Tuesday, July 7, 2009

100 Drawings in 100 Days 2009 + What's On!

de Shan's monthly newsletter about gaining a better knowledge of fine art

This Month's Topic:
Great Art Events On Now!

de Shan

July 2009

A Personal Note From de Shan
Yes, it's that time of year again - my annual "100 Drawings in 100 Days" is underway this month!! On the 15th July, I will begin completing one drawing a day, which will put the show at the end of October, 2009. Stay tuned in to my blog and I will let you know where and when the exhibition will be.

Last year was the inaugural event, and it was such a success, that I have decided to have the show each year in October. I sold all 100 drawings, and I donated a percentage to charity, which I will also be doing this year.

The show was held at Watt in the Powerhouse in New Farm, and although I would love to do it there again, the only thing that would hold me back is the lack of lighting. But, let's face it, it is a restaurant, not a gallery, and a very good restaurant at that! And again, the show is only for one night, the sales will be held for 100 minutes, and all drawings (matted) are priced at $100. What a bargain!! Especially during the current economic climate, we could all use a little art shopping spree, with minimum damage to your wallet!
de Shan
What's On In The Local Art Scene?
Recently I have been preparing for the beginning of my drawing expedition, but in between inspirational thoughts, I've been looking for great art shows and exhibitions to attend. It's a great activity for singles, couples and families, especially when the weather is cold and rainy... Stay inside, keep warm and enjoy some art - then grab a nice hot cup of coffee at the surrounding cafes!

'Harlequin Girl', pen and inkAs i mentioned above, my annual art show, "100 Drawings in 100 Days" is about to get underway. Here are just a few of the images from last year's show at Watt in the Powerhouse.

The images were many and varied, and a couple of them have been the "working sketches" for paintings in my new oil series. There will be more of those to come also...

Rooster RouletteHarlequin Girl, Pen and Ink on Cartridge '08

All of the images when matted were a standard size 11"x14", (28 cm x 35.5 cm) which easily fits into a ready-made frame from your local framers.

Please check out my blog each day after the 15th July, as I will be posting the images every day or two as they are finished. studiodeshan.blogspot.com/

And if you see one that you

Rooster Roulette, Pen and Ink on Cartridge '08

Venus' Eye
absolutely must have, send me an email and I will be happy to hold it for you.

Stay tuned for the location and the date for the show.

Venus' Eye, Pen and Ink on Cartridge '08


The Pages Pavilion. Cultural Forecourt, South Bank, Brisbane
The Exhibition presents over sixty machines based on the original drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, featuring his amazing flying machines, nautical, hydraulic and architectural innovations, groundbreaking applications of civil engineering and incredible war machines.
10.00am to 6.00pm Daily
Tickets from $10-$50 for individuals to families
June 6th to September 6th 2009.
Open Every Day - Including Public Holidays!

16 Stevenson Street Ascot
George Morant: Country Rugby League in the 50's
Until July 28th

84 Merivale St, South Brisbane
Contact Pam on 0439677755 or Michelle on 0408749238 Email: pam@pamelagough.com or artsalon1@hotmail.com
Web: http://4degreesofconnection.blogspot.comGallery hours: Saturday to Wednesday 11am to 6pm.
"4 Degrees of connection" In this diverse exhibition of paintings, ceramics and photographic works 4 Brisbane artists explore their
connections to history, nature and each other, which in turn connects the viewer to a deep sense of belonging, identity and place.
Artists: Irene Brown, Pamela Gough, Michelle Bowden and Kirsten Dale Cutler.
Opening night Friday 24/7/2009, drinks with the artists 6pm to 9pm. Special morning tea 26/7/2009 from 10am. until 29/7/2009.

555 Brunswick Street New Farm QLD 4005
Tel (07) 3358 6555 http://www.edwinacorlette.com. You are invited to preview "The Winter Show", an exhibition of works by Erin Smith, Zom Osborne & Tjunkiya Napaltjarri

Shop 2a 9 Doggett Street Fort Valley
P: 07 3254 1192 E: michael@gallery2120.com.au Web: http://www.gallery2120.com
ANDY WILD Commences 16th July Until 1st Aug.


de Shan Visual Artist
PO Box 793
New Farm, QLD 4005
email: info@studiodeshan.com
website: www.studiodeshan.com

1 comment:

4 Degrees of connection said...

Thankyou for featuring our exhibition "4 Degrees of connection" at the Art Factory Gallery in your newsletter. Hope to see you there.

so, how do you feel since reading this blog?