Artsource is pleased to partner with Art Upmarket to offer three Artsource artists a stall at the market to be held in Winthrop Hall, UWA on Saturday 6 April 2019. Nigel Laxton, Cy Rocchi and Karina Buckingham will share their business and marketing experience with Artsource members in an upcoming professional development program.
Art Upmarket brings together over 80 of Western Australia's most talented artist's, showcasing paintings, fine art photography, limited edition prints, sculptures, decorative glass and ceramics, illustrations and more. The event is an opportunity to bring together artist's and art enthusiasts to celebrate and foster local creativity.
Nigel graduated from Curtin University in 2014 with a Masters degree in Art and was awarded a Clyde & Co. art award the following year. Since that time he has practiced as a professional artist and has worked mainly at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. His main body of work relates to ambiguity in art and he paints with both acrylic and oil mediums, primarily with abstract compositions.
Nigel held his first solo exhibition at CASM in Mandurah in 2017 and his second at the Earlywork gallery in Fremantle in 2018. He has exhibited widely in curated art awards in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland and had a work displayed digitally at MoMA, New York. Nigel was also commissioned to paint a work for the Luciano Benetton Australian Conteporary Art Collection.
Cy Rocchi works with the traditional painting mediums of oil on canvas, and her paintings are responses to the vast open spaces of the natural environment. The subject locations have a personal and emotional meaning to her and convey the beauty and peaceful expanse of the Western Australian landscape.
Cy’s paintings encompass the moment and the memory and aims to engage and offer a positive emotional outcome to the viewer. Cy avoids the details of the landscape replacing it with emotional strokes, colour relationships and textural scrapes of the palette knife. Layering, scraping and blending have become a distinctive pattern of Cy’s work creating a raw, tranquil and dreamlike outcome.
Since completing a Fine Art degree at Curtin University in 2013, Karina has been a long term volunteer Curator for Fine Art at Hale School whilst building her practice from her City Beach based studio. Since taking her art practice full time, Karina has exhibited in many group shows, art awards and completed many private commissions.
Her landscape oil paintings explore how nature can be used as a therapy to modern life, with two recent exhibitions 'Biophilia: inside and out' at Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle and 'The Wonder of Trees' at Nest Gallery in Darlington. Karina's work has a painterly feel, often combining recognisable places with an impressionistic quality, hoping to capture the emotion of a special place in my paintings.
Professional Development opportunity
We are offering Artsource members a free stall at Art Upmarket on Saturday 6 April 2019.
Up to three artists will receive a medium stall space, sized 3m x 1.5m, and be listed online in the Art Upmarket Retailer Gallery.
To be eligible to apply for a stall at Art Upmarket, the artist must:
Be a current member of Artsource and not a current or previous retailer of Art Upmarket.
Have a series of work ready to present for sale on Saturday 6 April 2019 at Art Upmarket.
Have a social media presence and be able to post at least twice in the lead up to the event.
Attend an Artsource professional development workshop in 2019 to present a marketing or business summary of the event.
Be an Artsource MAX member, or have public liability insurance.
Submit your application online by COB Thursday 7 March 2019.
Entries will be chosen by selection panel and the successful artist(s) notified on Friday 8 March 2019. Allocations are subject to the final discretion of Artsource and Art Upmarket.