Friday, 30 June 2017

Paint-ins during July

This month on Tuesdays and Thursdays - for all of July - creators who have been to previous workshops are invited to get together for paint-ins.

The idea is to bring out all those half formed works of art, you know the ones.... and boost each others outputs together. July is our coldest month and can quite often be quite miserable, so we will gather in Gallery 2 at CCC from 10 - 2 and share ideas, thoughts, motivations together.

So let's paint away the winter....! If you would like to visit us on one of these days, then you are most welcome, whoever you are.... just ask at Orange Visitors Centre where Colour City Creatives is located.

 Susie checking for connection of the wrong kind! :-)

 Bev studies the rocks overhead and commits them to canvas

Fayah putting down first impressions of Larras Lee Siding

Monday, 26 June 2017

A couple of artworks from the Wilderists!

Thought I would pop up a couple of artworks and photos from the Wilderists. We recently travelled to Capertee Valley in the Blue Mountains and took a group carrier on pig trails through the Mt Airly forests.... fantastic fun!
 The road less travelled and 
this was the good part!
 Oh the colours!

 Diana Brooks takes aim
 Kaye Partridge contemplating the valley below

 Margot Huebner
Joy Engelman

"Wilderism" has emerged!

"wilderism" n. represents artists that go into the wilderness to seek inspiration and connection to 'place' through direct experience.These artists then create from their heart without regard for accepted ways of creating but rather seek to develop through loose and energetic techniques the raw forces seen in nature itself.

In the heart of New South Wales, Australia, a group of creators have launched the wilderism arts movement this last weekend, June 2017.

The originators of this movement are Joy Engelman (me), Bev Duncan, Jacqueline Wilson, David Quinlan, Susie Hillenbrand, Marion Mikkelson, Judy Kich, Margot Huebner, Cherelynne Carden, Fayah McKenzie, Rozzi Smith, Jane Tonks, Diana Brooks, Nicole Foxall, John Kich, Karrin Thurston and Kaye Partridge. There are many others yet to be mentioned but as yet haven't formally joined this new initiative.

And so, on 24th June 2017, the "Wilderists" formed an incorporated cultural organistion to promote their creations, artworks, poetry, story telling, photography etc. and the ongoing story will be told through this blog as we evolve on this journey together.

Come and join in.... we are a terrific fun bunch of people that enjoy exploring together, painting together, socialising together as we find our way through the jungle of existence!

"Nature is abstract" Exhibition of Art at Buzzbar Mortdale

Calling all artlovers and outback explorers! Our wonderful group of outback artists that like wild places are having an exhibition in a ne...