Here at Art Parts Fine Arts Supplies, our team carefully curates a range of top quality and great value art supplies for students, amateurs and professional artists. Our creative workshops, held in our Gallery space, are run by experienced, high calibre artists ranging through all different mediums and experience levels.
Ashe's art practice is conceptually based and deeply rooted in exploring the politics of belongingness and the human condition. He creates works that are both poetic and evocative, delving into the emotional intricacies of the human experience and exploring the complexities and nuances of identity, belonging, and marginalisation. Ashe is focused is on extending his installation practice into new forms of expression and territories, by fusing live static performative gestures and the ready-made with various mediums such as photography, sculpture, text, and video. This approach allows him to create dynamic and multi-layered works that engage the viewer on numerous levels, both visually and conceptually. Ashe’s practice questions our broken social systems and reflects on the ongoing search for a sense of belonging in contemporary society, highlighting the vulnerability that comes with it.
Ashe graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography) in 1995, and a Masters of Contemporary Art (with distinction) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014. Ashe has held solo exhibitions at VOID_Melbourne, MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury), Kings ARI, Blindside Gallery and BUS Projects. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions across Australia, and internationally, at Parliament House Australia, Canberra; Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh), Melbourne; Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin; tête, Berlin; Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington; HOTA, Gold Coast; The Substation, Newport; Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown; and Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs. Ashe has received funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Regional Arts Victoria for the development of his practice. He was the recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Emerging Artist Grant in 2014 and the National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award in 2013. His work has been selected as finalist in awards including, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, Incinerator Art Award-Art for Social Change, Bowness Photography Prize and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Ashe was artist-in-residence at Picture Berlin (2014) in Berlin (DE) and for the Laughing Waters Artist Residency Program (2013) in Eltham (AU).
Bettina developed a strong interest in both the visual and performing arts at a very young age. In her early adolescence, she wrote and directed plays in the family attic, complete with lights and curtains. The neighboring children were selected for various acting roles and several plays were performed over the course of the summer months.
Bettina had intended to study theatre and English at Acadia University but was side-tracked into Psychology. Many years later while attending graduate school in Sydney, Australia she enrolled in and completed a diploma in Expressive Arts offered through Rozelle Hospital. The facilitation training included: Moreno’s Psychodrama, authentic movement, art therapy, journalling, puppetry and clowning and developing and presenting short performances. She has utilized these skills when working with children, adults and couples for years to come. Bettina is a passionate believer in that creativity is inherently healing.
Returning to Halifax, Nova Scotia her and a business partner owned and operated a private art gallery for new and emerging artists in the area. This project accepted all types of artistic expression and was strongly supported by the local community. Unfortunately, the heritage home was sold and my business partner returned to Germany.
Bettina then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she worked with very marginalized, vulnerable street artists on a program called Out of the Rain. The artists were provided with studio space, art supplies, nutritional lunches, educational workshops etc. Many of these artists were extremely talented but often sold their art pieces for drugs at a margin of what they would procur in a gallery.
The funding was discontinued and Bettina felt this was very unethical. She then spent the next year researching and writing an arts-based social enterprise, which would provide street artists with a liveable income. The product had enormous appeal with high-end retailers, cruise ships, the travel and gift industry. However, despite an enormous effort, Bettina was unable to raise the capital needed for seed/start-up stages.
During her years in Vancouver, she was very involved in the arts community and was fortunate to be involved in several group and solo exhibitions She also developed several art programs for Vancouver Native Housing, Fraser Health-Bolivar Court, and for a girl's orphange in Ecuador.
Bettina is a self-taught artist, who has painted exclusively in watercolour, although she has a strong interest in mixed medium and fiber arts. Her work hangs in private collections in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United States of America and Germany.
Bettina has lived in Albury for 2.5 years and is really looking forward to connecting with other artists and creative community groups.
I explore notions of hybridity through sculpture, ceramics, painting, installation and moving image. I am interested in the abject, hybrid and monstrous body. My work delves into the body as material, polyphonic voice and relational multiplicities embedded in cultural and environmental ecosystems. In these times of ecological crisis, I seek to rupture perceptions of a distinct individual self, and question notions of the defined. Unearthing obscured stories, my practice provokes conversation about cultural, political, and societal transformation.
Through materials and process, I reach into the mythologies and symbolic languages of my mixed eastern and western cultural heritage to explore transformation. Drawing on science, ecology and imagination, I incorporate personal biographies and cross-cultural mythologies of decay, ritual and regeneration into chimeric conglomerations and hybrid beings. With my mixed Anglo-Indian-Australian and culturally Deaf heritages, as a hearing, bilingual (Auslan-English) artist, I consider how hyphenated ways of being may queer dominant paradigms and give rise to potential new narratives.
I create commissioned private and public artwork, produce exhibitions and offer writing services.
I specialise in watercolour and hand drawn natural history inspired illustrations, taking inspiration from the beauty and awe of the natural world.
Based in rural Victoria at the foothills of the high country (Dhudhuroa Country) I work as a freelancer, taking on a wide range of commissions for editorial, surface pattern design, bespoke illustration and hand crafted logo design.
I am a professional spinner and slow fashion creator. I have am a portrait artist making my own professional paints from pigments & acrylic mediums. Painting with both brush and knives my work is energetic and emotional. Aside from portraits I paint horses and have a passion for representing sustainability and the threat of mass extinction.
