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The River City

Exhibition at Red Hill Gallery

February 14th to March 1, 2020

 Excited to be part of the Group Exhibition “The River City” Opening

14th February 2020  6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

The River City

Source to Sea

A Meandering Life

North and South

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Happy New Year – WELCOME TO 2020

Below are my Top 9 Instagram Posts for 2019

https://www.instagram.com/abbierosecollections/

1. The Magic of Alice’s Garden – Red Hill Gallery

2. Blue Roses of Absolom – Red Hill Gallery

3. Coffee at Method Coffee Bar – Brendale

4.  Arrawarra  – NSW

5.  Tuscan – Toowoomba Grammar Art Show

6. Gum Leaves – plate

7. Coastal Fragments at the Moreton Bay Art Awards

8. Down the Rabbit Hole – Toowoomba Grammar Art Show

9. Sweet Florals – vase

Top 9 Instagram Posts for 2019

 

WOODFORD ART GROUP MEMBERS EXHIBITION

Very Happy to receive a second in the Visual Arts Section at the Woodford Art Group Members Exhibition.  On display October/November 2019.

Falling into Decay

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EKKA  2019

Really happy with my cup and saucer which will be on display at the

Brisbane Ekka August 9th to 18th 2019.

Cup and Saucer

 

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BRISBANE GRAMMAR ART SHOW

It is always wonderful to be part of the Brisbane Grammar Art Show

Friday and Saturday the 19th and 20th July 2019

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  COMING HOME GROUP EXHIBITION

ENTANGLED LIVING – DAYBORO

17th May 2019 to 9th June 2019

Coming Home Exhibition

Coming Home Exhibition

Coming Home Exhibition

Coming Home Exhibition

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MORETON BAY ART AWARDS MAY 2019

It’s wonderful to be one of the finalists in the Moreton Bay Art Awards, with the official opening 17th May, 2019. It will be open Saturday 18 May to Sunday 26 May 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM every day at the Strathpine Community Centre – 199 Gympie Road Strathpine

Coastal Fragments

 

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TOOWOOMBA GRAMMAR ART SHOW MARCH 2019

It was wonderful to be able to participate in the Toowoomba Grammar Art Show this year Saturday 30 March and Sunday 31 March 2019.

Toowoomba Grammar Art Show

Toowoomba Grammar Art Show

Tuscan

Down the Rabbit Hole

Sunrise

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RED HILL GALLERY  2019

i am so excited and happy to have some work on display at the Red Hill Gallery.  If you are in Brisbane, please drop in and check it out!.   Address 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill.  A sample of some of the work on display.

Skies of Lemon

A SPIRIT 11

Daisy

 

 

WELCOME TO 2019 WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY AND CREATIVE 2019

Loved learning to create kokedama at the Woodford Folk Festival

Kokedama

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2018

 A look at my Top 9 Instagram posts for 2019.  Starting from Top Left and working across the page.

1. Painting – Butterfly Frenzy – Displayed at Entangle Living Art – Samford and Surrounds Arts trail.

2. Ceramics – Four Vessels – Displayed at the Woodford Art Group Exhibition.

3.  An incredible opportunity I was given by Moreton Bay Regional Council and Arts Qld to attend an           Artists Intensive weekend at Cedar Creek Falls Retreat.

4.   Blue Roses of Absalom – Display at Red Hill Gallery during 2018.

5.   Mushroom vase (Centre) – First prize (Ekka).

6 & 7. “Beyond the Garden Fence” at various stages of completion (acrylic on canvas).

8.  Abstract rose cup and saucer.

9.  “Sunrise” on Display at Aspire Gallery as part of Foot Square.

Instagram Top 9 2018

 

OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 30 2018

WOODFORD ART GROUP MEMBERS EXHIBITION

So wonderful to be given second place n the Visual Arts section at the Woodford Art Group Members exhibition for A Fragmented Landscape.  I have four pieces on display as part the of the Woodford Community Art Group Member Exhibition until 30 November 2018.

