Gift ideas for the artist you know and love

It is always a great thing to receive a gift voucher because you can choose exactly what you want or need, when you want it or need it.

Artroomers has gift vouchers for framing and art materials, all year round, for any amount, small or large.

A4 gift voucher

Last minute framing up until Christmas Eve is available at Artroomers with access to a huge range of mouldings and mount boards that are in stock.

Last minute scanning and printing of your treasured photograph or document is also available.

New to Artroomers is a small range of art books ranging from art theory, history, design and art techniques. Some of these books are new and will be arriving Thursday December 19. The second-hand ones are in excellent condition and have been used as references in the teaching of art history, theory and practice.

In stock and more arriving Thursday December 19:

Boxed sets of paints or inks are a very welcome gift.

WN box sets

Travel packs of watercolours and oil paints are useful and appreciated gifts.

WN field sets

Little known but largely used is our lay-by facility. Artworks can be paid off over time at your convenience.

"Margaret meets Agnes at Ernabella" 2012 oil on canvases can be viewed at Mark Chance's Primary Espresso Bowral

“Margaret meets Agnes at Ernabella” 2012            oil on canvases 91 x 137cm                                        On view at Mark Chance’s café, Primary Espresso Bowral                                                   $2600 framed

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Deposits or full payments for courses is another exciting gift to give (or receive!).

Sturt Summer School has a limited number of places left. This is always an exciting event and participants are fully absorbed in their chosen subject for 5 days straight. Special bonus is the various free artists’ talks and slide shows throughout the week. Totally consuming! Starts January 6.

If winter is more appealing, Sturt has now established a Winter School program, and will soon present a short course program for 2014.

www.sturt.nsw.edu.au

Local artist Sara Farmer has a comprehensive course brochure for her private courses. Click on the links below for full information on a range of courses.

Brochure Term 1 2014 Draft Studio Postcard 2014

Draft Studio Postcard 2014

The Bowral District Art Society, also has a vast range of workshops and term courses for all levels of artists and budding artists.

www.bdasgallery.com

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December December December until Christmas

Artroomers has built up a reputation over 25 years for quick delivery of high quality custom framing. So you can still get your work framed for Christmas!

Artroomers will close for a week from midday 24 December and reopen on January 2. As we are the major art supply support system for the Sturt Summer School, we will resume normal hours from Thursday 2 January.

www.sturt.nsw.edu.au

Meanwhile, during December at artroomers artspace, you can view works that have been created by Robyn Kinsela, as parts of a series. Working in a series frees up the artist giving head space and time to concentrate on, and develop, a train of thought (and in Robyn’s case, many trains of thought) which eventually leads to a new body of work. Anyway, come and have a look for yourself. exhibition view #1 exhibition view #2 exhibition view #3Further, Robyn’s work can be seen as an exhibition based on her West of Wilcannia paintings and works on paper, at The Red Tree Café, Station Street Bowral. This work will be on view until the end of January.

www.redtreecafe.com.au

But, there’s more…. Mark Chance, owner/chef extraordinaire at the Primary Espresso Bowral, 2/23 Boolwey Street Bowral, permanently has Robyn’s work on the walls. This is different work, but work that relates to each other within the space, and Robyn takes liberty to show some more edgy paintings and works on paper for the amusement and/or enjoyment of customers.

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Back to artroomers artspace!

Until Christmas Eve and while stocks last, there is:

25% off Derwent Artbars, Sennelier gouache, Matisse Mixed mediums, Art Spectrum Inks, Fredrix stretched canvases that are stapled at the side, and more…….

20% off easels

25% off all unframed but matted prints and drawings

Life Drawings and Drawings of Life by Robyn Kinsela – November 1 – 30

The Southern Highlands November Arts Trail exhibition at Artroomers Artspace shows a loose but informative narrative between observation sketches, quick response sketches, simplification of imagery and abstracted drawings and paintings derived from the figure and, simultaneously, from the landscape. All work is for sale. Unframed works are also on display, and available.

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.

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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