Monday, October 29, 2012

Clarrice Collien's Upcoming Solo show

"A Walk in the Park" 

Clarrice Collien's debut solo show will open at the Damien Minton Gallery on Sat 17 November 2012 at 2pm
View a large selection of Clarrice's signature window wire tapestries created over the last two years
The show continues until Dec 1

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition

Roomies kicks of the Year off the Dragon with its first exciting event. By special invitation Clarrice will have three works included in Damien Minton Gallery's opening show for the year "Five Bells: A Visual Ode to Sydney" 
Opening this Sat 4 Feb 2-4pm.
Address 61-63 Great Buckingham St Redfern
Exhibition dates Wed 1 to Sat 18 February 2012.
We think Clarrice's work will sit nicely alongside artists such Elisabeth Cummings, Euan Macleod, Peter Kingston, Martin Sharp to name a few. The theme for the show, inspired by a poem by Kenneth Slessor and a book by Delia Falconer entitled "Sydney" explores in a visual manner the perennial discussion around what IS the city of Sydney. Don't miss Clarrice's personal interpretations embellished in window wire and wool.

Clarrice finishing off her work "The Cricket Match on the Hill" 

Happy New Year

photos courtesy of grrl+dog

As we get ready for the year's art projects,
we say goodbye to our manager, 
Julia and send her off with a collage by Phyllis Grima from Denroma.


Phyllis has just begun to use collage
on canvas and her flowers are colorful and fun.


We hope to develop more card making in 2012 and offer them to the public.

Since most boardng houses charge up to 95% of their pension for living and care, it leaves many boaarding house residents with little or no money to feel autonomous with.
Just $10 extra a week gives someone a trip to a cafe, library, and some experience outside of boarding house life.

all photos courtesy of grrl+dog

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas time for Roomies

 It is Christmas time for Roomies Artists.
They joined residents from neighboring boarding houses for a shindig yesterday.
The fruit punch was full of fresh rockmelon and watermelon, 
and bubble sets were on every table.

 The band played so many songs everyone knew and many sang along.
I loved watching the faces.

Kevin enjoyed himself so much he had to walk the excitement off.
It was fun and games trying to find him,
but he returned safely after a trip to the local Macdonalds.

A fellow Roomies artist and philosopher,
Leon danced till the feast appeared.

The punch flowed..

And they all danced the arvo away

photos courtesy of grrl+dog

Monday, November 28, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

Clarrice  and Dave are working on window wire tapestry with Christmas themes.

 Dave is finishing off a large tree that features Clarrice's signature dogs.
All her dogs face left.

Small works of window wire become brooches and seem to be very popular at this time of year.
Want one? Leave a comment and a volunteer will get back to you.

photos courtesy of grrl+dog

Friday, November 18, 2011

Roomies has a new blog helper

Roomies Art space just got itself a blog helper - Me!
I really look more like this:

 I've been a guerilla knitter for a few years now, 
and on a large project, Clarrice came and helped. 
But Clarrice things putting good knitting on a pole
is a waste of wool, so we dont do that so much now.

I help out at Roomies Art Space and spend time with Clarrice one on one. We do art trips, work on her soft toys or window wire tapestries or have manicures.
Her window wire tapestries are very popular and she has sold many.

I hope to one day set up an online shop
for her work and the work of other artists at Roomies. 
Thanks for coming by 
and I hope you stick around.

Denise Litchfield