Sculpture by Issa Ouattara
15 March to 21 April 2019
This exhibition will showcase the work of African/Australian sculptor Issa Ouattara. Although now based near Daylesford in country Victoria, Issa’s birth place was Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. With a successful sculpting career in both Africa and Australia and family life in rural Australia, Issa demonstrates how a difficult start to life, including child labour, poverty, war, can be overcome.
Sculptor and Designer
Marlize’s work is primarily the result of her need to create through passion and discipline. She loves the challenge and find it a great outlet.
An exhibition of sculptural and functional wood by Andrew Potocnik
9th March to 8th April
Exhibition Opening 6-8pm Thursday 8th March
Andrew is a local artist who uses various techniques such as turning, carving and meticulously applying interesting surface treatments to recycled wood to create his art.
Artist’s statement for Nadia Culph
I am a photographic artist based in Melbourne. I create botanical and mechanical artwork. As a photographer, I’m drawn to natural curiosities such as unusual flowers, patterned feathers, leaves with intricate detail, anything that catches my eye. Another subject of great interest is all things mechanical. Vintage and muscle cars as well as the beautiful design of hot rods are marvellous material for a photograph.
Neen Arthur works with wire to weave her sculptures and wall hangings, often giving written messages, usually about creativity and love in the natural world.
The creative artists of ACES (Churinga Clayworks) have become known and loved for their imaginative sculptures, vibrantly coloured tableware, tiles and mosaics.
An exhibition of Ceramics
Hills Ceramic Artists present a celebration of the outdoors September 25th – October 24th
Jodie has been an important part of Bulleen Art & Garden , starting as a work experience student in about 1996, and continuing for over 10 years. A large part of her input has been creative
An Exhibition of Art Glass by Jenie Yolland
Jan 8th to 15 Feb 2015
One of Melbourne’s most regarded original glass artists, Jenie Yolland designs are directly inspired by nature soaring clouds, heart-warming sunsets, glistening raindrops on gum leaves, even a macro photograph of chlorophyll cells.
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
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.
Feathers, Fur and Fins
Yow Yow Studio
21st August to 28 september 2014
Tim is a sculptor from the Bend Of Islands whose passion is working with steel.
Lachlan is an artist, muralist, painter, poet, writer, puppeteer and cartoonist.
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
Giuseppe 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.
Sean is a sculptor who works with recycled metal to create his artworks
This exhibition has been Extended to 15th June
Wesley Fire & Clay is a social enterprise providing supported employment opportunities for up to 41 people. Producing a unique range of ceramics and glassware,
THE TWISTED THREADS – 20 YEARS ON….
An exhibition of textile art.
20March to 22 April 2014
Doll, Judith Hicks
Liz has some more wonderful feathers in the Bolin Bolin gallery for February.
Kerry has some new bowls made from recycled glass, as well as her popular wind chimes made from recycled bottles .
Jenny takes the limestone sculpture workshops at Bulleen Art & Garden. She is a natural teacher who loves to communicate her passion or sculpture, as well as the techniques needed to carve limestone.
Susan is a Ceramic Sculptor interested in classic female figures. She often exhibits with th e Box hill clayworkers
Avis is a professional ceramicist from the UK with over twenty years experience who relocated to Melbourne from the UK in 2007. Her practice includes Sculpture and Jewellery.
This ceramic exhibition celebrates the coming of spring and spending more time outdoors.
by Box Hill Clayworkers & Friends
September 13 to October 6
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.
And some more critters from recycled materials from another artist
Joel creates some amazing art works from recycled materials – quite a few can be seen around Bulleen Art & Garden. He had very successful exhibitions at Bulleen Art & Garden in 2011, 2013 and see below for more on this, and also 2017.
I 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.”
– Jenny Whiteside, April 2008
Sculptures in limestone, sandstone and bluestone
Matt Baird is an artist, designer, musician from Torquay.
Tony Barnes makes quality studio pottery. He has made a living as a potter for over thirty years, working from his Moonshine Pottery in Malmsbury, Victoria.
We have just received pots from Beechworth master potters Judy & Ric Pierce in a glaze inspired by the long dusty roads in Outback Australia. As well as their usual glazes
For the past few years Raine has been exhibiting her work in the Bolin Bolin gallery gallery, sometimes as part of the Box Hill Clayworkers, and in the Bulleen Art & Garden shop.
Raine works both with clay sculpture, pottery, or basket weaving, often combing the media. Her work is bright varied and original.
Jenny Steiner graduated in Interior Design at RMIT. She became involved in graphics and followed a career in Market Communications in the Computer industry for 9 years. In 1988 she established and ran her own graphic design studio with work focusing on the corporate market.
Olive is a versatile ceramic sculptor who makes lively and humorous ceramic sculptures.
Liz makes artwork on paper and canvas and is an award-winning artist and author.
Lyn 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.
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.
By 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.
Ceramic 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.
I 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
I 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.”
- Runs one and a half day workshops at Bulleen Art & Garden
- Exhibits in the Bolin Bolin Gallery
- Sells work in the Bulleen Art & Garden shop.
Jeanette has been giving basket workshops at Bulleen Art & Garden for a number of years, as well as selling and exhibiting her work here.
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.
Robyn Stewardson, Focus on art, spends lots of time looking for kitchen ware to make up her distictive owl family. They all have their appropriate names, and serial numbers.