Kirana Haag - 'Familiar stories'

balmainspace invites you to a second exhibition by German artist, Kirana Haag.

Kirana moved to Australia in 1996 where she became a full-time artist based in Sydney. This exhibition captures some of the beauty and personal pain of childhood memories, relationships, love and loss.

Artist’s statement:  

Four years ago, my father passed away and I was fortunate enough to be able to “carry” his drawing table back home with me, the drawing table that used to be my grandfather’s, on my mother’s side.

This professional drawing table is now my studio table; it is probably around 100 years old. It is built of solid wood, it is unbelievably heavy, and you can adjust it on any angle you like. It is nearly like a massive easel (just never try to carry it!). I absolutely love it and it means lots to me. Most of my artworks are created on this table and all my students create their works on it.

Over these last months I could suddenly see this exhibition, my “familiar stories” grow on this paper. There were parts, I needed to keep, had to cut out, paint into it, draw into it, to strengthen and to tell their story. These parts became alive, they were “jumping” at me, not leaving me alone. I dreamed of them, having to tell their story, my story, through these works.

This exhibition is ta part of my story, it talks through color and marks.

Kirana has exhibited here in Australia, as well as overseas, in several solo and group shows, as well as a finalist in multiple art awards.

The exhibition will run from the 8th November to the 28th November 2018. You are also most welcome to view Kirana’s work during the week between 9am and 6pm (other times by appointment).

Peter Porteous - 'The Nude'

Balmainspace is excited to showcase Sydney artist, Peter Porteous’ exploration of the nude on paper and canvas.

Peter was born in Sydney and has lived there for most of his life. He is a full-time artist and writer. Previously he has been a solider, an educator and is now a casual university academic. His work is in collections in Australia, Europe and the United States. 

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Kirana Haag - 'We can easily step into another world'

balmainspace invites you to a special exhibition by German artist, Kirana Haag. Kirana moved to Australia in 1996 where she became a full-time artist based in Sydney.  In 2018, Kirana spent two months on a remote Greek Island which is the source of inspiration for her current exhibition.

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Her process is holistic and labour intensive. Zimmi processes, weaves/constructs and on most occasions installs her own work. Her skills are based in basketry, carpentry, floristry, ceramics and welding.

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Zoe Abicht - 'Synthesia'

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Fleur’s paintings are acrylic and spray paint on board and hand framed by the artist using ethically sourced hardwood.

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Jessika Steiner - 'Out of the Flow'

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Mikas Emil - 'Arabian Sea'

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Robert Kench - 'Send in the Clowns'

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Marie Larraine Weir

'Out of the dark' Exhibition by Marie Larraine Weir.

Works inspired from Cockatoo Island, Darwin's secret WWII Fuel Tunnels and Waverton Coal Loader.

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Robyn Chantal

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Robert Cameriere Photography

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