Saturday, 15 April 2017

Winner of Palate 2 Palette FOOD Producers Portrait Exhibition

We counted all the votes, though not all our visitors voted we still had over 235 to count! And an outright winner emerged, chosen by our lovely visitors, the People's Choice inaugural Palate 2 Palette Food Producers Portrait Exhibition was won by Heather Dunn with her double entry.
She was presented her prize of $100 and a certificate of achievement at our social meeting last Thursday.
Congratulations Heather!
it was lovely to see the delight when Heather discovered she won the people's choice!

our president Phil Salmon presenting the winning artist with her certificate and prize


Heather Dunn, her certificate of achievement and her winning double prortrait of Chris Bavan

Monday, 10 April 2017

Thank you all Exhibiting artists

Thank you all our amazing, talented, wonderful, exhibiting artists, we had another extremely successful exhibition together, with on average 20 people a day for every day of the 9 day festival! After counting all the votes in the Palate 2 Palette portrait exhibition, we had over 235 who voted and we know some did not as they were in a hurry. Our sales were not too shabby either with the shop doing quite well. So if you haven't put anything in the shop, consider making something small and special as our visitors from out of town and from overseas always buy a little something to put in their suitcase..... sometimes a paining just won't fit :)

On the last day, Sunday, we had the first of what we hope will become a tradition, an end of exhibition wrap dinner. A pot luck dinner which for those who had the energy left to attend was fun and filled with delicious food, accompanied by mellow music provided by our always able president. Some of us were soooo tired but glad we made the effort! Our lovely Margot re-interpreted the dinner theme and gave us all a lovely surprise and a good laugh.... honestly, you had to be there!

The empty plates at the end of the table?
They were waiting for you!  :)


Friday, 17 March 2017

Photographic Workshops 2017

Vince Lovecchio is running a series of photography and photoshop workshops throughout 2017.
He's our shining light in being the energy force behind the Orange Youth Festival as well as being an extraordinary photographer and a really nice guy to boot!

Vince Lovecchio is a photographer based in Orange, NSW. He has won a Variety of National and International photography awards including the Prix de la Photographie Paris (2007), the International B&W Spider Awards (2005), International Photography Awards USA (2003), Australian Nikon/Panorama Photographer of the Year (1998) and the AGFA Trans-TasmanAward (1997). His work has been widely published and represented internationally at major photo conventions.

 Vince’s work has also featured in exhibitions including solo shows at Sydney & Melbourne Airports (1998) as well as group exhibitions including 'Trans-Endings' Lewis Morley Gallery (1998), Australian National Maritime Museum (1998), ‘Showcase’ Star Court Gallery (1999), 'The World is Round’ Los Angeles & New York (2000), 'Italiani Di Sydney' Museum of Sydney (2003), ‘ME NAM : Rivers’  NSW Parliament House ( 2003), Red Lens International Award exhibition  Dubbo (2006), National ‘Head On’ portrait prize finalist (2006), ‘Sydney Now’ New Photojournalism Museum of Sydney (2008), Freedom from Fear Exhibition, Customs House Sydney (2010), Quintessential Orange (2010), ‘Urban Dreaming’ Orange Regional Gallery (2012), (Headon) Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Regional Gallery (2013)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Tropics and the Fourth Wall

One of Colour City Creatives artists, Michael Carroll is rare. Bestowed with an enquiring mind, an adventurous spirit, with a deep love of nature, a passionate environmentalist, extremely creative and gifted with a rare sense of humour.
He is having an exhibition showing at Jayes Gallery, 33 Gidley Street, Molong,
with the official opening at 2.30 pm Sunday 26 March
He will be present at the opening, so come see the art and meet one of the region's uniquely talented artists.
25 March - 9 April 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017

FOOD Week festival Group Art Show, featuring “Palate To Palette” food producers portrait exhibition

Colour City Creatives Art Gallery and Studios is pleased to present a group exhibition of works featuring our exhibiting creatives. The FOOD Week festival group art show will run from March 31, 2017 - April 9, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday 1 April from 6 - 9 p.m. The exhibition will also feature  “Palate To Palette” food producers portrait exhibition in the Gore gallery.

