Local Art News for November

It’s that time again – The Southern Highlands Arts Festival will take place over the month of November.

Hardcopy brochures can be picked up at Artroomers among other places, and you can also view information at http://www.shaf.com.au.

As part of the Arts Festival, Artroomers Artspace will be showing life drawings with their progression, by interpretation, into finished artworks. These works, by Robyn Kinsela, will include male and female figure studies, sketches and explorations using various techniques and materials demonstrating the development of finished drawings and paintings.

This exhibition starts Friday 1 November and continues until Saturday 30 November.     A full catalogue of all the exhibited works will be posted next week.

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The following drawing can be seen at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery where it will be exhibited as one of the finalists in the Open Art Prize, judged and opened by highly regarded artist G.W.Bot. The winner will be announced on Friday 1 November at 6pm and the exhibition continues to 16 November. For more news about Goulburn Regional Art Gallery: www.grag.com.au

"Momentary Stillness" by Robyn Kinsela. Pastel, charcoal and collage on Arches paper, 100x150cm

“Momentary Stillness” by Robyn Kinsela.       Pastel, charcoal and collage on Arches paper, 100x150cm

An exhibition at the BDAS Gallery, not to be missed, is on view for only 2 days next weekend from 10am – 5pm. These are works by Tracey Miller‘s painting and pastel students: www.bdasgallery.com

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And, since it is still on until Tuesday 29 October, make sure you get along to the fabulous show by Sandy Gill and Sue Meredith at the BDAS Gallery.


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Only one week left to pick up a bargain at Artroomers Artspace. Prices ranging from $5 to $500 for paintings and works on paper where 25% of sales go to the HarbisonCare art committee.

Also, 25% off selected art materials – see recent blog/post for details.

Congratulations to Sue Meredith and Sandy Gill whose joint exhibition opens Thursday October 24 at the BDAS Gallery, Bowral. These 2 women studied art at TAFE and then went on to university, gaining their Degrees and Teaching qualifications. They are also highly talented artists. Don’t miss this refreshing show – it’s only on for 6 days.INVITATION Sandy and SueAlso, another chance to see John Lascelles’ photographic exhibition “Roads I have Ridden” where, using black and white film, John poetically captures the various scenery and locations where he has ridden his bike. This exhibition is on view at the Moss Vale Family Practice, 12 Illawarra Hwy Moss Vale and 20% of proceeds go to the Ben Mikic Foundation. Enquiries ph 0417 024 324

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25% off Matisse Dry Mediums, Fredrix stretched canvases, Derwent Artbars and Art Spectrum artists’ concentrated colour inks.

Dry Mediums can be anything that add texture to your oil or acrylic paints. Matisse have a range of such mediums and, during October, Artroomers are selling them for 25% off their retail price. Normally $4.20 (most) and $7 (eg glass beads and ferrous powder), they are now $3.15 and $5.25.

Simply add them to your paint or apply them to your painting ground using paint, impasto gel or binder as your adhesive and then either paint over them, or leave them as an integral part of the painting surface. Hint: don’t use you best brushes – use old brushes or painting or palette knives to apply most mixed mediums. Check out Elwyn Lynn or Antonio Tapies or Miguel Barceló or Kate Briscoe for inspiration!

mediumsmediums samplesFredrix canvases that are for sale with 25% discount, are side stapled onto 19mm deep stretchers, and are very high quality canvases with straight stretcher bars (unlike many low grade ready-made canvases).

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The staples on the sides require the canvas to be framed for best presentation and with so many excellent frames around now that don’t have a rebate (the part that covers the front edge of your work) your work actually looks even more brilliant.

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Derwent Artbars, discounted by 25% to cost $2.10 each, are a water-soluble waxy pastel that come in a wide range of colours. They can be bought separately or in boxes of 12 to 72. These triangular bars are of solid highly pigmented colour and can be used either dry or wet.

artbars25% also comes off the price of 50ml bottles of liquid Art Spectrum Concentrated Artists’ Inks. Water-based, they are waterproof when dry and are suitable for brush, pen and airbrush. Colours: $9.80 now $7.35 per bottle.

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25% off Sennelier Gouache while stocks last

Gouache (pronounced “gwarsh”) is an opaque water based and water soluble paint that is very high in pigment intensity and dries flat and matt. Although ideal for painting colour “sketches” that can be referred to back in the studio, it is also often the medium for finished works. Sometimes gouache is used as one uses watercolour where added water makes the paint transparent.

sennelier gouache

“Acrylic gouache” is really a flat, matt acrylic paint, not gouache. Once acrylic gouache dries, it cannot be reconstituted due to the polymers of acrylic paint, unlike gouache, which needs to be framed in order to protect it from unwanted moisture.

Sennelier is a highly regarded brand of artist quality art materials made in France and promises to give you pleasure when you use their products.

During month of October, Artroomers is selling Sennelier Gouache for 25% off.

October’s exhibition celebrates the 25th Anniversary for Artroomers


This gallery contains 82 photos.

artroomers was established in Mittagong in 1988 by Stuart and Robyn Kinsela after they secured several large art commissions that were going to need specific framing and ongoing access to art materials. Since 2001, Stuart has made picture framing his fulltime occupation and … Continue reading