Andris Miezis is a full time artist based in Lithuania.
Andrius has started exhibiting his paintings in 1992.
Since then he has held many solo exhibition in Lithuania
and participated at many international group exhibitions
in Denmark, Finland, Chicago, Georgia, Ireland, Latvia.
“Observing the Mundane” 90 x 70 cm
acrylics on canvas
BIRDHAUS 26 November-17 December 2016
Exhibition Opening Saturday 26 November 2-4 pm
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26 October -19 November 2016
Medium white colourful vase with blue baubles and
loops | Earthenware, white paper clay, underglaze
decoration, white glaze inside | 16 x 14 x 14 cm
Madeleine Thornton-Smith’s work is unique, playful and modern. She originally trained as a painter and approaches ceramics in a different way to traditional artists, treating her pottery as a ceramic ‘canvas’. Based in Melbourne, Madeleine completed an Honours of Fine Art at Monash University in 2014. She also obtained a Bachelor in Arts and Visual Arts majoring in Creative Writing and Painting. In 2015 she commenced a Diploma of Ceramics at Holmesglen. She has exhibited her ceramics and painting in multiple exhibitions across Melbourne. Madeleine is inspired by colour, landscape, organic flowing forms and patterns. After spending many years working in art programs for people with disabilities, Madeleine is a strong believer in the power of art as a catalyst for growth and positive change in the community.
Large colourful loopy vase | Stoneware oxidation,
white clay, underglaze decoration | 33 x 20 x 20 cm
White bauble vase | Earthenware, white clay white
glaze and cobalt oxide | 13.5 x 11 cm | $160
Small loopy bowl | Stoneware reduction, white clay,
white glaze inside | 12 x 9 x 9 cm | $80
Madeleine Thornton-Smith ceramics and painting.
Small white two-handled vase | Stoneware reduction,
white clay, white glaze inside | 11 x 11 x 5.5 cm | $ 70
26 October -19 November 2016
Giedra Purlyte was born in Kaunas, Lithuania .Studied in Kaunas at a four-year art school and Stepas Žukas School of Arts. In 1996 graduated from the Kaunas Academy of Fine Arts.
Giedra had over 25 personal exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad and taken part in many group exhibitions and international symposiums. She currently lives and works in Vilnius.
A member of Lithuanian Artists’ Association from 2012.
“Creativity to me is a bridge between the real image and dreams. They are connected or separated by light. Dulled by morning sun or evening fog, permeating through a slot or a gap between curtains. Fragile, omnipresent. Light is not possible without a shadow.
Light and shadow – their relationship, their interaction with color is the object of my observation and a puzzle that I am trying to solve. The desire to paint is born out of a desire to hide in a room longing for the light, to sharpen the blade of softness by touching canvas with the brush. Gently and quietly in order not to scare anyone. To glow. Silhouettes of clear thought and blurred images. Without sunglasses, walking barefoot on the lake, asking someone to give me a Tulip, and going blind from the green glow in the evening of a green day.
Soaking up summer colors, watching orange rain, trying to sort clouds and the wonder of the world, which is blue like an orange. I’m still playing “hide and seek” with colors. They feel crazy like little naughty girlfriends.They surround me everywhere and always accompany me. Even in dreams.”
26 October -19 November 2016
“When we moved from Melbourne to Byron Bay a few years ago my work was mainly focused on surreal cityscapes and whimsical caravans, new surroundings launched thoughts of new directions. I didn’t want to pursue the obvious seascapes and lighthouses, instead I chose a subject that was quite literally staring me in the face.
Our garden was somewhat basic, but Byron’s weather means vegetation grows fast, really fast!
We planted madly, and this series is inspired by the fruits of that labour- a serene contemplation of form composition and natures incredible beauty.” John Santucci
On Show | 76 x 76 cm| acrylics on canvas SOLD
2015 Gallery- one Gold Coast
2015 Unplugged Byron Bay
2015 Gallery -one Gold Coast
2014 Gallery -one , Gold Coast
2013 Sheriton Hotel, Gold Coast
2013 Gallery-one, Gold Coast
2013 OnStone Gallery, Sth Melbourne
2012 OnStone Gallery, Sth Melbourne
2011 Green-Wood Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra
2010 Soho Gallery, Sydney
2009 Green-Wood Gallery Melbourne
2008 Green-Wood Gallery Melbourne
2007 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Frankston Arts Centre, Melbourne
2004 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Mansour Hill Gallery,Melbourne
2000 Sui Generis Gallery, Melbourne
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Birds Gallery – Melbourne
2016 Art images Gallery Adelaide
2015 Boom Gallery Melbourne
2014 Gallery De Novo, New Zealand
2013 Gallery De Novo, New Zealand
2010 Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2010 Soho Art Gallery, Sydney
2008 Maritime Art Award, Melbourne
2008 Singapore Art Fair, Singapore
2008 Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra
2007 Green-Wood Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2002 George White Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Winner ANL Maritime Art Award
1999 Whyalla Peoples Choice Award
Whyalla City Council, Whyalla Sth Australia
ANL Head office, Melbourne
House and Garden 2013 magazine. IKEA magazine international
Film and TV: Secret Life of Us, Tangle, Offspring, Conspiracy 365
Shine, My year without sex.
