Archive for April, 2010

UpMarkets – Artisan Markets for Fairview ArtSpace

                      

one of the stalls that attracted attention

Sutherland Shire cycle group favoured the UpMarket

A new initiative by Fairview ArtSpace , The Small Winemakers Centre & Gulgee Woolshed began Sunday 11th April 2010

 

UpMarket

Art, Wine, Wool, Antiques, Local Produce, Music & Fun

Sunday   turned into an UpMarket opportunity at Fairview Estate

The verandas, courtyard and driveway were full of artisans and producers displaying & selling their artworks; antiques, antique clothing; Demonstrations of weaving and spinning, Kids Corner and much more.

8am – 2pm

Bacon & Egg rolls from 8am – 11am, then spit roast lamb rolls for lunch

Coffee & cakes all day, Music in the courtyard,

Wine tasting at The Small Winemaker’s Centre

Crowds of people came out and enjoyed the fun and picked up something unique for themselves or as a gift.

 Next UpMarket is due in July 2010. The date will be advertised on website and locally

For further details contact

Helen Harwood     fairview_artspace@bigpond.com.au

                     Or        02 63722504         0438 242872

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Phllip Drummond – Still Lifes Exhibtion

Phil Drummond with guests Fairview ArtSpace lifts the bar with this exciting exhibition of Still Lifes by Phillip Drummond.

The Koi on the front wall appear to be floating and command people’s attention on the entry to the gallery.

Christopher Wright opened the exhibiton with enthusiastic assessment of the artists capacity for composition and balance.  

Artist Statement  

The rich and varied genre of still life has always been a source of inspiration for me. Particularly the paintings of Spanish artists from the 16th century, with their sharp one directional light and simplicity in design. Paintings that still have an intensity and vibrancy 500 years later.
I always seem to pull my paintings back to the essential elements of darkness and light and uncomplicated compositions, so that the directness and honesty of the works resonate with the viewer. I try to infuse a timeless quality to what is a very traditional subject. A restrained minimalist sensibility in a style that has boundless possibilities.
This same concept flows through to my koi paintings, although I am using the Japanese screen as a stepping off point. The idea for these paintings began 14 years ago during a trip to Japan. Looking straight down into a pond at an ancient samurai house in the city of  Kanazawa, I was struck by an image that resolved some earlier paintings I had been struggling with. It is now a subject I continue to revisit and refine with its own set of challenges, almost at the other end of the spectrum to still life.

                                                                                      Gum Blossoms – Phillip Drummond

Don’t miss this quality exhibition.