PlusOneExhibitionArtEstGallery        Art Month Sydney 2012

In conjunction with Art Month Sydney, Art Est. Gallery is pleased to present Plus One from 1 March 2012 to 30 March 2012

Plus One curated by Lisa Woolfe

Plus One could have easily been named “Six Degrees of Separation”.  Curator Lisa Woolfe invited 12 artists whose work she admires to exhibit their work at Art Est. Gallery in Leichhardt during Art Month Sydney.  The catch:  she asked each of the 12 to invite an artist whose work they admired to exhibit along with them.    It turns out many of the artists know each other or know of each other having crossed paths at various art schools, through shared studio spaces, or just out and about in Sydney’s tight knit art scene.

The exhibiting artists’ work spans a range of disciplines and includes constructivist inspired sculptural forms, through to installation and back to paintings and paper based works.   Some of the invited artists chose to collaborate with their “Plus One”.   Painter and printmaker Marion Chapman collaborates with poet Jayne Chapman, digital and mixed media artist Jenni Barrand collaborates with fashion stylist and singer/songwriter Di Barrand and painter Julie Brockbank collaborates with textile artist Leanne Cutler.

Plus One promises to be a dynamic and surprising exhibition featuring work by artists including Renuka Fernando, Jenni Barrand, Di Barrand, Marion Chapman, Jayne Chapman, Jan Handel, Jane Lush, Jennie Pry, April White, Terri Tang, Ying Ying Chen, Thea Weiss, Cyndi Freiman, Nicola Hill, Megan Dawes, Qianwen Xie, Qingwen Liu, Dinah Johanson, Mary Van den Berk, Julie Brockbank, Leanne Cutler, Daniela Meier Mears, Janiece Irvine, Erez Ben-Or , and 2011 Dobell Prize finalist Alexandra Byrne.

Exhibition Dates: 1 to 31 March

Opening drinks with the artist in the Gallery on Thursday 15 March 6-8pm. Free entry.

In conjunction with this exhibition and Art Month Sydney, Art Est. Art School will run FREE drawing and painting workshops on 4 March 2012 from 10am until 2pm.  Registration is essential.  Click here for more information and registration details.





Leichhardt Open Studio Trail 2012

Art Est. Gallery is pleased to take part in LOST Leichhardt Open Studio Trail. 


ART MONTH SYDNEY WONDERFUL WEEKEND WORKSHOPS click here for registration information.

Nicola Hill Sculpture

Nicola Hill 'Taranis' (assemblage)

Marion Chapman Detail Fuschias Etching

Marion Chapman 'Fuchsia' (detail) (etching on white soft paper)

Renuka Fernando Driving the Gibb River Road Charcoal on Paper

Renuka Fernando 'Driving the Gibb River Road'(charcoal on paper)

Alexandra Byrne Dobell Prize Finalist 2011

Alexandra Byrne [DETAIL] Gear swarf and dross [double joint rack n pin ya] (ink pastel and charcoal on paper

Jan Handel Hill Slice I

Jan Handel 'Hill Slice I' (oil on canvas)

Dinah Johanson Walking Tree

Dinah Johanson 'Walking Tree' (etching)

Jennie Pry Sandford

Jennie Pry 'Sandford' (mixed media on paper)

Terri Tang World Within

Terri Tang 'World Within' (etching)

Mary van den Berk Woman Sewing detail

Mary van den Berk [DETAIL] 'Woman Sewing' (oil on linen)