10 Works, 5 Artists and Many Mentors in 1 Package

As we prepare to ship 10 works by the Art Partners off to an exhibition in Perth, something in this wondrous package is immediately evident: all five of the participating artists have had the opportunity to work with more than one mentor.  Everyone in the last year or so has benefitted from multiple artistic influences.

We’d thought we’d take this opportunity to preview the 10 works by the five artists before they’re packaged up and shipped to the As We Are Art Award and Exhibition which opens in central Perth on November 1.

This post is a celebration of the chosen works and the artists, but also the mentors who have supported the creation of this beautiful body of work.

Roslyn Burns with Amanda Doust and Billie Griffiths

The Walking Path was created by Roslyn (Ros) in 2014 with support from mentor Amanda Doust. It started as a plein air experience when Ros and her team, including friend and support worker Tracey Musham, visited the Leschenault Waterways Discovery Centre and Jetty Walk in Australind.

Kangaroo Paw by Ros was completed in 2013 with guidance from mentor Billie Griffiths. This work was part of the Art in the City exhibition series of solo works in Bunbury, and will soon have the chance to be seen by a wider audience in central Perth.

Kangaroo Paw by Roslyn Burns

Kangaroo Paw by Roslyn Burns

Sam Everitt with Verity Lee and Jill Harrison

Sam has been in a mentorship with Verity Lee since 2012. The duo attends the once-a-month Photography Group of Bunbury.

Sam Everitt with Verity Lee

Sam Everitt with Verity Lee

In early June, however, Sam had the opportunity to attend a workshop at Lyndendale Gallery with professional photographer Jill Harrison. The workshop venue was the perfect setting for trying out Jill’s practical tips.  Sam produced these two beautiful images which also featured in Make Your Pics Soar with these Top Tips.

Keon Hall with Edy Rees and Simon Hemsley

Keon travels from Collie to participate in a weekly water colour class led by Coleen Clifton at the Stirling Street Arts Centre. He attends alongside his mentor Edy Rees with whom he created King.

Keon has also enjoyed a number of sessions with artist Simon Hemsley. On one occasion, the pair experimented with rice paper and Keon produced Rice Paper Work which has been beautifully framed by Southern Picture Framers.

Janine Egan with Judi McGuigan and Edy Rees

Janine has had a multitude of opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of artistic influences. Her two mixed media works chosen for As We Are – Fiery Rose and Mystery Bird – were created with guidance from Judi McGuigan. Mystery Bird, however, was revisited recently with Edy Rees, and it has had a rebirth of sorts.  An acrylic on canvas painting, which was clearly a bird, has been transformed with another application of medium.  It really has become a mystery bird.

Daniel Marinovich with Edy Rees and Helen Seiver

Similar to Janine’s artistic journey, Daniel (Dan) has had the opportunity to work with numerous artists including Marina Troitsky, Anastasija Komarnyckyj and Judi McGuigan. His experiences with these artists were chronicled in Dan and the South West Artists:  A Visual Journey.  For As We Are, Dan will be exhibiting Daniel’s Bridge which he created with support from Edy Rees, and Pot of Flowers which came to life in the company of a number of artists including class tutor Rocheen Navarro and mentor Helen Seiver.

Exhibition Details

As We Are Art Award and Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Perth’s Central Park Building Foyer (152-158 St. Georges Terrace). Exhibition hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  The exhibition runs from November 2 – 14.  All works are for sale.

Bon Voyage

If we’re lucky, we might just see you there. If not, please leave a note in the comments section letting us know what you think of our Perth-bound package.

49 thoughts on “10 Works, 5 Artists and Many Mentors in 1 Package

    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hello Mike and Lois, Thanks so much for stopping by the post, and for your ongoing commitment to Art Partners and FRAME IT! The works that we’ve framed for As We Are – Keon’s and Daniel’s – are really special. It’s great that Southern Picture Framers is in that package too!

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  1. Renee

    Brilliant. What an impressive array of work, and an exciting opportunity to share them with a wider audience. I hope you all enjoy the journey as much as the public will enjoy viewing your beautiful creations!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Renee. We’re delighted that you’ve appreciated seeing the collection of beautiful work. You’re right, As We Are is a great opportunity for the protégés to have their work seen by a wider audience at a great venue in central Perth.

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      1. Renee

        I’m not sure I’ll be in Perth during that period, but if I am I’ll be sure to check it out, may be the last chance to see some of them before they get snapped up. And I see there’s prizes awarded (I have a few favourites myself, but) good luck to you all!

  2. Karen Colley

    WOW – what an amazing collection of artworks – well done all you wonderful and inspiring artists – you totally ROCK!!! and I’m looking forward to seeing the exhibition as it happens I will be in Perth that weekend for the Colour Run woohooo – congratulations on your spectacular works!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Great to hear from you Karen! It would be wonderful if you could come to the opening – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday? Either way, I’m sure you will love it.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Amanda for all you do to support us. The opening will be so exciting. It will be great to see all the work hanging in such a lovely and central venue. See you there!

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  3. Johanna

    Amazing selection of art work – I’m always so inspired when I read your posts. Some fabulous mentors too, all doing great things with talented artists. Have just read that your last blog post was picked up by a National Organisation! Well Done! You deserve it! Your blog posts and blog design and blog content are an absolute delight.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks Johanna for popping by and appreciating this gorgeous post. Thanks also for getting us off to such a great start with our blog. It is – in many ways – a tribute to you.

