Pittwater Life April 2018 Issue

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Art Life

Art Life

From Coast to Country

The exhibition ‘From

Coast to Country’ at the

Creative Space in North Curl

Curl is a collaboration of four

painters whose works explore

the beauty and vibrancy of

coastal lifestyles and the

remoteness of the interior.

Exhibiting artists are Maggy

Oehlbeck,

Jenny

Lavender,

Margo

Harbison,

and Leon

Boland,

with works

including oil and acrylic on

canvas, paper, and Xray film.

“The Northern Beaches provide

me with an inexhaustible

source of subject matter: my

affection for its inhabitants,

the majesty of big seas and

big skies,” said Maggy.

Abstractionist, Narrabeen’s

Jenny Lavender has developed

a process of applying

paint to exposed X-ray film

and mark-making into the

surface. “My work becomes a

dialogue with my materials,”

she said.

Margo Harbison lived at

Warriewood when working

in paediatrics at Mona Vale

Hospital. “The view of the

ocean and coastal fringe in

their many

moods

have permeated

my

artistic soul

for years!”

she said.

Leon

Boland says his canvases resonate

with the loneliness and

isolation of life on a remote

property in Northwest NSW.

“My landscapes are imaginary,”

he said. “Where I grew

up, there were no hills and few

trees. Now I satisfy my yearning

by painting them in.”

The exhibition runs at the

Creative Space in North Curl

Curl from April 24 to May 6.

Gift ideas galore

in ACOP return

They’re back – the Artists & Craftsmen of Pittwater (ACOP)

return to Mona Vale this month for the first of four

exhibitions scheduled in 2018 and just in time to buy great

gifts for Mother’s Day.

Refreshed after summer and with renewed creativity, all

artists are excited to be submitting both new and current

artworks in the much sought-after ‘People’s Choice’ award

(where attendees get to vote for their favourite painting).

Items – all hand-made by members – include patchwork,

jewellery, knitting, gifts for babies, girls dresses, silks, timber

bowls (made from Australian timbers), magical felt toys and

play mats, cards, screen printed aprons and tea towels, folk

and decorative art, gift bags, quilling, applique towels, handpainted

porcelain, candles, and silver wire jewellery.

Also, the group will be holding a Jewellery Workshop

on Friday April 20 from 1-4pm where you can make a pair

of earrings for just $10 a set. No bookings required, with

materials provided (for adults and children accompanied by

an adult for the duration of the class).

If you’re interested in joining ACOP they have limited places

available within their art and craft ranks – enquire through the

website or at the sales desk during the exhibition.

The Autumn Exhibition runs from Thursday 19th April

through Saturday 21st April, 9am to 4pm at Mona Vale

Memorial Hall; more info acop.com.au and Facebook.

38 APRIL 2018

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