Artist’s Studio-Cressida Campbell

I love the work of Sydney artist Cressida Campbell. Her single edition wood block prints are exquisite in every way, colour, composition, design, detail and her book, already in it’s 3rd edition sells out immediately. I was pleased to find her studio and home featured in The Design Files a few months ago. Her home is equally stunning and I’m feeling inspired to pinch some ideas for my home renovation. I also love checking out the studio spaces of artists…teensy bit jealous of Cressida’s fresh light filled studio!

Check out more on http://www.thedesignfiles.net/2013/11/sydney-home-cressida-campbell/

The photo of Cressida’s studio was taken by Sean Fennessy and is © The Design Files.

The image of wood block print “Interior with Red Ginger” is © Cressida Campbell.

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45 Downstairs Gallery

There are two great exhibitions on at 45 Downstairs Gallery in Melbourne.

The first exhibition showcases the amazingly beautiful sculptural work of young indigenous artist Georgia MacGuire. Made form the bark of Malaleuca trees, the forms are eerily human and reference the cultural connection to country. Georgia is the Victorian Indigenous Art Award 2013 winner.

The second exhibition -Women In Design- was curated by Daniella Casamento with the assistance of the Design Institute of Australia. It celebrates the contribution Melbourne women make to our built environment. Representing a broad cross section of design fields including Architecture, Interior, Furniture and Textile Design. Look out for interesting knitted design “tubes” created by Jenny Underwood and Leanne Zilka. It was also nice to learn that one of my favourite sculptures in Melbourne was created by Susan Hewitt. Called “The Great Petition” it commemorates the 100 years of the Women’s Vote in Victoria (2008)

Both exhibitions are till the 22nd of February so don’t miss out!

http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/events/

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Sea of Dreams. Port Philip Bay 1915-2013 (Part 2)

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has a great exhibition on at the moment, and is worth the drive out to this beautiful part of Melbourne.

I went to Part 1 last summer so wanted to catch Part 2. It features some rarely seen gems as well as revisiting works by popular artists such as the Boyds, Nolan, Percival  and Clarice Beckett. The exhibition runs till 2 March 2014.

Go to http://www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au for more details.

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