The Art Factory
Studio News | February to June
Flowers, Music & Life by Scott Lea
We kicked off 2022 with Scott Lea's solo exhibition Flowers, Music & Life, featuring a series of Scott's monoprints.
Layla Bacayo | Achievement Award
Artist Layla Bacayo won the Achievement award as part of the NSW Community College Student of the Year (2021) Awards! Layla was chosen from hundreds of nominations across NSW to become 1 of 8 finalists. Congratulations to Layla for her incredible advocacy and contribution to the arts and community across NSW.
Micro Show | Brae Tye
Micro Show March featured Brae Tye and his practice. View page here.
International Women's Week and Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras
In March we celebrated International Women's week and the second annual Wagga Wagga Mardi Gras! We created prints inspired by female artists and rainbows.
Mystery Parody & the Propaganda by Tabitha Harmer and Jacko Meyers
Jacko and Tabitha presented their joint exhibition called Mystery Parody & The Propaganda. Children from the Shaw St. Children's Centre visited the gallery for a tour through the exhibition by Jacko and Tabitha and then were treated to a DJ set by DJ Lay-Da-Best.
New faces in the studio
We welcomed some new people into the studio! Artist Jennifer West has had an established artistic career for over 30 years and had previously worked in The Art Factory Temora studio. We also welcomed arts worker Kia to the team. Kia is a mixed media artist and floral designer.
Strategic Business Plan launch
We were very happy to launch our Strategic Business Plan! You can check out the document here and see the unboxing with Art Factory Manager Leanne Dyer and artist Jacko Meyers.
Micro Show | Leeanna Wheeler
Micro Show April featured Leeanna Wheeler and her practice. View page here.
Clay in the studio
Throughout April and May the artists experimented with using clay as a medium for the first time. We learned techniques from arts worker Kerrie.
Halfway Print Festival
We hosted a stall at the annual Halfway Print Fetival! The stall featured original prints, zines and cards.
Bursting at the Seams | group exhibition
Bursting at the Seams was a group exhibition featuring works by the Wednesday Crew. You can view the exhibition here.
Curious Rabbit trip
We had lots of fun visiting the Curious Rabbit to see the exhibition Fragments of Self by our studio worker Elaine Camlin.
Studio visit with Leigh Hewitt
The crew visited studio worker Leigh at his residency in the E3 Art Space. Leigh was working on large oil works featuring people.
Micro Show | Annelise Triulcio
Micro Show May featured Annelise Triulcio and her practice. View page here.
We began our Limelight painting sessions at different iconic locations around the Riverina. The artworks created in the project, funded by Create NSW, will be displayed in the Wagga Wagga Marketplace in August.
8 More creative sessions
8 More is an upcoming exhibition featuring 4 local artists pairing with 4 Art Factory artists whose completed works will be displayed in the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in September. Sarah McEwan and Lorraine O'Hara began their creative sessions in The Art Factory Studio, working with oils on large boards. Another pairing of Julie Montgarrett and Isobel Lambert are experimenting with screen printing.
Preparation for Dystopian Universe
In preparation for a residency in June, Art Factory artists began creating works for display in the E3 Art Space at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.
Rainbow Seven by Liam Campbell and Michael Beeson
Artworks by Liam and Michael are being exhibited via Belconnen Arts Centre and their Ignite Gallery program. The works are on display at the NDIS Centre in Canberra until August.
Micro Show | Krishana McKenzie
Micro Show June featured Krishana McKenzie and her practice. View page here.
The Clay Factory | group exhibition
The Clay Factory featured clay works created in the studio over April and May. The exhibition was opened by sculptor Kath Powderly.
Dystopian Universe | media day
Allison Davis and Jacko Meyers chatted to Win News, About Regional and The Daily Advertiser about their features in the exhibition Dystopian Universe. Allison spoke about her clay creations and Jacko gave a sneak preview of her movement based work.
Dystopian Universe | official opening
The opening of Dystopian universe hosted over 50 visitors from the Riverina and interstate. Linda Elliot of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery introduced the involved artists and Art Factory Manager Leanne Dyer opened the exhibition. Artist Jacko Meyers performed her Movement Based work to close the day. Congratulations to the artists and thanks to the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery for their continued support.
And that's a wrap! We'll be back in the studio after our mid year break.