The Yarram Archies 2019
Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

The Yarram Archies 2019

‘THE YARRAM ARCHIES’ IS A POPULAR PORTRAITURE COMPETITION HELD ANNUALLY AT YARRAM COURTHOUSE GALLERY.

The competition is open to people of all ages and entries must depict a real person, past or present.

With entrants coming from all over the region and often as far as Melbourne, the range of styles and medium used for this competition always makes for a great exhibition.

And the winners are…

Judges Notes:

First Prize

Roz McQuillan

Title:- Portrait of Craig

I admire your bold placement of the gentleman in your subject, you have shown great skill and confidence in your choice to do so.

The Yarram Archies 2019 Opening Night Speeches and Awards Ceremony.

The Yarram Archies 2019 Popular Choice Award

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Your restraint within the painting has also proven a most powerful skill in achieving impact without showing a laboriously overworked portrait.

Very Refreshing.

Lea Jones

Second Prize

Jillian Black

Title :- Predicaments

Your subject choice is skilfully mastered demanding the viewer to revisit and reinvestigate the predicament of your sitter. The fact that the photographic work you submitted is able to stand so strong amongst traditional, painted works is another testament to your abilities. I have enjoyed seeing your work and look forward to seeing future works with the same fresh and impressive impact.

Congratulations.

Lea Jones

Third Prize

Sharon Wooton

Title:- Tuesdays with Di

Such a refreshing painting! A pure pleasure to view. A joy to see such a fun and free approach to what is traditionally a formally executed subject. Your patterning and vibrant use of colour adds to the impact of your finished portrait.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful works.

Lea Jones

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Nature Naturally
Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Naturally

AN EXHIBITION BY DINAH BARTON (TEXTILES), DONNA MARCIUS (JEWELLERY) AND LISA TIMMS STEVENS (MIXED MEDIA).


DINAH BARTON

Award winning textile artist, Lecturer/Tutor in Art and Design at R.M.I.T (City Campus) now working in her studio in Loch Sport, Victoria. Solo/Group exhibitions. Favours embroidering with fabrics and threads. I consider myself a textile Artist. Instead of using paints and brushes I use fabric and thread. A variety of yarns are combined to get the desired effect. I do not use the sewing machine preferring to glue, hand stitch and embroider. In the final stages I may add pencil or paint. The design concepts are based on my own sketches, doodles or photographs. The original idea does not contain much detail, choosing to create as the journey unfolds. It is this process that maintains my interest and enthusiasm. The interplay between the embroidered piece and the fabric background create textural depth. The art work on display is highlighting aspects of my interest in "nature naturally." 

1. Loch Sport is surrounded by water which attract a variety of birds. Their habitat extends across the Gippsland Lakes. There is international recognition of this area as birds make the long flight from as far away as Siberia.

2. Wilson's Promontory provides sketching opportunities of rock formations, the ebb and flow of river and sea set against the ever changing light and water reflections.

3. Outback journeys across Australia has created for me a new intensity of colour and light not found in the coastal areas.

4. Part of my teaching career covered interior decoration and design. These flower studies set in vases on tablecloths reflect that influence. 

DONNA MARCIUS 

I completed a 4 year apprenticeship with Italian jewellers in Melbourne and have continued to work in the jewellery trade for the past 35 years. During this time I have worked in the retail trade repairing, remodelling and making jewellery in Melbourne, Traralgon and Sale. In this time I have worked one on one with clients creating their own bespoke pieces of jewellery. I work with all carats and colour of gold and sterling silver. 

Nature has created such beautiful gems in the oceans and on the earth, so it’s a privileged to work with them, from the organic formation of coral and pearls, the time capsules of amber and fossils, to the most precious gems of opals, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds. 

I live in Loch Sport Victoria and for many years have had a workshop at home. I’m surrounded by the Gippsland Lakes, 90 Mile Beach and National Parks, which has a great influences in the jewellery I create. 

The other major influence is the Art Noveau period with its beautiful organic flowing lines. At the time this period was a reaction to the industrialization of the world and I think we need to encourage handcraft items in our time so we can be individuals and show our essence in what we create. 

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LISA TIMMS STEVENS 

I live in Loch Sport, on the borders of Lake Reeve, a wide, shallow offshoot of the Gippsland Lakes. The surrounding Crown Land is a wildlife haven. When you walk through the narrow opening into the scrub and saltmarsh you enter a different world. 

It was here that I found, earlier this year, a beautiful deer antler, and then a kangaroo skull. Their shapes intrigued me. All my art practice is about shapes – in the past I was drawn to mechanical shapes and my ceramic sculptures use shape to describe and define them. I began to collect native animal bones in earnest. 

