Australian Watercolour Artist Ingrid Bowen has been preparing for an exhibition at St Cloche Gallery. The body of work is called ‘Cadence’ and opens on 29thJuly 2020. Ingrid explains “It’s all about rhythmic patterns in the landscape, the landfall and tree lines cascading towards the horizon. It is intentionally calm in colour and composition, with the intention of giving a sense of release and refresh you feel standing in front of expansive view.” An online catalogue will be available on the Saint Cloche website. Ingrid reveals her unique personal relationship with the Australian landscape through her Art and also likes to share this special knowledge with others on tours that she runs. On her tours Ingrid supports Central Australian artists and ethically managed art centres, and Desart is the ultimate enabler.
The very talented Sydney based Artist Amanda Fuller is an accomplished still life and landscape painter. One of Amanda’s passions is the exploration of the tradition of vanitas which are historical works of art that depict symbols of the transience of life and death. Amanda has further investigated this theme of ephemera and decay in her extensive studio practise. The work ‘Bits and Pieces’ transposed onto a silk twill scarf explores Amanda’s fascination for natural objects and the passing of time.
Amanda is a full time painter with a background in the Arts and extensive experience in Art Education. Her most recent exhibitions include The Mosman Art Prize 2017, The Grace Cossington Smith prize for emerging artists and The Basil Sellars art prize finalist 2018, to name a few. She has also shown at The Other Art Fair 2018/19 and is represented by is represented by Bluethumb and Saatchi. Her next appearance is The Ravenswood Art Prize May 2020 and she is working towards a solo show with her father (sculptor) Terry Fuller at the Basil Sellars Exhibition Centre (BAS) in Moruya in November 2020.
Amanda is continuing to release her artwork on cashmere and silk scarves. They are an extra addition to her portfolio.
Circle of Designers works with a wonderful linen mill in Europe who has the ability to produce high quality digitally printed cloth. We have had the pleasure of collaborating with the award winning Milliner Catherine Kelly. Catherine runs a couture millinery store called Embellish Atelier where you can find everything beautiful to do with hats. The space is dedicated to supplying and facilitating workshops for traditional hat making and other related crafts. Aprons are worn by the team with the fun ‘Mum of Many Hats’ slogan and illustrated by Meg Nicholson reflect Catherine’s shared experience of being a mother. Catherine promotes hats by attending and running many social and charitable events. Hattember is a fabulous event in conjunction with a competition that raises money for the John Skipper Kelly (JS) fund. Illustrations by Olivia Godbees.
Mixed media artist Ally Bryan of ‘Coloured Space’ designs has always been inspired by her experience of the sea. Ally’s artworks are shaped by the energy and emotion she harnesses from her passion of the ocean and its surroundings. Ally captures vivid light and colour with her many applications of acrylic, watercolour and ink strokes. These three designs Abstract Plant’, ‘Sea Urchin Gems’ and ‘Transformations’ translated onto silk fabric make glorious scarves for Circle of designers don’t you think?
Recently Ally has been involved with a collaboration where she worked with Youth Off The Streets and Sally Mayman on the Northern beaches of Sydney. The exhibition launched on Nov 7th.