PEACE OF ART WRAP UP

Tuesday, November 29, 2016



Last Thursday we threw a Gala Event to celebrate the fabulous Australian artists for this years’ Peace of Art. The event started with soulful tunes, thanks to Rutherford Entertainment and Chloe Maggs and deliciously sparkling refreshments by FREEMAN Vineyards and our friends from CAPI.

We were fortunate enough to have many of the artists join us, as well as friends of Fenton & Fenton. Together with our artists and School’s-A-Gift we would like to thank everyone who came along, participated in the artwork bidding, and for helping us raise a whopping $125,000 to help more children receive educational opportunities in remote areas of Ethiopia.

More specifically, we anticipate that a brand new primary school for 800 children will be completed by September 2017, making a significant impact on many children's lives for generations to come.

Enjoy some entertaining tips from our event partners below and some happy snaps from the event.    


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BEHIND OUR EVENT – MEET FREEMAN VINEYARDS

1. How would you describe Freeman Vineyards in one sentence?
FREEMAN is a family company passionate about growing and making Italian inspired wines. It is located high on a ridge near Young, NSW.

2. Tell us a little about the Prosecco you kindly donated for our biennial charity event Peace of Art this year?
Just our third vintage, but already turning heads. FREEMAN Prosecco is crafted from estate grown Prosecco grapes. Every harvest, it’s the first variety to be picked and produces a delightfully refreshing, dry, lightly effervescent sparkling wine. Winemaker Brian Freeman sees a great future for Australian Prosecco and is expanding his plantings to help quench the growing thirst for fine Prosecco.

3. What will you be serving as your beverage of choice this festive season?
FREEMAN Prosecco of course! But without the addition of Aperol...because we prefer not to mask the fine bead and creamy palate of this zingy, very moreish wine.

4. Where can people find your wines?
FREEMAN wines are available from fine wine stockists in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane – or by mail order from the winery.
www.freemanvineyards.com.au
 
5. Any tips for easy outdoor entertaining this Summer?
Vineyard summers are all spent outdoors – from dawn till dusk. Meals are simple, fresh and healthy and inspired by freshly picked vegies and salads from the garden. When entertaining we’ll often roast or BBQ our vineyard reared lamb. And of course that’s served with one of our reds, like FREEMAN ‘Secco’ Rondinella Corvina or FREEMAN Sangiovese.

Desserts are always inspired by orchard fruits – cherries, peaches, apricots and figs – and invariably matched with the little sticky, FREEMAN Dolcino.
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BEHIND OUR EVENT – MEET RUTHERFORD ENTERTAINMENT

1. How would you describe Rutherford Entertainment in one sentence?
Cool, sharp and contemporary, we are Melbourne’s leading entertainment company specialising in creative concepts, DJ’s and live artists for the best events.

2. Tell us a little about the types of gigs that you do?
We provide entertainment for high-end events; weddings, corporates and private parties. We love working with clients who are looking for something different and who need that added wow factor to really brings their event to another level.

3. What would be your music of choice this festive season?
Tropic house is definitely on trend this season, especially when the suns out and cocktails are flowing.

4. Any tips for selecting music or entertainment for Summer parties?
Keep it fresh, try adding a live element to lift the atmosphere. Know the space you’re working in and don’t be afraid to add a theme or style to your party! You can then use this as inspiration when selecting your entertainment and music choices.
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BEHIND OUR EVENT – MEET CHLOE MAGGS

1. How would you describe what you do in one sentence?
Entertainment! High class performances that add energy and excitement, also combining performance with fashion and style.

2. Tell us a little about the types of gigs that you do?
I focus on high end corporate events, fashion shows, product launches, and private parties. Often these events are affiliated with particular brands that resonate with me. Examples include; the Spring Racing Carnival and Polo in the City.

3. What’s on your playlist this festive season?
Vocal house, anything with a summer feel, upbeat and fresh.

4. Any tips for choosing music for Summer parties?
Try and visualise your party and what you would like to hear if you were on the dancefloor. Keeping it contemporary and easy for your guests to sing along to. 


F&F xx


 


Meet Carley Cornelissen

Wednesday, November 23, 2016



Meet Carley Cornelissen 

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?

CC: I work out of a little studio in my house on the Sunshine Coast hinterland and I am hugely inspired by the plants and birds that surround us. I love colour, pattern and experimental techniques such as image transfers and lately I am a little obsessed with glitter! I focus a lot on endangered species and hope that my work can bring a little bit of awareness to their plight but with a positive and bright outlook.

F&F: How did you become an artist?
CC: I studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT and always knew that it was what I wanted to do since I was about 14. It hasn't always been easy, but over the last four or five years I have become a lot more experimental with my practise, I adore the process and find it so much easier to put what I create out into the world. I have a full time job in an art supply store which I love and am always inspired to come home and work in the studio for a few hours every night

F&F: Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
CC: 
Schools a gift is such an amazing organisation and I was lucky enough to be apart of the previous Peace of art exhibition in 2014. It is wonderful to be a part of an incredible show where everyone is so generous, talented and like-minded, all working together for such an amazing cause and I am absolutely thrilled to be included again this year.



F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
CC: 
Glitter for one thing! But also I love the idea of romance and love between birds, that these looks of love could be just what they need to increase the population!

F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
CC: I'd have to say either Anya Brock or Carla Flecher. Birds and Koalas, two of my favourites things! Also Cat Lee's piece is stunning.

Thanks Carley! You can bid on Carley’s artwork here. Click here to bid.
To see more Carley's works check out her Instagram account @carley-cornelissen or visit her website www.carleyart.com.au


Meet Kristen Daniels

Tuesday, November 22, 2016



Meet Kristen Daniels

Kristen Daniels is an abstract artist living in Geelong. Her recent works on perspex explore an unseen paragon. Where what lies beneath the layers of a painting can be seen through a clean, transparent surface. She paints on the influences of German Visual artist Gerhard Richter. In particular his series ‘Works Behind Glass’.

Over to Kristen to tell us a bit more about herself and why she chose to be part of Peace of Art 2016.

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?

I aim to create pieces that are completely effervescent & peculiar, that provoke the viewers imagination of whimsical landscapes through the use of bold, lustrous colour & vigorous brush strokes.

F&F: How did you become an artist?
KD: I have loved to paint for as long as i can remember… but fell into a completely different line of work which led me to Geelong. In 2013 inspired by all of the creative talents who live in this area & encouraged by my very supportive partner, Joel - i decided one afternoon to paint & have continued to do so ever since.

F&F:Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
KD: I’ve been anticipating the next Peace of Art exhibition since i saw the last in 2014. ‘About Us’ is the first artwork i’ve painted for a cause. A great sense of awareness & prosperity was vested during the process of creating it. I’m delighted to be able to offer something which will ultimately benefit others.



F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?

KD: A rare sunny day in September & spring fashion flooding my Instagram.
 
F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
KD: Anything Helen McCullagh has donated! I’ve longed for one of her artworks since discovering her over a year ago!
 
Thanks Kristen! You can bid on Kristen’s artwork here. Click here to bid.
To see more Kristen's works check out her Instagram account @daniels_kl or visit her website www.kristendanielsart.com

​PEACE OF ART LIVE AUCTION

Monday, November 21, 2016

Join us for an evening of art, live music, fizz, fun and prizes as we celebrate the artists involved in our biennial art auction ‘Peace of Art’, this Thursday from 6pm.

Showcasing a diverse collection of works from coveted and emerging Australian Artists, view over 100 pieces that form the online auction this year, plus have the opportunity to bid on 5 new extraordinary works via a live auction at the event.

With all proceeds benefiting ‘School’s a Gift’ – an Australian not for profit organisation that is helping girls and boys in deprived areas of Ethiopia attend school.

