The Lane Cove Art Society meets on the fourth THURSDAY of each month (except January and December) for a demonstration or talk. Our guest speakers are well-known artists, both traditional and contemporary, who show or explain techniques in a variety of media, or talk about the background to their involvement in art. The meetings are free and in the company of friendly, like-minded people.
The meetings are held at the Living & Leisure Centre, 180 Longueville Rd Lane Cove (3 doors down from Gallery Lane Cove). (Map). The meetings start at 7:30pm with time to meet and talk prior to the demonstration.
Parking: limited parking in Longueville Rd. Plenty of spaces at Parking Station behind Lane Cove Library (opposite Gallery Lane Cove) – free after 6pm, access via Austin Street.
Thursday 25 July 2019
Jan Cristaudo lives on the Pittwater Peninsular among Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches. This idyllic location, together with her frequent travels, provides an endless source of inspiration. The use of colour is her preferred method of expression and she has a distinctive style using oils on canvas to interpret the subjects that inspire her.
“Colour has always fascinated me. It is the first thing I see, then comes shape and form. As an abstract artist I use colour to interpret the way I see the world.”
Jan will demonstrate using acrylic how she achieves the beautiful colour
Thursday 22 August 2019
Rachel is a Sydney based artist who has been painting for 20 years. Rachel explores themes that have an environmental significance, but rather than focus on the loss of species or habitat, Rachel has chosen to focus on the abundance. It has always been her aim to bring the “bush to the city”, in the hope that others will connect with nature. Carroll often camps in a new location on the Murray Darling River Basin every year and paints there to engage with nature, local bush rangers, scientists and the local Aboriginal tribe, if possible.Rachel also teaches, runs workshops in watercolour, acrylic or encaustic, and demonstrates to share her passion for nature and painting.
Thursday 26 September 2019 Peter Griffen
Peter is a full time abstract artist and has had over fifty solo exhibitions in Australia plus numerous showings internationally. He works and lives in his studio and also enjoys working en plein air in various parts of the world, especially in the outback of Australia. His work is highly original, imaginative and wild but not frenzied. It is alive and a celebration of the life force and ‘joie de vivre’ expressed in a uniquely Australian way. The chief inspiration for the paintings comes from Australian landscape and Aboriginal art although his work is stylistically unlike it. Outwardly the paintings do not illustrate anything, there is nothing illusionist in them. They are themselves and nothing else. Be challenged by Peter into taking risks in your art work.