A Fractured Landscape

The Four Vessels

 

“Beyond The Garden Fence” – detail

“Unknown Factor” – Acrylic on canvas

 

SEPTEMBER 2018  

BRISBANE GRAMMAR SCHOOL ART SHOW

This year I will be have some work available at the Brisbane Grammar School 49th Annual Art Show Connection. The event will feature a ticketed Gala Opening on Friday 14 September at 7.00pm and free admission on Saturday 15 September, 10.00am-3.00pm on BGS Open Day.

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RED HILL GALLERY – AUGUST 2018

Really happy and excited to have some of my pieces now at the Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane.

http://www.redhillgallery.com.au/

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FOOT SQUARE – ASPIRE GALLERY 

Small Pieces Competition

Exhibition Dates: 1 – 11 August, Wednesdays – Saturdays
Awards Night: Saturday 11 August, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

 

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REGENERATION – ASPIRE GALLERY

20 – 30 JUNE 2018

REGENERATION – ASPIRE GALLERY

Regeneration is the act of regrowing what is lost. The eight artists from the newly launched Aspirant Collection are coming together to showcase the many forms of regenerating what is lost.  Much like the concept of regeneration, Anne Collins, Aaron Micallef, Catherine Carolan, Corrinne Russell, Jennifer Bell, Ruby Purple, Rose Van Oyen and Kathy Sullivan are distinctly different. Whether that be their age, personality or style of art. Anne, for example, has been impacted by her long life.
“I am fortunate to have lived in this wonderful world for 94 years, so have seen many changes,” Anne said. “Mans’ ability to adapt and create new ideas never ceases to amaze me. But more importantly I wanted to ask what will we do next as a civilisation? Destroy ourselves with our ability to tamper too much? Or will we use this ability for regenerating the Earth we use?”
Aaron, similarly asks viewers to consider the regeneration of their everyday items. “For the Regeneration exhibition I have focussed on my work with upcycled glass. These pieces are created from discarded containerware – mainly beverage bottles – which are destined for conventional recycling (at best) or landfill,” he said.  “In my practice of cutting, heating and transforming the form and surface of these bottles, they are regenerated, creating new functional and visually-pleasing objects.”
Rose and Catherine instead delve into the cyclical process of life. For Rose, her ceramic work explores erosion and decay – a process in the cycle of life; of breaking down and falling apart, entering a new phase of existence. Catherine similarly connects the cycles of nature, but instead uses the recurring patterns, lines, colours and shapes she sees in the water, earth and sky to slow down, relax and reconnect with nature.
Another artist, Jennifer Bell, has also highlighted the commonality of patterns seen in nature and the reoccurring designs that follow a pattern of regeneration in her work focussed on the Australian outback from an aerial perspective.
Ruby has also focussed on nature, but instead explores the preservation and management of the environment by humanity. “I used mixed media in layers to reflect the regeneration of our environment along with colour and vibrancy in an aim to awaken the viewer, allow a connection, and to showcase the beauty in their surroundings,” she said.
Kathy Sullivan in contrast has used the theme to regenerate fond memories of her youth through small shop scenes created using recycled materials. “I grew up in the East End of London. I remember, as a kid, always wanting to help mum and I was happy when she sent me on an errand to the local shops to buy groceries.” she said.  “I enjoyed the feeling of trust and the independence that these small tasks afforded me.” Kathy said.
Whilst the eight artists have come together under one theme, each is connected in a much more important way. All eight individuals in the Aspirant Collection represent some of Queensland’s best emerging artists, but each have come together as part of the collection, and in this exhibition, to refocus and regenerate their artistic career to the next chapter.
‘Regeneration’, the Aspirant Collection’s inaugural showcase, runs from the 20 to 30 June 2018 at Aspire Gallery in Paddington and is open to the public Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm. The artists invite the public to attend the opening night on 23 June 2018 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
About Aspire Gallery:  Aspire Gallery is an art gallery that builds and develops emerging and semi-professional artists into full-time professional artists.  Aspire Gallery aims to draw attention to collectible, unattainable art just before it booms.

 

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Generate Arts Festival Caboolture Town Square

Generate Gallery  30 June 2018

 

 

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Entangle Living Art Dayboro May/June 2018

Wonderful to be part of The Natural Selection exhibition which features 14 Queensland artists.
Lots of beautiful colour, texture and diversity of materials.
The exhibition’s official launch is on Sunday the 27th May on Dayboro Day.
And then continues as part of the Samford and surrounds art trail during the month of June 2018.

                            Butterfly Frenzy – One of three paintings I have on display at Entangle – Living Art

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Finalist Moreton Bay Art Awards  2018

Great to have my ceramic work on show at the Moreton Bay Art Awards

19 – 27 May 2018 at Strathpine Community Centre

Erosion 1, 2, 3. at Moreton Bay Art Awards

 

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TWITTER ART EXHIBITION – CANBERRA 2018

So happy to be part of the #TAE18 Twitter Art Exhibit being held at the the Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra raising money for Pegasus – Riding for Disabled of the ACT Inc., (charity providing horse facilitated therapy programs and activities for people living with a disability).  This is my postcard sized contribution “Mushroom Haven” (exhibition runs from the 5th April to the 29th April 2018).

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Spirit – ASPIRE GALLERY 2018

Spirit  –  Ceramics on show as part of the Petite Pieces exhibition at Aspire Gallery – Paddington Brisbane 7th February 2018 until 24 February 2018 (Photo Weekend Notes).

 

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Excited to be part of the inaugural Generate Arts Festival Caboolture Town Square

Generate Gallery

21st and 22nd October 2017

Display at Generate Gallery Arts Festival - 21st and 22nd October 2017

Display at Generate Arts Festival – 21st and 22nd October 2017

 

8th July – 22 July 2017

Nonsense is my ceramic piece in the “Black and White” exhibition at Aspire Gallery, Paddington.

Nonsense

Nonsense

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7th June – 17th June 2017

Nebamun’s Garden – Part of the Foot Square Exhibition at Aspire Gallery Paddington

Nebamun's Garden

Nebamun’s Garden

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Wednesday 17th May 2017 to Sunday 11th June 2017

PERCEPTION

“Perception” at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Redcliffe

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 PERCEPTION

Happy to be part of the Artists Afloat Exhibition “Perception” at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Redcliffe.

Perception Exhibition 17 May to 11 June 2017

Perception Exhibition 17 May to 11 June 2017

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1st – 18th  February 2017

Excited to be taking part in the Petite Pieces Exhibition at Aspire Gallery in Paddington

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 1st February until Saturday 18th February 2017

Hours are 10:30am – 4:30pm –  Wednesday – Saturday.
Below is my ceramic piece Serenity entered into the exhibition.
Serenity

Serenity

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The Look of Alice Exhibition –  The Hub Gallery – Caboolture Regional Gallery

December 6 2016 – January 7 2017aa

 

24th June 2016 – 31st July 2016

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Happy to be part of the Artists Afloat Inc Perception Exhibition at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery Queensland.  These are my three ceramic pieces on display.

Theme:  Ocean – Handle with Care

I am drawn to the ocean.  I love to watch and listen to the roaring sound of waves lulling me to lose myself in dreams.  I enjoy exploring the beach, swimming, surfing, snorkeling and sailing.  The ocean however also has a darker, powerful side; it can erode and destroy as it unleashes its power. It is this power and energy that has inspired my latest body of work in ceramics.  Do you feel it…….

Erosion 1, 2, 3 at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

Erosion 1, 2, 3 at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

Spirit on display at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Spirit on display at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Detail - Spirit at Hervey Bay Gallery

Detail – Spirit at Hervey Bay Gallery

 

 

 

Broken at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Broken at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

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March  2016 – May 6 2016

Roses Alice & Cupcakes Exhibition

Jallas Cafe

Archer Street   Woodford   Queensland

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Acrylic Paintings – Alice and Internalised on display at Jallas cafe.

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December 2015

Roses Alice & Cupcakes Exhibition

Valori Espresso Lounge and Gallery

71 C Landsborough Avenue Scarborough Queensland.

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3rd October to 11th October 2015

Love being a member of the Artist Afloat Group.  I am currently working on some pieces for the first Perception exhibition to be held at Naracoopa B & B at 99 Yundah Street, Shorncliffe.