Australia, Singapore,United Kingdom, Italy , New York, New Zealand.
I like to portray the physical change and transplantation from the bustling city to the relative cool serenity of the Southern Highlands. Shadows and reflections carefully rendered in these paintings reveal the distortion of thoughts and experience as I try to live in the moment, yet struggle to do so. I bend light around corners, shadows and reflections are nonsensical yet compositionally interesting. I make new connections with colour and texture in each painting and I watch my ideas morph and grow with each body of work. I am experimental in nature and will continue to push personal boundaries in terms of colour, substrate, composition and meaning. During 20 years of painting I have developed a private set of motifs that find their way into paintings when I need to express something pictorially. Like developing your own language, this skill has enabled me to communicate internally, the way that writing down your thoughts can increase comprehension of difficult concepts.
Painting for me is both a personal refuge and a comfort, I paint my favourite day-to-day things. I pluck fruit and flowers from the garden, place them inside and paint them immediately, capturing their fresh fragrant and edible beings. Interior and outdoor scenes are creative spaces where I can play with my ideas, spaces where I attempt to recreate the complex nature in which I experience life.
Tulips | 60 x 50 cm | acrylics on birch panel
Price $1,700 cm
Poppies | 40 x 40 cm | acrylics on birch panel
Price $900 framed
2015, Halcyon, Sydney
2015 La Vie en Rose, Art2Muse, Sydney
2014 Textura, Art2Muse, Sydney
2013 Inside, Outside, Charles Hewitt, Sydney
2013 The Garden, Maunsell Wickes, Sydney
2012 Untethered, Maunsell Wickes, Sydney
2012 Tenebrism, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2011 Vanessa Stockard, Artist’s Deli, Bowral
2010 Quiesce, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2009 Siren’s Song, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2009 Taree Regional Gallery, Taree
2007/8/9 Murdoch Collections, Portland, USA
2007 Cork, Portland, USA
1999 Dendy Cinema Sydney
2016 Birds Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Walcha Gallery, Walcha
2016 Small Spaces, Sydney
2016 Equus, Olsen Irwin, Sydney
2015 Project 504, Sydney
2015 Stones, Berrima
2015 The Moree Gallery, Moree
2014 Space Matters, ION, Kings Street Wharf, Sydney
2014 Autumn show, Bradman Art Gallery Centre, Bowral
2014 Murdoch Collections, Portland, Oregon.
2013 Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn (award, highly commended)
2013 BCAG, Bradman Art gallery Centre, Bowral
2013 Sydney Children’s Hospital, (permanent collection)
2013 Something Small, Charles Hewitt, Marrickville
2013 Is it a bird, Is it a plane, Charles Hewitt, Marrickville
2013 Wombat Hollow, Mausell Wickes and Michael Yabsley, Kangaloon
2012 A Painterly Selection, Artist’s Deli, Bowral
2012 Views and Visions, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2011 Think Big, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2011 Mythos Fine Art, California, USA
2011 Murdoch Collections, Portland, USA
2010 About Flowers, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2010 Something Personal, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2009 Don Capon, Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney
2009 Blank_Space Art Gallery, Sydney
2009 Perlcontemporaryart, Vaucluse, NSW
2008 Taree Art Show, Taree, NSW
2007 Katayama, Portland, USA
2006/7 Guestroom Gallery, Portland, USA
2005 The Art Lounge, Sydney
2005 The Brush Gallery, Wingham, NSW
2005 Kelmans Winery, Hunter Valley, NSW
2003 Walcom Manning Art Prize
2003 Moulton Art Gallery Mona Vale, NSW
2002 Applause Gallery, South Melbourne
1998/9 Woollahra Art Show
1997-2004 Taree Art Exhibition
1997 Seal Rocks Show, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, NSW
2006-2007 Gilding and Carving with Dane Wilson, Master Framer, Katayama, USA
2003-2004 Julian Ashton Art School, (Anatomy and Life drawing)
2002-2003 North Sydney Art School, (Still Life and Landscape Painting)
1999-2001 The Framing School, Sydney, (Conservation and Object Framing)
1995-1999 University of NSW, College of Fine Art, BFA
1994 University of Sydney, Art History
DAN TOMKINS |Paintings
until 22 October 2016
‘A passion for creating has always been a really strong presence ever since I can remember. Immersed in the studio, I feel energised surrounded by the tools and materials I’ve collected for making art. It’s the unlimited potential inherent in the creative process, the unknown, that I’m attracted to. For me, the most enjoyable part of painting isn’t what is planned but the surprise of what unfolds’.
