"A Small World". An International Exhibition held at Magpie Springs Art Gallery.
A Practicing Artists life is often solitary. Through social media Artists have made the most wonderful connections round the world. Seeing original handmade Art work in the flesh is a very different experience to seeing an image on a screen.
This exhibition “A Small World” gave people anywhere in the world who followed us on Social Media the chance to own an original work with Magpie Springs Art Gallery online world-wide auction. The whole show played out on social media, but the real exhibition was held here at Magpie Springs, South of Adelaide in South Australia.
204 Artists from round the world participated. The works were all 4 x 6 inches = 10 x 15 cm, memento sized. The artists who participated were well established or mid-career in their respective countries, few emerging. They are known for their commitment and excellence in Visual Arts. Many of these artists have their works exhibited in museums or art galleries globally. Some are the most highly recognised living artists today; they are individually published in art magazines or papers around the world. Collectively this group of artists have an extraordinary reputation in the visual arts industry. Most are accredited art teachers some in the most highly regarded art schools worldwide. Some are known for conducting art workshops anywhere around the globe. Some simply select a location and their students come to them. It was a unique opportunity for buyers as their work is very collectable.
Some Artists found the small scale challenging at first, others were inspired to produce more small works. Some created major works based on these 4" x 6 "submissions.
Avril Thomas said, “Some of these artists, I’ve had regular contact with for 15 years or more on Fb. Being an artist is a solitary pursuit. To have support from others who have face similar experiences or challenges forms a bond, an understanding. It becomes personal! Some have personally come to visit, from UK, USA and Canada. Some I have exhibited with interstate, in various National exhibitions. For some I only ever dreamed of seeing their work properly in the flesh. These generous wonderful artists sent their work to us in South Australia to Magpie Springs Art Gallery! The whole experience was quite extraordinarily moving!!"
Funds raised through this exhibition went to Cancer Research through a unique group of South Australian women, The Marilyn Jetty Swim, who raise funds to aid Cancer Research for the Cancer Council of SA.
This exhibition was deeply personal for many of the artists. Many are either Cancer survivors themselves or have family members directly in the firing line, or have lost friends or family.
The opening event featured music by local band, Crooked Road, as well as the unveiling of sculptures by Seymour College Students. Magpie Springs and Seymour College had a joint art program which was integrated into the school’s curriculum for 2 years.
These artists are the 204 Adelaide Artists, Australian Artists and International Artists who participated from round the world.
Alan Ramachandran, Alexandra Tying , Ali Ve, Andreas Sobik, Angela Treet Lyon, Ann Caudle, Anneke Van Waard, Annette Barker, Annie Strack, April Mandelc Palmer , Asia Emmerson, Avril Thomas, Barry Gross, Beverley Davies,Bev Southcott, Bobbe Almer, Bob Francis, Brian Busch, Cameron Lewcock, Carmen Mountford, Carmen Vinning, Cathy Grey, Cathy McClelland, Cat Leonard Art,Charlotte Hoffman, Cheryl King, Christine Pyman, Christine Wheatly Dawson, Cindy Wilbur, Colleen Brown, Daniel Cazzolato, David Ohlerking, Deborah Allison, Debra Bryant, Debra Joy Groesser, Dee Jackson, Desiree Holmes Scherini, Diane Minuti, Diane Smith, Donovan Christie, Dot Courson, Eileen Lubiano,Elizabeth Abbott,Elizabeth Bardon, Elizabeth Robbins, Elizabeth W Gibson, Emma Hack, Eric Aarmusik, Eric and Robyn Werkhoven, Erika Nelson, Eunice Knott, Evert Ploeg, Filippa Buttitta,FionaCampbell, Gary Sauer Thompson,Georgia Mansur,Gerhard Ritter, Gina Davey, Grace Luttrell, Grace Miller, Greg O'leary, Gregory Becker, Greg Somers, Hedi Moran, Helen Broadfoot, Helen Corcran Photography,Helen Matthews,Ian Gibbins, Ira Mitchell, J.L.Remy Studio, Jacq Baldini, Janet M Belich, Janice Crotts, Janis Lander, Janne Kearney, Jeanne Levasseur, Jennifer Cruden, Jennifer McChristian, Jerry Dame , Jesper S Andersen, Jessy Willemse, Jillian Crider,Jillian Solley, Jim Cecie, Joanne Giesbrecht, John Hudson, John Martin, Judy Morris, Judy Nash, Julian Hipwell, Julie Simmons, Julie Strawinski, Karen Jooste Murray, Karen McLain, Karla Cook, Kate Stewart-Moore, Kathi Peters, Kath Schifano, Kathy Karas Art, Katia Munoz, Kay Bridge, Kerry Ziernicki, Kristine Kainer, Kristin Johannesen, Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz, Kveta Deans, Lanie Frick, Lauryn Arnott, Leah Grace, Leith Omalley, Leith Semmens, Leon Holmes, Lesley Barrett, Lili Anne Laurin, Linda Crank, Linda Richichi, Linda Downing, Lisa L Cyr, Lori Feildpausch, Lorna Allan, Lynette Kring Art, Lynley Cooper, Lynn Hock - Napoli, Maggie Bullock, Mandi Whitten, Margaret Ambridge, Marge Drew, Maria Bennett Hock,Marie Jonsson-Harrison, Marion Hughes, Mark Melberzs Rozitis, Maureen Prichard, M Camille Day, Meme Thorn, Mervyn Beamish, Michael Bryant, Michael Fletch Coard, Michele Mikala Ross Artist, Michelle Lee, Mike Barr, Mike Greenwood, Nadya Neklioudova, Nancy Bea Miller, Natasha Kinnari, Neil Liddell,Neil Miley, Pamela Gordon, Pamela Wilson, Pam Hawks, Patrick Barley, Patrick Hedges, Paul Murray, Paul Atkins, Paul Tait, Penny Heighes, Peri Ransley, Peter Hinton, Raelene Sharp, Rebecca Venn, Renate Dabney, Renee Sage, Rhonda Baum, Richard John, Rita Hall, Robert Wade, Robyn Bauer, Robyn Ross, Rodolfo Vanni, Rosa Fedele, Rosemary Buswell, Russell Gordon, Samantha Tipler, Sandra Nunes, Sandra Temple, Sara Kahn, Sarina Daikos, Scott Dienhart, Sean McGovern, Sharon Collins, Sharon E.Allen, Sharon Stone, Sheree Wright, Shirley Quaid, Sonja Levi, Stan Blanch, Steve Binam, Steven Da Luz, Sue Ransley, Susan E. Roden, Susan J Foster, Terry Jackson, Therese Williams,Thomas Caleb Goggans, Tina Barr, Tiziana Borghese, Tracey Padron, Trena Ward, Unjay Markiewicz, Ute Rozenbilds, Valerie Walsh, Vicki Sullivan, Victoria Velozo, Virginia McGowan.
Thank you to Aldinga Media for your assistance getting this show online.
This exhibition in our Gallery is past.
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