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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Outsiders Festival – Adelaide 1-30 November 2009



Opening dates and venues:The West Torrens Auditorium
1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton
1 November 2009 - 1:00 - 3.00 PM
Entry: gold coin donation

To be open by
Olga Sankey, Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts at the University of South Australia

Featuring:
More than 40 artists and more than 200 works from the US, Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia
Performing:
The Friendly Street Poets
Dana Nance
Peter Grigoriadis
Mel Kelly
Space G

The Elbow Gallery - The Parks Community Centre
2-46 Cowan St, Angle Park

5 November 2009 - 10:00-11:00 am.
Entry: gold coin donation Open studios during the festival:Steve Langdon Studio
215 Sturt St, Adelaide, 5000
Opening hours: 11- 15:30
Ph: 8211 8070

Peter "Jungle" Phillips Studio
558 Marion Road, South Plympton
Opening hours: 11- 17:00
Ph: 8293 5146

Julie Corfe
45 Garrod Crescent, Stirling
By appointment only
Ph: 8370 9056
Stefan Maguran Rumpus Room Gallery
316 Anzac Highway, Plympton
By appointment only
Ph: 8297 5760
http://www.outsidersfestival.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dana Nance


Dana Nance was born in Romania in 1987 and lived in an orphanage until she came to Australia in 1995 with her adoptive parents when she was 7 ½ years of age. Even before she left Romania, when she was eventually able to hold a pen, she drew little men. She has continued to do this, covering pages of paper, inflated balloons or any other materials available.
Dana has won a number of prizes for her art work and has had a number of commissions both here and interstate. Last month, she was a joint winner of the open section of the A-Frame Exhibition (conducted by Arts Access). She has been a prize winner every year since she has been enterring this competition fur years ago. She was one of four winners in an International Competition four years ago. She had a successful exhibition of her work in 2005 at the Artistic Licence Gallery.
Dana’s artistic skills were fostered and encouraged both at school and in private lessons with Krista Hernach. Since leaving school, she has continued to study with Krista.
She has congenitally short arms with two functioning digits on her right hand and one semi-functioning digit on the left hand. These disabilities present her with some challenges in life, which she has overcome remarkably.
She is also musical and plays the panpipe and has had numerous engagements playing at elderly citizen’s homes, concerts and weddings etc.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Joanne Chua










Adelaide based Joanne Chua was introduced to finger painting in February 2008.
As a person who is sight challenged Joanne says she has come to view the world with her “third eye” Her art and creativity reflect a strong passion to embrace life with no boundaries.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Outsiders and the disabled people


WARNING!
Before you even think of replying, I will make it clear that I am using the word disabled in the sense that Paul Collier was using it not so long ago.

“Disabled” means restricted by society, government and the so-called ”lack of funding” (used so often to justify inefficiency, greed, laziness and mismanagement).

I’ve been told recently that disabled people resent to be called Outsiders because of the negative connotation of the term.

I firmly believe that not enough effort has been put into communicating the fact that this is a completely wrong interpretation of the term first used by Cardinal to describe people who create without being constraint by rules, red tape, conventions, lack of wheel-chair access, etc.

It is largely my fault, I admit, as I did not imagine that by choosing this term (which, by the way, is being widely used by “insiders” – the main reason why I chose it), it will cause resistance from people who should, in fact, be proud to be called outsiders.

Outsider means freedom – freedom from having to produce the same landscape, just to please your buyers. Outsider means the freedom to express your feelings, emotions, thoughts, passions, which is what art is all about.
Outsider means being a true artist – but sadly the term artist is relatively compromised – so I will stick to the term Outsider.

Warriapendi Outsiders

Kimberley Williams (Kimmy-G)
Year 12 student at Warriappendi High School
NAIDOC Youth Award winner 2009
Traineeship with West Torrens City Council
Proud of her Ramindjeri/Ngarrindjeri culture
Interested in justice, peace, music and creative expression

Kerry Williams (Kerian) Year 11 student at Warriappendi High School
Passionate about animals, friends, music and books
Proud of her Ramindjeri/Ngarrindjeri culture
Student of the Year 2008

Kirk Wright (Rhymz)
Year 11 student Warriappendi High
Creates beats and raps in Garageband
Interested in hip hop and its use as outlet for creative expression
Currently working with Monsta G in lyrics writing sessions


Tanara Lindsay (Tanara)
Year Nine student at Warriappendi High School
Proud Ngarrindjeri person
Interested in tattoos, music, friends and art


Rose Parker (Kiarose)
Year 11 student at Warriappend High School
Proud Bundjalung person from NSW
Loves animals, art, music and friends


N'Tarleeah (Nunganat)
Year 10 student at Warriappendi High School
Proud Boandik person
Loves art- is experimental in approach and concept and draws on inspiration from the realm of fantasy and imagination.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Two weeks to go - here is a snapshot


Opening dates and venues:

The West Torrens Auditorium
1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton

1 November 2009 - 1:00 - 3.00 PM

The Elbow Gallery - The Parks Community Centre
2-46 Cowan St, Angle Park

5 November 2009 - 10:00-11:00 am.
Entry: gold coin donation
Contact:Stefan Maguran (+618) 8297 5760

Open studios during the festival:

Steve Langdon Studio
215 Sturt St, Adelaide, 5000
Opening hours: 11- 15:30
Ph: 8211 8070
Peter "Jungle" Phillips Studio
558 Marion Road, South Plympton
Opening hours: 11- 17:00
Ph: 8293 5146
Julie Corfe
45 Garrod Crescent, Stirling
By appointment only
Ph: 8370 9056
Stefan Maguran Rumpus Room Gallery
316 Anzac Highway, Plympton
By appointment only

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Leon Woods

Flowering hearts
Leon Woods is an inspirational artist from Adelaide. His journey into the heart of sacred geometry – depicting the macro natural world and its spiritual energy – has been inspired by a great passion for graphic design and image reproduction. Parallel with this is his devotion to healing the planet by inspiring people to look at its beauty and their own inner world.

“We are a microcosm of the planet itself – and so having an opportunity to contemplate its fundamental geometric shapes,its building blocks, is very exciting to me,” he says.

“My intention is to create art images that help uplift the human spirt in celebration of the natural world. The images are created from small natural living objects that surround me in my garden and enviorment. Mother nature is the best and most talated artist. I believe that by placing these natural forms in our built environs, a harmonious and empowering effect can be achieved within businesses, homes, families and relationships. I invite people to explore their possibilities.”
More of Leon's work here:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Outsiders Festival venues update

Open studios during the Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 1-30 November 2009

Steve Langdon Studio
215 Sturt St, Adelaide, 5000
Opening hours: 11- 15:30
Ph: 8211 8070

Peter "Jungle" Phillips Studio
558 Marion Road, South Plympton
Opening hours: 11- 17:00
Ph: 8293 5146

Stefan Maguran Rumpus Room Gallery
316 Anzac Highway, Plympton
By appointment only
Ph: 8297 5760