Meet artist Michelle Zuccolo
Late last year, Bayside Gallery and the local art community were delighted at the news that Bayside artist Michelle Zuccolo had won the Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize with her self-portrait Augury. Awarded by artist Prudence Flint, Michelle's painting was selected from over 250 entries submitted from across Australia and overseas. Michelle has been a finalist for several art prizes including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the British Portrait Award and the Bayside Acquisitive Art Award.
Bayside Gallery asked Michelle about her disciplined studio practice and tips for aspiring artists.
Meet ceramicist Jill Symes
Earlier this year, Jill Symes was selected to be part of the Bayside Gallery’s annual exhibition Bayside Local which explored the theme of journey and discoveries.
Her ceramic installation ‘Pinched’ was a response to Jill’s journeys to the Australian outback which is a never-ending source of inspiration for her own practice.
Living and working in the Bayside environment of sea, bush and foreshore, keeps Jill connected to her love of the Australian landscape and provides a continuous resource for creativity.
Bayside Gallery asked Jill about her practice and how she remains connected and inspired to the Bayside environment in daily life through the medium of clay.
Meet printmaker Lisa Sewards
Professional printmaker and local Bayside artist, Lisa Sewards, was featured at this year’s exhibition Bayside Local: journeys and discoveries where her stunning intaglio etchings were showcased. Working from her vintage warehouse studio in Highett, Lisa experiments with solar plate printing, which through process and creation have become a journey of discovery. Her inspiration is drawn from her family history, books and engaging with the community.
Bayside Gallery recently asked Lisa Sewards some questions about her studio practice and life as an artist.
Meet artist Gregory Alexander
Gregory Alexander's recent works are painted en plein air and feature iconic sites around Bayside including Ricketts Point and Green Point in Brighton. Gregory is interested in depicting his immediate locale and recording how the landscape transforms over several months as a result of changes in weather and light. This process of documentation provides local audiences with a unique insight into the subtle changes that occur throughout the year along the foreshore and coastal area of Bayside.
Bayside Gallery recently asked Gregory Alexander some questions about his art practice and his engagement with the beauty of the Bayside environment and its community.
Gregory Alexander has created a fun workshop 'Recording observation of colour caused by light and weather' which is suitable for all ages. Please download by clicking on the link below. We would love to see your creations from this activity, please share them on Instagram and tag Bayside Gallery (@baysidegallery) and use the hashtag #baysidegalleryartactivity
Workshop activity (PDF, 787.82KB)
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