Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sophie Toupein at the Front Room Gallery

TAFE Graduates Exhibition at PODspace

Currently on show at PODspace gallery nine artists respond to the theme, Fetish.

The exhibition opened on Thursday 19 July and runs until Saturday the 4th of August and features several TAFE graduates, Sally Dooner, Sarah Jones, Gina McDonald, Eleanor Jane Robinson, Daniel Smith, Rose Turner and TAFE Photomedia Teacher Clare Weeks.

Rose Turner's work at POD space
The nine artists who accepted the challenge of responding to the theme of Fetish have explored its many permutations in very different ways, resulting in an exciting range of works including sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting and fibre art.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Portrait Prize

The Newcastle Art School Photography department is on show right now with two of our lecturers currently in exhibitions. James Murphy has a portrait hanging in the Maitland Regional Art Gallery as part of the 1233 Portrait Prize. James received a Highly Commended for his entry. The finalists will be on show at Maitland through August.

An exhibition at Podspace Gallery has another of our lecturers, Clare Weeks, as well as several of our recent graduates. The show titled 'Fetish' is curated by Art School graduate Eleanor Jane Robinson and features several other talented artists.

Maquette show Melbourne

Jo O'Toole has been invited to exhibit in This is a Maquette at the MarsGallery in Melbourne.

Her work 'Brainstorm' pictured here will be on show from the 8 Aug - 2 Sep 2012.

This great opportunity has come from her showing her work in Lorne and generally getting her work out there.
Well done, Jo.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sophie Toupein - Whatever will happen will happen

Sophie Toupein's exhbition of paintings "Whatever will happen will happen' opens tonight in the Front Room Gallery.

Sophie is the recipient of the Ford Grant, sponsored by Chris and Helen Ford, which supported her to complete work for this exhibition after graduating from the Advanced Diploma in Fine Art. Her work will also be showcased at the Damien Minton Gallery in Sydney in the near future.

The painings use transparent and translucen, light filled layers of colour. They are abstractions that have hints of forms brought out by marks or fluid gestures, teasing at something through veils of colour.

The exhibition is open 11-5 Tuesday to Friday and 12-4 on Saturday until the 3rd August.