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  4. Verity Lee

    Congratulations Wanda and Art Partners for collaborating such great projects! These blogs are a nice opportunity to see what everyone is up to. I really enjoy getting creative with Sam.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Verity. It’s great to have you weighing in on this post. It’s fabulous to have you as part of the extended Art Partners team and to see you in action with Sam. Your contribution is much appreciated.

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  5. Louis Ariano

    What an impressive collection of art work. Keon, Roslyn, Janine, Daniel, and Sam certainly have great imagination and foresight. With the support and encouragement of dedicated mentors, they are producing remarkable and impressive work. I wish them well in the “As We Are Art Award and Exhibition”, scheduled on 1 November. No doubt their work will be admired and many questions asked regarding the background of their paintings. With every good wish and much success.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Greetings from Australia! Thanks so much for staying in touch. We really appreciate it. We were a little uncertain as to whether or not to do a preview of the artworks prior to the opening. But, so many of our followers will simply not be making it to the opening or the exhibition. Canada is, after all, just a bit far!

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  6. Judi McGuigan

    It’s going to be a wonderful exhibition……there are some special works there …..well done everyone !

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  7. Brendan Kelly

    I am proud to be a City Councillor in the place where ART PARTNERS was born.
    Top job Wanda and all the participants! Art Partners – an integral part of Bunbury becoming the Most Accessible Regional City in Australia (MARCIA).
    Brendan Kelly
    Deputy Mayor
    CITY OF BUNBURY

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hello Brendan! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog, and offering a comment. Everyone on the Art Partners team really appreciates your cheerleading and encouragement. Please stay in touch!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thank you so much Stephanie. Yes, it’s great to have this exhibition opportunity in central Perth. And, it’s great that we can provide a bit of a preview of the artworks especially for people who might not be able to make it to the exhibition. Please stay in touch!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      It’s great to hear from you David. Thanks for popping by the blog, and enabling Roslyn to see what the post is all about. Roslyn’s contribution is, after all, pivotal to the narrative.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Robyn. We’re sure the exhibition will be stunning. There is always such a broad range of work on show. It’s a great opportunity for the Art Partners to be exposed to a different audience.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      It’s lovely to hear from you again Denise. We love our association with the Lyndendale Gallery. We just wish we could be there more often. Hope to see you soon.

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  8. Isabell Evans

    These works of art are simply that – so amazing! I can definitely see a few of them in my house at home, I wonder if the artists would be amenable to selling them, as I for one would be interested.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Isabell. You’ll be pleased to know that all the works destined for the As We Are Art Award and Exhibition will be for sale. The opening night is on Saturday, November 1. How about if we bring you a price list which will be available at the opening? Cheers and thanks for checking out the post.

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  9. Johanna

    I’ve commented before, but I’ll say it again – just awesome collaboration between mentors and mentees to produce such stunning pieces of art. I’m going to try to get to see the exhibition in Perth. Thanks for the heads up about this 🙂

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Johanna. I do hope you get to see this beautiful exhibition on until November 14. I understand that the works are selling well, which is terrific news for the artists. Thanks for your ongoing interest and support.

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  10. Kandy

    Thank you Wanda, for the kind invitation to view some of the creative art pieces. The selection of art on exhibition was spectacular and inspirational. It was a priveldge to meet the team of talented and dedicated people at Art Partners and an enjoyable evening. Congratulations to the artists, mentors and to you, Wanda.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Kandy. It was terrific that you were able to come to the opening. It’s a bonus that a few of us were able to make it up from Bunbury, and spend some time with you. Please stay in touch.

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  11. Irene - a Canadian fan!

    It is so inspiring to see the tremendous works and paths blooming from the many, many seeds and moments of commitment to creative aspirations that were planted by you like-spirited people! Your constancy and creativity “mark” you among my heroes. BRAVO!!!
    Hugs and kudos!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Dearest Irene, It’s lovely that we are able to stay in touch with you from such a long way away. The blog has really enabled us to have a few regular pen pals! We appreciate your ongoing support.

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  12. Renee

    This exhibition is fantastic, and so impressively represented by the Art Partners team of talent. Well done all of you! If anyone happens to be loitering about St George’s Terrace in the next few weeks be sure to treat yourself 🙂

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Renee for visiting this post again, and endorsing the beautiful As We Are exhibition. It’s great that we have this particular post which is really an archive of all the Art Partners entries for 2014. Thanks for your collaboration.

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  13. Carensa Werder

    Great work by all artists involved! Positive outcome for all the hard work put into these beautiful artworks 🙂

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much Carensa for stopping by the post. Yes, the works are terrific, and even more beautiful when they’re on exhibition. The works that don’t sell at As We Are will have other exhibition opportunities when they come back to Bunbury. So, stay tuned.

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  14. Adrian Egan

    The exhibition now over and time to reflect on the impact – on the lives of the artists and mentors and the huge following now actively supporting both the high level concept and the brilliant artistic products. All 140 + works displayed were absolutely inspirational, and our Art Partners group is truly mixing it with the best. Participating at this level is so rewarding for all concerned. The many friends and relatives who attended the opening were greatly outnumbered over the next 2 weeks of the exhibition by ‘passers-by’ and ‘newcomers’ who were stunned by the high quality art and were vowing to keep an eye out for future exhibitions.
    We are winning ever growing numbers of supporters and influencing the settings for art appreciation in the wider community.

    Loved everything about it.
    Adrian

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  15. Keon Hall

    looks like it was good at the exhibition wish i could of gone but where i live no buses enter or leave collie on the weekend

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    1. Renee

      It was a great exhibition Keon, I’m sorry to hear you couldn’t get to it. There were so many amazing artworks there; yours, along with Roslyn, Janine, Sam and Daniel’s, truly shone in fine company. Well done!!

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