My Original Artworks are created by moments of spontaneity, drawing inspiration from current emotions & studies. I always enjoyed the challenge of experimenting with various mediums & through this, my mission is to deliver a diverse range of styles in my creative makings. Currently the major of my current wall Art is with the use of Epoxy Resin. With my current style, this has then expanding into the creation of original Jewellery pieces. Born local of Albury, I have sold my Artworks locally and thru ought Australia. Please view my current Artwork listings online and past Art via my socials. www.kerriemaydesigns.com.au
Kirrily Anderson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Chiltern. The primary focus of her creative practice is a blend of bold murals and delicate ink and watercolour works on paper, with the common them of nature running through these two different art forms.
With a background in graphic design and street art, Kirrily’s current practice has been heavily informed by her surrounds in North East Victoria after moving from Melbourne in 2017. She has received a number of art awards and completed over 20 murals in the region in this time.
Past projects include working with community, schools, government organisations, small businesses and private collectors. Clients include Wodonga Council, Albury City Council, DWELP, Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, Caulfield Grammar, Yackandandah Primary School, Falls Creek Child Care, James & Co Rutherglen and Bridge Road Brewers.
Kirrily has a passion for art as a means of connection and conversation and to promote a slower pace. She continues to explore these themes in her work following a number of projects in bushfire recovery zones since 2020. For more details visit her website or social pages.
I am an artist, designer and tutor working in hand crafted lettering design, Celtic art, drawing, painting and mixed media works on paper, canvas and glassware. I am also experimenting with printmaking, pyrography, engraving & decorating gourds.
I have 30+ years of creating commission pieces for individuals, groups and councils.
I work solo, in collaborations and with groups of other artists in both similar and different genres of art.
I teach online art students in my weekly classes, with 30+ years of sharing my skills, knowledge and creative approach.
I welcome new and different commissions with excitement at every new challenge.
I do a range of practices from painting and drawing to prop making and mini dioramas but i mainly stick to drawings and dioramas, I would love for people to be interested in what i do and how i do the thing i do in the future.
I paint portraits, landscapes and nature scenes on canvas from photos. I enjoy playing with colour, texture and composition to convey emotion and personality with every piece. Commissions are welcome.
I create large metal sculptures from sheet metal and figurative pieces from scrap metal. No two pieces are the same.
Creating brings me joy and I love being immersed in the process.
I also occasionally facilitate art workshops which are a lot of fun and you get to take home you're own artwork.
Go to my Facebook or Insta pages at Rachel Braybon Art to check out my body of work.
Please contact me via social media if you wish to discuss a commission piece or be part of my next workshop.
Smith and Clo provides professional (cultural heritage) conservation and art services. We are interested in growing our business within the region, with a focus on public art conservation care & maintenance. As trained and experienced makers (sculpture/painting/carpentry) we have an active workshop, maintaining our own practice and assisting other artists with the design and fabrication of their artistic projects.
My purpose built house on the hill in East Albury is a private space in which I make art but it also doubles as my own studio and gallery. Living here has been inspirational. Beautiful views of the hills, sunsets, wide horizon, sky, weather and seasonal changes have inspired my art making. Not only paintings, I have been creating sculptures, mosaics and garden.
Variety of oil, gauche and reverse oil on glass paintings are on permanent display. Some larger artworks can also be made available for viewing.
My body of artistic work comprises paintings and sculptures inspired by my personal life experiences, my observations of people and landscapes.
During my 4 year of formal art education in Ljubljana, the historic capital of Slovenia, I studied Art History and Art in all different forms. As part of my study I attended many art exhibitions and galleries in Europe. I also pursued more art education after arrival in Australia and attained a Diploma in Visual Arts.
In Australia, I commenced a career in commercial art. After settling down to a family life in Albury-Wodonga, I continued my career in graphic art, painting and later teaching art at a Secondary College, TAFE and private tuitions. I have regularly attended international artist’s retreats in Slovenia and I exhibit regularly in solo and group art shows.
I collected numerous awards and have held 30 solo exhibitions, 5 internationally. Many of my art works can be found in public and private collections in Australia and other countries: England, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, USA and Bulgaria.
I am blessed with being able to work full-time as a professional artist in my studio at GIGS Artists’ Studios, Gateway Village, Wodonga. Although I have exhibited regularly I am always exploring new avenues including murals, some of which I’ve completed locally and abroad.
Two of my great passions in life are the environment and painting. Through painting I question our role in relation with nature as I seek to spread the awareness that the natural world is threatened both directly by human abuse and indirectly by overpopulation. It is obvious that we – modern society – have become increasingly detached from nature and in order to secure a place for future generations (all species alike) it is vital that we tune ourselves in with the environment and regain greater awareness of our planet and thus take better responsibility of it.
Environmental themes have always dominated my paintings yet a passion for the human form is ever present.
Vicki is a career artist who began as a Graphic Designer specialising in design and illustration. She is a Director of Magic Design Workshop which is the oldest graphics business in the region.
Mid career she retrained for Fine Arts and has a practise that includes Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Assemblage, Installation, Workshops, Public Art, regular government commissions and exhibitions.
Vicki taught drawing and painting at TAFE Riverina Institute for many years and is a strong believer in collaboration and sharing of skills.
A long career of commercial experience means that Vicki brings reliability and professionalism to all her projects and welcomes any job whatever the size or complexity.