Wednesday, 10 March 2021

EARTH Art Exhibition

No matter who we are, no matter where we are, we have one thing in common, Earth. It is what we walk on, it is what feeds us. The earth feeds us with the food we find and grow, it feeds our psych and soul. When you live in the landscape as we do in the country, you see and feel it, you smell and hear it. It nourishes our bodies and our minds.
The ground we walk on here in central NSW, the landscape that surrounds us, the climate, the weather is what makes local art unique. There is an inextricable bond to the landscape that artists express through their art and CCC artists express this in their many disciplines.
In paintings inspired by landscape, colour and texture, photographs that capture a moment of time, digital art combining landscape and imagination, weavings using local or found materials, pottery created in the textures of the landscape, glass works glistening with the colours of the seasons. 

This exhibition of works explores the CCC artists experience and engagement with their surroundings. The landscape we live in, here in the central west of NSW informs our every day, through each phase of the moon, each turning of the earth. We have what is rare in Australia, here in Orange we have the four seasons. Seasons changing and challenging us, like the fires of 2019, and the viral invasion of our earth in 2020. The ecological crisis of the earth and the worldwide economic crisis of covid, this environment is experienced and imagined by our artists and expressed in their art.
We are a group based in country Australia, yet connected to everyone here on earth, technology does that. Strangely Covid has brought everyone on earth a little closer together. Because right now we are all going through the same thing: covid, climate change, economic crisis and a sense of ecological crisis, all of our own making.
The CCC bunch love the adventure of living in Orange, the drenching colours of autumn, the gentleness of Spring after winter’s monochromatic beauty the bounty that our earth produces and as a bonus we get a free trip around the Sun, every year.

art by Jolanta Nejman

art by Margot Huebner      



Here's the back of our flyer which shows you where in Orange our PoP uP gallery is:

Monday, 1 March 2021

The Here and Now local artists' exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery

 We are very lucky to have a regional gallery that supports local talent. 

The Orange Regional Gallery (ORG) has just taken down a wonderful exhibition of local artists' work. The talent in the regions is phenomenal. If you haven't had time to have a look I've made a little movie for you. 

It will be a while before our ORG opens again, but when it does, boy! it will be bigger and more wonderful than ever before! The renovations have already begun outside, can't wait for the finish!

Monday, 8 February 2021

In the studio of Margot Huebner

Margot is a vital part of Colour City Creatives. With a studio at her country home she is an accomplished artist we are proud to have as a member. Her gentle soul speaks through her art and the depth seen in her work is the mirror of her life's experiences.
The harmony of colour, gentle yet vibrant, the textures that hint at the complex thought put into her work are all part of a body of work only an artist of many decades of experience can capture. See more of her wonderful work at the next CCC group exhibiton we'll be holding during the Orange FOOD festival.


Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings

 We have had a very interesting year, along with the rest of the world. 

But as 2021 approaches may we wish all who are connected to CCC and those who love what we do a bright and happy season and the coming year too.

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Only Tommorow Left!

Only tomorrow left to snuffle a super gift for that someone special in your life. This Christmas give a gift made with love to those you love.

Colour City Creatives aka Orange's local artists have made some beautiful things for Christmas giving.

Handmade Christmas exhibition closes tomorrow 13 December. It's at 49-52 Peisley Street Orange, in our PopUP exhibition space at the old Silmac building. Open from 10 am - 3 pm. Have a look at these beauties:

4 different tea-towel or dishcloth as named in America, these very Orange centric by Jolanta Nejman

a little bit of magic imagination created by Heather Dunn

the magic of macrame through the hands of master weaver, Lanny Mackenzie

greeting cards by Jenny Davidson, gift tags and linoblock printed cards by Jolanta Nejman

a little bit of art you can wear in the gorgeous material of glass, created by Kimberley Ivory

a weaving selection of perfectly crafted, practical, colourful woven creations by Lanny Mackenzie

the colours and patterns, the selection of found materials so beautifully woven by Lanny Mackenzie

