ZOHAR & Paris Fashion Week

A big congratulations is in order our dear friend and artist, Zohar Edelstein Budde, A.K.A. Zohar Jewellery.

At a time when the world has been seemingly standing still, Zohar has just returned from Paris Fashion Week where her jewellery has taken the fashion world by storm. This is a rare and lovely story of somebody who has had a positive light from this global pandemic.

“I had to overcome a huge, huge fear. This trip for me was about over coming fear of COVID-19 and choosing life! The show was amazing and I got featured at Elle, Marie Claire and Harper’s BAZAAR”

For the show, Zohar created 40 pieces for eight different looks. She did so in just three months, while recovering from the lethal bushfires which struck the Blue Mountains last summer, in addition to the global misery of COVID for most of 2020. Zohar outlined her experience at Paris Fashion Week:

The fitting was the night before the show. That was when I saw the clothes and the models for the first time. But I woke the morning of the show a different person, completely relaxed. It was hectic, and being in France, all the models came to be dressed at once. But it was so much fun.

Zohar’s body of work was born out of a personal process since 2004, when Zohar left her home country of Israel. She set out looking for something that was lacking in her heart; little did she know, she was embarking on a life time journey. With a masters degree in microbiology from the Jerusalem University, Zohar’s practice as a jewellery artist only begun in 2017.

My body of work was born out of a personal process I have been through since 2004, when I left my home and country of Israel. That was the time when I set out looking for something that was lacking in my heart.

Little did I know, I was embarking on a lifetime journey.

Working with wires as a means of re-writing her own neurological system, and progressively bringing about a change in her consciousness; Zohar’s inspiration comes from her own spiritual process that is influenced vividly by her evolving and growing connection to her Hebrew Culture.

We feel lucky and proud to have Zohar’s jewellery in the gallery, and have her as a dear friend. With social awareness held dearly to her heart, 10% of any proceeds from her work goes towards charitable organizations. Zohar’s memorable, one-off creations are an expression of the spiritual process of re-wiring the consciousness.

In early December, we will have some of Zohar’s new collection available for purchase in the gallery. In the meantime, check out our available works by Zohar, Zohar’s Meet The Artist Page, Zohar’s Instagram, or indulge in some Paris Fashion Week coverage featuring Zohar’s incredible, timeless designs.

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Joseph Zbukvic: from strength to strength

We are never ceased to be amazed by Joseph Zbukvic’s amazing painterly abilities. And thanks to Graeme Stevenson’s Colour In Your Life series, over 1 million YouTube viewers can say the same” Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Director Red Hill Gallery Brisbane

If you’re a fan of Joseph’s work (or want to see what all the fuss is about!) we have just received and hung a number of Joseph’s new watercolour works to the Red Hill Gallery this week.

Red Hill Gallery is proud to be Joseph’s state-wide and one of two national representatives. Be sure to come in to see them in all their glory!

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A new service that brings the art to YOU!

Untitled (2016) Mel Brigg. Acrylic on Canvas. 122cm x 122cm.

When searching for the perfect artwork for your home or space, wouldn’t it be great to see it on your wall in-situ? Well, now you can!

Red Hill Gallery is very excited to announce our new artwork visualization service!

Send through some photographs of your desired space, and we will provide some rendered images of a number of works from our collection, on your wall. Feel free to send through some photographs via email, along with which works you would love to see hanging in your home.

Artworks clockwise from top left:

Newstead Park Walk (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 122cm x 182cm.

Traffic In The Rain (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 101cm x 101cm.

Sweet Nothings Midsummer Nights Dream (2019) Regina Noakes. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas. 122cm x 92cm

Open Mind (2019) Katherine Wood. Mixed Media. 150cm x 120cm.

Through The Gumtrees (2020) Herman Pekel. Mixed Media. 56cm x 74cm.

Charlie and Rory Climbing Figs at New Farm (2020) David Hinchliffe. Acrylic on Canvas. 60cm x 120cm.

Red Hill Gallery
61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane QLD, Australia
art@redhillgallery.com.au

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TERRY SWANN – Working in Isolation

“Having to work indoors is not easy for a plein air painter but enjoying the winter sunshine here in Victoria.”

