Gemma Black (Calligraphy and Illumination) in 1991 received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study calligraphy and the teaching of calligraphy in Europe. She is an Honoured Fellow of the prestigious Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. For over 25 years Gemma has taught and lectured extensively for calligraphy, bookbinding, textile and art organisations around Australia including the Australian National University. She has also joined the faculty at international lettering-art conferences in the USA, Canada and the UK. Her work is housed in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, the European Parliament and Parliament House Canberra. Gemma works from her studio-based arts-practice in Blackmans Bay, Tasmania on a commission basis. www.gemmablack.com ; M/0412 688 296
Roger Murphy (Watercolour) was apprenticed to a commercial printer as a lithographic artist and he studied life drawing under Jack Carrington Smith at the Tasmanian School of Art. Since 1989, Roger has painted full-time in watercolours and oils from his home studio at Kingston Beach, Tasmania. He travels and paints regularly in Europe and the Pacific region and he has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas. Roger Murphy’s work is admired by art-lovers worldwide. His paintings are represented in many private and public collections. He is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute. Roger says, "All my paintings are of places I like to be. I like to feel myself in the landscape – on the riverbank, on the shoreline or in a street – and I try to capture my day of being there through the atmosphere, the light and the colour that I put into my works". In 2005, The Mercury newspaper ranked Roger as ranked one of Tasmania’s Top Ten Artists. www.rogermurphy.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org P/ 6229 6147
· Artist’s in Action is an event organized by Launceston Art Society
· Artists in Action is a team of 13 artists coming together to simultaneously demonstrate different styles and techniques throughout the course of the day.
· ARTISTS IN ACTION is an event for artists and lovers of art alike. It's not a workshop nor is it just an exhibition.
· The artists will be bringing some of their works for sale.
· The artists are working in 9 different spaces, throughout the building so there is ample room for visitors to observe them in action.
· There is a current exhibition on the walls called CAST. The paintings for sale are by members of art organizations based in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
It's on this coming Sunday May 3rd at Eskleigh, Scone Drive, Perth.
· The event runs for five hours from 10.30 in the morning until 3.30 in the afternoon.
· Visitors are able to come and go as they please - some will choose to stay the whole day whilst others might only have an hour or two to spare.
· Entry is $14 dollars, children are free. Pass outs are available.
· Entry includes free tea, coffee and nibbles.
· Tasmanian wine is on sale by the glass and a Sausage Sizzle is being run by the Longford Bowls club.
· There is a raffle of 6 gorgeous paintings donated by members of LAS - Lynne Hutchins, Pauline Winwood, Carlene Bullock, Aileen Gough and Phil Austen.
· Joanne Michelson who is also a widely known artist, will be playing the harp.
The second of our artists at Artists in Action - Gerry Jensen.
I love to paint – to put down a stroke of pastel and see that pop of pure colour just gives me such joy. My style is traditional with an impressionist twist but recently I have been drawn to simplifying my paintings to the essence of the subject rather than a lot of detail. I work in pastel, oil and watercolour and been privileged to have won over 50 awards in local and state exhibitions. My paintings are in collections locally as well as in the USA, Switzerland and other countries overseas.
Contact: Ph 64234364 or 0408103796
Here is the first of our profiles of artists demonstrating on Sunday, 3rd May at the Artists in Action day.
I have been trained in London by some of the best figure draught persons including Sam Rabin and Jessie Cast, the latter having paintings in the Tate Collection.
I have also studied anatomy which is only taught at tastafe now.
My way of drawing comes from a style of drawing that was taken to England by Alphonse Legros from France. It emphasizes the relationships between forms which is becoming now a lost art, because of the over-emphasis on illustration and copying from photographs. Merely map drawing and copying shadows is not how I was taught but unfortunately that is how most people draw nowadays.
I have been asked to teach at Sozosha College of Design in Osaka, Japan, for their summer school this year. I will probably be emphasizing structure, which I noticed they were not teaching in any of their schools.