INTRODUCING OUR LIVE AUCTION ARTISTS – Benefiting School’s A Gift

Yvette Coppersmith
3 times Archibald prize finalist, recognised for her portraits and still lifes, Yvette has generously donated this striking cubism portrait ‘Head of a Woman with Gold’, which you can bid on via our live auction Thu evening, 24th November at Fenton & Fenton.



Spencer Shakespeare
Gold Coast artist, Spencer Shakespeare is making a name for himself for his lively and imaginative work that is inspired by the natural world and landscape around his home. Bid on Spencer's 'Tree of Life' at the Peace of Art live auction this Thu, 24th November.





Bobby Clark
Hailing from Scotland, Bobby has called Australia home for the past 6 years, and Australian art lovers are head over heels with her graphic and distinctive geometric compositions. You can also bid on this beautiful piece 'Shape Study' this Thursday at our live auction.



Mario Gerth

Mario Gerth is a German fine art photographer, photojournalist and avid traveler; well known for his dynamic African portraits. We are proud to auction an original photographic print by Mario titled ‘Surilady’ this Thursday, featuring a young girl from the Surma tribe in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia.





Kirsten Duncombe
Contemporary Sydney artist, Kirsten Duncombe is making a name for herself for exploring abstraction through various media including paint, print making and collage. This vibrant pair 'Such Good Company' will also be auctioned live at the Peace of Art Gala Event this Thursday.

RSVP to the gala event this Thursday by clicking here

BID on over 100 pieces of art via our online auction by clicking here

Thank you to the immensely supportive Australian community of artists and art lovers, and to our event partners.

Love F&F xx

Peace of Art Gala Event proudly supported by School's A Gift, FREEMAN Vineyard, Chloe Maggs via Rutherford Entertainment.



 


Meet Michael Bond

Sunday, November 20, 2016



Meet Michael Bond

Brisbane based, abstract artist Michael Bond is a self-taught artist who is passionate about exploring new techniques and styles. Michael embraces vibrant colours on both large and smaller scales. He focuses primarily on painting striking, bold art for the walls of real homes. Over to Michael to tell us a bit more about himself and why he chose to be part of Peace of Art 2016.

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?

MB: Born in Melbourne and now living in Noosa I am an abstract artist. Being a very visual person I find my work is strongly influenced by my surroundings and also my emotions and feelings - the work that I produce is an extension of myself.

F&F: How did you become an artist?
MB: I have painted my entire life and painting has always been a driving force for as long as I can remember. Recently I have been fortunate enough to make it my full time Career.

F&F: Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?

MB: I was fortunate to be asked to contribute a piece of work to the Peace of Art auction back in 2014. The opportunity to help support such a wonderful charity such as School's a gift was truely an honour. They do so much amazing work for the children in underdeveloped countries such as Africa, so when asked to contribute again in the 2016 event the answer was always going to be yes .



F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
MB: The inspiration for 'Chasing the light ' was the way that light illuminates through the darkness, not only in the literal sense but also the metaphorical. We are all in some way chasing the light!

F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
MB: What piece of art would I bid on? Very tough question! They are all incredible. The peace of art auction has bought together an incredible line up and I couldn't choose only just one!

Thanks Michael! You can bid on Michael's artwork here until 24th November. Click here to bid.

To see more of Michael's works check out his Instagram account @michaelbondart or his website www.michaelbondart.com.au
 
F&F xx

 


Meet Carly Williams

Saturday, November 19, 2016



Meet Carly Williams


Carly Williams is an abstract artist living in the beautiful Central Victorian town of Daylesford. Her constantly evolving work reflects her obsession with all things raw, bold and beautiful. Over to Carly to tell us a bit more about herself and why she chose to be part of Peace of Art 2016. 

