One Plus2 Artist Studios
Inner West Open Studio Trail
Sat 13 and Sun 14 May 2017
OPEN 11am - 5pm
Currently 45+ artists work together at Oneplus2 Artist Studios in Rozelle. The studios have been established for almost 20 years.
WHEN : Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May, 2017
TIMES : 11am-5pm
WHERE : 483 Balmain Road Lilyfield (Opposite Sydney College of the Arts)
IWOST 2017, (Inner West Open Studio Trail) is a yearly event held in conjunction with the Inner West Council. Oneplus2 Artist Studios will be open to the public along with other art studios throughout the Leichhardt area. This is a rare opportunity to enter the personal creative realms of participating artists and take a peek into many creative spaces, all in one building.
The art studio building on the corner of Cecily Street and Balmain Road was the site of Sydney’s first automated bakery, ABBCO. Come and browse our working studios - painters, photographers, ceramicists and glassmakers. Whether you want to talk about starting an art collection or are looking to buy contempory art straight from the artist - exploring the studios is a good start.
Join the artists of One plus 2 studios Rozelle for a drink and an informal meet and greet opportunity while viewing the studio exhibition and view a selection of recent paintings and the artists studio spaces. RSVP to the event on Facebook
I don’t always have the words, so I like to express my self through art. For me, art is not about placing a price tag, it’s about discovering something of yourself and the world as you move through the process of creating, and sometimes the result, the product of that process is aesthetically pleasing to yourself and to others.
I don’t intend to allow a colour, shape, line or title to ‘close’ off my work but to think of it as a window of thought, open ended, a reflection or reference for others to identify with and respond to. How would I best describe my work? Abstract yes, digestible landscape with hints of the obvious. Australia has a wealth of abundant colour, I love autumn so I often find myself painting with the colours that derive from that season.
Sometimes it’s a ‘scape’ not necessarily of or about the land but of an emotion or experience. If I’m moved by a place visited, travelled or enjoyed I may reflect on the colour, mood or atmosphere, this may provide for a possible series, however I don’t always have set rules for painting. Sometimes I just go about painting and allow the marks and the movement of colour and shape to play, interact. Making abstract art is an art in itself, there are many variables and you have to be willing to lose and regain until it works. The best marks made and paintings created are when I seemingly disappear for a while in my work, and when I return then I know that I have had some kind of ‘happening’ with the canvas.