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Studio News | February-June 2021



5 Years: Exhibition Install


We started 2021 on a high, installing The Art Factory: 5 Year anniversary exhibition at the

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.










Late Night at the Gallery


Wagga Wagga Art Gallery opened its doors for a Friday Night Silent Disco and DJ Set in

its exhibition spaces. Art Factory artist Layla Bacayo DJ'd the Silent Disco amongst the

works in the 5 Years Exhibition.



5 Years: Official Opening


We celebrated 5 years of The Art Factory with an exhibition at the Wagga Wagga Art

Gallery. A selection of works by artists in our Wagga and Temora Studio’s showcased

the breadth and scope of creative practices in the Studio. The exhibition launched in a

Global celebration with over 150 visitors from the community. To honour our artists, we

held a Finissage at the conclusion of the exhibition where Samra, Isobel and Lorraine spoke to an audience about their practice, and working in the Studio.



Artist of the month- Leeanna Wheeler | March


When did you start creating works?

I started making works when I was at school.

What kind of works do you make?

I use pencils and shading with charcoal, painting and clay works.

What influences your work?

I get my ideas from movies, audio books and my own original ideas.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I want to try and do a huge work this year! I think I would draw and paint on it.

What’s your favourite thing about being in the studio at The Art Factory?

I can be myself and it’s the first time I can be crazy with my artworks! I love being able to

create works independently in the studio. I was excited to work somewhere all about art!

What sustains your practice?

Painting makes me happy and calm and I put my soul in to making beautiful artworks.



Bella Mullins Card Packs


Artist Bella Mullins has released Card packs featuring her bright artworks! You can find them at The Art Factory Webstore.











Canberra Excursion


The crew travelled to Canberra to see artworks by Annelise Triulcio and Tabitha Harmer in the NDIS Centre and the Ann Harding Conference Centre.







Studio Visit- Gen_U Geelong


Studio crew member Jordy visited Gen_U; a Supported Studio based in the heart of

Geelong to see the exhibition 'Journey of Extraordinary Encounters' in their James Street gallery.










Artist of the Month: Chris Salter | April


When did you start creating works?

When I started at The Art Factory in 2020.

What kind of works do you make?

I make large abstract paintings.

What influences your work?

Colour

What are your aspirations for the future?

A solo exhibition, and to keep painting at The Art Factory.

What’s your favourite thing about being in the studio at The Art Factory?

Just painting!