Past Feature Artists

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

307F7054-9F64-4938-A85D-34764DC14A34

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

FEATURE ARTISTS FOR AUGUST

A selection of drawings from life of and by  Women artists of the Clarence Valley is on at the ILUKA Emporium for the month of August.
Relax in our comfy chair , peruse Art books featuring the work of world renown artists. Exhibiting artists will be available to sketch you if you choose .

ILUKA EMPORIUM JULY EXHIBITION

A collection of CYANOTYPE prints by Krissi Mayo, Ruth Boyd, and Annie Roberts.

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a Cyan-(blue ) print , when an object or negative is placed on a light reactive surface. The image develops in UV light.

Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low cost process to produce copies of drawings.
“BLUEPRINTS”

Paul Bennett – March Feature ArtistArtists for the month of February are Rosie Vesper and Charlene Williams. They bring works to you that tell their stories of where they live – Rosie paints “what is in the sea, the river, in the sky and on our land.”
Charlene says what inspires her is “the love of my land, love of my people and I love both salt water and fresh water. I was taught bushtucker and that inspires me.”

Feature Artist for December 2017 & January 2018 FIONA NICHOLLS

PACIFIC DIALOGUES
Drawings ,paintings, and photography

The OPENING was a wonderful success. Thank you to all that came and congratulations to Fiona on works sold

Saturday Dec 9 at 2pm,

with live music, …. Dom Ferry and the Laneways open!!!!!

Fiona Nicholls …artist, teacher, traveller and waterwoman.
J.A.D.A finalist 2014
Coraki Art Prize winner 2017

The collection of recent work is an expression of life centred around the OCEAN!
The coastal experience of my Australian home on the North Coast of NSW and living on a catamaran in the South Pacific Islands .
The THEME that flows through all pieces is WATER CLARITY …….the importance of caring for the reef systems and maintaining clean ocean environments.
For me as an ‘artist’ the natural environment is a source ofgreat inspiration and spiritual connection. WATER as subject especially so!

Through Black and White Photography into charcoal, collage, ink on paper, and acrylic on canvas ;I want to take the viewer into the ocean realms I explore……
On the surface , in the wave zone; just below where both worlds exist; and underneath in the blue zone , where reef and life are another world!

Please come and………………enjoy my world.

  • FEATURING FIVE
    Five members of the Iluka Emporium will exhibit their work for the month of November.
    Visit the Emporium to enjoy this eclectic mix.
    Small gouache sketches from around ILUKA by Linda Frylink Anderson, a collection of assemblages from Mickey Hatch, images photographed by Tony Belton from favourite ILUKA venues, superbly stitched creations and collages by Michelle Philip, ( geckos new tail) and our newest member Lee Ann Halley presents a collection of beautiful basketry.
    We pride ourselves on variety, locally hand made and quality.
    Visit the Emporium during November to enjoy this collection.
    You too can exhibit at the Emporium , drop in or contact Annie Roberts for details. Email : ilukaemporium@gmail.com

Michelle Phillip

Tony Belton

Linda Frylink Anderson

Mickey Hatch

October 2017 Jared Mortison

I intend, through my work, to paint my interpretation of energy of the physical, meta-physical and spiritual realms and their ongoing relationships, reflections and restrictions in the world today.
This to me is energy and this energy, I feel, flows through the use of colours in various shades, shapes and lines and also in dots, big and small, all interacting to form a story to reflect my current understanding of the world around me.
With the visionary vehicle I hope to capture and express the meaning of life and death, Hopefully this will draw people together in discussion as to what really is my intention behind the work.   With this I would like to leave the viewer with a sense of mystery.
It is said the eye of the beholder does or does not find beauty and therefore I hope my work reflects the positive or at least evokes a source of discussion to allow for such growth in an individual or the greater collective of the viewers.
In a way I wish to capture, express and explore in my art, something which is like the internal fusion of the sun. For me, it is the light which floods and nurtures and guides all beings, yet is still steeped in mystery. Through the mystery we yearn to find what could be interpreted as our God or whatever consciousness we seek as evidence of a divine,supreme being.
Beautiful art taps into the physical,mental and spiritual relationships which is exactly what Alex Grey’s work is to me and countless others here and abroad. This is why Alex describes his work as transcendental art. Alex’s quest in art is to make integrative art that visually unites the mind, body and spirit. This, he claims, helps to heal the disconnection between the individual and the natural world we live upon and within.
Philosophy ask’s Why ?
Science ask’s How ?
Artist’s ask  ! ! J
“Art helps us maintain our creative excitement about life, at its best art can inspire, transform and heal us” – Alex Grey
“No limitation as limitation” – Bruce lee

