Wednesday, 21 March 2018

People's Choice Winner of Poems To Paintings Exhibition

Jenny Davidson mentioned a quote to me that beautifully describes what we try to do as artists. “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” words attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. With the Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival being one of our tri-annual exhibition opportunities, the da Vinci quote seemes particularly apt.

Although not as big a festival as FOOD or Wine, our doors saw a lot of happy faces come and go. Some bought art, some bought from our shop, some strolled and pondered but all were happy to have glimpsed not only great contemporary art but also being able to walk into an artist's studio and see the sanctum of creativity. Every one of our visitors voted on the work in the Gore gallery and from the count, one was a clear favourite.

The winner of the Poems To Paintings exhibition held in the Gore gallery during our Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival! Was won by a wide margin with Patricia Lovecek's work titled "Mulga Bill", a fun interpretative rendition of the essence of the poem "Mulga Bill's Bicycle".

Congratulations Trish!
"Mulga Bill" by Patricia Lovecek

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Our Dinning Chairs.... oh the shame and the recovery!

Today with the help of Simon and Kathryn we have finally finished recovering the dining chairs in the Pottinger Gallery. They were much loved, much used and very useful..... but, well, just look at our poor darlings:

Judy and I have planned this for oh.... gosh.... over a year and had a good go at it over the past couple of days:

After all the planning and pattern cutting and sewing, we were blessed that today Simon and Kathryn were on the roster for our Farmer's Market Saturday Open Day. It was so good to have such good company :)

and now we all have chairs in the Pottinger gallery we won't have to avert our gazes from..... because they now look like this:
just before stapling above and after stapling below:

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

so much happening so little time to do it in

so much is happening and so little time to do it in that news is just not being communicated here..... apologies

The latest happening at our Barracks was, the successful Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival, group exhibition and our now standard and excellent themed exhibition:
Poems to Paintings challenge. Those who chose to pick up the challenge for a chance to go in a new direction are some of our best artists and the artwork was so excellent we might think of making this a permanent fixture of this unique and original festival of Orange.
It's not as well attended as the FOOD and Wine ones but maybe it's because the visitors to Orange might consume and therefore enjoy more food and wine than poetry. In time we all learn that poetry and art feed the soul, so we should enjoy an equal measure of all four: art, poetry, food and wine. Liberally sprinkled with good company.
Trish Lovecek: "Mulga Bill's Bicycle"

Jenny Davidson: "End Of An Era"

Heather Dunn: "The Daylight Is Dying"
I'll go to the Barracks now and take some more photos to dazzle you with our member's talent :)

Saturday, 27 January 2018

PopUP Art Exibition

The Orange Farmers Markets are trialing opening up twice a month with Pop-Up markets on the 4th Sunday of every month until end of March. 
In support of this fantastic idea, Colour City Creatives Art Gallery and Studios will also open with our PoP UP art exhibition.
This means we'll be opening 3 extra times: 28 January, 25 February and 25 March.

Roster ready, art ready.... let's share our space!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Happy 2018 New Year!

Wishing y'all a happy, creative, fun, loving, collaborative, positive, successful, funny, extraordinary, peaceful, harmonious, generous, calm, productive, uplifting, healthy, respectful, friendly, enriching, giving, melodious, yummy, playful, buoyant, sweet, fabulous, tranquil, confident, dandy, engaging, special, vibrant, zesty, gregarious, inventive, resilient, enjoyable, kind, mindful, grateful, tranquil, effortless, happy hearted, wonderful, expressive, optimistic, super-duper year.

Monday, 18 December 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

How to feel fulfilled as a human being = time with friends

Our Christmas party was a joy and I can confidently say that we all had a great time. We all brought a small present and then at the end of the evening each chose a present from the table, so the cheer was spread and multiplied! The food was delicious, the company full of joy. The happiness spread liberally and sprinkled with laughter. It's great to spend some time with friends.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

How to feel fulfilled as an Artist

I found some interesting words on that hugeness that is the internet and chose to not only keep them, but to share. The credit for these words I cannot attribute, but I wish I could thank whoever thought to write them:

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Open Day

Being farmers market day today in Orange, we opened our gallery and spent some time together and with our visitor art lovers.
Phil and John mowed our, way too tall grass, which was so tall it was amazing they did not get lost in it!
Maggie and Lannie tidied and cleaned up the place a bit and I beheaded our rose bush and put our book in the shop. It was a great way to spend a beautiful Saturday.