Monday, 17 July 2017

Paintings are hot off the benches in July!

Hi everyone

We're looking at our calendar for the rest of the year, soon to be added to the sidebar, and it's filling in fast! It will help you plan your our calendars, co-ordinate your exhibitions and know where the wilderists are showing their works!

We have had 4 days of painting together now and some of the works are starting to emerge from our Capertee Valley experience! These will be displayed at Capertee Royal Hotel later this year early in November so keep an eye out for details.... sure to be a fun exhibition!

The great colours of those valleys overflowing with gums, the rock capped ridges, the big boulders of sandstone gave us much to be inspired by.

To give you an idea of some of the works, here goes:

 Kaye Partridge

 Joy Engelman

 Fayah McKenzie

Mirian Dawes

We hope you will join us at Capertee in the Spring for a drink and a chat surrounded by some of our art, be inspired by our poet and her performance on the day!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Paint-ins during July

This month on Tuesdays and Thursdays - for all of July - creators who have been to previous workshops are invited to get together for paint-ins.

The idea is to bring out all those half formed works of art, you know the ones.... and boost each others outputs together. July is our coldest month and can quite often be quite miserable, so we will gather in Gallery 2 at CCC from 10 - 2 and share ideas, thoughts, motivations together.

So let's paint away the winter....! If you would like to visit us on one of these days, then you are most welcome, whoever you are.... just ask at Orange Visitors Centre where Colour City Creatives is located.

 Susie checking for connection of the wrong kind! :-)

 Bev studies the rocks overhead and commits them to canvas

Fayah putting down first impressions of Larras Lee Siding

Monday, 26 June 2017

A couple of artworks from the Wilderists!

Thought I would pop up a couple of artworks and photos from the Wilderists. We recently travelled to Capertee Valley in the Blue Mountains and took a group carrier on pig trails through the Mt Airly forests.... fantastic fun!
 The road less travelled and 
this was the good part!
 Oh the colours!

 Diana Brooks takes aim
 Kaye Partridge contemplating the valley below


 Margot Huebner
Joy Engelman

"Wilderism" has emerged!

"wilderism" n. represents artists that go into the wilderness to seek inspiration and connection to 'place' through direct experience.These artists then create from their heart without regard for accepted ways of creating but rather seek to develop through loose and energetic techniques the raw forces seen in nature itself.

In the heart of New South Wales, Australia, a group of creators have launched the wilderism arts movement this last weekend, June 2017.

The originators of this movement are Joy Engelman (me), Bev Duncan, Jacqueline Wilson, David Quinlan, Susie Hillenbrand, Marion Mikkelson, Judy Kich, Margot Huebner, Cherelynne Carden, Fayah McKenzie, Rozzi Smith, Jane Tonks, Diana Brooks, Nicole Foxall, John Kich, Karrin Thurston and Kaye Partridge. There are many others yet to be mentioned but as yet haven't formally joined this new initiative.

And so, on 24th June 2017, the "Wilderists" formed an incorporated cultural organistion to promote their creations, artworks, poetry, story telling, photography etc. and the ongoing story will be told through this blog as we evolve on this journey together.

Come and join in.... we are a terrific fun bunch of people that enjoy exploring together, painting together, socialising together as we find our way through the jungle of existence!

Capertee Valley Exhibition.....