Dan is based in Adelaide, South Australia where he lives with his family. He worked as a graphic designer and art director before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator in 2000. Now painting and illustrating full-time, he has successfully exhibited in solo and group shows, and produced numerous works for both private and corporate collections. Working in a wide range of media, much of Dan’s work is inspired by his love and keen observation of nature.
BRIGITA LA | Works on paper | until 7 May 2016
A few years ago I came across my old paintings & drawings stored in the attic. Some of those artworks were emotionally old & incomplete and I decided to rework or recycle them to give them new life. I started reclaiming them by cutting and weaving various pieces together and the result was astonishing and fresh. I love the aspect of spontaneity and accident in art, as it forces you to let go of the familiar, logical ways and surrender to the process, and in some pieces to embrace the uncertainty of the final result. The abstract visual aspect resonates more with me than the concrete aspect, therefore I often deconstruct the obvious visual images and conceal and encode them behind the abstract repetitive patterns. It gives the mind freedom to imagine, be intrigued and explore the unknown factor.
The recent series of woven work focuses on the new process of combining 2-4 specially made separate drawings into one woven piece according to the chosen theme. The work “Grandma’s Linen” is more emotionally charged, than others. I have spent my childhood summer holidays at my grandparent’s farm in the remote village. And I have a very alive and authentic memories from those times. The Grandma’s Linen conveys my appreciation of the hand-woven, hand-made aspect we lived with over there. I feel the work reflects alive & pulsating feelings of nostalgia to those times, which are alive only in my memory, as my grandparents, as well as the house are already gone. The subtleties of my childhood memories are interwoven into this monochrome “linen” piece, which invites the viewer to enter and explore it for themselves
I invite the viewer to leave logic behind and enter the realm of imagination where you are guided by your feelings, associations and intuition.
Born 1951 in Iasi, Romania |
Since 1980 based in Melbourne
RECENT SCULPTURES - MADE FROM RECYCLED COMPUTER PARTS
9 APRIL – 7 MAY 2016 , Exhibition Opening Saturday 9 April 2-4 PM
13 February-7 March 2016
Barbara van Oost was born in The Netherlands and moved to Melbourne in 1997.She is a self-taught ceramicist and began exploring the medium while working as a contempory dancer in her native Holland.
Her handbuilt ceramics are void of hash angles and excessive surface decoration. Barbara’s organically formed works are created using mixed clay bodies, oxides and stained slips and fired to stoneware temperatures.
Alongside her sculptural practice she designs and creates a line of jewellery and womenswear under the label Klei.
Bestie e Dintorni | 11 February – 7 March
Michelangelo Russo was born in 1962 in rural Campobasso, Southern Italy.
Michelangelo absorbed painting techniques during his apprenticeship to a local well known artist, Franco Iannelli. He also studied architecture and graphic design. This rich and diverse range of influences is apparent in all his work.
Michelangelo held his first solo exhibition in Rome in 1988. In 1990 after several shows in Italy, he visited Berlin, where he soon felt a strong affinity with the cities artistic energy. He became absorbed by this powerful artistic and cultural mecca. Michelangelo established a studio in the heart of East Berlin, which at this time, shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, was fertile artistic ground for young pioneering artists. He staged two critically acclaimed solo shows in Berlin based upon his output from this highly creative Berlin “period”.
Michelangelo has had a lifelong interest not only in painting but also music. He has toured Europe as a musician playing concerts and experimental music festivals, and has appeared on several seminal recordings. He collaborated widely with musician/songwriter/producer Hugo Race, and composers/musicians Wendy Morrison and Andrew Ogburn amongst others, appearing in many of their projects, recordings and performances.
In 1994 he took up residence in Australia where he has had a number of highly successful solo exhibitions. Since 2002 Michelangelo abandoned oils and acrylics to employ exclusively Encaustic. He now runs regularly lessons and workshops on Encaustic Painting from his studio. Michelangelo’s work features in private collections in Australia, Cuba, Germany, China, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA.
Element I | 182 x 122 cm
encaustic on board