Local Bellarine artists are taking to the art of collage with vigour just as cubist artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque did with their cutting-edge assemblages in the early 20th century.
The Collage, Decoupage, Assemblage exhibition at the Queenscliff Neighbourhood House Gallery from 4-27 June will showcase an expansive display of Collage alongside Decoupage.
The exhibition will include works by Tracy Watt, Julie Morgan, Julie Fitzpatrick, Bronwyn Minifie, Liz Butcher, Brodie Wood and Anita Armytage who will also conduct a half day Collage Workshop on 11 June for all levels of experience.
Sue Trethowan Jones who loves cutting and pasting papers onto eclectic objects such as vases, jewellery, tables and drawers will exhibit her craft of Decoupage.
According to Anita Armytage, whose first collage was of the cattle grazing on the road from Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove, ‘The Belted Galloways were the reason I started Collaging. When I saw the results, I was hooked. That was about ten years and I still get excited about it’.
The Collage, Decoupage, Assemblage Exhibition and the Collage Workshopwill be held at the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House at 3 Tobin Drive, Queenscliff. 4-26 June.
Collage with Anita Armitage
Collage describes both the technique and the resulting work of art in which pieces of paper, photographs, fabric and other materials are arranged and stuck down onto a supporting surface. This workshop is suitable for all levels and beginners are very welcome.
When: 1.30-3.30pm Saturday 11th June at QNH 3 Tobin Place
Cost: $30 (includes materials)
For more information and to book contact: Anita 0431 337758 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly acclaimed local illustrator and children’s book author, Robert Ingpen, AM, will open the Shifting Sands: the illustrators page exhibition at 1pm on 7th May at the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Gallery. The exhibition continues for the month of May to tie in with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival. All welcome
SHIFTING SANDS: the Illustrators Page exhibition
Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Galley (QNHG) in collaboration with the Queenscliffe Literary Festival (QLF) have mounted an exhibition called Shifting Sands: The Illustrators Page which incorporates artists, illustrators and writer’s interpretation and response to the QLF theme Shifting Sands from 7-29 May 2022.
A montage of children’s picture books illustrated by local artists including John Hughson, Dougal Ramsay, Tracy Watt, Linda Gallus and Tim O’Brien complement the short stories and poems contributed by members of the Rip Writer’s group.