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The Crucifixion by Adrian Spurr ‘me human’ exhibition

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Helena by Adrian Spurr image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

me human’ exhibition by Master print maker , painter and sculptor Adrian Spurr, now showing at The Gallery,  St Kilda Town Hall until the 22 November 2017.

A must see for all serious artists, enthusiasts and art collectors.

Where: The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall – 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda.

When: October 25 to 22 November 2017

Times: 8.30 am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Adrian Spurr’s ‘me human’ exhibition opening the Gallery St Kilda Town hall.

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Bell’uono (Handsome man) $4,500 by Adrian Spurr image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

The opening of Adrian Spurr’s ‘me human’ exhibition at the Gallery St Kilda Town Hall along with Ann Ryan’s Cacophony exhibition was attended by hundreds of supporters and art enthusiasts.

Comedian and MC Brian Nankervis kick started the night with an entertaining session of Rock Quz evoking an atmosphere of unity,  fun and celebration.

Between the two artists there was over $30,000 of sales on the night leaving  the artists and the Gallery staff feeling very satisfied with their efforts.

This joint exhibition will be open to the public Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm. The address is 99a Carlisle Street St Kilda.

This is an extraordinary exhibition not to be missed.

by Kerrie Pacholli

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Charles Makula at ‘me human’ exhibition at the Gallery image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

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Freddie Warschauer, Josephine Celeste & Adrian Spurr image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

 

 

 

‘me human’ Adrian Spurr exhibition, the Gallery – St Kilda Town Hall

25 October to 22 November 2017 – Opening Thursday night 26 October 6 – 8 pm

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The head of Zeus, standing almost a metre high, king of the gods of Mount Olympus by sculptor Adrian Spurr image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

I first met and interviewed Adrian Spurr at his St Kilda, Shakespeare Grove Studio #16 in the lead up to the St Kilda Art Crawl. Within minutes I knew I had found a local artist with a clear light connection to his environment and his art.  It was the first Saturday of the month and his studio was open to the public to coincide with the Farmers Market. The studio was busy with visitors which made taking photographs of the artworks tricky. Many of the people had been to the studio previously. In fact they regularly visited to see what new work was underway and how other works had been resolved. Adrian welcomes visitors to his stone carving sculpture studio and enjoys the conversing with all ages and particularly with visitors from other countries that come to enjoy the St.Kilda vibe.

His sculptures are iconic and dynamic. How often does one encounter a 250 kg hand carved sandstone head of Zeus? The answer is, not often! Stone carving is an art form of incalculable antiquity and few artists currently work in this medium in a figurative way. As summer approaches he will be conducting stone carving classes for no more than four people at a time to run over four consecutive weeks. The course will end with an opportunity to display work in his studio on Farmer’s Market day.

But Adrian not only cuts stone, he also assembles sculptures, some made of huge quantities of small wooden pieces that he cuts, shapes and glues together into three dimensional forms that often encrust and consume other objects associated with humanity. Some of these sculptures have over 4000 small wooden pieces painstakingly stuck together.

Being a keen recycler myself I love the fact that Adrian chooses found objects and materials to incorporate in his art and discovered that Adrian has large quantities of found material just waiting for transformation.

Originally from the UK, Adrian has lived and worked across the globe and decided to settle in St Kilda some 20 years ago. He is hugely energised by the St. Kilda dynamic and the beautiful Community Gardens and Veg Out friends where his studio is to be found. He also finds inspiration in the wide open spaces of the Wimmera, which is known for its resilience and pioneering attitude and Italy, for it’s fine art and culture.

Human foot by sculptor Adrian Spurr image by Andre Le Coz © pationpics.com

The prints that are also on display at his exhibition me human’ were made at the Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) which is an open access print workshop and where Adrian is a co-founder and co-director. This incredible space is closely allied with the Fundere Fine Art Foundry where the four extraordinary, one and a half times life sized bronze mounted Boer War horsemen were poured. These horsemen by the sculptor Louis Laumen are now on Anzac Parade in Canberra.

I had the opportunity to work with Adrian in creating a pop up gallery at 33 Fitzroy Street St Kilda Through that rich experience I discovered that Adrian is at the top of his game as a master print maker, sculptor and educator. Significantly, I also discovered that Adrian is an energetic powerhouse and prolific creator of art with an exceptional and expansive community vision.

Invitation to closing celebration at Punchinello art space 33 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Art lovers, investors, artist supporters and friends are all welcome to our closing celebration at Punchinello pop up art space at 33 Fitzroy Street St Kilda as part of the inaugural St Kilda Art Crawl.

Exhibiting artists include Charles Mikula, Laurie Miller, Faye De Pasqualie, Pamella Dias, Dino Damiani, Josh Birtwistle, Salvatori Lolicato and Adrian Spurr.

WHEN – THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER @  6 PM

WHERE – 33 FITZROY STREET, ST KILDA

WHY – TO CELEBRATE THE EXPERIENCE

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Laurie Miller exhibiting at – 33 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

For more information call Kerrie on 0423 308 005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punchinello Art Gallery, 33 Fitzroy St, St Kilda Open 2 – 6 Oct. 11 – 5pm

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Salvatori Lolicato @ Punchinello Art Gallery, 33 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Where: Punchinello pop up art gallery 33 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

When: Thursday evening from 5.30 pm on 5 October.

