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Friday
Nov302018

PROFILED ARTIST: MIA EMILY FREEMAN

Inspired by a passion for animals and a love of native flora, Mia Emily Freeman is a Melbourne based artist and illustrator whose work playfully brings our awareness back into the natural world. She works mainly with watercolours, pencil, pen and acrylic, and is always experimenting with new ways to connect with her environment. Her work is gentle and warm, using a calming palette and intricate detail. Freeman finds great joy in capturing all she sees around her and finds her two pet snails Humphrey and Lauren to be the most dependable life models.

 

 

 

Mia Emily Freeman's exhibition Warble is current 16 November – 2 December 2018.

Tuesday
Nov202018

PROFILED ARTIST: ERIC

Eric is an Australian photo and print media artist whose practice has parallels with that of the Dada and Surréalisme movements of the early 1900’s. Fascinated with the dichotomy that is the human condition, Eric’s work explores the direct and indirect effects of that duality on both ourselves, and the environments we inhabit.

Eric has been fortunate to have spent most of his life surrounded by artists and has been particularly lucky to have mentors and tutors including Gina Leith, Julie Bradley, and Mini Graff who have helped him find his voice and refine his practice.

Currently inspired by Brett Whiteley’s words: “If you want to be an artist, … try and cheat, and deceive and lie and exaggerate and most particularly distort. … after a state of intense frustration, you can see something you truly have never seen before, and that is the beginning of yourself.” Eric’s first solo exhibition at Brunswick St Gallery, Sêula, is the beginning of his artistic journey.

 

 

 

Eric's exhibition Sêula is current 16 November – 2 December 2018.

Sunday
Oct212018

PROFILED ARTIST: PETRINA GRIFFIN

Petrina Griffin is an artist from Melbourne and has been illustrating and painting for as long as she can remember. Working as an illustrator and designer for many years after studying Visual Design at Monash, she has only recently begun to exhibit her work. Currently she is motivated by the world around her and paints anything she sees. Experimenting with real life, abstraction and colour she is always ready and hoping to be surprised by life’s little stand out moments.

 

 

 

Petrina Griffin's exhibition How did we get here? in collaboration with Susan Earl, is current 12 – 28 October 2018.

Sunday
Oct072018

PROFILED ARTIST: DANIEL R MARKS

Daniel R Marks is a cross-disciplinary artist originally from small-town Queensland, now currently finishing up a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT and emerging into the Melbourne art scene. He originally wanted to be an illustrator, and this interest in storytelling has since carried over into a more conceptually-based fine art practice which leans towards a somewhat theatrically inspired sense of abstract narrative. Marks works in both traditional and digital mediums as well as in live performance. Within both thematic and physical interactions between his pieces, and between art objects and performer, he explores the representation, reconfiguration and expansion of the human body at its most visceral via performative states of metamorphosis/rebirth.

 

 

 

Daniel R Marks' exhibition In Synthesis is current 26 September – 9 October 2018.

Thursday
Aug302018

PROFILED ARTIST: EMMA ITZSTEIN

Emma Itzstein is a self-represented multi-disciplinary artist based in Geelong. After being recognised for her ‘unique-state' printmaking in her hometown of Perth, she decided to explore painting as a relatively new practice since relocating to the east-coast, as a way of loosening up and giving in to the medium.

Itzstein's work explores conceptual theories which mostly revolve around psychological states of mind. Juxtaposed layers of paint and other mediums are used in interplay to bring deeper meaning to her works - a consistent thread between her printmaking and painting practice. Itzstein's debut solo show YIN at Brunswick Street Gallery explores the process of navigating and healing generalised anxiety - a manifestation of the artist’s personal introspection over the past year. 

 

 

 

Emma Itzstein's exhibition, YIN, is current 22 August – 4 September 2018.