Oct 272014
 
 New Exhibition

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An exhibition of ceramic art

Hannah Beilharz, Yukima Breaden, Sharleen Code, Naoko Coghlan, Linda De Toma, Maired Hayes, Rachel Hughes, Christine James, Miyuki Matsuzaki, Annette Nobes, Janet Pezaros,  Olivia Pianezze, Gordon Strachan, Choon Yeok (Yeokie)

31st October  to  30th  November 2014

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Churinga Arts – Happy Laughing 2 

An exhibition of pottery, art and mosaics by the participants of St John of God Disability day service Churinga Pottery.

3 October to     26 October

The creative artists of Churinga Clayworks have become known and loved for their imaginative sculptures, vibrantly coloured tableware, tiles and mosaics. The freedom and vivid expression of each individual has developed into styles, which are unique. The artwork is highly sought after and each piece is made with an enjoyment that is evidently shared with anyone who encounters it. Continue reading »

Jun 142014
 

Lachlan is an artist, muralist, painter, poet, writer, puppeteer and cartoonist.lach
Over the past ten years he’s made a large contribution to the design and the displays at Bulleen Art and Garden , adding colour and interest with murals and sculpture. His most recent project at Bulleen Art & Garden has been his mural The Final Journey of Pedro Piscator. This mural    and the exhibition he curated,  Sanctum Theatre’s Conservatory of Singular Specimens, were launched has at GAIA Night: a celebration of art & environment.

Lachlan has also exhibited hios artworks in the Bolin Bolin Gallery. Most recently he curated and took part in Conservatory of Singular Specimens

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Jun 042014
 

2014-04-25 001 002Giuseppe Raneri, or Joe, works at Bulleen Art & garden as his day job, sourcing many of the wonderful, distinctive, unique items you find on display there. But he is also a recognised original and gifted artist (see below). His most widely known artworks are the tiled street seats found in trendy Brunswick street. unfortunately on of these was vandalised. but, the silver lining is that Joe has been commissioned to replace that seat and make another one. Continue reading »

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Melissa  creates water features; garden ornaments, and sculptures adding interest, intrigue and tranquillity to the garden. She makes fountains and sculptures, many featuring insects of various types. There are also the ever popular wall frames and flowers on stakes.

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Jun 282013
 

jenny1I am a Stone Sculptor – ‘a carver of stone’

“Beginning with a boulder or a sometimes ‘unwilling’ lump, I am guided by the colour, texture, shape and size of the raw material . . . . it is my passion to release the form that I see lying hidden within.”

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Dec 202012
 

foard1Lyn of Eltham has been creating her mermaids, dragons and other creatures for many years, and selling them at exhibitions, St Andrews & Eltham markets, galleries & gift shops.

She first introduced me (Meredith Plain) to ceramic sculpture when she was teaching a course at the Eltham Living and Learning Centre in 1988. Her work and her enjoyment of the medium, and the creative possibilities of ceramic sculpture fired my imagination. This appeal is also why people are so keen to own some of her work. Lynne has been creating her mermaids, dragons and other creatures for over twenty five years, and selling them at exhibitions, St Andrews & Eltham markets, galleries & gift shops. Her imaginative work and obvious enjoyment of the medium appeals to most people.

She has also taught ceramic sculpture at the Strathallan and Eltham Living and Learning Centre, helping students discover the creative possibilities of clay.
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Dec 202012
 

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Ceramic Sculptor

Heather Wilson is a talented ceramic sculptor whose work encompasses dragons, birds, fish and many other subjects. We often feature her work in the Garden Gallery and she has had a number of exhibitions in the gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden

“Animals have always fascinated me and have been part of my work for more than 20 years. Whether appearing as dragons or exotic birds, most of my images have a basis in nature. Sometimes it is just a characteristic or a quirky gesture that will inspire a piece, sometimes a photograph or a drawing done at the zoo or a museum.

