Saturday, December 03, 2011

Able Art Exhibition

Dawn was the guest speaker at the launch of the Able Art exhibition at the Gallery of Ballarat.

She was talking about the art and disablitilty on the day of the International year of the Disability, and about her guest artist's role at the workshop for the Ballarat and Inagawa, sister cities art exchange project. It was a pleasant night with the culmination of the exhibition returning to Ballarat.

able art poster


poster able art

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Page Duggan


Went to Page's show @ red gallery wonderful drawings of pencil and ink on paper, worth seeing

Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cuppa @ Bean Barn


Having a free cuppa @ Bean Barn after commenting on post in online newspaper, Ballarat Independent, on Linda Franklin's article of the newest studio gallery in Ballarat.

Interview with Dr Caroline Ellison

Dawn had a most wonderful interview with Dr Caroline Ellison from Flinders University who is doing a research on how disability artists go about their creative work. She thought that we were the best example of an artist and mentor couple she has ever met around the world. We were so very happy to be talking to her and hope to cultivate a special relationship with her.


Dawn and caroline

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cuppa at South Street

Lovely afternoon for a cuppa at the new South Street Art Studio with Linda Franklin. Beautiful renovated art space at an old church. Check it out!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Gallery 806 opened


Good news! Gallery 806 has opened in Ballarat with a small artworks groupshow. With the closing of two galleries, this new gallery is most welcome in Ballarat.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today's art class @BRACE

Dawn gave two introduction to art workshops at BRACE today. 

Starts with a powerpoint presentation on care of brushes and then a session on mark making and mixing colours. They were well received.

BRACE workshop


BRACE workshop 2


BRACE workshop 3


BRACE workshop 4

Art Classes @Glenda's

Dawn teaches regular art classes at Glenda's, here seen with Liz and Glenda.


On my easels-work in progress

Day 2, or final now, Dawn likes it better now and thinks it is finished, Helamen thinks it is reminded him of a Chinese doorpost greeting or welcome sign.


on my easel, final work

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today's painting-Day One

This is the first day of painting, has 3 layers, background, glowing orangy colour, and laying down some patterns might be useful. Decided to have something hidden in the centre. 

In the past, after "beguiled", I was stymied about the middle of the painting, what to have there, now I hope this works!


The Sketchbook Project 2012


yiphee, Dawn received her sketchbook today, and the world tour will be coming to Melbourne for the First time, out of the States.

Dawn is excited to fill it up with drawings depicting her theme of "Hope".

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

On my easels-work in progress

Started out on a new painting on a primed canvas (1220x1524mm) in the colours that I liked which I used before in "Prancing in Paris". I feel these colours goes well with each other and I layered them in blocks and worked in the lines until they got somewhere. 

work in progress

Day 1


Monday, July 11, 2011

Updated google sites

Just updated Dawn' art @google sites.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Last days-Andrea and Tas's exhibition @ RedBrick

Just caught up with Andrea and Tas's show at Red Brick Gallery, the wonderful sculptures of Tas's compliment the beautiful abstracts of Andrea's paintings. And we met the two artists at the show today.

Andrea and Tas cards


Andreas painting


andrea and tas show





Sunday, July 03, 2011

AS IZ Gallery @ Portalington

This afternoon we visited the Bellarine artists community at Portalington. They meet at a gallery/studio space and have a lazy Sunday afternoon, drinking wine, talking and appraising art and listening to live music. Vim and Ash invited us to join in. It was very nice to meet new people and network.

as is art gallery


life classes


chris duffy's painting



Friday, June 24, 2011

Inagawa art exchange project 2011

Dawn was very honoured to called by Emma in this Japanese twin sister city with Ballarat, to assist the artists with this show as a professional artist with a disability.

The following was in the Courier 24 Jun 2011,

The 'Inagawa Art Exchange' is designed to engage artists with a disability from Ballarat and Inagawa to make art work that will be a part of a joint exhibition in Japan and Australia. 

Councillor f John Philips said that this project offers our local artists a unique and exciting opportunity to exhibit their work internationally. The Ballarat artworks created over this two day workshop will be sent to Japan to feature in a joint 'Able Art' exhibition in Inagawa in August.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mid-winter art scene in Ballarat

Space22 has its last show this month, a large group exhibition. Some very interesting art there for art lovers, while Red Brick Gallery features Anne Schultz. I find a couple of interesting paintings of Anne's which I liked, otherwise, I did not get the clean colours that usually I find in oil paintings, probably the paintings were arcylic, I did not take a second look.







Monday, May 30, 2011

Dawn's Golden Oldies

coco and baby



line drawing coco

Dawn's lastest small paintings


dawn 2

May 2011 at Red Brick Gallery



stark nude





I love this series below.





May 2011 art shows in Ballarat


Space 22 has 




MAY 26 – JUNE 12

For both Lyn Dickson and Cody Joy their art materials, what they work with and what they make art with, provide the inspirations that result in their sophisticated pieces. (quoted from Space22 blog: )

Gallery 1:



Joy and Lim


I liked the statement Cody made about her art and have included it below


joy statement


The second exhibition at Space22 had a variety of art pieces, but I did not like to comment on, because it was not my cuppa tea, but don't be put off by me, take a look yourself, its a mixed media pieces.

Gallery 2: