15 Wonderful Works from 2015

As the year draws to a close, we would like to celebrate it with 15 wonderful artworks. These choice selections include photographs, clay creations, and works in a variety of media including acrylics and pastels.

Thanks to Carensa Watts for photographing most of the works, and to Rob Cox for his photograph of Clown Fish. Thanks also to Helen Seiver for her support with selecting these special artworks.

Here we go…

Conversation by Janine Egan

This spirited work was first exhibited at the Claiming Full Citizenship forum in Perth in November.

Conversation by Janine Egan

Conversation by Janine Egan

Spring Delight by Sam Everitt

This stunning Donkey Orchid was captured by Sam during an orchid hunting expedition with photographer Rob Cox. For more by Sam and Rob, visit here.

Spring Delight by Sam Everitt

Spring Delight by Sam Everitt

In the Grass by Keon Hall

Keon created this terrific mixed media work with support from mentors Beryl Cuxson and Ric Stacey.

In the Grass by Keon Hall

In the Grass by Keon Hall

Crystal Photographs by Stefania Cortellazzi and Martin Dunn

Chicken and Egg by Stefania with support from Wanda Ariano, and Earth from Above by Martin with support from Nadene O’Hara, are crystals that were photographed during workshops facilitated by Gary Cass.

Vampire Squid by Kyra

This fantastic creature might loom large in its photograph, but it’s actually a very tiny clay creation.

Vampire Squid by Kyra. Photo by Carensa Watts

Vampire Squid by Kyra. Photo by Carensa Watts

Spain by Mitchell Avery

This evocative work was painted on a 9 x 5 inch panel in a workshop at Edith Cowan University.

Spain by Mitchell Avery. Photo by Carensa Watts

Spain by Mitchell Avery. Photo by Carensa Watts

Still Life by Tracey Bastian

Tracey’s accomplished work was painted during a workshop with watercolourist Simon Hemsley. For more on Tracey, visit here.

Still Life by Tracey Bastian. Photo by Carensa Watts

Still Life by Tracey Bastian. Photo by Carensa Watts

Hummingbird by Brian Cheek

Pictured here (and in the feature image at the very top) is a delicate work that was created on a 9 x 5 inch panel in one of two workshops Brian attended at Edith Cowan University. Brian was supported by mentor Beryl Cuxson.  Sadly, Brian passed away in November but we are comforted by the short time we were able to spend with this gentle man.

Hummingbird by Brian Cheek. Photo by Carensa Watts

Hummingbird by Brian Cheek. Photo by Carensa Watts

Snow: The Mittachi Gang by Daniel McLachlan

This incredibly detailed drawing is one of three works by Daniel that was on exhibition at the 2015 Revolution exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries. For more by Daniel, see here.

Snow - The Mittachi Gang by Daniel McLachlan. Photo by Carensa Watts

Snow – The Mittachi Gang by Daniel McLachlan. Photo by Carensa Watts

Still Life of Fruit by Jasmin Engstrom

Jasmin’s accomplished acrylic is on loan to the Art in the City exhibition series of solo works. It will be on exhibition into 2016.

Still Life of Fruit by Jasmin Engstrom. Photo by Carensa Watts

Still Life of Fruit by Jasmin Engstrom. Photo by Carensa Watts

Sydney Harbour Bridge by Roslyn Burns

This large pastel work has been framed and will possibly be included in Roslyn’s solo exhibition coming up in 2016 at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.

Sydney Harbour Bridge by Roslyn Burns

Sydney Harbour Bridge by Roslyn Burns

Clown Fish by Chris Harris

Chris created this delightful work in a mini workshop with Bunbury artist Simon Hemsley. It will make its public debut as part of the Art in the City exhibition series of solo works in 2016.

Clown Fish by Chris Harris. Photo by Rob Cox

Clown Fish by Chris Harris. Photo by Rob Cox

Apple Girl by Alyssa Skippings

This work by Alyssa enabled textile artist Deborah Campbell to give life to Apple Girl. For more on the Apple Girl story, visit here, and stay tuned for a short film by ABC Open Producer Ruslan Kulski coming up in 2016.

Apple Girl by Alyssa Skippings. Photo by Carensa Watts

Apple Girl by Alyssa Skippings. Photo by Carensa Watts

Lotus Garden by Adam Giadresco

This beautiful work was created on a 9 x 5 inch panel by Adam who attended one of two workshops at Edith Cowan University.

Lotus Garden by Adam Giadresco. Photo by Carensa Watts

Lotus Garden by Adam Giadresco. Photo by Carensa Watts

Congratulations

Many congratulations to all the artists whose work features in this post.  We’re already looking ahead to 2016!

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24 thoughts on “15 Wonderful Works from 2015

  1. Ric Stacey

    What a diverse and wonderful range of artworks representing another year’s work. Congratulations and Season’s Greetings to all the artists and the wider Art Partners community.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thank you so much Ric! It’s been great having you with us this year in a variety of roles. We’re looking forward to more collaborations in 2016. Happy holidays!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Great to hear from you Mike @ Southern Picture Framers. Do you know that with your support we framed 53 small works for the end-of-year tea and for the Claiming Full Citizenship Forum in Perth? That’s a really amazing statistic. Thanks, as always, for your partnership.

      Reply
  2. Rob Cox

    An impressive array of talents expressed in a wide range of media! Kudos to Art Partners for facilitating access to the means of expression for these rich voices, and to the mentors for their expert guidance in realising these unique visions. It’s hard to see how 2016 can be better, but I’m certain it will be – bring it on!! Compliments of the season to all at Art Partners.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks so much for your collaboration Rob in the latter part of 2015. Our outcomes this year have been fantastic, and it’s great that you’re a part of it. May the journey continue.

      Reply
  3. Julie and Sam Everitt

    What fabulous works 2015 has produced from very talented artists and mentors. Good health and happiness in 2016 to all associated with Art Partners.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Hello there Julie and Sam. Lovely of you to stop by. Yes, it’s a great collection of work. And, of course, we just love Sam’s ‘Spring Delight.’ Happy holidays to you too!

      Reply
  4. waferal

    What a lovely array of colour and such a diversity of medium. Mentors, sponsors, organisers, anyone who plays a part in making this come together – pat yourselves on the back for such spectacular works enabled.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks waferal. Yes, what an aaray of work that was created this year! And, it’s delightful that we have such quality photographs from Carensa and Rob that capture the essence of the work.

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  5. Isabell Evans

    What a fantastic selection of diverse and beautiful artworks. Knowing the quality of Art Partners artists work I imagine the selection process must have been a hard one. I am lookiny forward to Roslyn’s 2016 solo exhibition!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Isabell! Thank YOU for your participation this year. It’s been great to have you on board. We were just meeting about Roslyn’s solo exhibition today, so stay tuned for updates.

      Reply
  6. Danielle McLachlan

    Wow what at great year it has been for Art Partners. The beautiful collection of artwork completed by incredible artists throughout the year is to be admired. Well done to everyone who was apart of that. I am blown away at Art Partners professionalism and amazing success. Good luck for 2016. I am sure it will be bigger and better. Also I would like to give a special big Hooray to Daniel McLachlan. His collection of work is growing and so is his art resume. I’m very proud.

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      Thanks Danielle. What a great year it has been for Daniel. Off the top of my head: three works in the Revolution Exhibition at BRAG; a work in the Visions Exhibition at BRAG; two works in Art in the City; one blog post; and, the chalk drawing for the Setagaya Lantern Festival. Have I left anything out? Probably. There’s good reason to be super proud of Daniel and his work!

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  7. Johanna

    What a very talented collection of artists and a fabulous portfolio of works here. I loved each piece equally … but Clown Fish by Chris Harris caught my eye as I scrolled down and is truly stunning, and of course I’ve been following Apple Girl’s wonderful adventures too. Keep up the great work and all the very best for 2016!

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    1. Art Partners Post author

      As always Johanna, it’s great to hear from you. Yes, it’s been a great year. ‘Clown Fish’ has proven to be extremely popular. And, with an Apple Girl movie coming up in 2016, her story is only going to get better. Please stay in touch!

      Reply

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