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Watch the colourful mural at Dunbar Terrance Kindergarten transpire. Working with the children of painting circles, lines, colours and shapes was great fun. The mural was inspired by indigenous art and representative of water holes, community, rain, carrying dishes & the sun. This mural is especially created for the kindy’s 60th birthday celebrations and was supported by SA Water.
Loreto springART is an annual exhibition showcasing emerging and established South Australian artists, with the centre of the Senior School campus turned into a gallery showcase for the three days. It is an art feast for the eyes and on offer is an appealing mix of artistic styles.
Venue: Loreto College, 316 Portrush Road, Marryatville
Enquiries: ph. 8334 4200
From 01 July 2013 - 31 July 2013, visual artist Claire Foord exhibited at the Gallery of Elke Wunderlich. The exhibition opening held on 05 July 2013 was a success with many people visiting the show to view her works in the city of Hamburg.
Claire Foord is an emerging South Australian artist, who graduated from The University of South Australia with honours. Her works celebrate a style which is colourful, unpredictable and liberating. Through awards and scholarships Claire has been able to exhibit works abroad. It was the support provided by the Independent Art Foundation that aided Claire in holding her first European exhibition.
The show, held in Hamburg, explored colour theory through an exploration of colour therapy and incorporated what you could call a feminist take of the femme fatale. Rethinking the preconceived view of a destructive feminine of dominating nature and turning it on its head. The works re-examined what some may overlook and revealed a standout character of strong independent women who have as much intellect as physical appeal.
This opportunity not only gave Claire the opportunity to expand her horizons as an emerging artist to the European marketplace. It allowed her to explore the extraordinary galleries gaining inspirations and contacts in the international arts marketplace.
Some of the gallery walls at the ‘Colour Theory’ exhibition 1May-1Jun2013 @Urban Cow Gallery 11 Frome Street, Adelaide
'Colour Theory' opens 1 May, 6pm @ Urban Cow Gallery (11 Frome St, Adelaide) see the exhibition until 1 June 2013
COLOUR THEORY - an exhibition at Urban Cow Gallery investigates chromotherapy and synaesthesia through a visual art representation of colour theory. A response to these conditions will be shown through painted works. A colour therapist on the opening night, providing a colour reading for gallery goers, will present a personal connection to the artworks and greater understanding of the exhibition.
Synaesthesia is a neurological condition which triggers a sensory pathway that in one common form causes Synesthetes to see letters and numbers in individual colours. Totally intriguing is the way in which some people perceive life. Synesthetes have what to me seems to me a gift in a creative sense.
Chromotherapy or colour therapy is often used as a complementary medicine where colour is used to balance energy. Trained therapists might use coloured light to aid healing or in some cases colour cards are used to read a person’s energy levels by colours they may be drawn to at any particular time.
Taking reference from the above condition and treatment I have produced a visual art representation which explores these phenomena together with basic principles of colour theory; the colour wheel, colour harmony & the context of how colours are used.
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Dimensions: 120 x 181cm
Detail: Acrylic and Gels on linen
Sensorial is the product of a collaboration of sight and sound between violinist Niki Vasilakis & painter Claire Foord. The work itself is a direct response to a 30 minute composition of an 8 movement violin concerto. Claire’s piece was unveiled, as part of The Adelaide Fringe show of the same name. This was through a stop motion production of over 100 hours work condensed into a digital performance throughout Niki’s live performance. The artwork was influenced by the music with movement, colours, shapes and even the way the brush was held taken into consideration as layer upon layer of shade and light danced across the canvas which saw Sensorial evolve into a beautiful mess of residual lines, still visible through the paintings surface.
What people/reviews said of Sensorial:
"An artwork that has its raison d’être in the music, and the final product is beautiful." - Kym Clayton (22Feb2013) Sensorial www.thebarefootreview.com.au
"Line-work intensified, layers were applied, details obscured, new shapes outlined. Sound and vision embrace" - Ian Newton (15Feb2013) Sensorial www.ripitup.com.au
"Sensorial is where music and visual art are as one" - Review Sensorial (Mar2013) www.heckler.com.au
"Her exquisite eye for colour and beauty is astounding" - Friends Turn Senses Inside Out (13Feb2013) Guardian Messenger
"It was just so special to see her creativity and enthusiasm for her art work" - Sue, North Adelaide
"Something very special and highly original" - Daryl, Adelaide