The debut solo exhibition by local Newcastle artist, Margo Humphries, is being held next month at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown from 1 to 31 August 2013.
All artworks will be for sale. The exhibition compliments the café which boasts tasty all day brekky, lunch, smoothies, sweet treats and more plus quality organic ingredients to deliver a great coffee experience every time.
Goodness Me Organics is located at 617-621 Glebe Rd, Adamstown (Cnr Date St)
& is open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 3pm. Parking available in nearby Date Street Carpark. Visit http://goodnessmeorganics.com.au/
Margo was born in Taree & moved to Newcastle in 2003 when she was 23 years old. In 2009 Margo & her partner Matthew established their own business, Kasarn Designs, named after their daughter.
From an early age Margo always enjoyed drawing & painting & has found it to be a form of meditation where she enters into another world & feels relaxed & focused. When Margo was only 12 she entered the Walkom-Manning Art Prize where she won the “Children of the Manning” Youth Award with “Wingham Brush”.
Margo taught herself to paint by studying books and other artists’ styles. Margo has developed her own style, painting many different subjects & experimenting with different techniques. Margo has experimented with different media, including watercolour & oil but prefers to work with acrylic. Margo is passionate about art & displaying her colourful abstract & landscape paintings. Margo’s visual vocabulary has made her known for her painterly style & vibrant canvases. The energy in her works appears to be limitless & she loves creating works that you could stare at for hours. For Margo, the creative voyage along the way is equally significant as the outcome.
Margo was selected as one of 10 artists for the Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & her “Look up in the Sky Tonight” was draped over Newcastle Panthers in October 2011. 10 buildings participated in the art trail.
In 2012 Margo’s T-Shirt Design, The Line Up, made the final 20 in Redbubble’s SXSW T-shirt Competition for New York band The Big Sleep. Also last year Margo joined the Hunter Arts Network committee as their “Social Media Guru” & helps in promoting their quarterly Art Bazaars.
Margo has also been involved in many community projects including the 2002 Peoplescape project & designing & creating street banners for Victoria Street in Taree in 1996.
Here’s my two paintings in their new location which I sold at our garage & art sale on 22 June 2013 – “Green Swirls” diptych & “Surging & Rushing”
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**EXCITING NEWS** I’ll be having my first solo art exhibition in August at Goodness Me Organics!
Goodness Me Organics is a new Organic Grocer and Café all under one roof in a central location in Newcastle
Goodness Me Organics is located at 617-621 Glebe Rd, Adamstown (Cnr Date St). Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 3pm
Free art tomorrow in Newcastle! I’ll be dropping this painting in a street somewhere & the finder can keep it for FREE – stayed tuned for Free Art Friday clues!
Here’s the other painting I’ve submitted for this weekend’s Seascape & Beyond Art Exhibition & Fundraiser, to be held at Merewether Surf Club, the opening night is tomorrow 6.30-8.30pm:
I have entered my Sea Shells painting in this year’s Seascape and Beyond art exhibition and fundraiser on 22-24 March, at Merewether Surf Life Saving Club. Entries close 28 February. Proceeds from this not for profit art exhibition will again be donated to beyondblue: the national depression initiative, and a $5,000 Honours scholarship at the University of Newcastle for research into suicide prevention. Click here for the entry form:
Entries are now open for the Colour in Your Life February Competition
To enter submit one artwork on the CIYL Facebook page with the title, medium & artist name.
Only one entry per artist
1st PRIZE: is a hand embellished limited edition print of Graeme’s; ‘Blue Moon’, valued at over $800.00
2nd PRIZE: Yes, we are offering a second prize for the February competition in the form of Chroma Art Products, valuing $250.00.
Here’s my entry, “Rainforest Vivid”, Acrylic, click here to visit the Facebook page to like my work to help me win!
I’m so excited to be in this month’s issue of Social/Life Magazine Newcastle – my article is on page 25! It mentions the Redbubble SXSW competition that I was a finalist in
Durex, the international condom manufacturer, is running “Naked Box”, a global online design contestthat will give a young Australian designer the chance to have their artwork featured on Durex condom packs and sold throughout the world. Design enthusiasts are able to enter the contest by logging in to www.facebook.com/Durex.Australia, uploading their own design or creating their own artwork directly on the sites using sexy tools such as the Frisky brush, Vibro pencil, Kinky Curves, Love Bucket, Lube Spray, Massage Oils, Ribbed Roller and of course the Durex Rubber for sorting out mistakes.
I have entered the contest & you can vote for my entry by clicking on my design below & entering my DESIGN ID: 15222
I recently entered Redbubble’s T-shirt design competition for New York band The Big Sleep for their gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 15 March 2012.
I am pleased with this week’s announcement that my entry, The Line Up, received enough votes by Redbubble members to make the TOP 20. Redbubble received 174 entries in total.
The designs in the final cut were presented to the band to make the selection for their limited edition tee. Although I wasn’t the overall winner I was glad that they got to see my design.
The latest edition of Australian Women’s Art Register’s Bulletin was sent out last week & I have been featured in one of the editorials!
In October 2011 I was selected as one of the 10 artists in the Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & my work “Look up in the Sky Tonight”, was draped over Newcastle Panthers. My painting was reproduced by Insane Signs on a canvas that was 4.8metres high by 8metres wide!
The 10 buildings selected throughout Newcastle formed an artist trail, guiding you through the city, as Newcastle becomes an outdoor art gallery
The artworks in artist trail were selected as they embody the lifestyle, spirit and community of Newcastle & paid homage to local artists and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mattara.
The art trail ran from 1 – 9 October 2011
Explanation of my Artwork & How it sits within Mattara’s theme: My slightly surreal artwork loosely explores the relationships that we have with each other, where we belong and what we do. This is represented by mystical characters floating and coming together. They are surrounded by a built environment. The result is a painting that is both intriguing and otherworldly. My artwork is abstract enough to allow the viewer to perceive these are urban beings that are connecting. These beings also take on the form of large hands that are reaching out to each other, which links to Mattara, meaning hand. Also like Mattara, these denote the hand of friendship. There is a sense of convivia and automation in the painting which can relate to both the warm and welcoming community and industry found in Newcastle. The artwork leaves you with the feeling that the built environment surrounding the beings has come to life with them.
The Australian Women’s Art Register was established by artists in 1975 to record and promote the work of Australian based women artists. The Register now holds a collection of national significance with images dating back to 1840. Our documentation of the cultural heritage of Australian women artists and women’s art practices is being used world wide by public organisations, universities, teachers, students, curators, artists and the general public.
Voting is still open for the t-shirt design competition I entered for New York band The Big Sleep. I am entering this in Redbubble’s competition for the band’s limited edition tee for their SXSW gig in Austin Texas on 15-3-12.Voting closes on 5 March 2012.
For my t-shirt design entry for The Big Sleep SXSW Austin Texas I sourced dolls from op shops, removed the bodies, sewed the doll heads onto pink straps & photographed them
You will need to sign up here first www.redbubble.com then click here to vote:
This is what it looks like: