Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bloom

Autumn may be upon us but it's still nice to think of Spring as well.  Two new exhibitions open at The Light Factory Gallery  in Eltham tomorrow.  Bloom by printmaker Kate Hudson and Under the light by former court artist Lisa Nolan.  Hudson's work incorporating native flora is reminiscent of Australian war-time artist Margaret Preston with a slight art deco element to it.  Her designs grace the interiors of many Australian homes as well as bag and wallet collections for Catherine Manuell Design.
Flowering Gums by Kate Hudson, Bloom exhibition
Nolan specialises in quick drawing techniques and spent many years as main court artist for News Ltd working on some of Australia's largest and most notorious court cases.  Under the light is a major departure for Nolan from her previous life and showcases her beautiful paintings.  She has been painting since she was seven years old.
Red turban by Lisa Nolan, Under the light exhibition
Finally, if you're into houses and architecture like me, there are currently tours happening for the Napier Waller house (c.1922)  as part of Australian Heritage Week and the Home: Reframing Craft & Domesticity Exhibition at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe.  For bookings click here.

Nb. Miss Rosanna is The Light Factory Gallery's freelance PR consultant

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