A Sydney Flower Show
Art Month Sydney 08 - 30 March 2014
A Sydney Flower Show- Works in the flamboyant & subtle traditions of the Chelsea Flower Show and Canberra's Floriade. ...stunning blooms for the soul....
Featuring recent paintings in oils by emerging artist Ah Too Chew, as well as the more recognised Poppy and Orchid paintings of Graham Marchant, with the Earth Pastel drawings of Australian Bush by Greg Hansell, plus the delicate etchings of sometimes overlooked flowers of the Australian bush by Master Australian Printmaker, Edith Cowlishaw.
AhToo Chew has exhibited in over twenty Sydney finalist Award exhibitions and held her first Solo exhibition Stories from the Silk Road at TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst in 2010.
AhToo has been a Finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, The Paddington Art prize and The Mosman Art Prize.
She has exhibited as a finalist ten times in the Hunters Hill Art Prize including 2013, and finalist in The Waverley Art Prize including 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2001.
AhToo´s luscious oil paintings have been shown at Artsite Gallery since her work was first introduced to Artsite curators in 2012.
Edith Cowlishaw was born in Adelaide and from an early age was strongly influenced by her aunt, a botanist and lover of Australian wildflowers. This love has translated into her etchings of the Sydney bush.
Edith Cowlishaw has held more than thirty solo exhibitions in Brisbane, Newcastle, Maitland, Gosford, Sydney, Canberra and Hobart, as well as several joint exhibitions and many group exhibitions.
Edith has won many awards and her work is represented in the National Art Gallery, the private collection of the Japanese Royal Family, and in at least nine Regional Gallery Collections as well as public, corporate and private collections in Australia and internationally.
Greg Hansell has been a full-time artist since 1980 in the traditionalist or realist school of Australian painting.
His medium is pastel and he uses a combination of handmade earth pastels and Schmincke pastels. His Earth Pastels are hand-made.. from rocks and clays with no commercial pigment, binder or additive used in their manufacture. (Their) Permanence has been tested to the ultimate rating.
Greg has been a finalist twenty times in the Wynne and Archibald prizes and The Salon de Refuse. He was awarded a Centenary of Federation medal in 2001 for services to community arts.
Graham Marchant has had over twenty five solo and numerous group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
Graham is a painter of delicacy and detail. Poppies have been an obsession for the last twenty years and he has made the subject his own. The transparency of light, and the colour of the petals are extraordinary and so characteristic of his work that his recent exploration of the glass houses of Australia and Europe are a controlled riot of colour, pattern, and meticulously detailed shadow plays.
Graham Marchant is represented in public collections in Australia including, The National Gallery of Australia, LaTrobe University Collection; Art Bank; New Parliament House, Canberra; Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney, and Internationally.