I am back in Adelaide for the opening of VEDA, featuring some of my new works. Join us for a night of art, wine and good company. Details below.
VEDA is located in a historic North Adelaide building that has operated as a commercial gallery spanning five decades. It is named after the late Veda Swain who started that gallery in 1974. VEDA Art & Interiors is a collaboration between Paul Gerard, Zoe Elvish Design, Paul Swain and Tony Bond. Our goal is to provide a unique, diverse, discerning and eclectic assemblage of talents, tastes and passions.
Please join us and the artists on Thursday 29th August from 6pm to 8pm.
140 Barton Terrace West, North Adelaide.
To be opened by Dr James Muecke AM.
Wine by Chapel Hill.
Open: 11am -5pm Tuesday – Saturday
Jana Wallace Braddock
Jana’s art is an observation of the age old human fascination with birds and flight and our desire for freedom, tranquility and sometimes escape. In these works each of Jana’s hand drawn lines manifests to create a sense of both unity and rebellion that celebrates the remarkable intricacies of nature and the miracle of flight.
As a child Pelle would watch her father laying concrete and terrazzo and he taught her the value of creating designs that were both useful and beautiful and that is how she views her art. Call it Bauhaus or whatever, for her, they must have a use, either to decorate a home or simply make someone’s day a little brighter. Form and function - that’s what Pelle strives to achieve. In this series of paintings “ 1968 Collection” Pelle has reached back into her childhood days and her Italian heritage and used those memories of furniture that were burnt orange in colour, purple curtains, red Holdens, yellow pasta with bright red tomato sauce --colour was everywhere. That how she remembered it and that is how its painted.
The vast part of Peter’s professional life has been spent behind a camera and as a professional photographer one is almost compelled to view life through the eyes of the client and to express their point of view in the best possible light. However in Peter’s art practice it’s the opposite he is drawn to. It is the finding of beauty in the abandoned, the bleak, the broken, the forgotten , the spectacularly boring that finds challenges and attracts him.