Drawn from the Discarded 1 – Framed collection of Urban and natural discarded material and in 21 x 29cm ink on paper drawing 85 x 105cm 2017
1 Behind the Closed Door (Day 16) ink, acrylic & charcoal on paper 38cm x 28cm 2017
2. Light in the Dark (Day 20) ink, acrylic & charcoal on paper 38 x 28cm 2017
The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of NSW subject. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an annual event and is recognised by plein air artists throughout Australia.
The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. Contemporary Australian artists paint ‘en plein air’ both in the bush and the city. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW. Painting in the tradition of ‘en plein air’ allows the artist to capture something more than just the depiction of a landscape, adding mood and atmosphere to the setting.
Tues 3 Oct – Fri 27 Oct 2017 -Exhibition Dates for Plein Air Exhibition in Fountain Court, Parliament of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Monday to Friday only
Day 34 – Old Farmhouse, 76 x 56 cm, ink, acrylic, string on paper – is from a recent venture 60 works in 60 days. A selection of works from 60 works in 60 days will be on exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery from 26 August – 18 September 2017.
“Birds do it, bees do it…probably we’ll live to see machines do it…” – Cole Porter 1928
At Siteworks this year we will be examining the lives of the remnant dinosaurs that fly amongst us and exploring the universe and navigation of bees, those bearers of fertility and harbingers of ecological collapse.
Along the way there will be real and imagined habitats, sonic interpretations, scientific research unpacked, showy costumes, sex education and erotic tales.
But it’s not all ‘adults only’, there will be opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy encounters with real live bees and birds. And a dawn chorus if you camp overnight.
All of this and more will be explored at Bundanon’s annual spring event that brings scientists, artists and community voices together to share knowledge and ideas arising from the Bundanon sites through discussions, presentations and experiences.
Expressive Mark-Making with Jody Graham
Saturday, 5 and 12 August 2017
10 am – 4 pm
Join award-winning artist Jody Graham as she guides you through two days of creating and using your own mark-making tools.
Day 1 | Saturday, 5 August 2017
Mark-making at Nurragingy Reserve*
Meet at Nurragingy Reserve in the morning to find materials. Head to Blacktown Arts Centre in the afternoon to start making your tools.
*Participants must organise their own transport to and from Nurragingy Reserve.
Day 2 | Saturday, 12 August 2017
Life drawing with non-conventional drawing tools
Extend your ideas about what you can draw with, and discover alternative ways to understand and draw the human figure.
$45 for 2 workshops
This is a 2-day workshop. Single workshop bookings are not available. Price includes GST and booking fee. All materials and afternoon tea are provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Embers of Empathy is a unique collaboration between one of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations and Australia’s fine artists, to raise funds to support people and communities affected by natural disasters.
The works I have created and those of the other artists involved will be auctioned, with all proceeds going towards the vital disaster relief and recovery work of Red Cross.
To find out more please go to the Embers of Empathy website embersofempathy.com