Feature Artist | Ian “SPIKE” Farrawell

 

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Ian "SPIKE" FarrawellArtist Feature | Ian “SPIKE” Farrawell

I am an artist from Canberra, Australia who specialises in printmaking and bookbinding.

I was introduced to linocut printing and bookbinding around 2009; I loved it straight away.

GALLIPOLI LINOCUT PRINT © IAN SPIKE FARRAWELL

 

Although I favour working with linocut prints, I also enjoy experimenting with other mediums such as Dry point etchings, Collographs and Eco prints. My print making process mainly involves the use Silkcut lino and old book presses in my studio.

 

WIP © IAN "SPIKE" FARRAWELL

WIP © IAN “SPIKE” FARRAWELL

 

I have a love of old books and book illustrations which influence my works. I also take inspiration from ordinary life and people going about their day to day jobs. Architecture, urban scenery and the countryside are another part of life that inspires my work.

 

BOOK BINDING BY IAN "SPIKE" FARRAWELL

BOOK BINDING BY IAN “SPIKE” FARRAWELL

 

I am a mostly self taught artist and I have completed both print making and book binding workshops.

 

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I have exhibited my works in Canberra and surrounds since I started printmaking and have works in private collections in Australia and overseas.

 

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Photo Credit: Michelle Kroll | AHCPHOTO

 

Ian is also known as PrintBookSpike and you can find more of his fantastic Lino Prints alongside his wonderful hand bound books in the Cafe Gallery and SHOP section of the Strathnairn Arts Homestead Gallery, in Holt, Belconnen.

To follow Ian -PrintBookSpike, you can find him on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook.

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4

 

 

 

 

 

You Are Invited! | Ephemeral Alchemy 2 – Shifting Boundaries | Robyn Diener | Ilona Lasmanis | Jan Ward

Ephemeral Alchemy 2 – Shifting Boundaries | Robyn Diener | Ilona Lasmanis | Jan Ward |

You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of Ephemeral 2 – Shifting Boundaries – an exhibition of paintings, etchings, mono prints, mixed media and textile art by Ilona Lasmanis, Robyn Diener & Jan Ward.
 
Shifting Boundaries is the second exhibition at the Homestead Gallery of the art work of Robyn Diener, Textile artist, Ilona Lasmanis, Printmaker and Jan Ward, Watercolour and Mixed Media artist. All three artists have brought a thoughtful scrutiny of the Australian environment and landscape to this exhibition.

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One, Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 3 – 27 November 2016

Official Opening:  Jo Hollier, renowned Artist and Print maker, Saturday November 5, 2016, 4pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

You Are Invited! | Metamorphosis | Strathnairn Arts Members Exhibition

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Strathnairn Arts Members will be exhibiting work in the Woolshed Gallery in a variety of media, including ceramics, glass, print, mixed media, oil on canvas and sculpture.

Strathnairn is picturesquely located among vineyards and fields.

This rural haven is the home of a busy arts association, Gallery and retail outlet, as well as a number of artists’ studios.

Strathnairn Arts Association performs an integral role in the arts, cultural life and history of the area.

You are Invited!

Where: The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  October 27 – Nov 20

Official Opening:  Saturday October 29, 2016,  4pm, by Consultant Curator, Arts Writer, Art Hostorian, Arts & Heritage Advisor, Peter Haynes.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

You Are Invited! | Terrene | Albert Yonathon Setyawan | International Artist in Residence

Terrene | Albert Yonathon Setyawan

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Please join us for the Opening of Terrene, an Exhibition by Albert Yonathon Setyawan which showcases a culmination of his artist in residence program at Strathnairn Arts.

There will be a preformative installation at the official opening from 4:30 pm & everyone is invited to participate.

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Date: 20 – 29 October

Official Opening:  Saturday October 22, 2016,  4pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

Barton Estate Drawing Prize | Gallery Two

The Barton Estate Drawing Prize – Now Showing!

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Come and view this years entries to the 2016 Barton Estate Drawing Prize.

This new prize to the Canberra Art Calendar is to be blind judged by Michael Winters and Dira Horne.

Official Awarding Saturday October 29 at 12pm. The Exhibition runs until October 30, 2016.

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

Gallery One – One Week Only!

 

One Week Only in Gallery One!

Showcasing three artists for this weekend only.

Gallery one at Strathnairn Arts Gallery holds Mixed Media Art in various presentation styles on canvas, silk or masks.

Works on Exhibit include Mixed Media works by Eryka Garbutt, Hellen O’Sullivan, and Joan James.

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

Last Days! | Keeping Company | Fogarty – Osmotherly – Witherdin

Keeping Company – Last Days!

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The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts

This is the last weekend to view Keeping Company in The Woolshed Gallery.

Three well respected Canberra based artists; Kylie Fogarty, Carole Osmotherly and Judy Witherdin are to exhibit together in an exhibition of silk paintings, glass art and works on paper at The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts, Holt.

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Whilst the art practices of each artist differ, the complimentary nature of their work when exhibited together has resulted in a number of acclaimed exhibitions throughout the Canberra region.

Together again the trio are delighted to be exhibiting their works in the rustic setting of the Woolshed Gallery at Strathnairn Arts.

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Last Days!

Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open 10am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday. All Welcome!

** DUE TO THE WET WEATHER AND WET GROUNDS, VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO ACCESS THE WOOLSHED GALLERY VIA THE ROAD.

Keeping Company Exhibition - Fogarty - Osmotherly - Witherdin

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

Last Days! | Anthology 2 | Fibre Basket Makers of ACT

 

LAST WEEKNED1 | ANTHOLOGY 2 | FIBRE MAKERS OF ACT EXHIBITION | GALLERY 2

The Fibre Basket Makers of the ACT are an informal special interest group that have been meeting each month to share materials, skills & ideas for more than ten years. Works created for Anthology 2 reflect the individuals’ interests, experience & personal aesthetics.

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New members are welcome & basket making workshops are arranged in response to interest.

This is an exhibition not to be missed!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

Meet The Artists | Keeping Company at The Woolshed Gallery

Keeping Company Exhibition at The Woolshed Gallery

 

Meet The Artists At The Woolshed Gallery this weekend!

Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating the opening of Keeping Company in The Woolshed Gallery. The Exhibition was opened by Jo Hollier last Saturday. Although the weather was turbulent, many were warmed by the fire in the Woolshed Gallery.

Artists Kylie Fogarty, Carole Osmotherly and Judy Witherdin are exhibiting Silk Paintings, Glass Art and Works on Paper.

Due to Interest in the Keeping Company Exhibition – Strathnairn Arts Gallery will be hosting a Meet The Artists, 2pm this Saturday October 8, 2016 in The Woolshed Gallery.

Please note: Due to the wet weather the grounds have become very soft and wet underfoot. For this reason, visitors are welcome to drive up to The Woolshed Gallery. 

Free Entry, All Welcome.

For any enquiries please email info@strathnairn.com.au

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

 

 

Last Call For Entries | Barton Estate Drawing Prize

2016 Barton Estate Drawing Prize

2016 Barton Estate Drawing Prize

Last Call For Entries to The Barton Estate Drawing Prize

It’s not too late to enter the 2016 Barton Estate Drawing Prize.

This new prize to the Canberra Art Calendar is to be blind judged by Michael Winters and Dira Horne.

Entries close this Sunday October 9, 2016.

To enter this year’s Barton Estate Drawing Prize, please complete the Entry form which you can find by clicking on this link:

http://www.strathnairn.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Barton-Estate-Drawing-Prize-Exhibition-Entry-Form-2016.pdf

For any enquiries please email info@strathnairn.com.au

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!