“I am drawn to the wilderness, to truly natural, wild places. The sense of place and all that’s happening in the environment around me is expressed through my paintings.” Terry Swann

Swann’s work is strongly bound to place, the mood of the landscape and her own emotions capture and reflect with a perspective, vibrancy and colour-palette that is uniquely Australian. Work is held in numerous private and public collections including the State Library of Brisbane, State Parliament House of Queensland and Federal Parliament Offices Brisbane.

 As a plein air painter, Swann works in the wilderness alone and even though there is a driver, she is free to immerse herself in a landscape that’s utterly remote, that’s been left in peace without interference to be shaped by the seasons. Her work has taken her around the world, but it is the remote Australian landscape that captivates her. 

“We are hiding ourselves away from Covid at our beach cottage on Port Phillip Bay which is where I can go and paint anytime. The coastline is beautiful, wild and unspoiled. Having to work indoors- not easy for a plein air painter but enjoying the winter sunshine here in Victoria”

Swann’s work is strongly bound to place, the mood of the landscape and her own emotions capture and reflect with a perspective, vibrancy and colour-palette that is uniquely Australian. Work is held in numerous private and public collections including the State Library of Brisbane, State Parliament House of Queensland and Federal Parliament Offices Brisbane

I can’t wait for the freedom to get out there into our beautiful country to paint again!” Terry Swann

Terry Swann is currently working on an exhibition at Red Hill Gallery in April 2021 along with Pam Walpole and Adrienne Williams.

Mark your diaries Friday 9 April 2021 Red Hill Gallery 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane. Three artists that complement each other and are highly sought after by RHG clients.

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Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM

Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM

Artist Influencer
Art Marketer
Public Speaking
Business Coach
TV Personality
CEO and Founder of
Put Some Colour In Your Life TV Show
World Traveller

Red Hill Gallery will be hosting an Art Chat with Graeme Stevenson OAM  on Thursday 27 August 2020 Zoom click here for attendance (virtual attendance) 6:30pm

Do you need some colour in your life? If so, then you must join “Master Artist” Graeme Stevenson OAM for an exclusive chat from Red Hill Gallery on Thursday 27 August, via Zoom from 6:30pm.

Here is the YouTube link to the opening of the exhibition

Graeme is perhaps best known for his award-winning television show, Colour in Your Life, which chronicles the techniques and personalities of artists from around the globe to promote creativity and a love of art. The show premiered in 2010, and as of 2019, it is in its 20th season.

Graeme will Zoom in to talk with a strictly limited number of guests at Red Hill Gallery next week, along with others joining us online from around the country. Don’t miss this candid behind-the-scenes conversation about nature, travel and, of course, colour.

Graeme last exhibited at Red Hill Gallery in 2017 and we are proud to welcome him back. We are currently featuring some of Graeme’s latest work in the gallery, reflecting influences of realism, expressionism and surrealism.  

Visit our website to view the exhibition online.

Graeme’s paintings have been purchased by art collectors and celebrities, including the former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Originally from New South Wales, Graeme left a promising career as a paramedic when he was a young man to attain his pilot’s licence and travel the globe. And that he did – more than 20 times over, living in five countries and constantly seeking subjects to paint.

With a passion for wildlife, nature and natural forms, Graeme started creating art from the local flora and fauna seen during his travels. His lifelong interest in birds resulted in his renowned illustrations for the book The Atlas of Parrots, which is still featured in the Natural History Museums of London, New York and Paris.

Once referred to as a “Master Artist” by U.S. Art magazine, Graeme received the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the visual arts in 2017.

He created the award-winning TV show Colour in Your Life and has now recorded over 250 episodes featuring artists and supporting their career progression. The program is now available online and has almost 100,000 subscribers.

There are so many layers to Graeme’s life and his paintings. I can’t wait to reveal all!

Either way, we know Graeme will put some colour in our lives at a time when we need it most!

Margaret Campbell-Ryder
Director

Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, Brisbane Queensland

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Meet Herman Pekel, one of Red Hill Gallery’s most successful artists.

