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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

 

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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. 

 

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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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Planet Hopping.

Posted on July 12, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Little Girl On Top Of The World

Traveling, planet hopping while nonchalant playing with a hoola hoop. 

I'm stitching away and thinking thoughts of all the things I want to do when I grow up. 

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Embroidery Over My Hand Painting

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 1 comment

Here is an example of some of my new work, which is stitching itself to become a new body of work for me.  I'm combining all the ideas I've been experimenting with over the past 12 months. Hand embroidering colourful stitches, over some of my hand painted linen, adding another dimensional layer.  I like the direction these works are going and my embroidery is getting more interesting. 

Winter is a good time to stitch as it's nice to be indoors, it really is bitterly cold in Sydney. I've been listening to loads of podcasts and Netflix. 

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Art Clothing

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

On my web browsing I came across Spanish fashion label Armuseli who work with artists to create beautiful clothing. I'm in love with this dress. 

Art made into fashion with the artist´s signature and a history to tell.

 

 

 

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Moving Again

Posted on June 09, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

For the third time in three years we find ourselves moving.

Again we spent a month or more packing everything we own into boxes, culling as we went, so many boxes were filled up.

Cleaning both ends as we go. It's exhausting and so frustrating.

My studio is a work in progress. Moving takes me away from being creative and I have little time to think let alone daydream as I have to make micro decisions every minute. 

The removalists knocked down the huge tree in our front yard, covering my car with it's once alive and flourishing branches. 

The new place has a great feel. I can see the moon and last night it was particularly beautiful—tiny like a baby's broken finger nail.

The new house stood up to the storm yes it has no leaks and yes we did wake up all night due to the heavy drilling rain in the worst storms Sydney has seen. 

So onwards to getting organised and finding the time to paint. 

 

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Soul Safari

Posted on June 07, 2016 by Saffron Craig | 0 comments

Soul Safari was so so good. I want to time travel back and listen to those amazing creatives all over again.

The bottom line is they work really hard are super dedicated and know in their heart of hearts what they do is good. 

Vanessa Holden and Ken Done.  Above Beci Orpin. 

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