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Dec 202012
 

hoyle1By nature I am a hoarder. I cannot resist the temptation to collect items that others have discarded. As a result my art is heavily influenced by recycled materials and found objects, particularly scrap metal. I feel great pleasure at the prospect of turning outcasts into things of beauty.

I am entirely self taught as an artist and enjoy the ongoing journey of discovery and exploration that my works brings. Prior to motherhood, I was as a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry. I never felt fulfilled in this environment, but perhaps my choice of vocation was the attraction to shiny materials and their assembly processes.

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Dec 202012
 

purser1Ceramic and Metal Artist

Justin is a talented and versatile artist. He is now a sculptor of metal artworks and architectural details working in a ‘big old barn’ in Yarra Glen with views of the Yarra Valley. Justin creates artistic objects for the home and garden.

He originally completed his degree in Ceramic design in 1992, and then developed a reputation as a ceramic artist making timeless carved pots in brilliant blues. He exhibited widely, including at the opening of the Bulleen Art & Garden gallery. At this time; he also ran the Potter’s Cottage School.
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Dec 182012
 

gentile1I would describe my work as fun with a sense of the ridiculous. My background is in clay, having completed a diploma of art, majoring in ceramics at Outer Eastern College. If I produce functional work it is highly decorative but I concentrate mostly on producing series of one off individual sculptural pieces. While I work predominantly in clay I do dabble in other mediums and it is not uncommon for there to be some cross over from time to time.
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Dec 182012
 

For more information about her work, and a lot more images go to www.meredithplain.baag.com.au. or Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meredith-Plain-Ceramic-Sculpture/166082786786943.

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At Bulleen Art & Garden Meredith Plain

  • Takes part in many of the  Exhibitions in the Bolin Bolin Gallery, for example Lazy Days Exhibitions.
  • Sells work regularly in the shop and nursery at Bulleen Art & Garden and on the on-line gallery.
  • Takes ceramic scupture workshops.
  • Organises the Bolin Bolin gallery exhibitions.

For any queries about Meredith’s work contact meredith@baag.com.au.

 

“I sculpt in clay because I find the creative possibilities of clay fascinating and compulsive. Creatures with vitality, energy and personality can emerge from a lump of dirt. Ceramic sculpture can explore many diverse forms. It is a means of expression and communication of ideas and, importantly, humour. My frogs, dragons, people and other creatures seem to develop a life and energy of their own.

merri7I first discovered the fascination of creating creatures from clay in 1989, after a career as a medical research scientist and whi1le at home with young children. What started out as a hobby took over more and more of my time, and our house. Ceramic sculpture is now my career.
Since then, I have taken part in exhibitions at Bulleen Art & Garden, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Meat market Craft Centre, Northcote Pottery Gallery etc and sold work through Potter’s Cottage and Fitzroy Nursery. I have been involved in setting up and running the Gallery and exhibition program at Bulleen Art & Garden. My work is makes up the mural at the front of Bulleen Art & Garden
My work ranges in size from only a few centimetres to works taller than myself, and covers a wide range of subjects. It is all suitable for use inside and outside.”
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Nov 202012
 

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Jeanette  has been giving basket workshops at Bulleen Art & Garden for a number of years, as well as selling and exhibiting her work here.

More information on the basket workshops http://gallery.baag.com.au/?p=1564 and free form baskets http://gallery.baag.com.au/?p=1576

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAY AND FIBRE

I have always been interested in the Visual Arts and enjoyed working in clay and fibre.
I started work in advertising at the age of seventeen and then went on to study two Diplomas at RMIT, one in Graphic Design and the other in Ceramics. I then went to Melbourne State College and completed a Diploma of Education.
Two of the areas I studied which I enjoyed most were textiles and ceramics. Textiles included spinning, weaving, tie dye and batik.
I am currently teaching Ceramics, Drawing and Visual Communication and Design at Eltham High School to levels 7-12.
In 1986 I was awarded a teacher exchange to Pennsylvania USA for a year. It was here that I was introduced to basket weaving- Melon Baskets, Egg Baskets, Potato baskets, Heart shaped Baskets and many other designs.

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