Friday, November 18, 2016

Creative Perspectives exhibition 

I have recently completed a small mini series of collages about New York. We travelled there a few years ago and I have been planning to make some work about it ever since. My work is in a group show at Quadrant gallery. 
Unfortunately the opening clashes with a wedding I am going to so I won't make it, but I dropped into the gallery today and it looks good, plenty of good work to look at. 
check out my Facebook page Sally Darlison-Artist  or Instagram @saladele for more photos 

Here's the work hanging in the gallery. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Model Urban

Model Urban, a small sculpture show opens tonight at Manningham Gallery in Doncaster. The show has a pretty amazing line up of artists, I am feeling very privileged to have been included in this show. If you have time tonight - Wednesday 9 September from 6 - 8 pm please come and join me at the opening. If you can't make it tonight then it is on for a month.

Image: Greer Honeywill, Off the plan, 2009, wood, horse hair, found object, 124 x 70 x 84cm. Image courtesy the artist. Photo by John Best.

Featuring Daniel Agdag, Daniel Crooks, Sally Darlison, Daniel Dorall, Greer Honeywill, Llawella Lewis and Susan Robey. 
Curated by Davey Warnock.

A collection of small scale sculptural works engaging contemporary urban environments.

To be officially opened by Corbett Lyon, architect and co-founder of Lyons Architects and the Lyon Housemuseum.

RSVP by Friday 4 September

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hello again

Such a long time has passed since I have written.
It has been a difficult time for me over the past 3 months as my Mum sadly was diagnosed with cancer and then died 6 weeks later.
We also have been working towards selling our house - and my beautiful studio, so that has involved quite a lot of tidying up and thus not much art work!
Soon I will be back into the work in a big way as I will be part of a show at Manningham gallery in September.
 It is very exciting as it will be my first public gallery show - where they asked me!!
It is called Model Urban and will include small sculptural works engaging contemporary urban environments.
My piece Walking the Cinque Terre will be in the show and the rest .. well that is yet to be made. Watch this space. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hope For Women in Unexpected Places

Hope for Women in Unexpected Places is an exhibition  by TEAR Australia, it is a photo exhibition, but I was asked to create a piece for this show - that isn't a photo.

I was very excited to support TEAR as they do fabulous work both here and overseas with those who are the poorest in our world.

I was asked to create something that honoured women and the work they do. I chose to focus on water as this is an essential of life and sometimes one that poses difficulty.
While I was in Nepal I  noticed that the women collected water in large metal containers and then often carried them in a large basket they carried slung from their heads. Washing is also often done in public, communally, at the water taps or down near the river. This also involves carting the garments in the basket.
Washing in Nepal is a colourful palette flying in the breeze and the dhaka fabrics, traditional to the area I visited, are particularly beautiful.

I chose to combine these images and fabric along with a map of Nepal to create my piece for the exhibition.
Washing in Nepal is the result. It depicts the water vessel, the woman carrying the basket of clothes and the washing blowing in the breeze above the stepped rice fields of Nepal.

 detail of dhaka fabric and map of Nepal used in the piece.
Washing in Nepal

detail of the water container image

If you would like to see this piece and the rest of the exhibition you can find it at 
Chapel on Station Gallery 
cnr Station st  & Ellingworth Pde, Box Hill, Victoria
from February 20 - March 4 
Tues - friday 11.30- 3 
Saturday 1-4pm
Sunday 4.30 -7pm

There is an event on Friday 27 February with speaker Hailey Bartholomew of 365 Grateful 
and music from 2 members of The Tealeaves
hope to see you there, tickets are available here 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Exhibition Open

Meeniyan Art Gallery hosted the opening of my most recent exhibition - Fragments of a Journey.
The gallery is on the South Gippsland highway on the way to Wilson's Prom around 2 hours from Melbourne. It is the hub of a local art community.
This Friday I will be doing a talk about my art work and on Sunday I am running a print and collage class. There are still a couple of places in the class which runs from 10am -3pm . Contact the gallery if you want to join in.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Print and Collage Workshop in January

Want to learn how to create a print and collage with me?

I am running a workshop in Meeniyan in  South Gippsland Victoria at the Meeniyan Art gallery on January 11 from 10am - 3pm. It is a plant inspired workshop.  You will learn to create a print block and use papers and fabric to create a mixed media piece.
Come and join me for a fun day.
see below for the details. or follow this link to the website

Plant inspired mixed media class with Sally Darlison

11 January 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meeniyan Art Gallery
84 Whitelaw Street
Meeniyan VIC 3956
$70 per person plus a $10 materials fee
 Meg Viney-Bell
 56642430 (bus. hrs)
Learn to create simple print blocks and combine your print with images and fabric to create a collaged art piece.
This class will use images of fruit and vegetables as a starting point for the creation of a print block. After printing the image onto various fabrics and papers participants will be guided through the design process, using various images and papers, machine and hand stitching, to create a piece that can that can be framed.
Please bring:
  • scissors
  • cutting mat
  • images of fruit or vegetables
  • old vegetable or fruit gardening books or photocopies of images
  • words etc for collage
  • plain fabric in colours of plant of choice
  • sewing machine and threads and/or hand sewing requirements.
Provided: soft cut print block, use of lino cutting and printing tools, pre-dyed silk organza, backing fabric, ink, paper and printing ink.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Exciting news

I'm excited to tell you that the latest Artwear Publication Embellish has just come out and there is an interview in it with me about my artwork.
There are heaps of pictures of my work and quite detailed information about the process I use to make the work.
You can buy it online or have the paper form delivered to your door or find it in shops where all good art magazines can be found!