His friend and master artist had this to say about Herman.” There is no-one in the world that can put a painting together and make them work the way he can; his design is impeccable.” – Joseph Zbukvic on Herman Pekel.
High praise indeed!

Herman Pekel with Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder

Pekel’s charisma, energy and infectious sense of humour are palpable in his works. It should come as no surprise that at age 17, receiving his first significant art prize, Pekel rocked up on stage wearing his school uniform.

Pekel is a true designer of paintings. His works are refined and detailed, placing him among the best Australian contemporary Impressionists of his time.

Herman Pekel Glass House Up Stream Oil 170x95cm

We invite you to check out his paintings of Queensland on our website redhillgalley.com.au or in the gallery Monday to Friday 10am-4pm 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane

It is easy to see why Pekel is described as creatively fearless. His mastery of capturing the spontaneous effects of light and atmosphere is apparent in the quick, broad strokes of his oil paintings showing now at  Brisbane’s Red Hill Gallery for “The Sunshine State” exhibition. Pekel effortlessly combines his knowledge of artistic tradition and quality with an intimate appreciation of the unique light of the land down under.

Herman Pekel Morning Sun Caboolture Mixed Media 74x54cm
Herman Pekel, Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet on “Put Some Colour In Your Life”

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Meet Nick Young Artist Extraordinaire!

“I do not paint to try and portray things as an emotional statement but try to portray the quiet emotional structure that shows when someone is seeking the beauty that is available in everyday simple objects.”

 Nick Young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introspection, a work in progress,  “Self Portrait”. We can’t wait to see the finished painting.  Here is Nick with his Portrait of Jon English.

This piece by Nick Young ‘North Stradbroke Island‘ is currently available as part of our Sunshine State 2020 Exhibition. With perfect Winter weather, whale migration in progress and #naturallywonderful scenery, we couldn’t resist sharing this stunning painting of a stunning location.

Find out more about the paintings by, the artist Nick Young and our Sunshine State Exhibition visit on line at Red Hill Gallery

 

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MICHEL CANETTI PORTRAIT EXHIBITION

Feminine beauty or femme fatale? We may never know the stories behind the canvas.

The striking portraits of Michel CanettiRed Hill Gallery’s feature artist for the month of June – are attracting plenty of attention. Last year his portrait of Brisbane Lions AFLW player Ally Anderson was among the finalists in the Brisbane Portrait Prize. Michel was one of several Red Hill Gallery artists featured among the finalists, with others including Dean Reilly and Nick Young.

Michel is a Paris-born artist and advertising illustrator who has been living in Melbourne since 1997. He graduated from the Sorbonne with a Bachelor of Arts in graphique design and a Masters in painting restoration.

Michel has produced editorial illustrations for Elle and Vogue in France, as well as other fashion magazines in Europe. His creativity blends with his insight into fashion and the appeal of the female form.

His illustration work – which we feature in a selection of Limited Editions this month – requires a delicate balance between creativity and control, mixing together flowing, rounded curves and sharp sophisticated detail. His graceful women celebrate feminine beauty and style. While his nimble brush strokes capture and develop the tempting passion of the female figure.

His work has been described as polished and classic, yet modern and sassy.

You can see the entire collection on the Red Hill Gallery website and available through our Click here online store.  Red Hill Gallery 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane Qld 4059

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Is online shopping the way to buy art?

Embracing change by promoting Red Hill Gallery on all social media platforms along with our on line shop and two virtual exhibitions, yes we sell on line, however we also present art on our walls in the gallery.
Is on line the future for selling art? I don’t believe so, bricks and mortar will continue to play an important role in the arts as we progress forward into a new world.

From my desk I am able to look up and see this incredible painting “Starry Night” by Mel Brigg, there is no way you could possibly feel the emotion, catch the light reflections, see the raw talent in this magnificent piece online. 

Consider this! What if you were only able to view some of the masters on line, such as “The Mona Lisa” by the great Leonardo Da Vinci. Would you get that same breathtaking moment when you see his painting hanging in The Louvre? I don’t think so!

