A Diverse and Eclectic Space for Creativity

Lino print ‘Iluka Emporium’ created by Annie Roberts

ILUKA EMPORIUM

61 Charles St., ILUKA NSW 2466

OPENING HOURS

Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 9 -3.

EVERY DAY in the School holidays

phone : +61 0436281346

email : ilukaemporium@gmail.com

We are a group of Artists, Upcyclers and Collectors of unique and eclectic works. Step into our treasure trove to browse. Right next to the Laneway Cafe.

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Feature Artist for November 2019 Kerrie Howland

Iluka Emporium is thrilled to announce that our Feature Artist for November is Kerrie Howland. Her Exhibition is titled ‘The Continuous Line.’

Drawings + mixed media works on paper.

Kerrie will be present @ Emporium this Sunday 3rd between 10 am and 2pm to ‘meet the artist’ .

Kerrie says “Drawing is fundamental to my artist practice. Recently I’m enjoying the use of contour drawing, a continuous line, as it is fun and relaxing. Plus exploring mixed media drawing like charcoal and water colours with collage. I think I have always found drawing techniques & methods to be the most enjoyable part of my art making process and I continue to revisit & explore contemporary drawing ideas in my art practice.

This exhibition is made up of recent works on paper of varying sizes. And as always the subjects are a celebration of life and personal connections with the natural world and it’s ancient wisdom. Having grown up in Iluka and being surrounded by a landscape where sacred spaces of natural beauty exist I have been in awe for sometime and thus influenced creatively. As an artist my life revolves around capturing moments, emotions, memories & quite often figures in the landscape. “

What’s the latest?

👏🏻ILUKA EMPORIUM IS 5 YEARS OLD!👏🏻👏🏻

From our current President Michelle Philip

“Sharing again cause it’s five years since we started! It has been amazing getting to know Annie Roberts and working together to keep this wonderful space open and growing in interest and creative pursuits for the community!

Thanks to everyone that has joined us on the ride and helped support us!”

Kiya sold out and has hung new work at Iluka Emporium .
Showing until 6th October.
Don’t miss out!

DRAWING FROM LIFE – LOCAL WOMEN ARTISTS. August exhibition

July 14th 11am – Opening of a collection of Cyanotype prints by Kristi Mayo, Ruth Boyd and Annie RobertsMOTHERS DAY ON THE DECK 🌸

Sunday 13th May

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Past Feature Artists

The feature artists @ Iluka Emporium for October are local Textile Artist Toni-Jayne Northcott and Photo Artist Michelle Ansoul and their collaborative
exploration of dyeing with plants and making photos using the sun. 
These two long time friends are artists / crafts women who have often collaborated in their art making and processes. They are both also mothers, wives, employees, committee members, and involved community members. 
Often, their time to create is hugely compromised by their commitment to these other roles. 
As well as presenting this exhibition of ‘Mother Makers – Mothers at Play’ they are both open to instigating a conversation about busy women and how best to make available time to create. 
Come enjoy and add to the conversation.

MATT BAKER – September 2019

RIVER TO THE SEA is an exhibition encompassing our love of the water and surrounds. Works by Iluka Emporium artists Karin Brear, Belinda Laurie, Michelle Philip and Linda Frylink Anderson.Karin Brearmichelle Philip

Top Belinda Laurie, Bottom Linda Frylink Anderson ‘Luna – Ria Guardiana, Portugal’
Michelle Philip painting for fabric design
Karin Brear
Linda Frylink Anderson’s books: ‘Sailing in my Sarong – around the world a 30 year dream’ and Salvage in my Sarong – the Mediterranean dream in a rescued boat’

Elaine’s Opening is on Saturday 6th July at 12 noon

This body if work is a progression of intuitive responses from direct observation and recollection and Elaine’s sensual memories of movement and colour using cotton embroidery thread, canvas, pastels and oil paints.

