Naomi Trotter is an elegant woman who lives in small town of Maryvale on the Southern Downs. Naomi worked in the fashion industry all her working life. She became a fashion designer with her own couture label for some years. She was advised early on in her career to be true to herself and her own creativity and this is truly evident in her paintings. She clearly enjoys capturing the beauty of nature in her work letting her skill as a painter impart her own unique style to each piece.
Naomi has exhibited at many regional galleries, including the Warwick Art Gallery several times though it has been seven years since her last exhibition here. Joining her in this exhibition is her daughter Juanita Faint.
Juanita has painted in some way or another most of her life. As an only child painting and drawing was her dear companion. Her working life was as creative as her mother’s choosing visual merchandising as a pathway into a freelance display business. This led to opportunities to work in theatre backdrop, costume and prop design as well as commercial applications.
Juanita has had wonderful tutors through the years including Betty Churcher, June Lea and David Fowler. She has a vivid imagination and loves colour working with both acrylic and oils and also turning to painting on silk to create exotic wearable art pieces. Her work in theatre design is very evident in the drama and characters represented in her paintings.
Naomi and Juanita, on occasion, paint very similar subjects. The exhibition has been curated so that their “different perspectives” can be experienced by the viewer.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS AGED 6 TO 25 YEARS
Warwick Art Gallery invites young artists who live on the Southern Downs to participate in the second BURST exhibition - a showcase of the creativity of the young people living in our region. Open to entries in all art media including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, pottery, textiles, film and animation.
Young people aged 6 to 25 years can enter
The maximum size of a 2D entry is 100 cm wide | The maximum size of a 3D entry is 50 x 50 cm
A maximum of two artworks per participant can be entered | The entry fee is $5 per artwork
Several COMMENDATION & ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS of $200 & $100 will be awarded at the opening night on Thursday 2 November 2017
TIPS FOR EXHIBITING YOUR ARTWORK AT WARWICK ART GALLERY
A good-quality photo paper must be used for photographs.
Entries using pastel or charcoal must be sprayed with fixative or hair spray.
Only original artworks are acceptable. Copies, photocopies or colouring In will not be accepted. Works from commercial kits or plans are not eligible.
If artworks are framed, they must have two triangle hooks attached 6 cm from the top of the frame.
Framing is not compulsory - works on paper will be accepted. Artworks on good quality art paper can be entered as is - please deliver FLAT not ROLLED. The Gallery will mount artwork if required for presentation purposes.
Video entries must be compatible with Windows Media Player or similar
Your artwork must have your name on the back. 3D work must be named on the base. Film entries must also be identified on the disk or USB stick.
26 SEPTEMBER 2017 Entries open. You can bring in your artwork and entry form from this day. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
24 OCTOBER 2017 Last day to enter and deliver artwork
2 NOVEMBER 2017 Official Opening and announcement of Awards
TO DOWN LOAD THE ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE
A competition for all Southern Downs artists showcasing the wealth of talent in the region. Entries across many mediums and techniques including Drawing,Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles.
Entry forms + fees: due by 4 pm, Tuesday 5 September 2017. No late entries will be accepted as labels are compiled from entry form information well in advance.
Delivery: to Warwick Art Gallery no later than 4 pm Thursday 21 September during opening hours Tuesday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm. Late work will not be accepted. Works are not to be delivered before 5 September except by prior arrangement.
Opening: Friday 29 September, 6.30 pm
Collection: from Tuesday 31 October (work to be collected within 30 days)
DUE TO SPATIAL RESTRAINTS ARTISTS ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER ONE WORK ONLY
1. The entry fee is $10 per artist. No work will be accepted or exhibited without payment of the entry fee. Works for sale will attract a commission rate of 20%. Entry fees are to be submitted with the entry form. Payment for works sold will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.
2. Items must not have been previously exhibited at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery or Warwick Art
3. All work submitted must be labelled on the rear or base with artists’s name, title of the work and
4. 2D and Textile artwork must not exceed 150 cm in any direction including the frame. 3D artwork must not exceed 200 cm.
5. The Gallery Director reserves the right to not exhibit work if space is limited or if the work is deemed inappropriate or if the work is not suitably framed and/or presented. If an artist’s work is not selected to exhibit the entry fee of $10 will be refunded.
6. All paintings must be dry. 2D works without “D” rings will not be hung. A stretched canvas is considered framed, but must have “D” rings attached. Our hanging system requires two “D” rings positioned 6 cm from the top of the work. Textile works must be ready to display - by rod, pin, fishing line or 3MMM Command strip. Self installation of Textile and 3D work will be allowed only if prior arrangements are made.
