Sunday, July 4, 2010

Return to the Art Vault

On June 24 I flew to Mildura to join my partner Shane Jones for the last days of his busy and productive month as Artist in Residence at the Art Vault in Mildura, which also included a successful solo exhibition and 2 day painting workshop.

It was wonderful to catch up with old friends, and to meet some new ones. We were privileged to be in the audience of over 300 people at the Sett, Mildura on 26 June for the presentation of the prestigious 2010 Powercor/PRIME Mildura Business Excellence Awards, when first time entrant the Art Vault won the Retail Category Award.

Images (from top):
Art Vault Director Julie Chambers accepting the Retail Award at the 2010 Powercor/PRIME Mildura Business Excellence Awards on June 26. To her right: Master of Ceremonies Mark Beretta

During my brief stay I presented a set of Swarm linocuts (see previous blog entry) to the Art Vault Archive. Pictured from left: work experience student Michelle, Art Vault staff member Andrew Svrta, Art Vault Director Julie Chambers, Art Vault staff member Robert Watson, Art Vault studio artist Anjelie Beyer, Art Vault volunteer Darcy Mulaney, and Artist in Residence and exhibiting artist Shane Jones. Background: works from Shane's solo exhibition, which concluded on 29 June

Shane Jones (at right) pictured with Mildura-based artists Kate Cotching, Filomena Coppola, Mia Kolpin and Mia's handsome new son Fletcher at Gallery 25. Background: a group exhibition of prints from the Art Vault