Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 2010 promo - thanks to Mike Retter

The Outsiders Festival - Adelaide 2010
29 August - 26 September
The West Torrens Auditorium
1, Brooker Terrace, Hilton, 5033

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tracey Hansell

Growing up in the Blue Mountains I have always been surrounded by beautiful works of art, so its no wonder that I live and breath art, now living in Adelaide I am never to far from an artistic indulgence. I have tried my hand at just about everything, however I am now finding that I am settling into Photography and Charcoals. Ive not had an formal training in these mediums, as I find the best way to explore your art is to discover the possibilities of your medium without knowing the restrictions. I am however currently studying a BA in Art History and Visual Arts, as my dream is to one day run my own gallery where artists who wouldn't normally have a chance to show will be able to.
My works are very autobiographical, my photos are taken close to home, or as part of a journey of discovery, they always have a personal story to them, however there meanings are never restricted as i like to hear what the end viewer draws from my work. My Charcoals are interment, I love the physical aspect of this medium and how you can be so involved in them not only in the mental development and execution but you can become physically involved with them as well.. and they make a delightful mess :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Donovan Christie

My name is Donovan Christie, I am reasonably new to the art world and I am striving to be a big part of it. In the past one to two years I have taken the time to commit myself to painting and making a living out of my art. Recently, I put on my first major exhibition through the Fringe and entered the Flagstaff Rotary Club Art Exhibition and received the Highly Commended award, this was a proud moment for me. I possess a very broad understanding and appreciation towards a diverse range of art, as you can tell in my own range of work.

My preferred medium is acrylic paints on canvas. My body of work generally consists of photographic realism pieces; whether they are portraits, streetscapes or traditional landscapes. I so frequently find myself standing still and appreciating things that people take for granted in life. This outlook makes me an avid admirer of people, architecture and urban landscapes in particular.

His work shows huge potential and maturity – with an understanding of abstract, colour and subject matter, putting me in mind of Jeffery Smart. - Penny Dowie (Judge, Flagstaff Hill Art Exhibition 2010)

My home town of Adelaide gives me my inspiration, taking suburban and rural photographs; this might be anything that appeals to me such as a bus stop, an alleyway or even a set of powerlines. I then collate a number of angles of the one subject and configure, crop and edit these images and sketch out a final draft. I then sketch and paint this to canvas as I believe a painting conveys more feeling and sentiment rather than a photograph.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Elva Lindsay

My name is Elva Lindsay and I am a Ngarrindjeri person. I make paintings that are highly detailed and usually incorporate animals. I am a year 12 student at Warriappendi School. I love art as it helps me express myself and I love making beautiful things.