Solo Exhibition Dates 2019

My Next Solo Exhibition …

Drum roll! Mark your diaries! My next solo exhibition will be at Kidogo Arthouse, in Fremantle, late next year: 8-13 November 2019. I will exhibit in both of the gallery spaces – and show new paintings and prints.

About the Venue – Kidogo Arthouse

Kidogo is a heritage-listed, limestone building, situated next to Bathers’ Beach, at the edge of the Indian Ocean. It was originally built in 1884 by Harwood and Son, reportedly as a ‘Dangerous Goods Store’ and has served a number of purposes since then, including a kerosene storehouse and a shipwright’s shed. Narrowly avoiding demolition in 1972, it was reborn as an important hub for creative arts.

Since 1998, Joanna Robertson has managed the building in its present incarnation as the ‘Kidogo Arthouse’.

In 2012, a major $2 million upgrade of the area around Kidogo Arthouse was completed with a stunning, timber boardwalk promenade where many come to watch the spectacular sunsets. Surrounded by the restaurants and bars of Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and the oldest public building in Western Australia, the Roundhouse, it is a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

 

 

Colour your world – when Mobilia meets Tracey Harvey Art

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Refresh your home with colour and texture.

Earlier this year I decided to have a clean sweep of our home – with a complete colour and furniture makeover.

I have long admired the beautifully designed furniture that Mobilia in Perth represents. So – with my paintings in mind, I chose a new range of furnishings and wall paint colours. I think you will agree that these photos (see below or click on photo above) prove the uplifting impact that colour, texture and good design can have in the home. I am so delighted with the final effect.

All the paintings and drawings featured here are by me. I chose the furniture and selected my paintings to complement each other; even painting new very large works to amp up the drama.

Let me know if you are interested in commissioning one or more paintings, large or small, for your home. I really love creating works that ‘sing’ in concert with their surroundings.

Be stunned by the professional photography

A huge thanks to Dion Robeson who created these sumptuous, stunning photos – so I can share my ‘home’ project with you, to inspire you too to have a makeover or to be bold in your choices at your new home or workplace. There is so much comfort to be gained from beautifully designed surroundings and art.

Dion is an architectural and interior photographer based in Perth. He was so responsive and intuitive in his approach. Have a look at his Blog and Instagram feeds for inspo.

Let me know if you have any questions. And contact Mobilia if you are interested in any of the furniture displayed here.

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© All art by Tracey Harvey. Selected furniture and furnishings sourced at Mobilia, Perth.

Limited Edition Prints Now Available

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At the first Art Upmarket (also my first art fair of this kind) earlier this year, I tested selling limited edition prints of my popular paintings. Prints are an affordable, lightweight and easily transportable option for art collectors. The response was great, so I have produced a range – based on my solo show earlier this year – that are accessible in size and format, and particularly great for presents.

Printed for me by Fitzgerald Photo, the Giclee prints are on sublime paper – Hahnemuhle textured etching fine art paper. The paper is specifically designed and made for fine art reproduction and complies with highest archival standards.

You can view the prints (and buy direct) in my Store. Happy shopping!

What are Giclée prints?

A Giclée (pronounce zhee-klay) is an individually produced, high-resolution reproduction printed on a special large format ink-jet printer. A Limited Edition Giclée is a numbered series of prints, produced from digital images of an original artwork. It is recognised as the finest method to accurately reproduce art. The Giclée print renders deep saturated colours and has a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute details and subtle tints.

Giclée printing is a specialised field that requires an experienced printmaker. Every Giclée is a work of art in it’s own right. A Limited Edition Giclée is often so close to the original that it is difficult to tell them apart.

Most people display a Giclée print on paper by framing, using a mount to archival standards and behind glass or perspex (possibly non-reflective.)

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

English Inspiration

Perth College – In The Moment

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Perth College has amassed an amazing collection of art, artefacts, jewellery, sculpture and objets d’art for its 33rd annual Art Exhibition ‘In The Moment’ .  I am pleased to say that four of my paintings are included.  It opens on Friday 23 March and is only on for the weekend. So hop along and I hope you find something you like to take home with you!

Open Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 March; 10.00 am to 4.00 pm; $2.00 Entry (children free)

See their Facebook page for info: https://www.facebook.com/fineartatpc/

Sleepy Hollow 2017, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm

Sleepy Hollow 2017,
acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm

 

Lease Art – to liven up your office space

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Sometimes it’s more convenient to lease art. Maybe your office arrangement isn’t permanent or you are not sure what type of art you really want to live with at home. This is when leasing art, instead of buying it, can be a great way to keep your spaces bright and interesting while you are in a temporary situation or one of indecision!

Recently I leased two paintings to Nexia, through Artsource’s artLease program. According to Elli Gemmo, the consultant at Artsource, the Nexia folks love having my art on their walls.

When you lease my art your space is infused with colour. Pictured here is my painting in the Nexia office in Perth.

