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OUTLIERS ART EXHIBITION 4 ARTISTS CELEBRATE THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE

OUTLIERS PETER PORTEOUS

A R T E X H I KRISTINE B I T I BALLARD ON

MELONY SMIRNIOTIS

4 ARTISTS CELEBRATE THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITING ARTISTS • MELONY SMIRNIOTIS • PETER PORTEOUS • KRISTINE BALLARD • TONY HOOKE

14 - 28 AUGUST 2018 BALMAIN WATCH HOUSE

179 DARLING STREET, GALLERY ONE88 FINEBALMAIN ARTSNSWKatoomba NSW

TONY HOOKE


4 ARTISTS CELEBRATE THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE IN THE BLUE MOUNTAINS • PETER PORTEOUS • MELONY SMIRNIOTIS • KRISTINE BALLARD • TONY HOOKE

WHO ARE

OUTLIERS A R T The name for the ‘Outliers’ group is borrowed from the direction and initiatives as outlined in Malcom Gladwell’s 2008 book ‘Outliers’.

EXHIBITI

MELONY SMIRNIOTIS

The term refers to ‘a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system’. All four artists have years of experience in exhibiting and a passion for artmaking. They are united by their admiration for the beauty they discover in the Australian landscape and their ambitions to express it artistically. They believe that this continual practice, this quest to interprate the unique beauty of our environment is a lifelong challenge, but definately one that can provide many creative rewards.

PETER PORTEOUS

Perhaps Gladwell says it best ...

“Outliers are those who have been given opportunities - and who have the strength and presence of mind to seize them.”

KRISTINE BALLARD

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing that makes you good.”

TONY HOOKE

GALLERY ONE88 FINE ARTS 186/188 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW


MELONY SMIRNIOTIS This body of work focuses on my fondness for trees and my ongoing inspiration found in nature. Textures, layers and light continues to drive each composition. My palette knife technique and a range of mediums provide opportunity to explore both pattern and perspective. Each painting requires a different process based on the chosen mediums and intended outcome. The tactile nature of the work invites the viewer to experience the painting from all angles and depending on the lighting and viewpoint, the composition is designed to transform. Due to the texture and placement of light reflecting mediums, shadows take on new forms based on the angle which the artwork is viewed. “Trees and flowers are so important. The idea of blooming is the idea of becoming something different�. Alessandro Michele CONTACT DETAILS Email: melonys@mkdesign.net.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/ melonykarasmirniotisartist# Instagram: www.instagram.com/ melonykarasmirniotis_artist/ www.melonykarasmirniotis.com


OUTLIERS

Essex Street #2

ART EXHIBITION

$1600

Essex Street #3

Mixed Media on Canvas

Mixed Media on Canvas

60 x 60cm

60 x 45cm

Melony Smirniotis

Melony Smirniotis

Essex Street #1 Mixed Media on Canvas 114 x 76cm Melony Smirniotis

$1800

$695


$900

Kiama moments

Autumn textures

Mixed Media on Canvas

Mixed Media on Canvas

50 x 75cm

50 x 75cm

Melony Smirniotis

Melony Smirniotis

Lynne’s moment

$350

Mixed Media on Canvas 30 x 30cm Melony Smirniotis

Textures, layers and light $1500 Mixed Media on Canvas 75 x 75cm Melony Smirniotis

$1450


OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION

South Coast sweeping winds

$1200

Mixed Media on Canvas 60 x 60cm Melony Smirniotis

$1800

Inspiration at Whale rock Mixed Media on Canvas 90 x 75cm Melony Smirniotis

Honouring the journey Mixed Media on Canvas 75 x 75cm Melony Smirniotis

$1450


$1400

The Journey Mixed Media on Canvas 60 x 50cm Melony Smirniotis

Natures fabric; trees texture and line Mixed Media on Canvas 90 x 90cm Melony Smirniotis

