Jai Vasicek “Henna”

Check out “Henna” the latest exhibition by Jai Vasicek (my favourite so far) Im loving this colour palette and the added layers and details of these works.

Online and at his Byron Gallery too

Charlie Green Studio Collection 2

Here’s your first look at Charlie Green Studios second Collection “Sunburnt”

These are watercolour artworks beautifully printed on acid free, archival standard, textured paper 285gsm and laser cut to achieve the finest finish, framed in Birch ply timber, high quality acrylic, they look great on any wall!

click here to view the collection and to buy

Photo and Styling Jason Grant

jai gallery : now open

My friend Byron Bay Artist Jai Vasicek has opened a brand new gallery space dedicated to his artwork.

1/3 Marvell Street Byron Bay

Congratulations my friend

Nature art work shop

You may have spotted on Instragram last Thursday and Friday that I attended the inaugural creative workshop at River Hawk Ranch an immersion into art and nature with Dominique Sutton 

To say the workshop was amazing is an understatement , a couple, of days deep in art and nature on a beautiful property by the river in Brunswick heads was magical.

We foraged for materials and tools, painted by the river and in the new studio at River Hawk

Lucky there is going to be more click here to see more and to find out about other workshops

Photo Jason Grant

Fenton and Fenton – Home away from home Sydney event

Fenton and Fenton have travelled from Melbourne to Sydney for a week long exhibition/showcase of their furniture and some of their favourite artists, including Jai Vasicek, Emma Gale, Arly Williams, Dianna Miller, Louise Kyriakou, Dion Horstmans, Stan Piechaczekand Billie Justice Thomson,Its an interiors lovers dream! and the best part everything on display is for sale . This one off event is on until next Sunday at ‘The Studio’ 2/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, NSW October 20th – October 29th, 2017

Photography Jason Grant

 

Photographer Alicia Taylor ‘Above & Below’

I have worked on commercial jobs with Australian photographer Alicia Taylor she had hinted at a creative project she was working on… Today I am blown away by these images of ‘Above & Below’ that very creative project she had mentioned.

There is nothing fast about the creative process. Five years ago, Alicia Taylor photographed an incredible storm in Tasmania sparking a desire to use the image as part of an art piece.

“The idea lay dormant until she photographed a woman swimming in Fiji two years ago, and then I decided to merge these images” said Alicia.

For someone who makes a living through the medium of photography she found the leap to creating her own work deeply challenging.

Aware that the ‘fear’, or the ‘desire’ to please another stop us from pushing through our boundaries, Alicia made the mental shift to let go and rely on her intuition. Tuning to something elemental she became aware of how emotion could be communicated through image.

“Life can be volatile just like the weather, hence my using the sky as one of my subjects. Water, on the other hand, can be very calming and by combining with images of people in water a certain tension, a dynamic is created.” Alicia Taylor

Alicia’s work focusses on light and composition, the ability to add colour, depth and creative tension in the positioning of the limbs – sometimes awkward, sometimes fluid and evocative.

Producing this collection of images has pushed her technical abilities as images layer on top of one another to create new dialogues and

relationships between the Australian landscape, sky, seaweed, shadow and the limbs that denote a physical presence.

“It is a remarkable photographic debut drawn out of a desire to marry the different worlds of earth and sky, each with their particular volatilities and energies, merging in a seamless image that finds a link in the human element.” Karen McCartney

In Alicia’s own words, “This series encompasses the complexity that makes the human journey. The change we push through, float, reach or finally ground ourselves in.”

‘Above & Below’ will run from 27th of October to 10th of November at Becker Minty 7/81 MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011

Paul Davies – Everything Loose Will Land in LA

Favourite LA based Aussie Artist Paul Davies latest exhibition – Everything Loose Will Land in LA

Olsen Gallery 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra NSW 2027

Opening: Wednesday 30 August 2017, 6 – 8 pm

Talk: Saturday 2 September, 2pm
Paul Davies in conversation with Tim Ross

exhibition is on until 17th September

Featured image:
Paul Davies
Everything Loose Will Land in LA/Double Golden Gully 5, 2017
acrylic on silk screen canvas
152 x 123 cm