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
CW: I'm an abstract artist living in the beautiful Central Victorian town of Daylesford. I would describe my work as being bold and vivid. It has a strong emphasis simple composition, and simple shapes and simple patterns. I'm always consciously trying not to complicate my paintings with too much detail. At the end of the day, my objective is to create pieces of art that I genuinely love and I think that's really important.

F&F: How did you become an artist?

CW: Before becoming a full time artist, I worked as a Set Painter in the Film industry. I did this for the best part of 10 years but my passion for more creative personal art was screaming for my full attention so I took the plunge and left my full time job to begin my journey to become a professional artist, oh and had two babies along the way! Although I've never had any formal training, I've always painted from a young age, and over the (many!) years I I've developed a technique and style that I love and I feel shows off my character and vibe.



F&F:Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
CW: I was so thrilled to be asked to be apart of this years Peace of Art Exhibition! To be able to contribute to such a worthy cause by donating a piece of my art was a no brainer. The work that Schools a Gift is doing in Ethiopia is truly inspiring and if I can help through my painting, it's a good day!

F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
 
CW: My inspiration for the piece I donated was all about getting up off your butt and helping out where you can. The smallest thing like donating a painting just might help out somebodies world more than we'll ever know! I wanted my piece to feel calm but bold enough to catch your attention. I hope I achieved this.

F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
CW: My dream piece that I'll be bidding on in the exhibition is the insanely cool wall hanging by Natalie Miller! I just might have to move to a bigger house to fit it in! LOVE it! HAPPY BIDDING !

Thanks Carly! You can bid on Carly’s artwork here. Click here to bid.
To see more of Carly's works check out her Instagram account @carlywilliamsartor view her pieces here.

 


Meet Carla Fletcher

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Meet Carla Fletcher

Carla is a Melbourne based artists who has been a finalist for the Archibald prize numerous times.  Over to Carla to tell us a bit more about herself and why she chose to be part of Peace of Art 2016.

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
CF: I am an Artist based in Melbourne. I love to travel and currently live and work in a light filled converted warehouse in Northcote with my Musician husband Brett and Retrievedor Django. In recent years I have explored portraiture on a large scale and entered The Archibald Prize, which I have been a finalist four times with portraits of musician C.W.Stoneking, singer Dan Sultan and Iconic Fashion designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson.

A few years ago I produced a series of drawings of Australian native fauna which I released as Limited Edition Prints which have been selling all over the world from Paris, to London, New York to Abu Dhabi. I am currently working on my next solo exhibition of paintings of bold colour and patterns which has been an exciting new world to explore. 'Butterflies of Metatron' opens Dec 1 at Tinning Street Presents Gallery!

F&F: How did you become an artist?
CF: Following my heart has been an integral part of my path as an Artist and this was always encouraged whilst growing up.
Studying in different creative areas from Fashion design to Fine Art and spent years in different studios producing work and exhibiting in solo an group exhibitions. I think being an Artist is a way of life, it is fundamentally who I am. I have always needed a way of creative expression to exist in the world : )

F&F:Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
CF: Peace of Art 2016 is an exciting and humanitarian way for Art Collectors to acquire new work!
Directly supporting access to education in a developing country is a vital and important part of empowering not only an individual to thrive in life but also the community they are apart of.

F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
CF: The Koala is an amazing, iconic Australian animal.
For me the process of drawing so much fine detail is an active meditation.
'The Alchemist' was inspired by the notions of Alchemy or the magic of transformation.

F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
CF: Pampa's beautiful desert photograph!

Thanks Carla! You can bid on Carla’s artwork here. Click here to bid.
To see more of Carla's works check out her Instagram account @carlafletcher or her website www.carlafletcher.com

 


Meet Annie Everingham

Friday, November 18, 2016



Meet Annie Everingham

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
AE: I'm a 27 year old multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in Newcastle, NSW. I work across a range of mediums within my art/design practice and would describe my painting style as spontaneous, intuitive and colour driven. I'm a nutter for anything patterned and colourful and a keen interiors, fashion and textiles enthusiast, so much of my inspiration comes from a passion for design and a rather insatiable thirst to create and put things together. A killer colour combo gets me every time!