$1900


PETER PORTEOUS As my formative years were spent in and around the Blue Mountains it seemed only natural to explore the area and west of the ranges through my art. I have family in Mudgee and I have spend many long hours exploring the landscape around Hartley, Oberon and Mudgee with my sketchbook and camera. This exhibition brings together these varied and unique landscapes. I have deliberately not focused on the usual western plain and mountain images that many artists find compelling. Instead I have created intimate paintings of the area as a way of introducing the viewer to my interpretation of this part of Australia. As many of the canvases are large it became difficult to paint en plein air due to the wind and heat, so most were completed in my studio from blocked in works, drawings and photographs. As an abstract expressionist I have endeavoured to paint the essence of the bushland. Most paintings are the result of trying to deconstruct the features before me so that the viewer can add their own interpretation. This conversation is at the heart of my art. I commend these paintings to you and hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have had painting them. CONTACT DETAILS Email: pporteous@optusnet.com.au Instagram: Peterporteousartist www.artmegallery.com.au/artists/seller/ profile/peterporteous


Bandalong Tree

$560

Oil on Canvas 61 x 46cm Peter Porteous

Mudgee Tree from Hill End Road Oil on Canvas 91 x 122cm Peter Porteous

$2200


OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION

The burning off and the gathering

$1700

Oil on Canvas 92 x 92cm Peter Porteous

The Waltz

$1450

Western Escarpment

Oil on Canvas

Oil on Canvas

95 x 62cm

92 x 92cm

Peter Porteous

Peter Porteous

$1700


$770

Heart of the Outback

The Gap

Oil on Canvas

Oil on Canvas

62 x 62cm

61 x 61cm

Peter Porteous

Peter Porteous

Scrub Country Oberon Oil on Canvas 91 x 76cm Peter Porteous

$745

$1380


OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION

Goanna

$560

Oil on Canvas 61 x 46cm Peter Porteous

The Unblinking Land Oil on Canvas 91 x 153cm Peter Porteous

$2780


KRISTINE BALLARD This new collection of works is titled “Out of Range”. It is an ode to those who brave unknown frontiers – pioneers in the search for something new. As humans, it is always that which we cannot see, that we are drawn too. As an artist this is a feature that many of us try to capture in an artwork. That mysterious sense of space, wonder and awe on a two dimensional plane. The intangible made real. In my own art practice, I am trying to evoke that very sense of wonder in the development of my painting style called ‘Fragmatism®’. Images float in and out of each other and colours can dictate a mood. Channelling those pioneers, I feel daunted and excited every time I pick up a paint brush. My unknown territory is the canvas, as I seek out new places to bring back into the world. There are often struggles, back tracking and pitfalls in my travels. The titles of many of the works in this collection are a reflection of my journey with colour and paint, rather than a record of a specific location. This journey has been a wonderful creative adventure. I think Marcel Proust said it best... ”The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” I hope these new works get you to see differently, and help you to make your own visual discoveries along the way. CONTACT DETAILS Email: kballard@kristineballard.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ kristineballardartist/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ kristinekballard/ www.kristineballard.com


OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION

Sunbleached Sirens

$390

Oil on Wood Panel 25.5 x 20cm

Green Gold Glazer

$1550

Olive and Sparkle

Oil on Canvas

Oil on Wood Panel

61 x 91cm

25.5 x 20cm

$390

Kristine Ballard

Out of Range Oil on Canvas 122 x 152cm

Kristine Ballard

$5300


Light around the corner $390 Oil on Wood Panel 25.5 x 20cm

$1550

Bushwalk Blush Oil on Canvas 61 x 91cm

Kristine Ballard

Sunkissed Siblings

$390

Oil on Wood Panel 20 x 25.5cm

Verte’s Jewels

$1550

Oil on Canvas 61 x 91cm

Kristine Ballard

Courting Quinny

$390

Tree Top Tides

Oil on Wood Panel

Oil on Wood Panel

25.5 x 20cm

25.5 x 20cm

$390


OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION

Smike’s Promenade

$1650

Oil and charcoal on Canvas Framed 61.2mm x 91.2mm

Kristine Ballard

Afternoon Interlude

$1650

Oil and charcoal on Canvas Framed 91.2mm x 61.2mm

Kristine Ballard

Riverbank Courante Oil and charcoal on Canvas Framed size: Triptych: 91.2 x 185cm Framed size: Each piece: 91.2 x 61.2cm

