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.

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Our Artists, part 3 - Aileen Francis

Part of the respected and admired group Rouge Sculptors, Aileen Francis was one of the founding members of Colour City Creatives. Our first treasurer and long time committee member Aileen's background as a scientist, has served her well in the precision she applies to her sculpture work and the perspective science has given her. Her imagination is three dimensional, her creativity and exploration of materials in combination with her three dimensional imagination shows in the shapes that emerge from her home studio. 

When she had a studio at our barracks building it was used for the initial process of sketching and imagining. Sometimes a maquette would be made but the bulk of the work was fashioned in her home studio. Science infuses her art. She loves to work in stone and metal for their physicality and touch, though paper is used often and really, any material that can help express her ideas. Ideas that are full of thought, rhythm the play of planes, shadows and texture.

Saturday 27 June 2020

Our Artists part 2 - Beverley Duncan

For our next featured artists may I introduce you to the work of Beverly Duncan, she's one of our most devoted members, with Colour City Creatives since the start, Bev is a creative dynamo. An experimenter and fearlessly expressive, her work has the gentleness of her beautiful soul and the technique of someone who has been painting and learning for all her life. She can do still life, portraits, abstract, landscape. Acrylic or watercolour, studio or plain aire, she is equally comfortable and creative no matter what is thrown her way.
a couple of Bev's works hanging on our Barracks corridor wall

the studio of Bev's wonderful creativity

Wednesday 3 June 2020

our artists

Over the 11 years Colour City Creatives has been going we've had many artists, at a rough count we've had over 80 different members. Some like Bev Duncan have been with the group right from the start, some join us and then life takes them away, like Ella Zeitsev who moved to Tassie.
All unique, all wonderful creatives, experimenters who might paint with coffee, or a fabric artist who created an artistic statement using items women hide from view, like the contraceptive pill as part of embellishment for wearable art.

Let's have a look at a few of our family, ones that were with us and ones that are with us still.
Not all at once of course, it would be too overwhelming. A little focus is a good thing.

Best place to start is at the beginning, with our founder, Aida Pottinger.
Aida now has a studio at home, a beautiful home in Millthorpe she has nurtured and created to showcase her vast creativity and joy of life. If you live in this area you know how special Millthorpe is, if you plan to visit the Central West of NSW, Millthorpe is a village you must visit and if you're lucky you might bump into not only Aida, but other artists too, like Kathryn Master, enjoy wonderful restaurants and history in every street. And their museum is a must for the whole family.

Friday 15 May 2020

helping each other with online classes

What do you do when you can no longer teach face to face, what can you do?
Well, of course your Colour City Creatives family comes to the rescue. We're such a fab group of varied talents. So when our Lanny Mackenzie, the so very excellent weaver and exceptional teacher had the idea to do online classes, our very excellent Salmon Flathead super duo came to the rescue!
John Dory (aka Flathead) and Phil Salmon (aka all round amazing guy) swam over to keep Lanny's dream afloat. Filming is not a quick process, but good things do take time.
So far 2 classes in the can, but that is only the second step after many days of planning and rehearsals. Now, some or maybe quite some time will be spent in the editing suite but the show's on the road people :)
Here's some pics to pique your interest.
Here's to team work and friendship :)

Wednesday 29 April 2020

The way we were

If you don't go to our Facebook page you would have missed a little movie made from photos taken in 2012.
At that time the railway precinct was only occupied by Colour City Creatives.

Since then the Lachlan Railway Preservation Society have taken the remainder of the area and have grand plans. Have a look on their website:
"Lachlan Valley Railway are ready to head to Orange East Fork Depot to create a new operating base in the Central West. From the new base we can expand our operations in the Central West with more diesel, steam and railmotor tours."

Wednesday 22 April 2020

a little Autumn tidy

Phil and Jola went to the Barracks again, this time to do a little clean up outside. Jola did a rose trim and a little weeding which took all of half an hour while Phil spent 3 hours mowing the grass! 
Next on the task list is some whipper-snipping! 
For him that is..... she's going to continue doing some art in the studio :)