Thursday, December 17, 2009

Affordable art show

Dawn put in a couple of her paintings in the Affordable Art Show at the Post Office Gallery of the University of Ballarat, this Christmas.

The show is an annual event for any artist in the area.

It is a nice space because it is right in the middle of Ballarat.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Beaufort Show

Dawn put in a couple of her artwork into the Beaufort Show and one painting came second in the abstract section.

It was only a small exhibition of the local artists. Some of the art were quite good.

Upcoming exhibition is at Gallery on Sturt sometime in Feb 2010.
Wow what happened to the time, 2010 is only around the corner.

Dawn has been busy this year, teaching art classes and individual tutoring. Dawn has also put her art in another website, and a german art website too.

Dawn's present webpage comes up in Google first page for the search engine, when you search for original abstract art for sale in Australia. We are quite happy to see this as I have spend a lot of time doing the behind the scenes keywords and webpage, and a lot of money learning about this.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Wonderart website

We have found a wonderful art website to sell our art in addition to our usual website. This is an Australian website. Hopefully this will spread our online presence. Some artists think that advertisement and online websites are not good, or doesn't really do anything much. However, we think that websites are a good thing to have, because they are readily accessed online, and is one more avenue to make known our presence.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Art of giving Charity Art Exhibition

Dawn donated a couple of her paintings to the Art of Giving charity art exhibition.
The money raised will be given to Mind, a mental Health service provider which has supported people recover from mental illness and rebuild their lives.
All the money will go towards developing Mind's Ambassadors of Hope program which will raise awareness of mental health and allow people to communicate about mental illness.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Hybrid sculpture 2009

Last night we went to the Hybrid exhibition. It was so very enjoyable, the host was great. And we listen to Damon's talk. He had a lot of fun using his Travel Award last year. This years sculpture was very impressive especially the bottle tree. There were 61 artists' exhibiting.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Spring paintings

These two new paintings are going into ebay to test the waters.

It would be good to know how they are received at ebay.

Both paintings are done this month.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pipers by the Lake

Today we went to Pipers by the Lake to see 3 pieces of Dawn's painting that Emma from Arthur Gallery has negotiated with Pipers, to hang the paintings. We are grateful to Emma for helping Dawn to exhibit her paintings at a new venue in Ballarat, and Jen the manager at Pipers choosing Dawn's paintings.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Arhur Gallery warming

Tonight we went to the new location of Arthur Gallery for the opening night of the exhibition by Kat Barrand - 'Concrete Umbrellas'. The drawings were quite good and interesting. The venue was not large, but big enough for one exhibitor, there was quite a bit of wall spaces.
Cliff and Carolyn were there too. Doug, Ann and Loris were there too, Kat is doing her honours year with them I think.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Dawn's new paintings 2009

DROUGHT: Perceptions & Propositions

DROUGHT- Creative Cross Cultural Collaborations. Curated by Lella Cariddi

Tonight we went to the drought exhibition and seminar. Dawn met Bruno Leti, a visual artist & writer, whose work is inspired by the poetry of John Shaw Neilson, and in turn, some one commented that Dawn's work was in a similar vein as Bruno, and finally Dawn met him. Bruno talked about his long collaborative engagement over the years with poets, Chris Wallace Crabbe, Alan Loney and Peter Steele and others.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Art Galleries in Melbourne

As a result of exhibiting at Melbourne Art Show 2009, Dawn was approached by a couple of gallery owners, to exhibit in Melbourne and Geelong.

So this week, we took 12 paintings down to the Elsternwick gallery for approval in our new combo van. The van was quite roomy for the paintings.

Hopefully, Dawn could be exhibiting there.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


Dawn graduated with a BA (Visual Arts) (Honours) this afternoon at the Historic venue - Her Majesty's Theatre in Ballarat.

It was a wonderful event and they had a march around the City Council Buildings. The weather was good, just a little cooler.

She was thinking about doing a Masters off-campus, she did not get into the Masters this year because they were making everyone do a research project. Not a fair thing for artists, she only got credit for her thesis, but had High Distinction for her paintings. The off-campus at Monash University offers a course work Masters, which would suit Dawn better.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Melbourne Art 2009

This is the second painting sold. Dawn painted this one early 2009.

Dawn made some good contacts with art professionals at the Show and hoped to be able to exhibit in Melbourne.

Dawn's art had very good exposure there, a lot of the visitors liked what Dawn has done.

The Australian public in general do not like or understand contemporary abstract art, but those that do, really enjoyed looking at Dawn's art and commented on how good they were.

Melbourne Art 2009

This painting sold at the Art Show. It was an exciting event for Dawn.
We did not stay overnight in Melbourne, but drove home every night. It was very tiring. 

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Melbourne Art Fair 2009

Art Fair Melbourne 2009

This weekend, Dawn exhibited at the Exhibition Building on the Carlton Park.

Heaps of people came through, sometimes it was even difficult to walk against the traffic coming in. It was so crowded.

This was the first year they let artists' run their own mini-gallery.

Dawn sold one painting today. Tomorrow is the last day.

Exhibition at Arthur Gallery, Ballarat

We made a few bookmarks, for this exhibition. The show was good, but no sales.

There wasn't much walkin traffic and the gallery wasn't in a good position. The gallery will be moving to a better spot up the street.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dawn's art at

We met a couple who were doing up a gallery in Geelong and things lead to things, and we ended up with Dawn putting her paintings on their online gallery. We were thrilled to see that they have chosen one of Dawn's paintings to put on their homepage as seen here.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

2009 Exhibitions

This month, Dawn has put on an exhibition at Arthur Gallery. All the paintings are oil on canvas with sizes 1.5 m x 1.0 m or the reverse. These paintings were done last year as shown on older posts on this blog. 

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dawn's painting 2008

Dawn has started to sell her 2008 paintings.
This one has been sold to a doctor for his clinic. The doctor's wife bought it and was very lucky to get this piece. Some one had already wanted it and her husband did not like it. Another collector wanted it but thought it was sold.
Dawn is having all her 2008 paintings at Arthur Gallery in Ballarat. Then she is having another show with the Melbourne Art Show 2009. Hopefully, she might not have soldout, and leaving no paintings for the Melbourne Show. 
This lot of paintings was shown at her Honours year at University of Ballarat last year. She had received rave reviews of her paintings and awarded a High Distinction for her paintings. This sold piece was shown at the Uni's Post Office Gallery with another one, the Blue coloured paintings and was the first one to sell.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dawn's 2008 Honours degree art

Dawn has completed her honours year and these are a sample of her work.

Her results:
painting High Distinction
seminar High Distinction
and 2 other Distinctions
and a credit for her exegesis.