Enjoy this painting by Mel Brigg, currently hanging on the wall at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill in Brisbane, better still come in and feel the experience for yourself. #rhg #melbrigg #monalisa #leonardodavinci #AWAD #thelouvre #brisbaneart #brisbaneartgallery #brisbaneanyday

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Australian Watercolour Muster 2020

Follow the link www.australianwatercolourmuster.com to the video to find out more on the Event.

Red Hill Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder is supporting this event and also invites you to view a selection of the Gallery’s Watercolour Artists
https://redhillgallery.com.au/shop-watercolour-exhibition to see the selection of Watercolour artists represented by Red Hill Gallery Brisbane.

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Red Hill Gallery sculptor Denise Murray gives you a short visit to her studio during lockdown

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THE PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020: PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue

Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

A timeless and enduring blue hue, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful colour, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquillity to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centres our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colours that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favourite is comfortably embraced.

Words courtesy of Pantone – To view enitre article click here

Here are some creative ideas from us on how you could incorporate the 2020 Pantone colour into your life. Whether it be a painting, a piece of glass of a ceramic, Red Hill Gallery has something for all.

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching…

On Sunday 10 May many Australians will spend the day celebrating their mothers and other special women in their lives.

While Mother’s Day initially began to promote peace and support women, over the years it has become synonymous with family reunions.

Deciding on an appropriate Mother’s Day gift that is thoughtful and affordable, is a challenge all of its own in the midst of a global pandemic. Now, more than ever, the importance of sharing in traditions like Mother’s Day can go a long way towards keeping a sense of normality.

Nothing says “Mum, you’re treasured” like something made with love, and by hand.

Red Hill Gallery’s online store makes it even easier for you to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. The store features more than 200 magnificent works of art for sale with free shipping in Australia.

You can also browse our full collection including jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more on the website or email us at art@redhillgallery.com.au to arrange your purchase and delivery.

Undecided? Personalised gift vouchers are available any time.

Not only will you find something that will be loved and treasured forever, you will be supporting one of our many talented local artists through the simple gesture of gift-giving.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Red Hill Gallery online shop is open for business!

If there’s one thing that Australians are good at, it’s dealing with hardship.
This month, Red Hill Gallery has drawn on Dorothea Mackellar’s poem (Core of My Heart) “My Country” to inspire optimism in even the toughest times. We’ve known drought, bushfires and floods, and now we are experiencing this global pandemic that keeps us in our houses and tests our resilience in new ways.
Like Mackellar, we at Red Hill Gallery remain forever optimistic as we look for the promised “veil of greenness” in her poem’s last stanza. Our green shoots are being delivered through technology, allowing us to continue to operate and bring our artists’ work to you via the internet.
We’ve now made it easier to search and securely purchase directly from our website redhillgallery.com.au through an online shop that features more than 200 magnificent works of art for sale.
Now, more than ever, our local artists need your support. Please take a look at our website and the beautiful works available through the online store, and add some beauty to your splendid isolation.

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The opening lines of Dorothea Mackellar’s poem My Country… ~ John Maitland

Imagine England! “Field and coppice, green and shaded lanes, ordered woods and gardens, dim blue distance, brown streams …” It is the England of my childhood but … “the beauty and the terror of the vast brown land…” has become as much a part of me over the past forty years as the rural England of my childhood. Like so many other immigrants it was a shock.

For my first couple of years in the “Sunburnt Country” I couldn’t cope with the colours, my painting was all wrong! I thought some tall noxious weeds were beautiful shrubs; an early work featured a stretch of groundsel!

I was used to the soft blankets of bluebells on the woodland floor near Morpeth in Northumberland, daffodils and snowdrops poking through the viridian grass and snow patched carpets which herald spring.

We arrived in Australia on March 5 to a very humid thirty-three degrees, having left two days earlier where it was minus three! Emerging from Brisbane Airport was literally a baptism of fire, squinting eyes in the early morning light and struggling with swollen feet and clothes too hot. With the sun bouncing off red dirt blinding me as I walked to a bus stop, not having a car. Heat, sweat, mozzies, plus Pea-beu and Rid for survival mis-pronouncing place names and asking a bus driver to drop me off at Woolloongabba (Wooolloooongaabba, my pronunciation), strange name indeed I thought. Even the first trip to the Gold Coast left me with severe burns and I’ve still got the scars. The only thing that kept me from heading back to freezing cold England was the Pea-beu and Rid and, oh yes, a lack of cash!

