Ollie Ayrton - The Wizard of Oz

Last Days! | Ollie Ayrton | The Wizard Of Oz

Ollie Ayrton – Last Week!

Ollie Ayrton has his amazing sculptures on exhibit in Gallery One. For The Wizard of Oz fans it’s a must see!

 

An emerging artist who lives and works in Canberra, Ollie trained at the ANU School of Art from 2008 to 2001. He is currently an artist and tenant at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA).

This exhibition will be the artists’ first solo show.

“For over 75 years this story has given faithful service to the Young at Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion”. – Ollie

 

 

The artist has worked with life models to create truly lifelike characters inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It is the culmination of two years of highly disciplined and rigorous work.

This truly striking display of works is something 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!

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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