Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Roomies Artspace does Nana Craft at the Newtown Festival this Sunday Nov 8 10-2pm, Camperdown Park Newtown

Roomies Artspace does Nana Craft at the Newtown Festival this Sunday Nov 8 10-2pm, Camperdown Park Newtown
Once again Roomies Artspace tent returns to the Newtown Festival this Sunday Nov 8 2009 
We are situated in Vocal Local village between 
10am -2pm
Celebrate the return of Nana Craft to the community of Newtown and j
oin in with the Roomies Artspace team and Wrapped with Love Group as they knit up a colourful, textural frenzy in you most wildest Nana styling 
Activities include 
Clarrice and Dave making window wire tapestry brooches
Guerilla Knitting, Giant Knitting and knitted blanket making 
Brooches using found objects
Fastenaters and Corsages from found material

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Roomies Artspace Open Studio Day and Exhibition 09

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When:Sunday 11 Oct 10-3pm
Address:Hut 43 Addison Rd Centre
142 Addison Rd Marrickville

Featured Roomies artist Clarrice Collien will be selling her wares
Roomie artworks will be available for sale inc paintings, ceramics, prints and drawings

Talk to the art workers and find out how to get involved, volunteer or donate.

All sale proceeds go towards Roomie Artists and Roomies Project
For more info contact Leigh or Natalie on 95164755
or E:info@roomiesartspace.org

Part of Spirit of Soul Festival Family Day
Celebrating Mental Health Awareness in Mental Health Week


What Touched My Soul Photography Competition Opening- Sale proceeds go towards Roomies Artspace

Tuesday 6th of October 6:00pm-9:00pm (Free)
A great opportunity to purchase some affordable original artworks and raise some much needed funds for Roomies Artspace
The exhibition will run from 6th-21st of October, 2009
Chauvel Cinema Gallery, Paddington Town Hall
(Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Road)
Paddington NSW 2021
What Touched My Soul is photography competition that gives talented amateur and semi- professional photographers an opportunity to exhibit their work to a wider audience as well as using ‘creative’ advocacy for mental health issues by submitting works that ‘touched their soul’.
These photographs will be judged by Sandra Barnard-Professional printer for Sandy Prints, Stephen Dupont- Award Winning Photo Journalist, Bronwyn Rennex- Director of Stills Gallery and Malcolm Smith- Program Manager for the Australian Centre for Photography.
The exhibited photographs will be on sale for $200.00 each at the Chauvel Cinema Gallery in Paddington. 50% of each photograph sold, will be split evenly between the artist and Roomies Artspace.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Three Roomie Artists in Upcoming Show

Exhibition for artists with disability escalates to next level
AART.BOXX is an exhibition of works by emerging artists and creative thinkers with disability. In 2009, AART.BOXX has expanded to include works by artists of all ages from around the country. 24 artists have been chosen from over 85 applications to feature in the exhibition in the Mori Gallery.

AART.BOXX will be opened on Thursday 29 October 6-8pm by Christine Morrow, Coordinator of Verge Gallery, University of Sydney Union.

Now in its fourth year, Accessible Arts’ AART.BOXX project has grown into an exhibition of national significance that provides a creative platform for artists with disability.

Selected artists include:
Accessible Ceramics Group • Adrian Robertson • Alan Constable • Ana Nguyen • Arts Day South Project • Bowman Yu • Brooke Redenius • Carla Wherby • Christopher Dobbin • Clarrice Collien • Danny Moore • David Gillham • David Hanson • Graham Henkle • Greg Sindel • Linda Wilken • Luke Bayshco • Lynda Strong • Mark Hood • MHAD • Peter Hughes • Pierre Comarmond • Scott Trevelyan • Stephen Colwell

Image by Denis Bosnjak

When: 30 October – 7 November

Opening Night: 6-8pm Thursday 29 October

Where: Mori Gallery, 168 Day Street, Sydney

More Information: www.aarts.net.au

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Roomies@theHouse - Parliament House exhibition February 5th to 27th 2009

Roomies 2009 Exhibition
5/2/09 to 27/2/09
Parliament House
Macquarie St, Sydney
9516 4755

During February 2009, the art of 18 Roomies artists and their mentors will be on display at the Fountain Court Gallery, Parliament House, Sydney.

To be officially opened by Special Guest and Parliamentary Sponsor, the Hon. Penny Sharpe MLC on February 5th from 3 to 5pm. You are invited to join us for afternoon tea and meet the artists.

All works are for sale and a selection of images from the exhibition are on display online at
artwhatson .

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Denise Litchfield and the art of guerilla knitting

Denise Litchfield and Baxter tagging at Mays Lane Art Project, St Peters (photo Sahlan Hughes)

Denise is a fabulous Roomies supporter and often works with Clarice Collien. This SMH article by Sunanda Creagh, January 14, 2009 is worth quoting in full!

WHERE other graffiti artists use spraypaint, Denise Litchfield uses wool.

Litchfield is part of a growing global movement of guerilla knitters, who stitch their handmade creations onto trees, poles, street lights and other objects in the public domain.

"It redefines street art and is also a reference to graffiti," the Stanmore woman said. "It's absurd and feminine and fun."

Using recycled or cast-off yarn, Litchfield has attached her creations to poles and trees in Newtown and Rozelle and her long-term goal is to knit cosies for fire hydrants and bollards.

Ms Litchfield also pokes fun at the notion of a graffiti "tag" by creating cardboard swing tags similar to those attached to items in a boutique.

"I write messages on them and put them on bikes and dogs. One friend said she was walking down King Street and saw a tag that said 'All your problems have been taken care of' and thought, 'Yeah, I needed to hear that,' " Litchfield said.

"I have been doing it for about six months and I don't know of anyone else doing it in Sydney. I haven't been intercepted by a council ranger yet but often when I put them up people stop to ask what I am doing and to have a chat," she said.

Litchfield has won the support of a Marrickville councillor, Peter Olive.

"I'd be only too happy for her to do some knitting in the Marrickville local government area," he said. "I see it as a form of art and it's not harmful or anyone else's property or the public space. I think it should be encouraged."

Emily Howes, an expert from University of Technology, Sydney, and author of a PhD thesis on "indie craft", said guerilla knitters operated in Scandinavia, the US, Japan and South Africa. She thinks Litchfield might be Sydney's first.

"I think there is a groundswell of activity. The really big guerilla craft group is a collective called Knitta, which has outposts around the world," she said. "They see craft as a subversive and politically motivated act - a way of jolting people out of their comfortable reverie