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01 August 2010

Issue 69 - August 2010

Welcome to Issue 69 of the artHIVES update.

Artist   Ted Barraclough Title  Rainbow Bee Eater  2010
image: Ted Barraclough, 2010, Rainbow Bee-eater (merops ornatus).

Here is the latest news from the world of artHIVES.
1. Ted Barrclough’s Birds at Doggett Street Studio
2. Nicola Moss solo at Redland Art Gallery
3. John Drake explores the waters at Pine Rivers Art Gallery
4. Steve Smart reimagines the landscape
5. Kym Barrett work part of Pray 2010 Conference
6. Dave Groom Solo Exhibition at Tamborine Mountain
7. Amanda O’Sullivan’s book in Finely Bound
8. Di West news round-up

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Ted Barrclough’s Birds at Doggett Street Studio

Ted Barraclough's exhibition of carved and painted birds is currently on at Doggett Street Studio (85 Doggett St, Newstead, Qld. Ph: 07 3252 9292) until 14 August 2010. The birds are all Australian birds, actual size and colours, carved in various Australian timbers and painted in acrylics.

The current exhibition has been a great success and Ted's Birds will be next seen at the London and New York Art Fairs represented by Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery of London. 

Nicola Moss solo at Redland Art Gallery

Nicola Moss' solo exhibition Plant-Life is now on show at Redland Art Gallery (Cnr Middle and Bloomfield St, Cleveland. Ph: 3829 8899) continuing to Sunday 15 August. Plant-Life presents a series of paintings and large paper cuts that reflect Nicola's unique style of response to the Australian landscape. Research exploring biodiversity values of conservation areas in Redlands has formed the basis for inspiration. Nicola will present a floor talk on Tuesday 10 August at 11.30am with all welcome.

John Drake explores the waters at Pine Rivers Art Gallery

John Drake’s new exhibition - Rivers and the Ocean deep - opens at Pine Rivers Art Gallery (Ph: 07 3205 0555) on Friday 13 August and continues to 27 August.

Kym Barrett work part of Pray 2010 Conference

Kym Barrett was recently asked to contribute paintings of two Catholic saints, St Clare of Assisi and St Bernard of Clairvaux, as part of the Pray 2010 Conference at Clairvaux-McKillop College in Brisbane, which focussed on connection through prayer.  Her mixed media work has been described as 'soft, subtle and evocative'.  The paintings, along with other paintings of saints, will be displayed at the Australian Catholic University at Banyo.

Steve Smart reimagines the landscape

An exhibition by Steve Smart - Landscapes of my Mind - in conjunction with the SALA Festival, is currently on show at The Lavender Shop Gallery (100 Main St, Hahndorf, South Australia. Ph: 08 8188 1097) until 22 August 2010. ‘Landscapes of my Mind' showcases many different styles of Steve's work.

Dave Groom Solo Exhibition at Tamborine Mountain

Dave Groom will feature new work in his one and only Solo Exhibition this year at Marks and Gardner Gallery (69 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine, Qld. Ph: 07 5545 4992) opening on Saturday 28 August (2.30pm) and continuing to September.

The show - Birds of the Forest - will feature paintings and pastels of the mountainous landscape of the Scenic Rim, with each work also featuring a particular native bird where Spangled Drongos, Cockatoos, Flock Pigeons and Robins flit through the forest.

Amanda O’Sullivan’s book in Finely Bound

Amanda O'Sullivan has her book - Three Birds - in an exhibition - Finely Bound - at the State Library of Queensland opening on 21 August. It is an exhibition of handmade books from members of the Queensland Bookbinders Guild as well as books from the James Hardy Collection.

Di West news round-up

Di West’s next exhibition - On Wings of Whispers - consists of tea–bag paper assemblage and opens on Friday 13 August (6pm) at Brunswick Street Gallery (Fitzroy, Vic. Ph: 0419 390 478).

Di West has also been shortlisted for the Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship with the official opening on Friday 6 August (6pm) at Noosa Regional Gallery (Pelican Street, Tewantin, Qld. Ph: 07 5449 5340).

Congratualations also go to Di having just won Third Prize at the RNA Show for Abstract Sculpture, and having been approached by the Margaret River Gallery (WA) to exhibit her sculptures, virtually a first for a Queensland artist, and being invited to exhibit a selection of sculptures in an exclusive boutique Hotel in Japan - The New Otani Tokyo.


Short Takes - August 2010

Joyce Blanche has been accepted as a finalist in the Corangamarah Art Prize - con.ceit'10 - with the opening night on 7 August 2010 at the Otway Estate Winery and Brewery (Vic) with artwork on display until Sunday 15 August.

Symone Male is considering all reasonable offers on all art work listed on her website until the end of September.