Jan Hudson May 2019

OFFICIAL OPENING – SATURDAY 4th May 1pm Champagne and fingerfood on arrival. ALL WELCOME

“My name is Jan Hudson and I have been an artist for the last 18 years working in Watercolour and Pastel. My journey started a lot like everyone else who’s creative juices were bubbling just below the surface. In my case painting was my choice and I must admit my first attempt at Watercolour was a disaster, water went everywhere and so did the paint. But I like a challenge and I am determined to never give up and meet each painting with enthusiasm, you will learn something new every time. I had been painting in watercolour for about 1 year when someone in my class suggested I try Pastel, I loved working in this medium, its very forgiving unlike watercolour. I have won several awards for my pastel as listed below.

I like to say that when I started my journey I never imagined where it would take me, not only did I win several awards but I have sold many paintings over the years. It is very humbling that someone loved my painting so much to buy it and enjoy it as much as I loved painting it.

It also gives me great pleasure to pass on my knowledge to those who attend my workshops.

I was lucky that I had an opportunity to learn from a well know artist named Nell Frysteen in Melbourne, Victoria. I have also been tutored by David Taylor, Joe Attard, Greg Allen and Grace Paleg. I have also travelled to New Zealand on two separate occasions and completed two workshops with Susan Harrison-Tustain.

I have work in collections in Hong Kong and Germany at the Arjo Wiggins Paper Group, Head Office in Strasbourg, France”.

AWARDS:

Clarence River Fine Art Show 2017First Place Pastel Figs and Cheese

Kalkallo Rural Art Show2011 First Place Pastel Eggs for Breakfast

Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2010 Best Pastel under $500.00Onions and Garlic

Kilmore Art Expo 2010 Highly Commended Pastel Onions and Garlic

Diamond Valley Arts Society 2007Best Pastel in Show PastelRed Glass Reflections

Diamond Valley Arts Society 2006Highly Commended W/colour Pink Beauty

I was a member of the Nell Street Painters and exhibited with them over the past 14 years. We held three successful exhibitions at the Victorian Artists Society in Albert Street, Melbourne, Victoria also at the Box Hill Community Centre. I was also a finalist in the Australian Artist Magazine competition in 2010 for my watercolour “Inner Beauty”.

The Nell Street Painters also published a book “Let Me Paint you a Story” which is in the Canberra and Eltham (Vic) Library.

EMAIL: juz_jan@hotmail.com

Mobile0450994599

Jay Foley March 2019

BEACHY REFLECTIONS – February 2019

Michelle Ansoul – PHOTOARTIST

I grew up in the beautiful holiday town of Byron Bay. It’s my home.

I studied a visual arts degree at Q.U.T back in ‘92

and loved the photographic process.

Films, layering transparencies, studios & darkrooms is where I started experimenting with photography & art mediums.

Placing images on ceramics, glass and textiles…anything.

… loved it & do miss that naive exploratory curiousness.

Since those creative youthful days, I travelled, around Australia & parts of the globe, gathering a stock of images with my eyes’ mind…and on film.

For many years the buzz, adventure & excitement of weddings & events captivated me and capturing precious life moments for people

genuinely warms my soul.

My ‘mirror prints’ began with a birthday present

for my brother 15 years ago.

From an up-cycled mirror, I printed my photo designs…

creating original phOToArTworks.

I like to think that my mirror prints bring the viewer into the scene. Reflecting the light & sharing the ‘beach-love’.

I’m a natural light photographer, an image-maker…always visualizing.

Enjoy… love… life…

You can see more of my phOToArT & photography

http://www.michelleansoul.com

https://www.instagram.com/michelleansoul/

https://www.facebook.com/Michelle-Ansoul-photoartist-132146206884970/

Commission work always welcomed, as creativity is a melding of minds.

KIYA SAFFIGA January 2019

KARIN BREAR December 2018

This exhibition of my work is called ‘Labour of Love’. It showcases a mixed genre of my art in different mediums and subjects.

 

I moved into the lovely Clarence area in March last year from the south of Brisbane. I am married with three grown up children and have two gorgeous grandchildren.

I have always been creative. As a teenager and when my children were small, I dabbled in many crafts – cross stitch, pottery, fimo jewelery, paper tole, flower decorating, silk screening and sewing. 

