Kirsten Bailey: Art


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Many Happenings

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

It’s been a little while since my last update, and there’s been quite a few things going on since then!

Heart Felt Exhibition

In August I was lucky enough to be involved in an exhibition called Heart Felt at the Mezzanine, Entangle Living art.  What a fantastic space!  The gallery space (the Mezzanine) is housed in an old butter factory, and is located above an amazing store which sells live plants (including unique indoor plants grown using the Japanese art form Kokedama), handmade homewares, gifts, and small artworks.  For those who haven’t visited, it’s well worth the trip up to Dayboro. We took the family up for the day during the exhibition, had a lovely morning looking at the Dayboro markets, and the kids were very impressed by the little lolly shop a few doors down from Entangle: Living Art!

I was thrilled to be able to participate in this exhibition alongside some amazingly talented artists, and was able to sell three paintings to a lovely lady who viewed them at the exhibition and contacted me afterwards to purchase.  

Heart Felt Exhibition at Entangle Living Art

Kirsten Bailey in front of her paintings at the Heart Felt Exhibition

The amazing gallery space at Entangle Living Art

Ipswich on a Palette Exhibition

In September I participated in another exhibition.  This one had a unique concept – it was called ‘Ipswich on a Palette“, and invited artists to create a scene representing the city of Ipswich on a wooden artist’s palette.  I chose to represent a Jacaranda tree – it’s one of my favourite trees and is very iconic to the area of Ipswich (even though it’s not a native plant!)  Every year in Goodna there is a Jacaranda festival, and I just love seeing all the trees in bloom!

Toy to the World

Another project I’ve been working on is decorating a Popobe Bear for the Toy to the World charity exhibition.  This exhibition has been running for several years, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to participate.  Creating my bear was fun and challenging!  I am very proud of how he turned out, but I don’t think he compares to some of the other artists’ entries I’ve seen.  It really is an amazing group of artists!  All proceeds from the charity auction go to the Victorian AIDS council.  Opening night for the exhibition is tonight, and the exhibition runs for 4 days.  For those of you (like me!) who are unable to get to Victoria to see the bears in person, there will be an online charity auction held through Facebook.  I strongly recommend you to check it out, because I’ve seen a sneak peek of some of the bears, and they are INCREDIBLE.  Seriously proud to be involved in such an amazing exhibition alongside so many great artists, and for such a wonderful cause.

Toy to the World Popobe bear - "A bear in the woods... or the woods in a bear?"

My bear – “A bear in the woods… or the woods in a bear?”

Apart from the projects mentioned above, what else have I been up to?  Well, I’ve been working on a commission and a new series of works.  More to come!

 

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Heart Felt at :the mezzanine: @ Entangle – Living Art

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

The Heart Felt exhibition at :the mezzanine:, Entangle – Living Art, is happening in just under a week and I’m starting to get nervous excited!

Heart Felt Exhibition at the mezzanine, Entangle - Living Art, Dayboro

This is the first time I’ve been involved in an exhibition since before my daughter was born, and I think the theme fits perfectly with my painting style.  Many of my paintings, especially my ‘family tree portraits’, feature hearts and convey feelings of belonging, love and connectedness.  

Hope Within - Original watercolour painting by Kirsten Bailey

“Hope Within”

I really enjoy being involved in exhibitions.  Not only do they give me an opportunity to showcase my work, but they also allow me to see the work of others.  My husband is staying home with the kids on Friday night for the opening, so this exhibition will also an opportunity for a kid-free night out!

If you enjoy my work, I really hope you’ll take this opportunity to come and see it in person.  I do my best to scan or photograph artwork carefully, but seeing it in person really brings it to life.  There are also 6 other artists showcasing their work, and from what I’ve seen of their work so far, I’m extremely honoured (and maybe a little intimidated!) to be showing my work alongside theirs.

“Heart Felt” opens at 6pm on Friday 4th August at :the mezzanine: @ Entangle – Living Art, 38 Williams St, Dayboro.  The exhibition runs through until August 27.  

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Summer Salon

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be one of five artists participating in an exhibition at the Richard Randall Studio Gallery at Mt Coot-tha Botanic gardens. While I wasn’t able to sell any paintings, I met lots of lovely people and sold some of my wearable art pendants.

My art on display at the Richard Randall Studio Gallery

Wearable art pendants and watercolours

On the second day of our exhibition, we did some artist demonstrations.  It was great to be able to spend a whole day painting without distractions.  I painted outside for a while watched over by a curious bearded dragon who seemed to be posting for a painting.

Working on a commission at the Richard Randall Gallery

As always, I was very inspired by the work of the other exhibiting artists, which I think is the best thing about exhibiting as a group.

Many thanks to those who stopped by to have a look at our paintings!

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Upcoming Events…

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

It’s been busy busy busy for me lately, and it looks to be a great year for art!

I thought I’d share with you all a few upcoming events I’m involved in.

Firstly, I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a part of an exhibition at the Art Factory gallery in Merivale St, South Brisbane.  The exhibition is called “Abundance”, and it will feature an abundance of different styles of art – 10 artists in total are featuring their work.

Many thanks to Michelle from Art Salon for all her hard work in organising this exhibition.

We’ll be having our opening night on Friday the 19th of March from 6pm till 9pm, and then offering morning tea on Sunday the 21st.

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Last year I was happy to be able to support Variety by donating a painting to their Heart Art Show.  I’m delighted to be able to donate another painting this year – although I’m a bit disappointed the show is going to be on at the same time as our Abundance exhibition, so I won’t be able to go along.  I’m hoping my painting will make some money for charity though!

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My third exciting upcoming event is a talk about my art and technique for the Springfield Lakes Art Group this Saturday.  Public speaking is not my forte so I’m slightly terrified, but I hope it will help me to grow as an artist and a person.  I’ll try to write a post afterwards and let you all know how it went!

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Mini-Exhibition at the Coffee Club

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Tonight I’ll be hanging a selection of my paintings at the Coffee Club, Springfield.  So if you’re in the area, why not pop in for a great coffee, some delicious food, and take a look at some of my paintings in person?

Sorry the picture isn’t great – my camera has a habit of running out of batteries at inconvenient times.  You’ll just have to visit the Coffee Club and check out the paintings in person!

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Gallery Open and Upcoming Exhibitions

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

My online gallery is officially open!  I am still in the process of uploading images of my work, so please check back regularly.

My next exhibition is called Spirit Matters:

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