F&F: How did you become an artist?
AE: I've been drawing and painting literally for as long as I can remember but my interest in design lead me to study a bachelor of fashion & textile design at UTS in Sydney, with a major in digital print design for fabric. After uni I felt like stripping back the sometimes complex process of creating a finished textile design and shifted my focus back to the art making process (the fun part!) as a way to unwind from a bad case of burnout. So I began selling my artworks and fabric designs as prints online and at local markets. I'd never really considered selling my original paintings until people who were following my work began asking for them, and since then I've been painting my life away! It's been an amazing and challenging journey so far and I'm constantly learning and developing my practice. I love that my job allows me to combine my love of art and design and explore a variety of mediums.



F&F: Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
AE: I first learned about the School's A Gift organisation when I was involved in Peace Of Art 2014 and really felt a connection to the work they are doing in developing countries in providing access to education for children. I really value the opportunities and accessibility to education afforded to us in this country and want that for everyone. I come from a big family of teachers and my Grandfather in particular was an extremely passionate and gifted educator who instilled in me from a young age the importance of being curious about the world, its history, people and cultures. It's also an incredible 'pinch me' moment seeing my art alongside a huge lineup of artists I look up to professionally and creatively, and a great honour to be invited to exhibit my work with them.

F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
AE: Contrasts, colour and expressive shapes, textures and movement are the recurring elements that make up a lot of my work. 'Illuminate' in particular explores the tenuous balance between order and chaos, static and fluid energy. I'm naturally a very anxious and disorganised person and the process of creating is a way of harnessing all the energy and scattered bits that makes up my busy mind. I think that energy manifests itself in my paintings - there is a softness and simultaneous boldness to it. Having said that, I tend not to overthink my work. It's an exploration of colour and spontaneity that doesn't lend itself to being taken too seriously - I always invite people to take from the painting whatever it makes them feel.

F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
AE: I'm a huge fan of Esther Olsson's work. It's so intricate, quirky and ornate. I might be greedy and say the Say Hola piece by Maria Flores' as well, I would kill to rock a dress with that pattern on it!

Thanks Annie! You can bid on Annie's artwork here until 24th November. Click here to bid.

To see more of Annie's works check out her Instagram account @annieeveringham
or her website www.annieeveringham.com


F&F xx

Mix to the Max this Summer

Thursday, November 17, 2016

At Fenton & Fenton, we’re all about mixing and matching – layering colour on colour and embracing bold patterns and quirky touches. Summer and entertaining should be fun, so don’t be afraid to mix to the max this summer and create a look that’s bright and inviting.

1. Play around with tonal variations of similar colours. We’re loving shades of inky navy, royal blue and aqua, especially poolside. Accent with shades of nude and a few vintage touches and you’re set to party Palm Springs style.



2. Mix neon brights with navy or darks. Adding neon to your space should be done in bursts, with an accent piece here or there. Neons work really well with dark colours, think charcoal, navy or forest green. Our vibrant Daydreamer hanging chair will help you swing into summer with style.



3. Mix and match different furniture styles and colours. For a bit of poolside fun, we recommend pattern on pattern mixed with colour and more colour for a bold look that embraces the good things in life. Not enough seating, pull up tree stumps, poufs, picnic rugs or towels for relaxed afternoons by the pool. And, don’t forget the inflatables for extra lounging.



4. Nudes and naturals are made for mixing too. As much as we love colour, we also enjoy creating spaces in nude and earthy tones. The trick to making a space like this work is to have a focal point and introduce a variety of natural shades and textures. Think gold sequins, rattan furniture, leather and woven pieces for a bit of outdoor glam.



Get the look....

Play around with tonal variations of similar colours: Basil Bangs Beach UmbrellaRattan Oval Bar Cart | Universal Bath towel
Mix neon brights with navy or darks:  Basil Bangs Outdoor Cushion - Botanica
Mix and match different furniture styles and colours: Inflatable Rose Gold Flamingo | Inflatable Cactus
Nudes and naturals are made for mixing too: Jai Vasicek, Siren Cushion | Woodrow Hourglass Stump

Shop the Summer Collection here.

F&F xx

Photo Credits: Photography Eve Wilson (@evegwilson) and Styled by Andy Moore (@studiomoore)
for Fenton & Fenton.
Swimwear by Mister Zimi (@misterzimi) and jewellery and sunglasses by Lucy Folk (@lucy_folk).

Say Hello To Summer

Thursday, November 17, 2016

At Fenton & Fenton we believe sunny days call for the impromptu gathering of friends. Be it a casual intimate affair or fancy garden soiree, we’ve got you covered. From cocktail carts to tablescaping, here’s some of our hottest tips to entertain outdoors.

1. Rethink Cocktail Hour
Stock a bar cart with party essentials so everyone can help themselves as the host relaxes.



2. Outdoor Room
Move some of your favourite indoor pieces out for the day to create an outdoor room that keeps everyone outside longer.



3. Comfy Cushions
Scatter comfy cushions on chairs and rugs to help guests get super comfy and linger longer.



4. Go Green
Choose a few statement plants and pop them in shapely pots, arranging in clusters for an instant makeover.




5. Shady Days
Add an outdoor umbrella to not only provide necessary shade but also define a space.



6. Keep it relaxed

A summer party should be relaxed. Think tree stumps, bean bags and mismatched furniture.


Bring on the summer soirees we say!

Get the look....

Rethink Cocktail Hour: Coral Lounger | Pop & Scott Pot
Outdoor Room: Afrika Pendant | Woodrow Hourglass StumpLeather Ottoman Tan
Comfy Cushions: Pouf Side Table | Jennifer and Smith Outdoor Cushion |
Go Green: Pop & Scott Pot
Shady Days: Basil Bangs Beach UmbrellaBasil Bangs Dome Cushion
Keep It Relaxed: Basil Bangs Beach Umbrella | Ibiza Party Chair | Inflatable Lobster  

Shop the Summer collection here.

F&F xx

Photo Credits: Photography Eve Wilson (@evegwilson) and Styled by Andy Moore (@studiomoore)
for Fenton & Fenton.

Swimwear by Mister Zimi (@misterzimi) and jewellery and sunglasses by Lucy Folk (@lucy_folk).

Meet Armelle Habib

Thursday, November 17, 2016


Meet Armelle Habib

Armelle is a lifestyle and interiors photographer who we love working with. Armelle not only donated a piece of art for this year’s auction, but also photographed many of the works in our space.

Focusing on interiors, travel, people and food, Armelle is renowned for her love of natural light, uncomplicated compositions and for capturing moments in time which are captivating and candid. As you will see in the artwork donated to Peace of Art this year, titled Amalfi Neapolitan.

Over to Armelle to tell us a bit more about herself and why she chose to be part of Peace of Art 2016.



F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?

AH: My inherent wanderlust was the catalyst for a career as a lifestyle and interiors photographer and remains an ever present factor influencing my work today.

I live and work in Melbourne, contributing to a variety of leading Australian and international publications including Elle Decoration, Living etc UK, Inside Out, Real Living, Sunday Life magazine. I have photographed several cookbooks and regularly work for a number of commercial clients. My travel images came about while traveling overseas for work. I have always taken the opportunity to document life around me.

F&F: How did you become an artist?
AH: For more than 15 years, I travelled extensively throughout Asia and Australia and spent long periods living in Europe. Inspired to chronicle the culture, art, architecture and people I discovered on my travels, I began to hone my talent for photography before returning to Melbourne to complete and Bachelor of Arts in Commercial photography.