Our tastes differ, be they food based or artistic. Palate To Palette exhibition plays on the word similarity by mixing the world of the people who create the food on our plates and for our palates, with the world of creatives who use their palettes to create the portraits displayed in the Gore Gallery.
The Group Show of participating exhibiting member artists are all local, their creative production feeds our imaginations. During FOOD Week festival put some colour and creativity on your plate, it’s free for the viewing at Colour City Creatives Art Gallery and Studios.

The Pottinger Gallery, corridor spaces on ground floor and first floor will showcase our exhibiting artists for who shape, colour and line are driving forces.
“Palate To Palette” food producers portrait exhibition features top local food producers captured by CCC’s top local artists and photographers.
Both exhibitions will run the entire FOOD Week festival. The artists will be present at the opening reception, Saturday, April 1 from 6 - 9 p.m. Gallery hours through the festival are from 10 am to 4 pm from 31 March - 9 April 2017.




Monday, 27 February 2017

Wild Women of Arkaroola PLUS, Exhibition 4-12 March

Colour City Creatives are proud to host, The Wild Women of Arkaroola PLUS group who are having an exhibition @ the Barracks starting 4 March and being gloriously open through to 12 March.
Spread the word cos this is an amazing exhibition!

The group are steered on a journey of artistic discovery by Joy Engelman who takes them on a spiritual and creative awakening to country, big, ancient and spectacular Arkaroola where they experience, learn, absorb and channel the energy of the land into art that whispers and hints at what few see, the real Australia.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Orange Banjo Paterson Festival - “Outback and Downunder” Australian Landscape Exhibition

We have started the process of getting ready for another amazing Banjo Paterson Poetry Festival. Our curating sub-committee and helpers: Margot, Aileen, Isabelle, Judy, Jude, Bev D, Gaye, Phil and Jola have had a planning meeting already, as some will be absent at that crucial time of hanging.
Publicity release has been sent out and posted, flyers have been designed and are at the printers. Aileen, Phil and Jola went to select and collect artwork from Gaye Claydon, Judy, Bev D and Jola did the curating for Dennis' work...... it's happening people.

Below is the publicity we sent out beginning of January:
Because Banjo Paterson was a wandering over the landscape kind of poet, a painter with words, the Colour City Creatives will focus on the beauty and wonder of the Australian landscape. Outback and all around us is country and we all feel the connection. As a group we would also like to honour and remember Dennis Claydon whose art was wonderfully Australian centric. Gorgeous coloured modern landscapes or cheeky statements on Australians in the landscape were Denis’ forte. With our large membership of over 50 creatives, in our two storey building housing 2 galleries and two levels of corridors as well as 12 working studios, be prepared for a visual feast of contemporary Australian art.

We'll have our opening night on the second festival day, Friday 17 February starting at 6 pm. So bring some food, bring some friends too :)  and when you deliver your art submissions for the exhibition don't forget to take some flyers and spread the word!

this is the flyer being printed for Banjo:

and we're re-printing our general flyer too:


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Our Shop has been moved

We've moved our shop to make use of the original area as another studio.
The shop is now just outside the Pottinger gallery and though there's still some work to be done it's looking great. Judy Kich was the driving force today with Jola and Iku helping.
Our usual Tuesday print and play session turned into a work session. We were lucky that the new shop is in the air conditioned part of the Barracks building as it was a real summer day in Orange!
We also put some artwork around in empty spots to make our monthly Farmers Market open day a good experience for out visitors.






Monday, 9 January 2017

New Year is here!

New Year is here and we'll start with some expected good news.
The Lachlan Valley Railway Society's lease of the rest of the railway precinct has started. Phil and I had the unexpected pleasure to meet the pioneering team start to clean their vast area. They have posted on their Facebook page about it and I'll share a link to their post on our Facebook page.


So we're going to have neighbours who will bring steam trains and eventually provide rides and hopefully give us more visitors. It will be good to have the area awaken from it's slumber :)