14 December 2010
"Denese Oates is the queen of corrosion. She likes her iron rusty and her copper weathered with a watery verdigris patina, so we had this is common straight away. It is mesmerising to see this softly spoken lady don a welding mask, fire up her blowtorch and contentedly weld tiny bits of metal together. Her bold and intricate sculptures pay homage to nature in the most reverent way" - Jamie Durie ...more
3 December 2010
May Barrie's stone sculptures defy their materials with sharp edges and soft curves, while painter Tori de Mestre's canvases are delicate and layered counterpoints of shifting perception.
Tuesday to Saturday, until September 18, Stella Downer Fine Art, 2 Danks St, Waterloo, 9319 1006.
1 December 2010
Sculptor May Barrie (2009 Sculpture by the Sea winner) and her daughter Tori de Mestre live in a romantic alliance with nature. Living and working on their beloved family property at Calderwood they achieve a synthesis of site and practice. Stella Downer Fine Art, 2 Danks St Waterloo. Until December 18. ...more
27 November 2010
A Walk in the Woods With Denese Oates, Stella Downer Fine Art, 2 Danks St, Waterloo; opens 6pm, then daily 11am - 6pm until February 19, free, 9319 1006, stelladownerfineart.com.au
Denese Oates's sculpture exhibition features carefully crafted works ranging from the biological to the botanical. The works are full of rhythmic movement which sheds light on inspirations gained from her childhood in Orange....more
17 November 2010
While my mother and I get along best when we're throwing down stacks of cash at Incu (shout outs to the best mum!), May Barrie and her daughter Tori De Mestre live a platonically romantic life aligned directly with nature. Carving stones, sculpting, painting and living on their family property at Calderwood they draw connections between objects, inherited spaces and human kinship. Up until the 1960s, May carved without electricity, using a mallet and chisel to shape, and her hands to polish. Tori was lucky to inherit her mum's artists visions and incredible self discipline, and together, for their current exhibition, they achieve an amalgamation of place and practice. - HM
5 October 2010
Wendy Teakel of Murrumbateman, near Yass, has won Countryscapes 2010 for her artwork Black Soil Country.
Congratulations to SDFA artist LYNDA DRAPER who has had her work White Elephant included in the 10th Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2010
1 October 2010
Congratulations to Stella Downer Fine Art artist Wendy Teakel who has won Australia's richest prize for landscape painting with her entry Black Soil Country. Now in its eighth year, the $35,000 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting showcases the wealth of artistic talent across country and coastal New South Wales. ...more