing and exhibiting her works in NSW and WA. She then entered the world of teaching where she spent the next 30 years.