Celebrating nearly 20 years, the artists from the Robertson Park Artists Studio will exhibit paintings, sculptures and jewellery in “Decompression”.
Event 1: Exhibition Opening
The Opening Night is 6 to 8pm, Friday November 22 and will be formally opened by Emma Cole, City of Vincent Mayor. The keynote speaker is Lee Kinsella, Special Projects Curator at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA. Music will be performed by well-known Perth Chamber Group, Dolce Ensembles.
The Opening Night is a great opportunity for the public to see the artwork, meet and talk with the artists, learn a little more about them and the studio, and meet the local and wider art community.
The exhibition title “Decompression” is a reference to the physical and artistic experience of bringing art from the small and very crowded Robertson Park Artists Studio into the much larger Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10.
The exhibiting artists are Frances Dennis, Graham Hay, Bethamy Linton, Sarah Jane Marchant, Christopher McClelland and Carol Rowling. The style of art ranges from painting and drawing, through to jewellery and sculpture. The quality of the artists is indicated by a number of works already included in the West Australian and South Australian State Galleries, other well known public collections and a large number of solo exhibitions and group shows across a dozen countries. Many textbooks and art journals also feature their work.
A highly skilled award-winning painter, sculptor and art teacher who has curated several exhibitions including for the State Library of Western Australia.
Twenty three internationally exhibitions , including during the 2017 Venice Biennale, and in numerous public collections including AGWA. A graduate of three WA universities, current Curtin PhD student and elected member of the Académie Internationale de la Céramique. Led conferences & workshops in a twelve countries.
A fourth generation Silversmith, Bethamy Linton’s intricate and unique jewellery can be found in many private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the Art Galleries of Western Australia and South Australia. She exhibits and receives commissions regularly and recently held a highly successful solo exhibition at Gallows Gallery in Mosman Park, Perth.
Sarah Jane Marchant
An established contemporary landscape painter and art teacher with a background in illustration. Sarah exhibits regularly across WA and her distinctive work can be found in private collections around the world. She is currently working on illustrations for a book due to be published later this year.
A multi award winning painter with 17 solo exhibitions and over 120 group exhibitions. He has exhibited throughout Australia, in the U.S, Britain, France and Italy and his work can be seen in many private and public collections, both in Australia and overseas. Christopher also teaches Art at Hale School in Perth.
An established, international award-winning painter recently exhibited in Perth, Britain, France and Italy. Recently was made Chevalier Academicienne from the Mondial Art Academia in Paris.
Event 2: Artist Talks and Performance
Please join us at Holmes à Court Gallery@ no.10, at 2 pm on Sunday 24 November, at the gallery, 10 Douglas Street, West Perth for artist’s talks and a short contemporary dance performance
As members of one of the longest running Artists Run Initiatives in Western Australia, powertool-wielding landscape painter Carol Rowling; lyrical artist and teacher Christopher McClelland; painter, illustrator and art teacher Sarah Jane Marchant; Silversmith Bethamy Linton, paper clay expert Graham Hay painter, and sculptor and art teacher Frances Dennis will each speak about their work and experiences and invite discussion.
WAAPA students choreographer Isabel Wartmann, along with dancers Karlia Cook and Isobelle Collie have collaborated over the last four months with Graham Hay to interpret his artistic ideas and methods to create “Paper clay” a short contemporary dance.
This exhibition is being hosted by Robertson Park Artists Studios, for all enquiries contact: Christopher McClelland : 0434 542 617 | Graham Hay : 0432 978 733 | https://www.robparkart.info/2019decompression.html
Exhibition Hours : Wed – Sun | 10am-4pm | 22 November – 4 December 2019