A few weeks ago, Youthscape 2016 officially opened! I am so excited that I got to have my artworks in his fantastic exhibition! My works were two mixed media artworks maintaining a 'unfinished' style.
'The Italian Blend', 2016 - Pencil, Watercolour & Gouache
Firstly, my artwork titled 'The Italian Blend', is a depiction of classic palette of basil and tomatoes used in traditional mediterranean cooking. I was very excited with the 'completed' composition of this piece. The artwork itself is made up of layers of watercolour and coloured pencil, and then finally some detailing using Gouache.
My second artwork was completed using watercolour, pen, gouache and some coloured pencil. 'The Girl', is a depiction of classic beauty that we view in magazines or media images. The incomplete nature of the work was a way of testing the mediums and how they cooperate when layered. This was essentially a technical experimentation.
'The Girl', 2016 - Watercolour, pen, pencil & gouache
Although I didn't collect any awards in this years exhibition, the exhibition is still open from 10th June till the 12th July, and i highly encourage you to make your way into Adelaide and take a look at the amazing artworks on display. The exhibition is in the RSASA Gallery, on the corner of Kintore Ave and North Terrace.
I first discovered Youthscape last year at the RSASA gallery in Adelaide. I have been involved with the South Australian Society of the Arts and a few of its members and stumble across the entry form for this exhibition.
Youthscape is a free entry exhibition open to all creatives between the ages of 15 & 26. It gives young artists an opportunity to become involved in the creative industry and display their works in a professional exhibition environment.
After displaying two artwork last year within the exhibition, I was incredibly excited when I was approached to be a part of the planning committee for Youthscape 2016.
Youthscape entries for 2015 - 'In Shallow Waters' Watercolour Painting (Left), and 'You Found Me' Graphite Pencil Drawing (right)
In 2016 we are aiming to encourage as many young artists as possible to become involved. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to enter, professionally frame and finish, and exhibit within a prized exhibition. Thanks to many generous sponsors there is over $5,000 in prizes to be won! I am so excited to be working closely with a number of talented artists who are helping pull this exhibition together.
From left to right; Abbey Turner (myself) BA Education/Arts, MA Visual Arts & Creative Practice
Tserring Hanaford, BA Psychology, Grad Dip Art History : http://www.tseringhannaford.com.au
Imogen Ramsay, Visual Artist
Meaghan Coles, BA Visual Artis and professional Photographer: http://www.nowandthenphotography.com.au
Olivia Dryden, Jewellery maker and taxidermist: http://www.oliviadrydenjewellery.com
I am so lucky to be in the presence of such talented artists many of whom have fa more experience than I do within the arts industry! I am so looking forward to sharing the success of the exhibition with you all!
The exhibition itself runs form the 12 June till the 10th July 2016, at the RSASA Gallery, Corner of Kintore Ave and North Terrace, Adelaide.
The Characters of the Fleurieu 2016 Exhibition is officially open!
This is the third Biennial exhibition showcasing local and interstate artists and their depiction of the characters of the fleurieu. The artworks, as always are sensational! Many talented artists in one space showcasing different skills and concepts that make the Fleurieu the iconic region that it is.
My artwork 'Louise' is a depiction of local winemaker Louise Hemsley-Smith. The exhibition is open from the 18th April, till the 24th May 2016, Located at the Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, South Australia. Please, take some time to visit this exhibition and see the work by many talented local artists.
Pastel and Pencil on Pastel Paper
I have had the pleasure of knowing Louise and her wonderful family for a number of years now. Louise is the kind of person you can’t help but notice when you walk into a room. Her personality is fantastically bright, witty and commanding. Louise and her partner Joch run Battle of Bosworth Wines, and Spring Seed Wine Co. in Willunga; producing excellent wines and always sharing their passion with local and international visitors alike.
I decided to draw Louise when I realised I could rarely go far in the local community without hearing of her from one person, or another. Louise is involved in many different communities and takes pride in coming from the southern region.
In the artwork I have incorporated the wine bottle because; for myself and many others, Louise is as much a part of the branding as their logo. The berry toned background is symbolic of the wine region, and the use of vivid colours in Louise’s clothing and background is representative of her bright and loud personality. Louise is constantly busy, so I have twisted the composition of the piece to be off-centre; similar to the view many of us manage to snap of Louise as she runs around in her busy life!
Abbey is a qualified secondary school teacher and Completed her Masters in Visual Arts and Creative Practice in July 2017. She creates interesting and colourful artworks, not afraid to experiment with new subjects and ideas.