Viewing times:  Open to public on weekends 11.00 am to 3.00 pm

Other days by Appointment:  Phone:  07 3269 2334 or 0412 147 456

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Happy to announce I will be having an art exhibition at

Valori Espresso and Lounge Scarborough Queensland

December 2015

which will include ceramics, mixed media collages and paintings.

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Ceramics on display at the Burpengary Library for the month of March 2015

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ARTIST AFLOAT EXHIBITION

I have just joined the wonderful art group called Artists Afloat and was very happy to be part of their ‘Time and Tide’ exhibition aboard Mojocreations Floating Gallery.   After leaving Redcliffe the exhibition continues on its way down the East Coast of Australia through December 2014 and 2015.

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        WOODFORD COMMUNITY ART GROUP MEMBER’S EXHIBITION

4th October to 26th November 2014.

Below:  Mixed Media Acrylic – Spirits of the Forest  Spirits of the Forest

Below:  My painting Whimsy  which is on display at

Woodford Community Art GroupMembers Exhibition

Whimsy – Mixed media acrylic

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 2014 – BURPENGARY LIBRARY
Artist of the Month September 2014 at Burpengary Library

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ALICE’S GARDEN on display at the Brisbane Ekka (No 70) August 2014.

Alice's Garden

Alice’s Garden

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EGYPTIAN PLAQUE – CABOOLTURE SHOW  JUNE 2014
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Valori Espresso Lounge and Gallery Christmas Exhibition until January 2014

"Spring Delight" ceramic pot is on display at the Valori Espresso Lounge and Gallery Christmas Exhibition until 3rd January 2014.

“Spring Delight” ceramic pot is on display at the Valori Espresso Lounge and Gallery Christmas Exhibition until 3rd January 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Foyer Exhibition Redcliffe City Art Gallery – November 2013

Exhibiting in Foyer Gallery Redcliffe City Art Gallery for the month of November

Exhibiting in Foyer Gallery Redcliffe City Art Gallery for the month of November

 

Woodford Biennial Art Exhibition – 18 to 20 October 2013

Thanks very much to Jackie Cochran for this photo taken at the Woodford Biennial Art Exhibition Opening on 18 October 2013 - with Councillors Greg Chippendale and Adrian Raedel and Andrew Powell (Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection).

Thanks very much to Jackie Cochran for this photo taken at the Woodford Biennial Art Exhibition Opening on 18 October 2013 – with Councillors Greg Chippendale and Adrian Raedel and Andrew Powell (Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection).

 

Woodford Biennial Art Exhibition – 18 to 20 October 2013

My Mum and I at the Woodford Biennial Art Exhibition. Background Sailing

My Mum and I at the Woodford Biennial Art Exhibition. Happy to receive 2nd prize for my painting “Sailing” in background.

 

Solo Exhibition – September 2013 – 71C Landsborough Avenue Scarborough Queensland

 

NEBAMUN’S GARDEN –  AT RNA BRISBANE EKKA – AUGUST 2013

Nebamun’s Garden A Symbol of New Life. This ceramic piece has been inspired from a scene fragment from the tomb-chapel of a nobleman named Nebamun. His tomb was built around 1400 B.C. near the town of Thebes. The garden represents an afterlife full of birds and fish surrounded by borders of flowers and shady rows of trees.

Nebamun’s Garden
A Symbol of New Life.
This ceramic piece has been inspired from a scene fragment from the tomb-chapel of a nobleman named Nebamun.
His tomb was built around 1400 B.C. near the town of Thebes. The garden represents an afterlife full of birds and fish
surrounded by borders of flowers and shady rows of trees.

 

Stanley River Herald – June 2013 – Volume 2 Issue V – Photo taken at Jallas Cafe Woodford

Art Exhibition – Jalla’s Cafe 97 Archer Street Woodford – 15th March to 25th April 2013.

Woodford Notes – Caboolture News March 27, 2013.

4th January to 18th January 2013  – Window Exhibition Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine.