The next Woden Arts Market will be held on Sunday 29 August.
Woden artists and crafts people were part of a stall at the iconic Southside Farmers Market on Sunday the 2nd of May.
A big shout out to the Southside Farmers Markets for supporting local artists. We can’t wait to see you again in a few months time.
Cath is a local artist specialising in fluid art – specifically acrylic pouring and alcohol ink on canvasses or tiles. Cath experiments with a range of techniques when pouring paint onto the canvas, often tilting the canvas to spread the colour across the surface. Other techniques include the use of a dryer, straws and rolling marbles to create dynamic outcomes
When one sees my work it’s obvious the importance of the natural world, more specifically, the botanical influence has on my practice. Nature is the true artist and I seek to work alongside and from it. This often results in very minimal linear designs that contrast and show off found materials and plants. Contrasting the wild, raw and organic nature of this material against the human touch. I break art down to its essence seeking that innately human feel. I see my work from an archeological or even alien perspective. My work varies greatly from the functional and practical jewellery, crockery and furniture to the other end of the spectrum of conceptual, abstract, sculptural, bonsai, ikebana, strange and random objects. I maintain a constant sense of play and experimenting always leaving room for change and inspiration.
I grew up in a gallery that was attached to our family home where we had kilns and facilities to create. Growing up in this amazing position, I witnessed many changing exhibitions from some amazing local and interstate artist. Both my parents are the creative and arty types. My father is a musician, my mother is a ceramicist. Both parents where always very encouraging and supportive and I couldn’t do what I do without them. In 2019 I underwent an intensive learning program in fine furniture (Sturt School for Wood) in Mittagong. As a result of this course, I now spend a fair bit of my practice dedicated to bonsai and ikebana, working alongside natural material where I now not only collect raw material, but shape, style and present in my ceramic creations displayed on my hand made furniture and timber.
Graham is a Woden based published and awarded photographer who shoots wildlife, especially birds, but also a wide range of other subjects for stock images and private clients. He does personal portraits, actors headshots, lifestyle, business and architectural images. He is passionate about travel and shoots images wherever he happens to be in the world and many of these end up on his Instagram and Facebook feeds where he has a large following under @gallpix. Graham is an active member of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Photographic Group where he regularly exhibits and sells images of Australian Flora and Fauna. In 2021 Graham was exclusively commisioned to shoot ’Significant Trees of Canberra’ for the April/May ACT Tree Week exhibition at the National Arboretum. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP)
Meet Graham at Woden Arts Program’s pop up Market stall at the Southside Farmers Market on Sunday 2nd of May, where he will be selling a range of printed bookmarks, cards and a selection of matted and framed Prints at reduced Prices as an intro ‘Market Special’. Prices range from $2 to $100.
Alison is a handweaver who works with natural fibres including wool, silk, cashmere and cotton. She likes to create things that are beautiful to look at and practical to use or wear. Everything Alison makes is unique – some items are similar but no two are exactly the same. Her work has been recognised with first prizes, trophies and championships at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Royal Melbourne Show and the Royal Canberra Show.
Alison will be selling handwoven cashmere scarves, cotton bags of different sizes, and some smaller items like trinket bags and bookmarks. At the markets on 2nd May, Alison will have a range of work for sale, including $5 bookmarks, $10 trinket bags, cashmere scarves for $120 and bags between $90 and $150.
Sheen Woei Goh
Sheen will be selling bookmarks and A5 and A6 prints from her original pieces. These are at enticing, market prices -below $10 a pop.
You can view Sheens’s work on instagram @sheensketchess. She creates dynamic and vivid works full of energy using a limited colour palette of black and white, working with pigment liners and permanent markers. In addition to her prints, Sheen will be selling a few colourful paintings too.
Want to be part of the arts Market?
Complete the form below and the Woden Arts Officer will be in touch!
Can’t make it?
You can email the Woden Arts Officer to see when the next planning session is, or to discuss your ideas and register to take part in the Arts Market.