01 Nov November Newsletter
Accessible and Inclusive City Launch
During the holidays ArtGusto exhibited at the Accessible and Inclusive City Launch, which provided our artists with great exposure and will facilitate future opportunities. The art exhibited was well received and generated lots of compliments throughout the launch.
We are excited to announce that all of our artists entered Connected 2019, which celebrates artists living with a disability or mental illness. We had a record number of acceptances this year with 8 artists invited to exhibit. Jess Walker Jordan Pecar and Trevor A Hang are first time exhibitors at Connected, while Liam O,Neil, Helen Butcher, Matt Robertson, Christian Den Besten and Meg Stewart Snoad have exhibited at Connected previously.
Through My Eyes IDPWD COGG exhibition
All of our artists have also submitted work for the Through My Eyes IDPWD COGG exhibition. The exhibition will run from 10am – 4pm, 4th – 9th December and is closed on weekends. Please join us and celebrate our work at the Exhibition opening on:
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 3rd December,
2 Fenwick street,
NDIA National Conference
After the success of the Conference Exhibition, we arranged for the NDIS staff visited us at our studio. The opportunity was rewarding for both the artists and the staff. The artists enjoyed socialising and talking about their art, while the NDIS employees had the opportunity to connect with the members of the community that they are supporting. We believe this is a positive way for us to bridge the gap, add some real life experience and depth to the scheme.
Christian also participated in some internal NDIS media following the purchase of his artwork. The art will be displayed internally to demonstrate how members of our community benefit from the support of the NDIS. The experience was quite daunting for Christian at first, however upon reflection Christian is excited to share the experience with his colleagues. Lastly, this exposure has meant that Christian was also featured in the Geelong Advertiser for the second time this year!
NDIA National Awards at Marvel Stadium
Christian and I will head up to Melbourne to display 8 artworks at the NDIA National Awards at Marvel Stadium. An overview of ArtGusto, our story and a few short films about us will be played during the event. We will also have the opportunity to discuss and sell our Art. Plus, the NDIS have also purchased a Robert Croft and a Trevor Ah Hang artwork.
Out n About
Christian and I visited the Chinese Museum, which covers the history of Chinese settlers in Australia through fantastic artefacts. We were so inspired and enjoyed freshly made dumplings for lunch in China Town.
Great news! The cards are ready to order! We have a link on the Crazy Camel Website and on our Facebook page. All orders will go through Crazy Camel and will be picked up at our studio.
The National Wool Museum will be purchasing one of Christian’s works for their permanent collection; the A2 drawing of the Wool Museum.
Courthouse Arts Residency
We have been successful in getting a grant to paint a mural on the courthouse courtyard wall. This will be a collaboration between ArtGusto Artists and about 4 Courthouse Arts youth artists. We will begin by hosting a get to know you morning and follow on with some workshops to facilitate the project.
Bare Lane is a small social enterprise created by 2 uni students, they produce sustainable products and market them for sale. We are currently discussing the opportunity of featuring our artwork on their merchandise.
Animal Welfare Bright
This social enterprise has shown interest in Liam’s dog images and would also like to feature the art on a collection of merchandise.
Studio day to day
We have still have some spots free, so please contact us to participate!