Saturday, 7 March 2015

Darwin Life Drawing: Time and Scale – a video tour

There are many people I wish could come to see the exhibition I am participating in with Darwin Life Drawing.

Here is my solution, a video tour.


So grab a glass of wine, and cheese with Jatz, and spend the next four and a half minutes out of the mid wet season humidity in the air conditioned DVAA Wood Street Gallery, Darwin.

… but if you are in Darwin, come and see beautiful art works by these amazing and inspiring artist in person.



 Darwin Life Drawing: Time and Scale – a video tour
 
Life Drawing: Time & Scale
DVAA, 56 Woods Street Darwin,
6 March until 28 March
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm. 


Alison Worsnop
Bill Davies
Carolyn Bursa
Cathy Hinder
Catherine Miles

Christian Clare Robertson
George Curran
Kaye Strange
Leah Clarke
Lucy Barnard
Pia Armitage
Shaquille Wright

Shilo McNamee
Sonia Martignon


Life Drawing: Time & Scale. DVAA 12 x 12. Opening Night

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Last night I got to show my cousin Leroy, and my husband Robert, why I get so excited about drawing.
First the DVAA 12 x 12 exhibition. In the Rollerdoor Gallery 12cm by 12cm works by members of the Darwin Visual Arts Association are shown.
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This is my watercolour painting I have put into the exhibition. They are of my husband Robert, and from left to right are titled Past, Present, Future. I found the process of first figuring out what to squeeze into 12 cm2 and presenting it a fun challenge.


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I will show you more of the DVAA Exhibition and the Life Drawing ,Exhibition in a later post, after I take some more pictures. Every time I attempted to snap some shots, both spaces were crowded, which is a good thing.
Next, the Life Drawing Exhibition

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Above is my watercolour painting, titled Andi, after the model. Below from left to right is my pencil on brown paper drawing, titled Biara and my ink and watercolour drawing on watercolour paper titled David. From the top, then left, then right I purposely spent less time on these images. 
The first I fussed and stressed over, applying soft washes, then working in sections until I told myself to stop and call it complete. The second I mostly finished during the life drawing session, a 30 minute pose. Then when i got home, spent some more time finishing it off.
The third I completed during the last life drawing session before we submitted and started to hang the works, ready for the show. It is a combination of three longer poses.

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The drawing I most admired are the ones that have the most trouble with myself. The quick sketch, made with ease, but with knowledge of the human figure, anatomy,  fore shorting, and  proportion. These images are made in minutes and once the pencil is lifted, complete.
Its something I aim for.

Life Drawing: Time & Scale
DVAA, 56 Woods Street Darwin,
6 March until 28 March
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm. 

Alison Worsnop
Bill Davies
Carolyn Bursa
Cathy Hinder
Catherine Miles
Christian Clare Robertson
George Curran
Kaye Strange
Leah Clarke
Lucy Barnard
Pia Armitage
Shaquille Wright

I hope to put up a virtual (ish) gallery, so I can show you more of the after artist work. 


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Monday, 2 March 2015

Write an Artist Biography

As part of the  exhibition with Darwin Life Drawing, I was asked to write an Artist Biography. Writing an artist bio combines two of my least favourite things, writing and self-promotion.



So I looked around the net for advice:



· Keep the bio structure short, concise and to the point.
· Proofread your biography or give it to someone else to make sure there are no spelling and grammatical errors.
· Include your name, DOB, and medium.
· Avoid cliches.
· Eliminate tentative-type words like "try", "attempt", "began to try", "started to make
· Tell your audience what they want to hear, not what you want to tell them.



Here is my Artist Biography


Leah Clarke was born in Adelaide, 1976. She has been living in Darwin for fourteen months, and has also lived in Sydney, Brisbane, and Wagga Wagga. Since moving to Darwin, Leah has attended Drawing, Watercolour and Oil painting classes at Adult Night Classes, Casuarina and Darwin Life Drawing, Winnellie. Leah likes to experiment with lots of mediums, but mostly favours watercolour. Faces are her most frequent subject, her goal is to convey the emotions and thoughts of her subjects.



A site that made me giggle was 500 Letters where after you answer a few questions it creates a artists bio for you.



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http://www.artright.co.za/

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http://www.lightspacetime.com/

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http://www.luannudell.com/blog/

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Members Show 12 x 12: an exhibition with DVAA



About a month ago I joined the DVAA, Darwin Visual Arts Association. DVAA offers support and resources for artists. They also host a members exhibition.

The parameters for the exhibition was to create artwork 12 cm x 12 cm, the size of a CD cover.

I am displaying 3 painting, all of my husband Robert.

The exhibition will be on display from 6 March until 28 March, at the DVAA, 56 Woods Street Darwin, gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm.

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Darwin Visual Arts Association Off The Leash
 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Life Drawing: Time & Scale. An exhibition with Darwin Life Drawing

I'm very excited about participating in "Life Drawing: Time and Scale", an exhibition with Darwin Life Drawing, opening Friday 6 March at 6.00 pm.



The I am displaying a paintings, and an art journal, I've started to keep track of my progress in Life Drawing and Anatomy for Artist. Frequent participants at the Sunday Life drawing sessions have been invited to submit work that had its origin in the class, within the last 12 months.



The exhibition will be on display from 6 March until 28 March, at the DVAA, 56 Woods Street Darwin, gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm.



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Life Drawing: Time and Scale Exhibition | Off The Leash Darwin Life


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Drawing, life drawing in Darwin

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Neridah Stockley - Tickles my fancy

Just saw the Neridah Stockley retrospective at Charles Darwin University. She has an amazing skill with colour, and her landscapes are authentic and really beautiful.
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If you aren't in Darwin, the website has an online gallery, if you are, its on until 20 Feb 2015.
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Neridah Stockley: a retrospective
Neridah Stockley is landscape painter who lives in Alice Springs.
More of her work can be seen here:
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Damien Minton Gallery

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RAFT artspace

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