Nursery Rhymes is an exhibition inspired by the dark point of reference of traditional nursery rhymes. It is an exhibition featuring a group of creatives that have chosen one nursery rhyme. Each creative built their art work around the nursery rhyme, in their chosen medium, to showcase their signature style.
Each of the participants in the exhibition arrive from a wide range of disciplines, from art and illustration to graphics and apparel within the creative industry. Many of the artists are multi-disciplinary and have had group and solo exhibitions of their work and have had their work emblazoned across tee-shirts, banners, books and magazines.
This exhibition at Urban Cow Gallery gave each of the artists an opportunity to demonstrate their creative passion in any way they chose, creating an exhibition of awe inspiring beauty, colour, sinuous line work, and textures, whilst expressing the creative vision of each of the participants. To have such a diverse range of artists with distinct styles, interests, view points and focus, each creating a piece to be held together by the concept of a nursery rhyme, makes for an interesting, visually challenging and inspiring exhibition.
Opening night: Wednesday January 5th 2011 || Time: 5:30pm
Urban Cow Gallery: 11 Frome Street, Adelaide || Exhibition runs to Jan 28th
The artists in the exhibition are: Anita Alcorn – Melanie Allen – Sam Barratt – Siobhán Boughton – Courtney Brims – Letitia Buchan – Peta Alannah Chigwidden – Jordan Clarke – Anna Creasy – Klaus Kinski – Milo Kossowski – Beci Orpin – Leith O’Malley – Elisa Mazzone – Suzanne McPherson – Anna Moretti – Naomi Murrell – Wendy Olsen – Lilly Piri – Nani Puspasari – Joshua Smith – Eugenia Tsimiklis – Ella Versteege – Bec Winnel – Sally Wren – Nancy Alice Wood.
EDIT: Photos from the show…
My piece, from the Nursery Rhyme ‘Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat’. Not particularly happy with how it turned out. It’s too pink! I do like the chair however!
‘Saint Morganna’ Soft pastel, coloured pencil, white china graph, white gel, makeup.
She is inspired by a photograph taken by the talented photographer and good friend, Morganna Magee, and by my affection for rodents… ‘Saint Morganna’ cares for and loves all creatures, especially the rejected ones.
Thank you to the lovely Morganna Magee for use of her image as my reference photo for this drawing!