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Florals—"Its Lighter Than You Think!"

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments
Studio Story—

 

As an artist, my studio is my sanctuary where I escape. Particularly in summer when it's so hot. Often I sit patiently and wait for the deep memories to arise so I can receive the spirits of what I want to create. It's a place from which I courageously make a mark of colour on cloth.

Mysteriously in my studio, I watch my work come to fruition in a form, which I can recognise. It is taking a courageous step to sharing my views of the world through visual storytelling. It is always my hope that I will create something arresting, engaging and possibly beautiful to inspire you.

 While creating these works, I have been silently repeating to my self as a Mantra, "It's lighter than you think." These words encourage me to approach my work within my studio lightly and peacefully, allowing myself the lengthy time to stitch the embroideries, paint each layer and enjoy the process. As such this work comes from the happier, gentler Saffron, that artist that I delve into in my studio.

It is always hard to accept that the courageous step is so close to us and that it is closer than we ever could conceive.

 

 "Floral in Pink_It's Lighter Than You Think."

60x60cm

Acrylic and Thread framed in White.

$990.00

 

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New Textile Artworks Available— Inspired by Summer 2018

Posted on January 29, 2018 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

My current work shown here is from my collection called Summer of Love is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Stitching through my paintings is for me the essence of giving and receiving; an act of remembering beautiful moments, imaginatively and intellectually and physically to share with you. While I embroider my work, I find a calm and tranquil place within me from which I can share and produce art. My art comes from the beautiful sense that there is nothing wrong with the world and there is only that inner state of natural exchange.

The breath, the autonomic giving and receiving that forms the basis, and the measure of life itself, this body of work is a crafty conversation between the experience which I feel, the moments of happiness and peace juxtaposed with the textures that life shares in its abundance.

The deliberate choice of the hot pink represents the heat of Summer and the living that Summer persuades me to enjoy. The golden pigments represent the sunshine the giver of life. The images expressed in my work are often seen on my walks along the foreshore. Symbolism appears in my work such as the stitched white circles represent bubbles of the air that we breathe and create life.

 


Gift from a Summer of Love

 

 

Flowers for My Summer Love

 


Rhythm of Love

 

 


Tempo of Love

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Saffron Craig Booth 96 at The Other Art Fair Sydney 27th of October to the 29th of October

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Please visit me at booth 96 at The Other Art Fair Sydney next week along with numerous other talented artists from all over Australia.

Venue-Australian Technology Park 2 Locomotive Street Eveleigh NSW 2015 is invitations admits two and provides access to the fair from 26-29 October. 

If you can come, please use this code TOAFSaffron to obtain free tickets.  http://sydney.theotherartfair.com/free
The opening times are:
 
Friday 27 October: 12pm-9pm

Saturday 28 October: 11am-7pm
Sunday 29 October: 11am-6pm

In My Brothers Tinny Midnight Stars 

 In My Brothers Tinny, Wake

 

In My Brothers Tinny Island Hopping

 

In My Brothers Tinny Pink Islands

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Sydney Road Gallery New Group Show

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

I would like to invite you to our opening night Thursday the 28th of September 6-8pm.

"Serendipity" our stunning new group show opens 28th of September to 15th October. 

Most of my art is created through accidental moments, which creates something new and interesting, often pushing me in a new direction.

Please come and see our show buy some Art.

Jessica Watts thanks for the brochure. #teamwork.

 

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New Work For Sydney Road Gallery

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Six of my new landscape textile art pieces will be on display at Sydney Road Gallery this week, along side works of 13 other local artists. They will be on display for three weeks. 

My first piece, It’s the Thrill Of It", is an abstracted watery landscape, reeds, flowers and blue shadows may see in the inky layers. This work is imagined in my home studio in Balgowlah Heights. My new art works are driven by two decades of artistic practice and skill in embroidery. The thread work creates added dimensions, line and form which push traditional skills and techniques with embroidery and embellishment to a contemporary art form. Each piece is a one of a kind, and can't be replicated. 

It's The Thrill of It, celebrates my love for the blue water of Sydney Harbour.

It’s the Thrill Of It" 72 x 72cm framed.

 

She Was A Catch 72 x 72cm framed.

Down to the Water 39 x 50cm framed

 Rolling Hills 39 x 60cm framed.