Kristine Ballard

$3300


$490

Blue Bolt Views

$490

Emerald Gems

Watercolour and ink on paper

Watercolour and ink on paper

24 x 36cm

24 x 36cm

Framed 41 x 53cm

Framed 41 x 53cm

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard

$350

Moody Blue Mystic

$350

Clear Sky Birds Eye

Inland Aquatics

Watercolour and ink on paper

Watercolour and ink on paper

Watercolour and ink on paper

14.5 x 19.7 cm

14.5 x 19.7 cm

14.5 x 19.7 cm

Framed 30.5 x 35.7cm

Framed 30.5 x 35.7cm

Framed 30.5 x 35.7cm

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard

Golden Gums

$350

Sunshine Seeker

$350

Violet Haze

$350

Blushing Buds

$350

$350

Watercolour and ink on paper

Watercolour and ink on paper

Watercolour and ink on paper

Watercolour and ink on paper

19.7 x 14.5cm

19.7 x 14.5cm

19.7 x 14.5cm

19.7 x 14.5

Framed 35.7 x 30.5cm

Framed 35.7 x 30.5cm

Framed 35.7 x 30.5cm

Framed 35.7 x 30.5 cm

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard

Kristine Ballard


TONY HOOKE These works are largely based on my wanderings around an area of bushland north of Goulburn where I established a studio a few years ago. A particular focus is the Turrallo Creek, its path through surrounding tussock flats and the steep ranges that form a curtain like back drop to the setting. More though than the structural form of the place, it is its fabric, the temporal changes that take place and its presence that are the real subject. The landscape in low light has great appeal. As the shadows deepen and the more precise details are lost, the imagination gains more licence to wander and invent. The medium used is egg tempera. The concept of making my own paint as required with a natural binder and mostly naturally occurring pigments is a very satisfying one. It seems right that many of the pigments in these landscapes are soil derived. CONTACT DETAILS Email: tonesan@optusnet.com.au www.tonyhooke.com.au


OUTLIERS

Creekside Evening

ART EXHIBITION

$480

Egg Tempera on Wood panel 30 x 30cm Tony Hooke

High Country Evening

$480

Egg Tempera on Wood panel 30 x 30cm Tony Hooke

Creek, Wattles, Moon Egg Tempera on Wood panel 120 x 70cm Tony Hooke

$2800


OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION

Down to the Creek in the Morning $2400 Egg Tempera on Wood panel 90 x 90cm Tony Hooke

Waterhole

$1850

Sundown Over Creek Flats

Egg Tempera on Wood panel

Egg Tempera on Wood panel

80 x 80cm

80 x 80cm

Tony Hooke

Tony Hooke

$1850


Late Breeze Over Grassland Egg Tempera on Wood panel 80 x 80cm Tony Hooke

Red Forest Morning Egg Tempera on Wood panel 80 x 80cm Tony Hooke

$1850

$1850


OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION

Burnt Field - early a.m.

$1850

Egg Tempera on Wood panel 80 x 80cm Tony Hooke

Still Waters, Pink Sky

$1150

Creek Flats, Red Bushes

Egg Tempera on Wood panel

Egg Tempera on Wood panel

60 x 60cm

60 x 60cm

Tony Hooke

Tony Hooke

$1150


Morning Visitation

$1150

Egg Tempera on Wood panel

Creekside Gathering

$980

Egg Tempera on Wood panel

60 x 60cm

40 x 80cm

Tony Hooke

Tony Hooke

ALSO AVAILABLE Big Hill in Low Light Egg Tempera on Wood panel 50 x 50cm Tony Hooke

Passing Clouds Egg Tempera on Wood panel 60 x 60cm Tony Hooke

$1150

$850


OUTLIERS OUTLIERS ART EXHIBITION

ART EXHIBITION 4 ARTISTS CELEBRATE THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITING ARTISTS • MELONY SMIRNIOTIS • PETER PORTEOUS • KRISTINE BALLARD • TONY HOOKE

BALMAIN WATCH HOUSE

179 DARLING STREET, BALMAIN NSW YOUR’E INVITED TO THE

OFFICIAL CELEBRATION Saturday 18 August 2018

4 - 6pm OUTLIERS

ART EXHIBITION Celebration drinks 4 ARTISTS CELEBRATE THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITING ARTISTS with the artists • MELONY SMIRNIOTIS • PETER PORTEOUS • KRISTINE BALLARD • TONY HOOKE

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4 contemporary painters celebrate the Australian Landscape at Gallery ONE 88 Fine Arts in Katoomba NSW. 14-28 August 2018. Get a sneak peak...

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