Why: Closing celebration

Punchinello pop up art gallery located at 33 Fitzroy St, St Kilda will remain open from 2 – 6 October for your viewing a buying pleasure.

The exhibiting artists include Salvatori Lolicato, Pamella Dias, Faye De Pasqualie, Dino Damiani, Josh Birtwistle, Charles Mikula and curator and exibiting artist Adrian Spurr.

Donated by owners Jenny and Rob Semple in support of the inaugural St Kilda Art Crawl this amazing space is a successful vehicle in bringing dedicated and talented artists back to Fitzroy St and the heart of St Kilda.

We invite all art lovers, investors and local supporters to join us on Friday evening starting at 5.30 to celebrate this dynamic period in the history of Fitzroy St, St Kilda.

produced by Kerrie Pacholii © pationpics.com

filmed and edited by Andre Le Coz

Punchinello art gallery – 33 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

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Projections on sphere by Charles Mikula as part of Punchinello pop up exhibition.

We invite you to experience this extraordinary exhibition at the Punchinello pop up art gallery at 33 Fitzroy Street St Kilda as reflected in this short film.

Our exhibiting artists include Aboriginal artist Dino Damiani and Josh Birtwistle along with Fay De Pasqualie, Laurie Miller, Pamella Dias, Charles Mikula and curator and exhibiting artist Adrian Spurr.

Inspired by the inaugural St Kilda Art Crawl the space was generously provided by our hosts Jenny and Rob Semple in the spirit of art and community.

 

 

produced by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

Film & edit by Andre Le Coz

 

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Performing & fine art exhibition, 33 Fitzroy Street St Kilda 23 & 24 Sept

The Public and The Private – the dualities of being

Artists showing: Painter Faye De Pasqualie, sculptor Adrian Spurr, painter / sculptor  Laurie Miller, multi-media and performing artist Sophie Ruolle, Aboriginal artists’ Dino Damiani and didgeridoo player Josh Birtwhistle, painter Elena Simak, painter Pamella Reine, painter Clare Austin, painter and lighting installations Charles Allardice. DJ James Stone.

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Performing artist Sophie Ruolle taken at 33 Fitzroy St. image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

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Performing artist Sophie Ruolle image by Kerrie Pacholli © pationpics.com

WHAT: St Kilda Art Crawl

WHEN: 21 – 24 Sept

WHERE: 33 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Punchinello pop up on the map

 

 

 

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Adrian Spurr contributing artist in Window Art Walk 33 Fitzroy Street

St Kilda Art Crawl 21 – 24 Sept

Printmaking, sculpture and drawing

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Adrian Spurr at his studio in Shakespeare Grove image © pationpics.com

My artwork has for two decades been concerned with surface, structure and volume. Recent work is fascinated with a granular, axiomatic form and content. Drawings exhibit extremely detailed mark making, prints exhibit a modular construction, and sculptures are assembled from large quantities of small, similarly sized pieces of material attached to, or enveloping, other three dimensional objects. The scale of the sculpture, the materials used, and their ‘pixelated’ appearance, endow my three dimensional work with a narrative which is only revealed as they are assembled.

In the past three years I have returned to working with stone and figurative imagery. Perhaps this will lead to a synthesis of sorts, that is, artwork where the two sculptural directions I am working in come together in a compatible whole.

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Adrian Spurr Rude Boy 2014

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Adrian Spurr , Patrizia – portrait of the artists mother

Overall, since moving to Australia in 1998, the primary source for my investigation has been the arid regions North Western Victoria and South Western NSW. Amidst that landscape, I find myself considering not only the delicate surface of the earth but also the similarly delicate surface of the human condition. I then bring these ideas back to Melbourne and a city environment where they evolve into the work that I currently produce.

Window Art Walk artist – Fitzroy Street St Kilda 21 – 24 Sept

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Laurie Miller The Warrior and the Mourning Dove. 1200.mm.H. 900.mm.W. Acrylic on canvas

As part of the inaugural St Kilda Art Crawl, Pop up exhibition at Punchinella – 33 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda is hosting a collection of works from established and up and coming artists  that is not to be missed.

This is an extra ordinary time in the history of Fitzroy Street with 19 empty shops along with a down turn of business and street life.

Art patrons’ Robert and Jenni Semple owners of 33 Fitzroy St and entrepreneur Freddie Warschauer who just opened #HAPPYFoLK at 11A Fitzroy Street are sponsoring the Window Art Walk to support the artists and to draw life back into their beloved Fitzroy Street and the community at large.

All artists are contributing their time, energy, creativity and work in the spirit of community collaboration and celebration of new beginnings.

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Dino Damiani Tiger snake dreaming Acrylic and canvas 1100 mm x 650mm $1800

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Faye De Pasqualie acrylic on canvas size 99×99 cms price $1800

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Adrian Spurr Dismas, Woodcut Relief print 700 X 600 mm, $500

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Sophie Ruolle  self portrait 42cm w x 60cm canvas print limited edition $300

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Pamella Dias acrylic and canvas