Art lease helps to sell houses too!

Interior designers and the folks who ‘style’ houses for sale often request short-term lease of my paintings. As we have all seen lately, the effect of beautifully arranged and well chosen artefacts and homewares make a world of difference when you want to photograph your home for realestate.com.au or one of those sites.

Choose a big enough painting

People often choose paintings that are too small! I know this sounds crazy but a small painting on a big wall has no impact. Be brave – and go big!

Or choose a collection of smaller paintings of varying sizes and ask a curator or art consultant about how best to arrange them on the wall.

If you have any queries about choosing the right painting for your space, contact me and we can chat about making the most of art.

You can also read more on my blog and on my Facebook page about how I go about leasing or commissioning artworks.

Today Tonight – a brave girl’s battle with brittle bones

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So proud of Claire and the way she describes how her bones are affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta – diggers and builders.

Please help us to raise funds for an integrated care facility in Perth and to raise awareness, so children can be diagnosed early and have a chance of better life.

Tax deductible donations can be made at MyCause (closes 28 Feb 2018)

https://www.mycause.com.au/page/168559/little-pieces-of-me-art-exhibition

Read more about my exhibition where Claire sold her first painting at auction and also attracted a commission for another!

A Perth girl's brave battle against brittle bones.

A Perth girl's brave battle against brittle bones.

Posted by Today Tonight on Thursday, 8 February 2018

MyCause is OI

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TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

Thanks to the help of the great folks at Arthritis WA, I am able to attract tax deductible donations to support the establishment of integrated care for people living with brittle bones (Osteogenesis Imperfecta). You can make a direct contribution via this link and it will be tax deductible (over $2). Please give generously.

Also, if you buy one of my paintings I will donate 10% of the sale price to the cause too, either from Gallows Gallery (2-10 February) or online from 3 February 2018.

I’m sure you realise now how passionate I am about supporting people with brittle bones. Why? Because when you know more about the condition either through a personal connection or from just learning about it, you understand how much integrated care is so needed in WA.

Here are some summary details about OI and treatment in WA:

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a chronic genetic condition starting in utero. It is estimated that 1:15,000 are born with OI. There is no gender or geographic preference.
  • OI is a collagen disorder that primarily affects the bones, causing them to be “formed imperfectly”, fragile and “brittle”.
  • OI may result in: short stature, blue sclerae, hearing loss, muscle weakness, hypermobility, restricted breathing and might affect the teeth (dentinogenesis imperfecta). Children born with more severe Types of OI can often sustain fractures during pregnancy or delivery. It can even result in infant death, often due to respiratory failure during or shortly after birth.
  • Optimal management of OI requires a multidisciplinary approach involving paediatrician, endocrinologist (bone and mineral physician), rehabilitation specialist, orthopaedic surgeon, dentist, geneticist, social worker/psychologist, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist.
  • At Perth Childrens’s Hospital/Princess Margaret Hospital, there is currently no formal rehabilitation regimen for children with OI who have experienced fractures and other affects. In many cases they are treated as any other child with a fracture and often this is to their detriment.
  • A designated patient-centred care is required.

Areas of support provided in an integrated care facility with dedicated staff would include: school, psychological support (e.g. needle phobia, social adjustment), medical linkages (e.g. audiology, dentistry, genetics), allied health support (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, podiatry), contact to support groups (like OI Society of Australia, international OI groups, Short Stature Association of Australia).

Come along to the ART+MEDICINE talks at Gallows Gallery on Sunday 4 February 2018 to learn more. Find details on my other blog post.

Little Pieces of Me: Art+Medicine Talks

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I’m in countdown mode for my solo exhibition, Little Pieces of Me, which will show at Gallows Gallery from 2 -10 February.

Apart from being a huge effort, because it’s my first solo show, I am also really determined to raise awareness of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bones) through my work. The whole body of paintings are inspired by my association with the people who suffer from, and their families who live with, the effects of brittle bones, which usually means multiple breakages, operations and therapies. These people are so inspiring and no less the medical professionals who work tirelessly to find new therapies for this incurable condition and research its genesis.

I have a personal connection to OI, as my god-daughter has brittle bones. Claire loves to come and paint with me, so I’ve invited her to show one of her paintings at the exhibition and to auction it for the cause. I’d love you to come and see her work.

It’s been amazing to have the support of the OI team at Princess Margaret Hospital for this exhibition. You have the opportunity to meet some of the specialists and to learn more about OI at the Art + Medicine Talks that I am hosting at the gallery on Sunday 4 February at 2pm. Let me know if you can come: rsvp@traceyharveyart.com.au

When you buy one of my paintings, I will donate 10% of the sale price to this cause. Come to the exhibition or you can purchase online (from 3 Feb).

You can also donate directly to support this initiative via MyCause.

I love to hear from you, so please post comments below. Have a great day!

Sleepy Hollow Claire's Painting