Christmas tree decorations and trinket dishes creted in glass, by Kimberley Ivory

glass art by Kimberley Ivory

Ah, so very beautiful and intricate patterning in this glass creation by Kimberley Ivory

unique glass Christmas tree decorations, such gorgeousness by Kimberley Ivory

Jude Keogh's beautiful, tactile and practical creations in clay

Some more of Jude Keogh's beautiful, tactile and practical creations in clay

one of the 100% linen tea towels, silk screen printed in Australia and created by Jolanta Nejman

"Celestial Lights" created from Electrolux plastic purgings, by Philip Salmon

Friday, 11 December 2020

Handmade Christmas Exhibition

 We are on our second day of the Handmade Christmas exhibition but there's still till 3pm on Sunday 13 December to come to the old Silmac building at 49 - 52 Peisley Street Orange to buy some original, unique, beautiful gifts created by the talented CCC artists so you can give the ones you love a gift touched by human hand and infused with creativity.

We're open from 10am until 3pm and all works are very reasonably priced, even the paintings are under $200!

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Exhibition exhibition

 No sooner did Alive and Creating exhibition finish and we were off again joining other artists of Orange in a group exhibition! Now we're getting ready for our Christmas exhibition, but more of that in the next post.

The exhibition in the Summer Centre, Orange at 88 Summer Street started 28 November and is going on for around a month. It is a collective exhibition of artists, representing a number of art groups in the Orange and Central West of NSW area. Open Wednesday  to Sunday 10am to 4pm, go and see the beautiful array of creativity this area has to offer.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Last week of Covid inspired exhibition

Next Thursday 29 October starts the last 4 days of the CCC Alive and Creating Contemporary group exhibition, the last day is 1 November.
Get to the old Silmac building on 49 - 52 Peisley Street. Open from 10 am to 3 pm and on roster are the exhibiting artists, ready for a chat :)
The PopUp exhibition will bring a healthy dose of colour and creativity to your day. So go see some art live and maybe take some local creativity home with you.

Monday, 19 October 2020

"Alive And Creating" contemporary group popUP exhibition is ON!

 We got the OK and got to work. 

Within a week the CCC crew managed to clean, and curate an exhibition, wow! what a well oiled machine we are :)

Well what we really are, are a bunch of artists who love what we do and want to share it. The world is just a tad tedious with all this Covid thing so we're bringing colour to everyone's life. If you can't make it to the old Silmac building at 49 - 52 Peisley Street, just past the Gardiner Road intersection, have a look at our little viedo. 

But if you do want to come and see art LIVE we're open until 1 November, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Friday, 25 September 2020

Back to Kandos to pack up

The "Alive and Creating" contemporary art exhibition by Colour City Creatives artists is finishing this Saturday 26 September and on Monday we're heading to Kandos WayOut Artspace to take our beauty down and back home to Orange.

If you haven't been to Kandos it's a very beautiful town with a fabulous Cementa art festival every 2 years and a gorgeous Museum. Gorgeous because of the volunteers who are funny, friendly, knowledgeable and so worth having a chat with. 


Thursday, 3 September 2020

Alive and Creating group exhibition @ WayOut ArtSpace Kandos

A group of Colour City Creatives did a road trip to Kandos to put up their "Alive And Creating" contemporary group exhibition in the WayOut ArtSpace.  While in Kandos do explore the Kandos Museum, manned by the loveliest and most knowledgeable locals.

The exhibition runs 3 - 26 September, every Thursday - Saturday 10am - 2pm. 

WayOut Art Space is at 71 Angus Avenue, Kandos NSW in a beautiful big yellow building.

Colour City Creatives contemporary art group are regionally located, world-wide connected and they want everyone to see art live and in full colour. They are taking the joy of seeing art live to the people. Going to a gallery is safe, boosts our immunity and  enriches your imagination. Take a little road trip interstate to Kandos, see beautiful countryside, green from recent rains and escape the isolation Covid-19 forced upon us. You will get some good country colour therapy with a dose of contemporary art by a group of passionate artists from Orange.  

Let’s banish the covid blues and fill our lives with colour again… while still maintaining distance.