Canvas Chronicles Artist Talk

Canvas Chronicles "Artist Talk" - Art Event

Jane Smeets | Mike Barr | Matt Turley and Lindy & Vaughan


Every Saturday in August

Time: 10:00 am


Ex Animo Art Gallery
134 King William Road
Hyde Park SA 5061

Join us each Saturday in August from 10 – 12 pm at our gallery. Canvas Chronicles: Meet the artists, gain insights into their creative process and hear their personal stories.

Jane Smeets – 5th + 19th August

Jane Smeets recent oil paintings depict human engagement in nature. From a position of curiosity and observation, she explores the underpinning tension relating to the importance of care and well-being relating to humans and the natural environment.

Mike Barr – 12th August

Experience an Art Demonstration with the well-known Adelaide artist, followed by a time of Question and Answer with Mike Barr. Creating an instantaneous connection with the mood of Adelaide’s rainy city streets, Mike encourages viewers to complete the narrative.

Matt Turley | Lindy & Vaughan – 26th August

The three sculptors will reveal insights into the art-making process.

Over the last three years, Matt has witnessed a flourishing career as a public artist, securing prestigious commissions from renowned institutions such as the City of Holdfast Bay, Brighton Jetty Sculptures (Finalist 2023), United Communities, and Kildare College. Notably, in June of 2022, he was commissioned by the City of Victor Harbor to craft an extraordinary art piece at the Whalers Well, nestled at the base of the Bluff. What sets Matt apart is his extensive background in devising, constructing, and executing projects for diverse clients in sectors like building, marine, mining, government, and defence. This experience has uniquely equipped him to conceptualize and deliver large-scale artistic creations that enrich the public realm.

Together Lindy & Vaughan create site-specific stained glass installations and sculptures.
Their work appears in many churches and public buildings as well as hundreds of private residences. They have received several awards including an ISSI Overseas Fellowship.

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