My art journey began in 1994, having had my first art lesson learning Decorative Folk Art. I found my love for art and in the year 2000 I progressed into Fine Art. I had a home studio in Brisbane with a number of students to keep me on my toes.

I attended a pastel class and fell in love with this medium, having mainly previously painted with acrylics and on wood!! I have attended many workshops and conventions with different artists over the years as you are always learning. These experiences have exploded my creative juices.

I won a First Prize in the pastel section at the Lions Art Extravaganza Exhibition in Brisbane in 2015. A sunrise seascape. This was my first major award as I have received other awards for my art over the years.

My favourite mediums to use is Pastel, Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Pencil and Mixed media. I love lots of texture and colour. My favourite genres to paint are: seascapes, landscapes, water, trees, sunsets, sunrises, birds, mixed media and abstracts. My inspiration comes from nature itself being the ocean, water, rocks, landscapes, flowers, animals, trees, leaves and birds. No two of my artworks are the same. I enjoy photography, so I have many subjects to keep me inspired.  

I have previously exhibited my work at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery in Cleveland, Brisbane and have had successful exhibitions. My work is now displayed at Ferry Park Gallery here in Maclean. 

Living here in the Clarence Valley, the inspiration never stops…….it’s deciding what to paint next!! And wishing there was more hours in a day!! 

Facebook – Karin Brear Art. Mobile: 0405240908

https://www.facebook.com/kbrearart/

Instagram – karinbrear_artist

Karin’s OPENING will be on the 15th December at 2pm. Live music and All Welcome!

November Artists

Christmas Cornucopia by presented by Emporium Artists

October Artist 2018

September Artist

Iluka Emporium is very excited to host the September Feature Artist Exhibition “Common People” a life more ordinary by Kiya Saffigna with live music by Finn O’Neill. Exhibition Opening at Iluka Emporium September 8th at 3pm.

This will be an afternoon not to be missed, come along and share the joy of Kiya’s work while reflecting on life, art, home, family, love, women and community and what it all means to you! Enjoy mingling on the sunny Emporium deck listening to talented, local, emerging musician Finn O’Neill. See you there.

“Common People”

A life more ordinary

For this collection, Brooms Head Artist, Kiya Saffigna explores the concept of “coming home”. This body of work is a representation of the monotonous joy in each day and the acceptance of the simple and domestic existence often brought about by Motherhood. Instead of approaching her work with resentment of seemingly mundane experiences, Saffigna chooses to capture unremarkable content from her rural home, where she lives with her husband and three children, in the hope of giving the everyday a sense of enlightenment. Her developing impressionist style heavily references Australian symbolism, often with humour and sarcasm. The aesthetic is not modern, which touches on drawing comparisons between pre-feminism and contemporary ideas of the role of women. “Common people” is a visual narrative about coming home: to acceptance, to love, to letting go, and mostly, coming home to self: to painting, after 15 years.

Entertainment by Finn O’Neill

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Iluka Emporium is very excited to host the September Feature Artist Exhibition “Common People” a life more ordinary by Kiya Saffigna with live music by Finn O’Neill. Exhibition Opening at Iluka Emporium September 8th at 3pm.

This will be an afternoon not to be missed, come along and share the joy of Kiya’s work while reflecting on life, art, home, family, love, women and community and what it all means to you! Enjoy mingling on the sunny Emporium deck listening to talented, local, emerging musician Finn O’Neill. See you there.

“Common People”

A life more ordinary

For this collection, Brooms Head Artist, Kiya Saffigna explores the concept of “coming home”. This body of work is a representation of the monotonous joy in each day and the acceptance of the simple and domestic existence often brought about by Motherhood. Instead of approaching her work with resentment of seemingly mundane experiences, Saffigna chooses to capture unremarkable content from her rural home, where she lives with her husband and three children, in the hope of giving the everyday a sense of enlightenment. Her developing impressionist style heavily references Australian symbolism, often with humour and sarcasm. The aesthetic is not modern, which touches on drawing comparisons between pre-feminism and contemporary ideas of the role of women. “Common people” is a visual narrative about coming home: to acceptance, to love, to letting go, and mostly, coming home to self: to painting, after 15 years.

Entertainment by Finn O’Neill

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