This exhibition documents the experience of six artists during a trip of a lifetime to South Africa. Elisabeth Cummings accompanied the group together with Artworkshops Australia, combining art and adventure with wildlife and wilderness. Elisabeth will close the exhibition on Saturday 22nd June 2013.
BERYL MILES emigrated to Australia in 1986 from South Africa. She made the transition from ceramics to painting on canvas after visiting the outback a year later. The shift from realism to abstraction was a result of discovering her two greatest influences, Fred Williams and Elisabeth Cummings.
Contact Beryl: 0419225360 [email protected] ? Website:www.berylmilesartist.com.au?
JO WILLCOCKS is a Sydney based artist studied at Julian Ashton Art School, then mentored by Stanislaus Rapotec, the work comprises of contemporary landscape capturing the light first and foremost.
web site:- http://www.JoWillcocks.com.
KATHRIN MCMILES has worked as a professional artist for 30 years. She specialized in sculpture and installation works using ceramic, glass, metal, wood and photography. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, Germany, Italy and Indonesia. It was a privilege being amongst likeminded people and experiencing Africa with AWA. It was most inspiring meeting the animals of this ancient land and seeing how they blend into the natural environment. View images and contact Kathrin www.karthrinmcmiles.com
JANE GIBLIN, based in Hobart Tasmania, 0407829356, completed a course work Masters in 2006 in painting and a lithography Masters will end this June. Her major influences are Lloyd Rees, Sidney Nolan and Elisabeth Cummings. Jane's work is concerned with the rural landscape and its associated historical and contemporary farm workers and their dogs. This concern will continue in future research through the Tasmanian College of the Arts, UTAS. Jane's work can be seen at http://www.colvillegallery.com.au/gallery/janegiblin.php
JODY GRAHAM is a Sydney based artist whose work currently reflects her interest in urbanism. Resourcefulness, survival and sense of community observed in South African Game Parks and Townships have had a significant impact on Jody's work. Contact Jody on 0410596884 or [email protected] Website: http://www.jodygraham.com.au
I begin, I find my way through and only at the end it all makes sense.
I agree with the Irish artist Jack B Yeats:
The artist always begins by expressing himself with line - that is, by
the most obvious means, then he becomes aware that line, once
so necessary, is in fact hemming him in, and as soon as he feels
strong enough, he breaks out of its confines.
website:www.carolroche.com.au; ?email -[email protected]