Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Featured Qld Artist: Anna Bartlett

Anna Bartlett is an artist based in Toowoomba, Queensland, who loves colour, and who delights in making art useful.

Anna creates a stunning range of art bags, handpainted in a bright, fresh style. I just love her frangipani painting-in-a-bag: "Frangis in the Sky"! (Anna uses her original paintings to make the bags.)

Custom orders are on hold just for the moment, but should be available again in future.

Anna can even make you a "Memory Bag" using your favourite photograph!

Check out Anna Bartlett's Shiny Happy Art!

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Art Blogs by Queensland Artists

I love (frequently updated) art blogs, so I've been searching for specifically Qld artist art blogs today. Please let me know if you know of any other Qld artists' art blogs?

* Sue Beyer: a fine arts student in Brisbane

* Pauline Adair: from the Sunshine Coast hinterland

* Serena Lewis: from Brisbane

* Anna Bartlett: from Toowoomba

* Kym Breeze: from the Darling Downs

* Jacqueline Alves: from Toowoomba

* Kylie Carney: from Brisbane

* Lesley Smitheringale: from the Gold Coast

* Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox: from Brisbane

* Maria Wiley: from Biloela

After hours of searching, that's all I've found!

If you are a visual artist living in Queensland, and you blog regularly, showing your original artworks, please comment with your details?

PS a 26 September 2007 update:

* Jean Burman: from Cairns

Monday, 28 May 2007

Art Galleries and Exhibitions in Queensland

Total Travel have a great list of Queensland art galleries online. Each entry is clickable to further information, some with photographs, contact information, & links to the gallery's website, if they have one. A bonus is appropriate travel information for each gallery's location.

Art Search is an excellent resource, with six pages of information about all types of Queensland art galleries!

Art Exhibition Guide has a list of Queensland art galleries.

This section of Art Exhibition Guide lists current Queensland art exhibitions.

Australian Women's Art Register invites women artists of Queensland to submit their exhibition brochures and information for inclusion.

Sunday, 27 May 2007

500 Years of Female Portraits

Watch the progress of 500 Years of Female Portraits in the Western World's Art:

This is so mesmerising. I kept recognising women I know: family, friends, acquaintances, famous women.

I found this video on All for Women, which I found via The Australian Index, which explores Australian blogs.