I eventually stopped trying to escape the wide brown land and took to reading a few books to try and understand. My steep learning curve, it was fascinating. Emerging from Robert HughesFatal Shore’ and Xavier Herbert’s ‘Poor Fellow My Country’; to visiting the work of John Glover, McCubbin, Roberts and Streeton at AGNSW, which turned the key in the lock of my consciousness….and there it all was. My encounter with these books about Australia and its landscapes and the stories have been endlessly fascinating.

The first major work I did (after coming to grips with the colours) I called ‘Prindy’. ‘Prindy’ of course was one of the main characters of “Poor Fellow My Country”. Although the character was an adult, I imagined him as a beautiful young man/boy in the vastness of North Queensland. It was to be the first work I ever sold here, and the novel inspired many more.

Life is circular… When my sister-in-law was persuaded to leave Canada and come to Australia she worked as a nurse on Wickham Terrace, Brisbane. A colleague invited her for dinner at his place and lo and behold… there was ‘Prindy’ on his wall!!!! With three other John Maitland paintings. She married him!

And wait there’s more! It has come to pass that we can now also say that two of our good friends have had a close friendship with Xavier Herbert and the painter of another picture from far North Queensland which features the actual ‘Prindy’ himself!!!

The Vastness

This is no common bush poem or folksy poetry, not for me, it smacks of the grandeur of “sweeping plains” and “beauty and terror” of this vast island continent. Just writing those words send a shiver down my spine!

Those who know my work will know I’ve travelled extensively through Australia, and I see it as a pastiche of the beauty and grandeur I’ve seen. So, for my part in this exhibition there is sand, rocks, cliffs, desert, and the water which is so vitally important in the struggle for survival on this vast continent…… And, of course, the people are there too, then there’s the “Jewelled sea” as Mackellar puts it, opalescent and magnificent.

 

Never did I imagine what it would become for me.

All of these elements I brought into painting my SUNBURNT COUNTRY.

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RW ‘Rich’ Allen – Presentation & Talk – March 2020 “talking in whispers – in pursuit of mastery”

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“The content of ‘talking in whispers’ is essentially a very personal story of twelve most enjoyable years of art practice, with very slow progress towards some sort of mastery. MASTERY is available to anyone, in any discipline, prepared to get on the path, and stick with it.”

Coming off the back of a very successful 2019 presenting to business practices and groups in tertiary education, as well as a very successful presentation program with the Australian Institute of Architects’ continuous professional development program, Rich now has the opportunity to present ‘talking in whispers’ at Red Hill Gallery.

COMMENTS from previous ATTENDEES in pursuit of mastery  

 “It was captivating” – Mell Greenall | Executive Director AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE of ARCHITECTS

 “A hugely enjoyable and refreshing exposure of what is usually an internal process and dialogue. It left the studio with plenty to think about, especially the difference between progress and perfection” – Gary Schmidt | Director LOA BRANDING Brand & Creative Strategy

 “Quite profound” – Sean Wilson | Senior Manager INNERSPACE

 “Rich Allen’s presentation on his pursuit of mastery is a ‘must see’.  It is refreshing, inspirational and unique. I left with a smile on my face. It made my day and week” – Brad Williamson | ARCHITECT

“It was one of the best cpd [continuing professional development] events I have attended. I gained a significant amount from it. Thank you again” – Grant Hinds | Associate TRAPP ARCHITECTS

“Rich draws on extraordinary experiences to tell a story that needs to be heard by – well, everyone! In this age of instant, technology-driven gratification, it is no surprise that professionals across all industry sectors, are embracing the authenticity and simplicity in his message of mastery” – David Yeates | General Manager Sales VERTON AUSTRALIA

 “Many thanks for your very informative talk today and for your insights and honesty” – Caroline Yuen | Senior Executive Interior Architecture PEDDLE THORP ARCHITECTS

 “I need to come back and listen to this again” – Catherine E Baudet | Design Director FERRIER BAUDET ARCHITECTS

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Nick Olsen • Paul Margocsy • Adrienne Williams – Exhibiting at Red Hill Gallery October 2019

Red Hill Gallery artists Nick Olsen, Paul Margocsy, and Adrienne Williams will be sharing a stunning array of new works in our Brisbane Gallery this October. Exploring their distinct ‘habitats’, the artists will be exhibiting vibrant works featuring both natural and suburban scenes. I am delighted to be presenting this unique collection, opening on October 11th and continuing until 27 October 2019. .”