Bones lying on the ground in the wild are like little treasures – in almost every case when an animal dies the predators move in and scatter the bones so it is rare to find something in usable condition. I’ve been very lucky with my finds and the internet is a great source of information about cleaning and sanitising. Animal bone collecting is a worldwide hobby, though good finds are rare. 

I feel a sort of reverence for the creatures whose bones I am portraying, it’s almost as though they are being acknowledged. It is right and natural for organic matter to return to the earth but it’s a nice thought that these helpless, harmless creatures have been appreciated for their wondrous existence even when they are gone. Among other things, I feel awed by the amazing skeletal structure of the echidna, the extraordinary shape of the wombat’s skull and the way the kangaroo’s skull fits together – and has two very long horizontal teeth at the front of the lower jaw. No wonder it hacks up our lawns! 

I hope that these artworks may give others a sense of the beauty and wonder of nature as found in our own unique wildlife.

Guest Speaker: Kathy Luxford Carr

A local artist with a 25 year background as a professional Florist in the boutique shops of Sydney and Melbourne, where she created lifestyle designs for Interior Decorators.

Returning to Gippsland has allowed Kathy to broaden her work.

Kathy has been working with botanicals, wire, sticks, stones, paints and recycling from an early age transforming the ordinary into new forms and reversing the minute into the gigantic by weaving natural and manmade textiles.

Her designs are handmade and expressive.

Kathy’s favourite works are the three ‘Giant Cocoons’ hung from the Art-play Building at Fed Square Melbourne. Also working with students to create the numerous permanent Bug Blitz school Artworks, including the

‘Giant Algae Cells’ on the Avon River, Stratford,

The ‘Willow Weave’ at Lake Gyatt and

The Gippsland Lakes 50km Bird Perch at the Heyfield Wetlands.

Kathy has illustrated two children’s books ­ ‘The Frog Bear and Sparrow’ and ‘Miss Pickles’.

Kathy’s studio is an Art Stay Space for creative minds to explore their creativity. 47 McMillan Street, Stratford Victoria 3862

2012 CHINK IN THE WALL

2nd Stratford Art Trail Sculpture

Two part free form concrete walls with internal speaking pipe and hand carved turning engraved spheres.

2012 BLUE GABLES WINERY SKY VINE

Approx. 20 meters x 12 meters based on the Chagall’s windows in Israel made of shiraz vine prunings ( recycling organic products)

2013 ART PLAY FED SQUARE Children’s workshop

WEAVE 3 GIANT COCOONS HANGING

FROM THE ART PLAY BUILDING

Woven with recycled textiles ,beads ,shells , feathers by the children on 3 pre­made structures one red , one blue green & one natural.

NAIDOC WEEK At ART PLAY FED SQUARE

2 Woven giant cocoons

Which were donated to and indigenous primary school

TOM CAPS WINERY

2 X Vine dog’s made of grape vine 1 meter high

GLEN NESSY

Floating 8 meter Water Dragon

For the Glenmaggie Scottish Festival

2014 RAINDROP ARTPLAY FEDSQUARE

5 Day Children’s work shop

5 Part 2.5 meter high Willow bead embellished tower s Representing the shape a raindrop makes when it hits water , complete with a Rain dancer on the last day . Fabulous.

SCARLET’S DAY

Memorial Infinity Weave by Simon Spain of Art play

HAPPY THOUGHTS AVENUE

Permanent sculpture Bairnsdale Primary School

Promoting non bullying . care for others & happiness for the children

SCULPTURE IN THE VINES

Blue Gables Winery

2 day sculpting weekend, recycling of vines for artistic people .

A fairy making a dandelion, 3 giant fish and a huge flower were created.

ROCK THE ALGAE BUG BLITZ Children’s Program

3 Giant Algae Cells were created on the Avon river bank

The Children collected the rock’s coated them with a clay slurry the colour

of Algae or coloured fabric then filled the cell shape 3m x 2m. Sculptures left in situ on the river bank and seen from the Stratford bridge for 3 months . Teaching that algae is a super hero, a friend not a foe as it absorbs 75% of our carbon.

GIPPSLAND LAKES 50KS BIRD PERCH HEYFIELD WETLANDS IS­ LAND BUG BLITZ CHILDREN’S PROJECT

3 Towers of different heights made out of 120 pieces of collected drift wood Painted by the Toongabbie , Heyfield and Cowarr primary schools . Placed out on the Wetlands Island on a steel internal structure .

2015 WORK IN PROGRESS

Sale Botanical gardens music day Children's program Botanical Collage Balls made of leaves , twigs and textiles .

CHARLIE’S BIG DAY OUT 2015

In honour of Mr. Charles McCubbin’s Australian Butterfly book A Giant Chrysalis made of wire will be embellished with butterflies made by the children , bursting out from an opening , others will be placed in the ground in front of the Chrysalis at the Leaf Stadium at the sale botanical gardens.