7. The winners of the Major, Commendation and Encouragement Awards will be announced at the opening on Friday 29 September.
8. By entering the competition artists give permission for their work to be reproduced by any form of the media related to the promoting of the event.
9. Entrants are responsible for packing, freighting and insurance charges. The Warwick Art Gallery accepts no liability for loss or damage in the course of transit. Transit Insurance remains the responsibility of the exhibitor. All due care will be taken of entries submitted. Appropriate security will be in place during the Gallery’s possession of art works.
Entry Form CLICK HERE
The travelling Ravellers will be planting exotic Yarntopian gardens at Warwick Art Gallery before setting up camp in the gallery foyer for the duration of Jumpers and Jazz in July.
Another yarn installation by the Warwick Art Gallery Yarnbombing Team
This enthusiastic and creative group have been working for the last nine months on this new project. As well as the gallery installation, they have been invited to create a special yarnbombing installation for the verandah of the historic Criterion Hotel.
The tiny town of Burketown was buzzing with an influx of visitors.
If you had a boat you would be fishing for barramundi. If you had a glider you were there for The Morning Glory.
The Morning Glory is a spectacular phenomenon that brings international visitors each year because Burketown is the only place in the world where you can have a chance of experiencing this wonderful thing.
If you had come by glider you would be out at the airfield by at least 5 am preparing to take off as soon as there is a hint of THE CLOUD.
If you are ‘just there’ you woke with the buzz of the pilots and helpers going, you also got up, gathered the water bottles, cheese and biscuits and drove out of town towards the open savannah.
Marg Barnett saw the images that Al Sim had taken of the Morning Glory and decided she’d like to transfer the images to fabric with Contemporary Shibori techniques.
Lawrence English joined the ‘team’ after he was approached to compose a surround sound sonic space for the installation.
Barnett, Sim and English are Queensland Artists, with international reputations in their respective fields.
Four years of planning has produced an installation where the videos are on the walls and the textiles hang across the space and electronic sounds represent the surreal atmosphere of the Morning Glory cloud experience.
Walk into this installation with the grey cloud over your head, imagine you are on the mud flats and surrounded by the colour and shapes of the Gulf Savannah.
Work on this exhibition started in 2012 when Queen of Tea Cosies Loani Prior and photographer Mark Crocker travelled to six towns in three states meeting tea cosy guardians and recording their stories. From these meetings Mark has produced 40 black and white portraits of the interviewees with their tea cosies in colour. Their stories have been turned into an audio presentation and delightful quotes about family, friendship and the joy of owning something handcrafted.
This exhibition also stars 20 exuberant TEA COSIES created by Loani Prior, author of three best selling books, Wild Tea Cosies, Really Wild Tea Cosies and How Tea Cosies Change the World. They are knitted objets d’art, woolly sculptures; clever and funny, like nothing you will have seen before.
The exhibition was displayed first in Warwick during Jumpers and Jazz in July 2013. The tour includes the following locations: Mittagong, Northern Territory, Hervey Bay, Miles, Longreach, Bundaberg, Ballina and Canberra. The tour was completed in 2015. Mark Crocker's prtraits are now part of the Warwick Art Gallery collection.
This project is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian state and territory governments and by Arts Queensland in the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.
This project has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Warwick Art Gallery, from time to time, organises one off events, residencies or community project outside of our scheduled exhibition program.
Casting Off was commissioned by Warwick Art Gallery for Jumpers & Jazz in July 2016.
Warwick Art Gallery approached Alison to design a semi permanent artwork that reflected the Jumpers and Jazz in July festival vision and branding. The artwork needed to communicated the festival’s priority to provide visual art that is surprising and creative. Key inspirational themes included Humour, Wrapping, Disguising, Softening, Pattern, Texture, Repetition and Colour.
"The typical crocheted ‘granny square’ rug made from left over bits of wool is something we are all comfortable and cosy with, just like our relationship with plastic, particularly single- use plastics. The colourful Casting Off may appear cosy or even fluffy from a distance, but when you get close it is prickly, symbolising the continuing conundrum we all share about what to do with plastics at the end of their life. This artwork highlights the massive amounts of plastics that clog our waterways and draw our attention to the stewardship and responsibility we owe our sea creatures." Alison McDonald
Warwick Art Gallery received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.
The project also received support from Bunnings Warehouse Warwick and Celtis Grove Bed and Breakfast Warwick.