Daniel Delivers

Friday, September 20 – the date of the fundraising auction of 9 by 5 inch artworks at Edith Cowan University (ECU) – was fast approaching.  But, someone’s work was conspicuous in its absence.  The Art Partners team had nine completed 9 by 5s to offer up for auction, but there wasn’t a work by Daniel Marinovich.

Enter Rocheen

It was clear that the Art Partners auction experience would be richer with Daniel – a socially engaging and curious soul – in the mix.  He hadn’t been part of the 9 by 5 mini-workshop at Helen Seiver’s in July.  Thus, Rocheen Navarro was invited to facilitate a few sessions for Daniel so that he could produce some exhibition-ready work, including a 9 by 5.

Daniel’s Airplane

Daniel isn’t altogether unfamiliar with witnessing his artwork being auctioned.  Back in 2012, he was in Melbourne for the Rob McNamara Exhibition.  Over breakfast in a café, airplanes were the topic of discussion.  Helen Seiver laid out a few serviettes and pulled out a black marker from her handbag.  She invited Daniel to draw the airplane that the Art Partners quartet had flown on from Perth.  Daniel produced a bold, black and white contour drawing that Helen photographed in situ.  Prints were then developed and framed.  One was exhibited that year in the As We Are Exhibition in Perth.  Another was exhibited as part of Papergirl at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (BRAG).  Daniel generously donated the framed print of Daniel’s Airplane to an auction to raise funds for the Front Room Gallery that had hosted the BRAG exhibition.  He attended the auction and witnessed Daniel’s Airplane attract the highest bid of the evening!

That’s why Art Partners wanted and needed Daniel in the 9 by 5 mix.  It’s almost as if the Art Partners contribution to the auction wouldn’t be complete without him.  His energy and the goodness that he attracts are, quite simply, enriching.

The Sky Beneath My Wings

Thus, after two mini-workshops hosted by Rocheen at The Red Mill Store Studio Gallery, Daniel completed The Sky Beneath My Wings.  The first workshop began with Rocheen proposing that Daniel draw some contours on paper with charcoal.  Daniel chose to draw a tree with pods.

Charcoal line drawings by Daniel

Charcoal line drawings by Daniel

Rocheen then showed Daniel how to transfer a section of his charcoal drawing on to the treated surface of the 9 by 5.

Having done the transfer of the charcoal drawing, Daniel experiments with techniques with support from Rocheen

Having done the transfer of the charcoal drawing, Daniel experiments with techniques with support from Rocheen

Over the course of the two workshops, Daniel experimented with a variety of techniques and colours which resulted in his completed work.

Daniel completes The Sky Beneath My Wings

Daniel completes The Sky Beneath My Wings

Rocheen steadies the 9 by 5 panel as Daniel paints the edges

Rocheen steadies the 9 by 5 panel as Daniel paints the edges

Daniel, never one to shy away from a social experience, plans to attend the auction at ECU.  He’ll make the experience more fulfilling for anyone who has the good fortune to meet him.

Other 9 by 5s

See and read about the other 9 by 5 contributions by the Art Partners: The Journey of the 9 by 5s

The Sky Beneath My Wings by Daniel Marinovich

The Sky Beneath My Wings by Daniel Marinovich

Not to be Missed…ECU Auction

Funds raised from the auction of the 9 by 5 inch artworks will be used to produce a professional catalogue of the work of the visual arts graduating students.  In addition, a portion of the funds raised will be donated to Art Partners to support artists’ expenses.

See the 9 by 5 auction offerings in person, and meet the artists:  Friday, September 20, ECU, Building 6 from 1:00 p.m.  Works can be previewed in the week leading up to the auction in Building 1.

8 thoughts on “Daniel Delivers

  1. helenseiver

    Hey Dan!!! Love the title of your painting for the 9×5 auction. And, the painting is really interesting. Love the little circles in the background and the colours are really beautiful. See you at the Auction!!! Love Aunty Hellie

    Reply
    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks Helen for commenting. I’ll pass your thoughts on to Dan when I see him at his next art activity. I know he’ll be thrilled to hear from you. I do hope he’ll be at the auction on Friday!

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  2. Billie Griffiths

    Hi Daniel, I love the colours and the drama in your work. I feel they beautifully express your enjoyment of the art making process. I also enjoyed reading about the journey to your finished piece. I look forward to seeing more of your interesting work.
    Kind regards Billie June

    Reply
    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hi Billie! Thanks so much for checking out the blog post and commenting. Daniel will be delighted to hear from you. It’s been an exciting journey, but it’s not over yet. Daniel is hoping to have work ready for the As We Are Exhibition in Perth which he really enjoyed last year. Stay tuned…

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  3. Johanna

    What a fabulous piece of art! I love the colours, and the title! Kudos to Daniel for experimenting and coming up with something original and beautiful, and to the mentor who was clearly able to encourage his imagination to fly.

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    1. Wanda

      Thanks Jo for checking in. Daniel will be delighted to know that you love the piece. We hope to do a follow-up post about the auction. So, if you can’t join us in person at ECU on Friday, there will hopefully be a post (with more pics) for you to enjoy.

      Reply

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