To The Valley Below 29 x 40cm framed.

Watch Over Me 39 x 60

 

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Opening Sydney Road Gallery

Posted on June 04, 2017 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

I'm so excited to let you know that we are opening a new gallery with 12 other artists. 

 

Sydney Road Gallery

Opening night: 6pm, Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Where: Sydney Road Gallery, Shop 2, 563 Sydney Road, Seaforth, NSW

Gallery hours: Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

 For more information about Sydney Road Gallery: www.sydneyroadgallery.com

 

www.saffroncraig.com

 

We are a collective of 13 Sydney artists will open a new gallery space, ‘Sydney Road Gallery’ on 7 June in Seaforth which disrupts the traditional gallery model of showcasing and selling artworks.

The collective are accomplished mid-level exhibiting visual artists from disciplines including painting, printmaking, textiles and sculptural basketry, who have come together to jointly open and manage a combined gallery space.

Fiona Chandler who came up with the idea for the gallery said, “Artists are collaborators, it takes many people to see original artworks on walls. We want to acknowledge the coming together of patrons as well as stylists, interior designers and architects who create a unique and aesthetically beautiful space place to live and work.”

“What we wanted to create is a conversation, developing relationships with the people that buy our works.”

 Sydney Road Gallery objective is to create a business around relationships: artists with artists, artists with customers and artists with stylists and interior designers.

“Every artist in the collective see buyers of art as patrons of the arts rather than simply a transaction. When you spend hours or even months creating a piece, each painting or sculpture has a story woven into it.”

 “We want to tell those stories to our ‘patrons’ and the people who change spaces with our art such as stylists and interior designers. The feeling that comes from making something and then seeing that made item in a living or work space, and knowing that it was specifically chosen, can be life changing for an artist.”

Each artist contributes 10 per cent of each sale as well as a small monthly fee which goes towards the running of the gallery.

The gallery will feature a diversity of artwork that will inspire and appeal to interior designers and art lovers alike, including paintings, textiles, sculptural and wall hanging pieces to suit different tastes, themes and settings. The works will change every two weeks.

 

 

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AQC Tutor Saffron Craig—APRIL 20 – 23, 2017

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

The AQC tutors have been announced. Paula Storm, Michelle Marvig, Sonya, Emma Jean Jansen, Luke Haynes and more.

I have also been invited to tutor at the AQC in April 2017. I will teach four separate day-long classes that can also be combined into 4 days. In this way, you can enjoy the entire AQC with me. Especially great if you wish to create and make an art quilt at the end you can participate in them all. 

Bookings are open now right here. 

APRIL 20 – 23, 2017

Royal Exhibition Building
Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
Thursday –– Sunday • 10am –– 4.30pm

Saffron Craig Art Quilt

 

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Adelaide Quilt and Craft Show 3-6th of November 2016

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

I'm running twice daily workshops in the upcoming Adelaide Quilt and Craft Show November 2016.

Please come and join us for a creative morning of screen printing on fabric.

Or an afternoon learning how to hand paint onto fabric. Both workshops are a lot of fun. I have loads of tips and tricks to share with you. Details are here.

 

Booking is simply a click away. 

 

Saffron Craig Brisbane WorkshopSaffron Craig Brisbane Workshop

 

 

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Melbourne- Teaching- Adventuring-Learning

Posted on August 02, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

I've just returned from five days in Melbourne, teaching back to back workshops. I was thrilled to share some of my knowledge with like minded ladies, as well as be inspired by the many fabrics designs both hand printed and hand painted onto fabric.

Today as I am recapping my journey in Melbourne. I was so lucky to have enthusiastic works experience girls from RMIT help me out daily. I'm so grateful for their help. Teagan even brought me lunch every day. (I know amazing right!)

The calm and creative attitude of Melbournites had me wanting to move there. 

Yes, Melbourne was a very special time for me. Thanks fully I have been asked to teach with other studio spaces in Melbourne so I will be back again this year.

Here are a few of my favourite pictures snapped on our phones over the five days. 

Saffron Craig Workshop Melbourne

 

 

Saffron Craig Melbourne workshops

I've got the travel bug badly— now I want to travel even more. So Canberra here I come. Followed by Brisbane, and Adelaide. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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