– Gallery Director Margaret Campbell-Ryder

Red Hill Gallery is located at 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill in Brisbane, five minutes from the CBD and is open 7 days a week with easy street parking.

 

Nick Olsen

Nick Olsen is a Brisbane artist working with suburban and architectural subject matter. His expert palette truly makes his leisurely local scenes shine, capturing the light, shadow, and quiet spirit of a warm afternoon in Brisbane’s suburbs. Modern, but with a certain air of timelessness, these Olsen pieces will maintain their ‘je ne sais quoi’ for countless years to come.

Paul Margocsy
Appreciative of our feathered and furred friends in the wild, Melbourne’s Paul Margocsy captures the most elegant, playful, and majestic scenes nature has to offer. His fine, painterly technique offers something to appeal to the refined veteran art collector, the adventurous first-time buyer, and all art lovers in between.

Adrienne Williams
Adrienne Williams feels a connection with the quintessential country Australian landscape, which she now finds outside her door, living near Bundaberg. The hazy, stylised work featured in the exhibition explores the fascinating shape and movement of Australia’s unique native trees, creating a dreamlike vision of natural utopia. Teetering on the edge of abstraction, her work expresses poignantly the starkness and wild beauty of natural Australia.

 

 

 

 

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Bill Powell – Unique and Elegant Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renowned Australian ceramicist, Bill Powell returns to Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane, this September with a stunning new collection of ceramic pieces.

Refined in both their colouring and their sculptural foundations, Powell’s currently showing collection is a feast for the eyes, waiting to be snatched up. A variety of colours and styles feature in the exhibition, ranging from nuanced neutral blends, to bright yellows and greens, to cool metallic tones. The work is primarily crystalline glaze Powell has even managed to include some elegant glasswork in the collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is wonderful to have such sophisticated and unique work on show in the Gallery – Powell truly excels in his craft.” – Margaret Campbell-Ryder, Gallery Director

“A mastery of the potter’s wheel and crystal glazes, along with a new-found fascination with casting techniques and glass-work, have allowed me to explore a mix of media that is unique in the art form. My latest pieces explore the translucent nature of glass in combination with, and in contrast to, the space-defining clay object.” Bill Powell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powell’s masterful new work will be showing alongside Katherine Wood’s gorgeous landscapes, at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, until September 22nd 2019.

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Katherine Wood ~ ‘Connection’ ~ Exhibition Opening Night Speech

Below is the very moving speech that Katherine Wood made at the opening of her exhibition “Connection” at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill Brisbane, on Friday 6 September 2019.

Good evening everyone – so because I struggle with short term memory (which is probably due to turps frying my brain over the last 28 years) I’ve decided to rather read a few words this evening and surrender to trying to pretend I’m great at speeches.

This body of work is about finding a connection – a connection with ourselves and at the same time with others and if we let it, it can be an anchor of self-expression in our spaces and in our lives. The theme of my art has always been based on our relative insignificance in relation to the bigger scheme of life. The parody that we are also all capable of more than we think and ultimately to persevere in the face of adversity. Although the tree/figure may stand alone we are all intrinsically connected. This isn’t just my story – it’s also yours. The underlying message in this is our oneness. We are all connected.

I love this following story by Neale Donald Walsch from the book “conversations with god” and would love to take this opportunity to share it with you.

Once upon a time there was a snowflake. It’s name was Sara. Sara the Snowflake had a brother named Sam. Sam the Snowflake.

Sara and Sam both lived a good life—but they feared for the day that they would die, melting away into the nothingness. Then one day the Snow Angel appeared to both of them. “A snowflake is eternal. Did you know that?” the Angel said, and then the Angel explained:

“The very first snowflakes in the history of the world are the snowflakes that are falling today. They fall from the sky as highly individualized physicalisations. There are no two snowflakes alike. There never have been, in all the history of snowflakes.