F&F: Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
AH: I feel really fortunate to be able to contribute to Schools a Gift, to help educate children in Ethiopia. Donating an artwork is only a small gesture on my behalf. It’s easy to forget how good we have it here in Australia. Having my son Wilfred has made me feel more for the wellbeing of others. I would like all children to have the same opportunities that we can give our children here in Australia.

F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
AH: Amalfi Neapolitan was photographed on the coast of Italy during peak holiday season. For me the image encapsulates the multi layers of vacation and indulgence in the sun, sand and ocean.

F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
AH: I’d like to bid on Dion Horstmans steel sculpture. I’ve been following his work for a while now and love its graphic shape and form. It would sit perfectly on a wall in my home.

Thanks Armelle! You can bid on Armelle’s artwork here. Click here to bid

To see more of Dion's works check out his Instagram account @armellehabib or her website www.armellehabib.com



F&F xx


Meet Liz Payne

Wednesday, November 16, 2016



Meet Liz Payne

Liz is a needlework artist known for her bold, vibrant and detailed hand stitched embroidery art. Her artwork bridges the gap of what is considered art and craft - layered creations of painting, embroidery, beads and sequins. 

Liz has donated a beautifully embellished and colourful creation for Peace of Art, titled ‘Radiating’, and that it does! Over to Liz to tell us a bit more about herself and why she chose to be part of Peace of Art 2016.

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?

LP: My name is Liz, I’m from Sydney and I create artworks that are firstly painted on cotton then embellished with hand embroidery and beading using a myriad of paint, threads, wools, beads and sequins. I like my work to blur the line between what is considered art and craft and using the thread the same way as a pencil or paintbrush to create richly textured, detailed and colourful works.

F&F: 
How did you become an artist?
LP: After studying my Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree at Uni I then got led down the path of a "more dependable career choice"! so continued on to study Graphic Design. After working in publishing as a Graphic designer for several years, I really missed the hands on tactile-ness (if that's even a word!!) you can’t replicate working behind a computer screen. I’ve always been hands on creatively and growing up I was always painting, playing with beads, or sewing something or other. After living and working as a designer at home in Sydney, and then in London for a few years, I came back home and began experimenting with combining my background in Visual Arts, my design aesthetic from the years working as a designer and my passion for textiles.



F&F: Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
LP: It’s such a great cause to be involved in! With all the proceeds going toward School’s A Gift it’s making a difference to people less fortunate. And for something like education that can be taken for granted too. I’m so happy to be able to make a work that will contribute towards it.

F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
LP: I’m really inspired by colour and the affect it can have. I wanted this artwork to radiate peace, love and positivity through it’s predominantly green and pink aura. By creating the central point of focus, I hope it can act as a centering point from where some of these good vibes can be drawn from, symbolizing our need to focus in life to acknowledge what’s really important.

F&F: 
What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
LP: I'd like to bid on all of them, if I could! There is a huge pool of talent, and I'm honoured to be amongst it. I love Natalie Miller and Maryanne Moodie’s wall hangings, Laura Blythman and Pete Cromer’s collage’s, Michael Bond & Madeleine Stamer's works, and I also love the sculptural works of Liam Snootle & Dion Horstmans to name a few!


Thanks Liz! You can bid on Liz’s artwork here. Click here to bid.

To see more of Liz's works check out his Instagram account @lizlpayne
or her website www.lizlpayne.com


F&F xx


Meet Dion Horstmans

Tuesday, November 15, 2016



Meet Dion Horstmans

Dion is a Sydney based sculpture artist working primarily in powder coated steel, timber, plywood and sheet metal.

His sculptures are multi-dimensional and play with light and shade. We were thrilled that Dion chose to be part of Peace of Art this year, by donating this large scale geometric piece ‘Elektromaster 8’.

Over to Dion to tell us a bit more about himself and why he chose to be part of Peace of Art 2016.

F&F: Can you give me a short intro on yourself and your art?
DH: New Zealand born, Bondi based, sculptor, maker, do-er. Tribal patterns and motifs underpin my practice. Strong lines and geometric repetition is what you’ll see.



F&F: 
How did you become an artist?
DH: I was born an artist…it just took a minute to work out which discipline I was going to spend a life time fine tuning.

F&F: Why did you say yes to be part of Peace of Art 2016?
DH: In a nut shell….I’m honoured to have been asked to help this program.

F&F: What was the inspiration behind the artwork that you kindly donated for Peace of Art?
DH: It’s part of an ongoing series… I’m constantly trying to play and push ideas…two steps forward, one backwards.

F&F: What piece of art would you like to bid on this year?
DH: Anna Mulcahy, it’s so far from my work but clearly driven by tribal influences.


Thanks Dion! You can bid on Dion’s artwork here until 24th November.  Click here to bid.

To see more of Dion's works check out his Instagram account @dionhorstmans  or his website www.dionhorstmans.com  

F&F xx


Bidding for Peace Of Art now open

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Bidding is now open! To explore all artwork and start bidding visit our silent auction here: www.fentonandfenton.com.au/peace-of-art


Artists: Eggpicnic, Armelle Habib, Hannah Fox, Louise Kyriakou, Ingrid Daniell, Tane Ozlu

From November 10th, Fenton & Fenton is curating and hosting ‘Peace of Art’ 2016, a biennial online art auction showcasing a diverse collection of works from coveted and emerging Australian artists, with all proceeds going to ‘School’s a Gift’ – an Australian not for profit organisation that is helping girls and boys in deprived areas of Ethiopia attend school. Bidding is now open! 



Artists: Dion Horstmans, Deborah Williams, Liam Snootle, Two and Jax, Sarah Hendy, Kerry Armstrong

Founder of ‘School’s a Gift’, Georgina Fenton, along with the help of her sister Lucy, tells us that “so far the charity has managed to help over 2,000 children access primary and secondary education, with over half of them being girls. Our last Peace of Art Event in 2014 exceeded expectations and raised $100,000, which built the first secondary school for the Esha Amba community; contributing to improved livelihoods and the empowerment of so many young adults, particularly girls, who are usually the most disadvantaged.”


Artists: Maurice Golotta, Leah Bartholomew, Madeleine Grummet, Megan Weston, Lara Scolari, Billie Justice Thomson, Vanessa Oter

“Thanks to the generosity of the Australian art community, we aim to raise over $100,000 this year to further develop schools and help more children receive educational opportunities in these remote communities. The money raised will be used to rebuild a primary school that has deteriorated to the point that it is unusable, many of the children have been forced to drop out, whilst those remaining are taking classes under a tree.”



Artists: Stephen Baker, Armelle Habib, Andrew Shaw, Esther Olsson.

Lucy Fenton proudly tells us that “We’ve been blown away by the support from the Australian art community, with 103 artists having each donated a piece of art, featuring a number of our regular Fenton & Fenton contributors, as well as some newcomers to our stable. You’ll be able to bid on paintings, illustrations, sculptures, wall hangings and more from the likes of Dion Horstmans, Kristen Daniels, Natalie Miller, Maryanne Moodie, Carly Williams, Michael Bond, Armelle Habib, Kara Rosenlund, Jai Vasicek, Kate Banazi, Antoinette Ferwerda and 4 time Archibald prize finalist, Carla Fletcher; amongst many more. Look out for up and coming talent like Esther Olsson, Genevieve Reynolds, Tegan Lloyd and one of our very own Tane Ozlu.” 


Bidding is now open! To explore all artwork and start bidding visit our silent auction here: www.fentonandfenton.com.au/peace-of-art and then follow the links to bid via Gala Bid.

All artworks beautifully on display in-store as of today. We'd love you to come and check them out.

Peace of Art Gala Event proudly supported by School's A GiftFREEMAN Vinyard and Chloe Maggsvia Rutherford Entertainment




xx

F&F

 




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