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Simone Lyon

SIMONE LYON

Sculptor

Simone has worked as a professional artist for more than 30 years. She was awarded a 1st class honours degree in fine art, specialising in ceramics, from London University in 1979. Since then has had studios in London, Edinburgh and Liguria in Italy. She has exhibited her work widely in Europe and also in America. For the last four years she has been living and working in South Australia where she exhibits in several galleries.

Simone`s work has evolved over the years, partly in response to the different locations in which she has lived. Her sculpture is mainly figurative although not always realistic; capturing the way people move and interact.

Exhibitions

1980-2006 47 Solo and group exhibitions in the UK while living and working in Scotland

2006-2015 4 Solo and group exhibitions in Italy while living and working near Milan

 

Important Exhibitions:

1979 British Council sponsored participant, International Symposium, Yugoslavia and subsequent Exhibitions in Belgrade and Hungary.

1989 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1990 Broughton Castle, Scottish Borders. Solo Exhibition

1991 Natural History Museum, Tring Solo exhibition

1994 Winston Salam, N. Carolina, USA. Solo exhibition.

1999 Turm Galarie, Bonn, Germany. Solo exhibition.

2001 Grace Garden Gallery, Carlisle. Solo Exhibition.

2006 Strathearn Gallery, Crief Solo Exhibition

2011 Convivio Artistico Lodi, Italy. Solo Watercolour Exhibition

2012 Il Gattino, Lodi, Italy. Solo Watercolour Exhibition

2013 La Grazia, Liguria, Italy . Four Sculptors

2014 Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

2016 The Strand Gallery, Port Elliot, SA

2017 Signal Point, Goolwa, SA. Two artist collaboration

2018 Chancery Lane Gallery, Adelaide. Solo Exhibition

         Barossa Regional Gallery, SA. Solo Exhibition

2019 The Fleurieu Arthouse,SA Solo Exhibition

Member of the T`Arts collective, Adelaide.

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Stephen Cornwell

STEPHEN CORNWELL

Stephen has been involved with visual arts virtually the whole of his life. After graduating with degrees in Visual arts and Education in Newcastle, Stephen spent several years teaching before making the move to being a self employed full time graphic designer. And thats how its been for the past 30+ years.

The last 25 years have been spent in Adelaide primarily as the Creative Director of an Ad and Design Agency that he established with his Director partner (Cate) in North Adelaide some 20 years ago. Very recently Stephen has invested a lot of time in developing his digital artwork that had previously taken a back seat to demanding clients and commercial deadlines.

“It’s nice to spend time developing concepts and images for myself for a change. I like to diversify a bit with works on canvas as well as digital works on paper but for the first time, this year, I’ve really focussed on developing my digital works and building my Living Wallpaper theme which is more playful and has an interesting backstory based on a travel experience I had in New Zealand. 

I’m looking forward to expanding the series which has already grown to include some twenty pieces”. 

Each of Stephens digital images is produced as a limited edition with intergenerational archival media. 

With regard to creative process…

“Each piece is loosely based on the backstory theme and compiled from a diverse range of resources. The most regular resources come from personal texture photographs such as plumbing, wall vents, lamps, power points etc, plus wildlife, landscape and environment shots taken by my son James, as well as stock library resource images (purchased over the last two decades for commercial use by my Ad agency) as well as Public Domain product images and historical photos. 

I modify, manipulate and merge these elements in photoshop with manufactured seamless textures and patterns, combined with completely rebuilt objects and creatures such as the marine iguana which I created from 9 different resources adding applied photoshop illustration & texturing. The “thylacine purse” is another example of an item created entirely in Photoshop. Some artworks are as many as 180 layers deep with varying degrease of transparency inclusive of lighting and shadow effects in order to create the final version” 

It can be a long time completing a series piece. I often jump from one to another and some remain unresolved for many weeks before Im happy with the final assemblage. Quite a few concepts never make it but are usually saved as future resources."

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Roy Brammer

ROY BRAMMER

Born in the UK, moved to Australia in 1974 and settling in SA, eventually moving to Goolwa in 2002.

I have always as long as I can remember enjoyed painting and drawing. After working in oils and acrylics for a number of years I discovered the joys and unpredictability of watercolour. The paint almost seems alive as it moves, mixes and changes on the paper in front of your eyes. You let it do its own thing as much as possible and that can lead to some happy accidents.

Perhaps only another watercolour painter will understand what I am talking about when I say that.

I try to convey to someone looking at my work an emotion. Passion, tranquillity, tension, drama. The painting has to say something to the viewer.

 I am mainly self-taught although I have attended numerus courses during my painting career and the one thing about painting is you are always learning. Trying to find better ways to do things, not being too precious about your work. You have to take risks, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t.

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Alison Halliday

ALISON HALLIDAY

Alison was born in Adelaide into a creative family of musicians and artists.  As a child she would draw on any paper she could find and her father, an engineering draughtsman, would bring home large rolls of discarded mechanical drawings on which his children could draw on the back.

In secondary school, given subject options, Alison always chose the course which offered Art and her first ‘commission’ was in her final year to design and paint a large semicircular panel on the landing of a staircase leading to the second floor of the high school.

She was awarded a Leaving Teaching Scholarship and subsequently studied at the SA School of Art and Western Teachers College (now part of UniSA) for three years.

Alison taught Visual Arts in various secondary public and private city and country schools, which extended over a period of twenty eight years.  She taught predominantly drawing, painting, design, lettering, print-making, ceramics, sculpture and some batik, leatherwork, weaving and jewellery.

In between those years Alison spent two years travelling and working around the world.  This included designing leather coats in Istanbul for a small leather shop and in London seeking out publishers to print  a children’s story book called ‘Bartimaeus’ which she had illustrated in her spare time before leaving Australia.

Whilst teaching at Faith Lutheran College Alison took the opportunity of participating in the College musicals performed in the professionally appointed Brenton Langbein Theatre as Scenic Artist from 1998.  She was the chief Scenic Artist for all their musical productions since the theatre was opened. 

Under her direction at Faith College as a teacher of Visual Arts or as Scenic Artist, Alison has mentored students who have subsequently followed professions in art-house film making, dress designing, set designing, or as professional artists or art teachers.

The experience of reproducing art works on a large scale in the theatre gave Alison the expertise to accept the offer in 2014 of designing and painting the 150th Springton Anniversary Artwork measuring 12 x 3 metres, funded by  Country Arts, the Barossa Council and the Springton Progress Association.  She collaborated with sculptor Trent Manning who applied the metal elements included in the mural design.  Local volunteers assisted in the painting of the art work as well as some selected Springton Primary School students.

Since her official retirement from Faith College in 2011 Alison has continued to actively pursue her own art work full time, in mainly acrylic and oil painting, including some collage. Most of her artworks aim to make a statement by using symbolism.  Her work is stylized and basically representational and she enjoys linking lines and shapes which are emphasised by strong textures and colour.

Alison’s art works can be found in Canberra, Wollongong, Washington DC, Sheffield, London and Zurich, Switzerland.

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Jen Kirwan

Photographic Works

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