ILUKA WOOMBAH ART GROUP
EXHIBITING AT ILUKA EMPORIUM FOR SEPTEMBER
OPENING SATURDAY 2ND Sept 1-3PM

Our 17 strong dynamic group of artists come from diverse backgrounds and areas of interest. However, we all love creating artworks using a variety of mediums and styles.Our membership ranges from novices to recognised artists who regularly sell their work. The more experienced artists offer advice and encouragement to beginners and regular tutorials by professional art teachers has helped our abilities grow considerably over the past 7 years.

Our group formed in January 2010, initially meeting in the homes of foundation members until, our group leader ,Margaret Thomas assisted by Julie Hammond, arranged with Parks and Wildlife to use Woody Head Hall as our ‘home’ venue. It is here we gather on Tuesday afternoons to create our art. This is a wonderful venue where we can listen to the sea and wind in the trees and occasional birdsong. Young campers often come to check out our work and some bring their own supplies and join us for the afternoon. We are not sure if it is our company or the great afternoon treats provided by the cooks in our group.!

We had been meeting for approximately 3 years when our previous Librarian , Wendy Rose, suggested we hold an exhibition in the Iluka Library. With great excitement we pooled our artworks and curated very successful week long exhibition-the first of our now popular biennial exhibitions. We have also held 2 successful exhibitions in the RSL Hall in conjunction with Museum displays.
More experienced members of our group contribute to other exhibitions in the district; Janet Hauser being the most recent.

We do hope visitors to the Emporium enjoy our work and can perhaps join us for the celebratory Opening on Saturday2nd September between 1 and 3 pm.

August Feature Artists

This month we have a mother and daughter team exhibiting. Michelle Philip and her daughter Luna.
Keen to encourage young artists Iluka Emporium were thrilled to hear Luna wanted to exhibit. She has been out and about over the last few months working ‘en plein air’ gathering subject matter and inspiration for her body of work. One of these painted onsite at Sandon River.

Luna says she enjoys making Art as it is something she can do by herself. She says she loves using her imagination and enjoys using pattern.
Luna , who turned 10 recently, has used a range of media to create her artworks. Water colour, acrylic paint and oil pastels.

She admits she enjoys using oil pastel most as it needs no drying time and its smoothness allows easy blending of colour.

Michelle studied Visual Art and majored in Textile Design. She designs and makes hats and unique fashion wear under the label Geckos New Tail, which features in Iluka Emporium.

However, for this exhibition Michelle is exhibiting a ‘RETROSPECTIVE’ of work from the past 20 years,

There will be an Opening event on FRIDAY 11TH AUGUST at 4PM at ILUKA EMPORIUM.
Iluka Emporium is located at 61 Charles St, Iluka 2466. We are open Thursday to Monday 10am – 4pm.

We have a great monthly art space available to local artists and community groups, email ilukaemporium@gmail.com if you are interested in booking a spot for future artist of the month.

July Feature Artist :Julie McKenzie
Clarence and Beyond – Landscapes 

Iluka Emporium warmly welcomed local artist Julie McKenzie as artist of the monthly for July. Julie’s exhibition features mixed media small paintings and prints on paper. Her works are bold, bright and capture landscapes from around the Clarence and beyond often featuring our native birdlife whilst also venturing into imagined landscapes.
Julie lives and works in Maclean, where she owns and operates Kingstudio an artist’s run enterprise. The studio also features a regular exhibition program that provides visitors with the opportunity to view and purchase works in a wide range of media, including painting, printmaking, digital media, stunning pottery and other hand crafted objects.
Since moving to Maclean Julie’s paintings are centered on the environment around the Clarence River. Focusing on the fragility of untouched forests and the onslaught of human development.
“I have spent most of the last 50 years making things like paintings, gardens, houses, jokes, music and babies. Now I concentrate on paintings and gardens. My personal philosophy – gardening will save the world.”
Julies work is usually quite large, you may have spotted her Paper Bark paintings? One work currently is on a bill board on the other side of Grafton.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: