"Inondation a Marnay-sur-Seine"
Alison spent the month of June this year completing an Art Residency in France in a little village called Marney-sur-Seine. As the name suggests, this is situated on the banks of the Seine River an hour south of Paris. Her paintings depict the light play on the river, its obvious fast flowing current and willows dipping in and out. For her it was a topic made in heaven. Prior to this she had been painting a series of Tasmanian rivers.
Alison is an accomplished artist with many Art prizes to her name. She won the recent Tas Art exhibition with a little painting from this collection Inondation a Marnay-sur-Seine aver le bateau noir.
Framed photography taken by Dr Catherine Wheatley
Water for a Village provides a source of clean water to villages in the highlands of Ethiopia's north. The Villages are as high as 3800 meters. They have no roads, no electricity, no sanitation, no shops, no services and no clean fresh water. To her knowledge there is only one other organisation working in this area - it is a small Belgian group that is training the villagers in first aid and providing them with first aid kits. It really seems to be the land that has been forgotten. To date she has completed a well in each of five villages providing 1700 people with fresh water. Following a recent fundraising night at Aloft, she returned to Ethiopia to install a well and also a gravity fed reservoir system in a town of 5,000 people that currently had only one tap.
For more information on all of Dr Catherine Wheatley's projects her website is www.waterforavilliage.net
Cherry Brand is a small leathercraft company based in Tasmania, Australia. Founded by Mark Benz, the name Cherry pays homage to his family heritage in the United Kingdom. In 2011, inspired by his son Oscar's request for a leather wallet, Mark developed a passion for leather and began designing simple aesthetic leather products.
By 2014 Mark established Cherry Brand studio creating uncomplicated designs crafted from premium leathers. Built on two main principles, durability and function, Cherry Brand now offers a range of handcrafted leather bags and accessories.
Images and Words
We can find tension anywhere. Or rather, it can find us.
From the literal tautness of two forces fighting in opposite directions, being presented with the fragility of time, or experiencing something simply and unsettlingly out of alignment, tension is a ubiquitous influence on our lives.
Within all these pieces is an additional element: the unspoken potential of what happens next. Ironically, the process of collaborating and responding to each other's work has been a seamless and rewarding experience - our first truly shared creative endeavour.
Louise Bloomfield & Jimmy Clough
"Lara Maccartney a native Taswegian currently works in psychiatry in Melbourne. She has always enjoyed life drawing since early adolescence. Throughout the past five years she has continued to pursue drawing. Her experiences have included art classes in New York learning the Nicolaides principles of life drawing which focuses on free and rapid gesture drawing. More recently she has been able to draw with her friend and mentor marine artist Jane James in Brisbane.
Elizabeth's painting is guided by a desire to reflect and capture the beauty in the world. Since she began painting seriously, over a decade ago, her interests have ranged widely. She loves the challenge of painting portraits, capturing personality and character; landscapes and nature in all its permeations; interesting objects and treasured possessions.
For Elizabeth painting is also about something more than merely making something beautiful; it is about the creation of emotion. With a still life that emotion may be a feeling of calmness and quiet reflection, while with a portrait it might be recalling a joyful time with a loved one.
Ultimately her painting is driven by her desire to reflect and give external expression to the richness of our internal lives.
Fran Adams is a local Tasmanian photographer who is drawn to the elegance and beauty of France. The graceful architecture and glorious countryside inspire her romantic style of photography. Fran often prints in monochrome to capture the essence of a subject without the distraction of colour or to enhance the ethereal nature of a particular image.
This collection of colour and monochrome images were taken in the Spring of 2012 and Winter of 2013/14 as she journeyed from Paris, through the Loire Valley to Provence and west to the Normandy coast.
All her images are printed and framed locally on fine art archival Hahnemuhle photo rag.
Exhibiting Georgina Richmond, local oil artist. Georgina Richmond has been painting in oil since she was a young teenager. She is greatly inspired by the wild and raw beauty of Tasmania, the oceans, forests, mountains and ever changing skies. She paints freely and directly using her hands with lots of movement. Georgina has exhibited widely, solo and in group shows and has been a finalist int he "john Glover Art Prize" Twice.
Come and see her first exhibition in the Gallery Store space. Exhibiting for three weeks. Paintings available for sale.