“The flakes are awesomely beautiful in their individual design. No one who watches them falling from the heavens can fail to see their exquisite splendour. People run outside when snowflakes fall, beholding their breathtaking magnificence.

“As they land, they merge with one another. People call a huge collection of them on the ground simply ‘snow.’ They don’t say, ‘Look at that big pile of snowflakes.’ They say, ‘Look at that mountain of snow.’

They see all the individual snowflakes as One. And indeed, the snowflakes are One with One Another.” The Angel went on…

“Soon the sun comes out and the snow melts, each flake disappearing, one by one. They don’t, of course, disappear at all. They simply change form. Now they are water, rippling together in a sparkling puddle or flowing together in a little stream.

“The sun continues to work its magic, and soon the water itself disappears. Or seems to. Actually, it, too, simply changes form. It evaporates, rising into the air as invisible vapours and gathering there in such concentration that they are visible again—as clouds.

“As more and more vapours gather, the clouds become heavy with their moisture. Soon, once again, the moisture falls, raining down upon the earth. And if the temperature is just right, the falling rain turns into snowflakes again—no two snowflakes alike. Ever. In the history of snowflakes.”

Sara and Sam were never so happy in their entire lives. Suddenly, everything was what you might call . . . crystal clear.

And so, in the snow we see the Cycle of Life and the Story of You.

I hope that through this body of work you are inspired to go deeper. Inspired to look into yourself, express yourself….and connect with yourself. Through finding connection these pieces bring comfort and consolation in knowing although we appear alone we are not. Relief, support, compassion is within all of us.

I believe that we should surround ourselves only with things that are immensely useful or beautiful. There is so much beauty in this life, we should embrace it completely — including the lessons that can sometimes be very painful.

Clear your energy – live in only constructive energy….. powerful, stirring, contemplative, calming and passionate energy.

Make your living space inspire you, reflect you and uplift you. Connect.

Thank you Margaret and everyone from Red Hill Gallery for giving me the opportunity to exhibit with you – can’t believe we have been with you for 12 years – so honoured to be among so many amazing artists and for everyone taking the time to be here tonight.

I hope “Connection” creates portals of solitude for the viewer to escape from life’s chaos and give relief and calmness to a ever increasing turbulent world. Enjoy and thank you.

~  Katherine Wood  ~

The Katherine Wood exhibition “Connection” is featured at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill Brisbane from Friday 6 September 2019 and continues until Sunday 22 September 2019.

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talking in whispers in pursuit of mastery

Rich Allen describes himself as “a London Brit by birth, and an Australian by choice!” He studied painting and drawing for five years, and is a graduate from the Central [now Central St Martins School of Art], in London. 

Migrating to Brisbane in 1982, Rich practiced as a graphic designer, and corporate identity specialist [a service he defines as one of “differentiation by design”]. Following a great deal of soul searching, fuelled by a desire for personal re-invention, he returned to his fine art on a full time basis in late 2009.

Working with the single-minded theme of INTIMISM [capturing quiet/fleeting moments], and driven by process, Rich’s approach is organized and measured, with all his time recorded. He recently accrued 17500 hours, and has calculated and charted the various dates during which he believes “brief spells of progress” have been achieved.

Since August 2018, Rich has been refining and delivering a presentation, with an accompanying display of pictures and related supporting material. It is titled: “talking in whispers in pursuit of mastery”. 

A highlight, has been a five week exercise located in the auditorium of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This work has been carried out as a contributor to the AIA’s Continuing Professional Development programme, and is currently being provided on a continuing basis, with Rich visiting architecture practices.

In addition, and with the aid of his “PopUp” display, Rich is presenting to groups within other professional services and the tertiary education sector. 

Rich’s presentation, which is divided into a number of segments he has titled: “nine bites”, verbalizes and visualizes his journey from the outset. He states: I believe that mywork is simply about a disciplined pursuit towards some sort of mastery. Embracing and enjoying plateaus of pure practice are paramount to the process”.

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