Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Broadarrow Ambling" by Judy & Sarah Whitlock

"Foxground" Etching Plate in Silver Brooch (left) & as an etching! (right)

Artist: Nationally renowned Judy & Sarah Whitlock
Exhibition opens: Friday 7 September 2012 at 6.00 pm
Exhibition runs: 7 September – 7 October

“Broadarrow Ambling”
A collaborative exhibition in silver and on paper by Sydney-based, Sarah Whitlock, jewellery and object-maker, and Judy Whitlock, artist and printmaker. 

Work Practices
Sharing a studio in the City, Judy works on paper; Sarah works with metal – mostly sterling silver, adding precious and semi-precious stones. Judy etches her images into silver and then makes a very limited edition of prints on paper. Using these “master plates” Sarah creates wearable works of art and delicate objects.

Judy Whitlock is a Sydney-based professional exhibiting artist and multi talented woman. She works predominantly with paper - watercolour, etching, pen/ink, photography, oil-marbling, handmade books; gives workshops, demonstrations and is a watercolour tutor at Kuringai Art Centre. 

She is a member of the Friends Art Group and the Australian Society for Miniature Art (NSW), plays violin with the Balmain Sinfonia, studies Mandarin and carves name seals. 

Preferring the wild and untrammeled, she gravitates to areas less populated, in order to collect new material; areas like Willandra Lakes Heritage Area in western NSW, isolated pockets of the Snowy Mountains, and her country retreat at Watagan. Trees are special subjects.
Judy has been involved in numerous solo, collaborative, joint, and mixed exhibitions. Her work is represented in galleries and private collections in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe.  She has won many prizes particularly in the field of printmaking.

She prints from Flying Lobster Studios in Sydney city, gives demonstrations and workshops and is a watercolour tutor at Kuringai Art Centre. She is a member of the Friends Art Group.

Sarah Whitlock is a Sydney based contemporary jeweller working predominantly in sterling silver to create items of adornment and visual ecstasy. She works from her city studio-workshop-gallery space, the Flying Lobster Studio, now in its 12th year. 

Influences in Sarah’s work stem from such artists as Erte and Klimt as well as less identifiable artisans of ethnicity spanning the great continent, Arabic floral ornament, jewellery of Central Asia and East Asian decorative arts. 

Her range includes all things wearable, and is complemented by another more ornamental range hosted by whimsy and the odd flight of fancy. Trinket and treasure boxes, tooth-fairy boxes, perfume bottles, music boxes and clocks all designed and handcrafted with the extravagance of Faberge and passion of Sarah. 

Featured in magazines such as Marie Claire, Vogue, Studio Brides, and New Weekly Australia, Sarah is represented in commercial galleries and stores throughout NSW and private collections in Australia, Singapore, China, India, Greece and the USA.

"Broadarrow Ambling"
Opens: Friday 7 September 2012 at 6 pm
Exhibition runs: 7 September - 7 October 2012

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