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Kate McCarthy plays with texture, shape, colour and childhood memories to produce these vibrant and playful pieces. Kate lives in Tasmania and uses a multitude of mediums, including oil, acrylic, enamel, aerosol spraypaint and collage. Enjoy these delightful creations.
Sad news this week that acclaimed artist Judy Cassab passed away aged 95. Judy arrived in Australia in the early 1950’s accompanied by her husband and two infant sons. They had fled Europe where most of their family had perished in the holocaust. Judy became well known as a portraitist and she became the first and only woman to date to win the Archibald Prize twice with portraits of Stanislaus Rapotec in 1960 and Margo Lewers in 1967. Judy was also known for her paintings of the beautiful Australian landscapes and fine drawings of her surroundings. Below you will find images of her works throughout the decades. Thankyou Judy Cassab
There seems to be a theme lately at Collate Culture… a slight obsession with mixed medium work! Adelaide artist Michelle Lee features this week and her pieces are another fine example of what can be achieved with the perfect combination of line, form and colour. Using layering techniques, Michelle works with a variety of mediums, including charcoal, acrylic, pencil, pastel and pen to create her pieces. Some works from her 2015 collection are pictured below.
Sculptor, Painter, Designer; This amazing talent has been making his impression on walls, streets, canvases and galleries for over two decades with a range of powerful paintings, sculptures and street art. Polish born, Cezary Stulgis, is based in Australia and has answered a few questions for Collate Culture…
CC: If you were to paint a picture of your studio/ workspace, describe what would it look like right now?
CZ: It’s currently not being used as I am doing the next stage of my sculpture in The Foundry, so my studio is neat and most things are put away.
CC: What is your favourite medium to work with and why?
CZ: In sculpture I like using clay but also like to weld steel and use wood as well. In painting I use acrylics and spray paint.
CC: How do you know when a piece of work or series is finished?
CZ: I just know intuitively as well as being happy with it and not overworking it so it retains a freshness about it.
CC: How difficult is it to discard work that isn’t working?
CZ: Very easy just go over it with a roller.
CC: What is the symbolism of the dogs that feature heavily in your work?
CZ: They are a metaphor for human behaviour and pack mentality.
For more information on Cezary’s work visit Cezary Stulgis
Simple, functional and lasting: This is Kin.
Kin, founded by Dermot and Janelle Lenaghan has a focus on great design, sustainability, functionality and high quality craftsmanship. Each piece of Kin furniture is designed and ethically produced in Australia by local craftsmen. The pieces are hand finished at Kin ensuring optimum quality. Kin succeed in producing simple, beautiful and durable pieces: Some from the Connect Collection are featured below.
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