Seven Bellarine artists who paint together at the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House on a Wednesday are committed to developing their technique and challenge themselves to different styles and mediums.
The result, Painting Together, an exhibition that opens at the QNH House Gallery on 1st September and concludes on 25th September 2022.
Exhibiting artist Renae Chapman: ‘Some of our group are sea changers, some not. Our common interest is to further develop our art while enjoying our friendship and our community, and the environment where we live.
We have been together as a group for over 3 years some longer and our art and experience is diverse ranging from portrait, landscape, seascape, porcelain, acrylics, watercolour, oils, pen and ink.’
The seven artists exhibiting include:
Renae Chapman: Acrylics and local scenes are Renae’s preference
Fran Faulkner: Fran works mainly in ink and watercolour, but has begun printmaking in the last few years
Sandra Gould: Sandra enjoys landscapes and portraits
Trish Hanan: Trish works on porcelain and with watercolour, oils and acrylics.
Beverley Kilpatrick: Beverley has been porcelain painting for 43 years and a credited APAT Teacher. She mainly paints flowers, jewel boxes and jewellery.
Gillian McLeod: Gillian mainly paints in oil and is discovering the delights and difficulties of water colour.
Ronda Symon: Ronda dabbles in pen, crayon and watercolour and as a portrait artist enjoys a challenge.
PAINTING TOGETHER EXHIBITION 1-25 September 2022
At Queenscliff Neighbourhood House Gallery, 3 Tobin Drive, Queenscliff.
The Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Gallery is hosting an inspiring exhibition by Bellarine artists Silvana Benacchio and Beverley Exell.
Silvana Benacchio is a multi media artist. She explores the hidden worlds of disconnection and connection; within the natural world and also within herself, seeing the two concepts as intertwined. Through her work, Silvana highlights the imperative need to care and respect both ourselves and the environment.
Beverley Exell likes to experiment with a variety of mediums, including watercolour, acrylic and calligraphy as she is eternally curious to see what comes. Intrigued by calligraphy, she says: ‘It is the dance of ink to communicate language’. Beverley also creates handmade leather bound journals.
Six artists in July showcase their landscapes, seascapes, botanical art, still life and sculpture at Interpretations. The group includes: Prue Plowman, Dee Clements, Bron Daddo, Bridget Gubbins, Angela Langley and Lou Stinson.
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 email@example.com
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.
Paint and Thread
Abstract painter Eve Kelly, and textile artist Janet Leckie who has repurposed doilies, are exhibiting their works at the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Art Gallery 4-30 April. The juxtaposition of these two styles serves to emphasize the skill of each artist.
“Paint and Thread” Exhibition at QNH House Gallery 4 – 30 April 2022
Abstract painter Eve Kelly, and textile artist Janet Leckie, are exhibiting their works at the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Art Gallery this month. They have two different stories to tell.
Eve Kelly, coming back from a stroke says ‘my right hand doesn’t work too well, but I can still paint! It’s good therapy and I intend to keep swinging my brush’.
Janet Leckie has lovingly repurposed vintage doilies and enhanced this beautiful work rescued from bottom drawers, linen closets and op shops. The juxtaposition of these two styles serves to emphasize the skill of each artist.
In support of 2022 Geelong Design Week (GDW) Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House (QNH) will mount an exhibition entitled Belonging comprising 45 works at the House Gallery from 5-27 March 2022 extending GDW’s ‘open studio’ two weekend timetable of 19-20 and 26-27 March.
Some 20 artists from the Bellarine ranging in age from 13 to 80’s, will showcase their work including woodwork, painting, hand dyed fabrics, printmaking and more.
Artists include: Paul Mason, Wendy Naylor, Pip Williams, Sharronne Ashbridge, Lyn Pring, Mardi Simmons, Debo McNab, Chris Williams, Lyn Ellis, Carol Close, Effie Iliopoulos, Charlotte Williams, Julie Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Barnes, Shirley Hurley, Silvana Benacchio, Eve Kelly, Lizzie Bohan, Prue Plowman and Janet Michael