Koskela's group show, "New World", celebrates three weavers that have all landed in "New" world places: New South Wales, New Zealand and New York. More than that, these three weavers have modernised a very traditional craft, producing tapestries that suit contemporary interiors. We love the spirit of their work and their mastery of the technical skills enables them to dazzle us with their compositions, colours and designs. Each of these three super talented women have a massive following and fanbase and we feel so excited to be hosting them all in one show. We caught up with each of the three weavers to learn more about their process and their passion.
Belynda Henry has a massive year and we're thrilled to be hosting this show, and to be sharing the backstory of the work and the artist! She's been published in quite a few great blogs and manazines, has exhibited at the Design Files Open House, and is producing beautiful paintings. On our opening morning of this exhibition, "Higher", we sold 17 works right away. Belynda Henry’s acrylic, abstract landscapes use Cezanne-like blocks of colour to construct the rolling forms of the Dooralong Valley, NSW – her home. She has been a finalist in the prestigious Wynne Prize for landscape twice, and held over 20 solo shows.
By now, we're sure everyone's seem Camille Walala's work in our gallery, on our newsletters or across social media. It's colourful, joyful, and we can't get enough. Camille herself is as bold, bright and infectious in person as her work is in our gallery and we thought you'd love getting to know a bit about her and her work, so we caught up with her to give you an inside scoop.
If you love flowery graphics and layered textures, moody neutrals with poppy brights, sophisticated contrast and perfectly placed whimsy, you're a Rachel Castle fan, whether you know it yet or not. This is the third exhibition of Rachel's we've hosted her in the gallery and we reckon this group of paintings is the most successful yet! The show sold out within the first hour so we're sure we're not the only one that thinks so. We chatted to the darling Rachel about her collection to get the full story.
Rowena Martinich's show, Inamorata, has been brightening up our gallery this month with big bold paintings and brilliant organic details. Her show was installed at the tail end of an extremely rainy end to winter here in Sydney. Initially we loved these works because it looked like a cheerful take on all the rain, but now that we're well into spring, the thing that stands out is the energy in the paint quality, as it matches the energy we feel with with the changing of seasons. We reckon whatever season or space you add these works to, there will be a be a guaranteed boost in joy and optimism. We wanted to get the the full story behind theses distinctive paintings, so we caught up with Rowena to chat about her work.
"Shadows play a huge role in my sculpture & installation. It’s the spirit of the work, the added surprise element & what pulls at my heart strings. The shadow at times can bring me to tears as it creates it’s own ‘drawing’ of my sculpture which I could never do with such poetic lightness & graphic detail." Tracey Deep chatted to us about her current exhibition, "Spirit", on display in our gallery space. Read more the shadows, the materials, and what brings her joy.
We chatted to Ghostpatrol about his work for "Horse Sword" exhibited in the Koskela Gallery to find out about his method of working, the new pieces in this show, where in the world he's off to next, and what he thinks about us having to paint over his majorly cool mural for the next exhibition.