 

Comments:

J. Farley, Brisbane - “Lovely display of works, well done.” - 8 July 2019

E. Farley, Brisbane - “Beautiful Art.” - 9 July 2019

D. Day, Loch Sport - “Lovely.” - 11 July 2019

D. Lucas, Yarram Standard - “Gorgeous pieces.” - 12 July 2019

K. + A. Millstead, Murray Bridge - “Excellent exhibition, beautiful gallery.” - 12 July 2019

M. Stackhouse, Yarram - “Stunning!” - 13 July 2019

J. H-Nieuwenhuizen, Yarram - “Very interesting, talented artists.” - 13 July 2019

A. Wood, Wonthaggi - “Loved the whole display” - 19 July 2019

R. + M. Gifford, Loch Sport - “Wonderful - Interesting” - 20 July 2019

Todd, Traralgon - “Good” - 20 July 2019

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Schools Month 2019: "The Young Artist" (Yarram Secondary College)
Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Schools Month 2019: "The Young Artist" (Yarram Secondary College)

SCHOOLS MONTH @ YARRAM COURTHOUSE GALLERY.

Schools Month is an annual fixture at Yarram Courthouse Gallery where the various schools in the district take turns in displaying their students work for the benefit of the community.

This year we have the pleasure of seeing the artworks of the students of:

YARRAM SECONDARY COLLEGE

“The Young Artist” is a collection of artworks across mediums and year levels. Year 7 students have been working on some lino prints, most of them for the first time. On the other side of the scope, our senior students will be presenting a range of works from drawings to paintings. Year 8 students will be showcasing their photographs in a range of creative presentation styles and Year 9 students have made some Zines. The collection is an example of the many ideas and styles that young people bring to the artistic community and we are proud to share it.

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Comments

Kristy W. & Jason T. - “ :-) “ … 11 June 2019

Miriam Stackhouse, Yarram - “Some promising talent - Congratulations all.” … 15 June 2019

Fowler Family, Yarram - “Hope some of these artists go on to continue their art.” … 16 June 2019

Mr. Denholme - “Lovely art show” … 17 June 2019

Justice W. - “It was all presented nicely” … 17 June 2019

Ebony B. - “Set up nicely!!” … 17 June 2019

David. Myers - “Great presentation & talents - Keep it going.” … 17 June 2019

Wendy Brown - “Fantastic work!” … 19 June 2019

Mr. & Mrs. D. & A. Vrybergen - “Young artists congratulations! Well Done.”

Jules & Georgia, Bairnsdale - “Lovely artwork” … 2 July 2019

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Miniatures in May
May
9
to Jun 4

Miniatures in May

Miniatures in May

Judging Results

Judged 8th May, 2019

Congratulations to all the artists who entered this year’s Miniatures! Our job as judges wasn’t easy due to the large number and high standard of entries! As judges we initially looked at all the artworks independently, then short-listed artworks that were on all our lists, and then refined our results from there.

Honourable Mentions:

  • ‘Woodside Landscape’ - Artist: Bianca Biesuz-Stefani.

“We loved the sense of depth in this piece and attention to detail. The unusual timber base and framing works well.”

  • ‘The Landscape’ - Artist: Julie Lundgren-Coulter.

“This is a successful composition with a lovely use of colour in the foreground. A great sense of depth is achieved too.”

3rd place: ‘Green Croaker’ - Artist: Cathy Trembath

“This piece is very well composed and shows strong use of the media, with successful use of colour and attention to detail.”

2nd place: ‘Dandelion’ - Artist: Sue Juha

“This photo is beautifully composed, with excellent focus and use of line. The tonal contrast and sense of movement is just wonderful.”

1st place: ‘Contemplation’ - Artist: Veronica Clarkson

“This piece displays an excellent use of collage media, with small pieces of printed paper working very successfully into the overall composition. The title is very fitting as you are drawn towards the figure’s eyes. Fantastic use of line and colour too.”

Judges: Kim Baggaley, Justin Holt, Andrea McCallum.

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1st Prize: “Contemplation” by Veronica Clarkson

 

COMMENTS

A. Davis, Inverloch - ”Love the Miniatures in May” … 10 May 2019

L., B. and K. Fear, Yarram - “Great exhibition!!!” … 10 May 2019

Catherine V., Won Wron - “Love the variety, especially the leatherwork” … 10 May 2019

Pat P., Yarram - “Wonderful!!” … 11 May 2019

M. Stackhouse, Yarram - “Great variety; Lovely to see some stitching; Well done!” … 18 May 2019

C. Macaulay, Hiawatha - “I loved Evelyn Lay’s work… and everything else!” … 19 May 2019

Fowler family, Yarram - “Great range and high quality” … 26 May 2019

Ian H., Yarram - “Love the Miniature exhibition - Thank you” … 1 June 2019

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