Thanks to everyone who made the inaugural Drawing At The Depot such a wonderful night!
The article about our studio, Laneway Art Depot is on Manly Daily today. (2 March 2012)
WATCH THIS SPACE: MIDORI by Rod Bennett
Peninsula artist Midori Furze is excited about the space that she and two others are turning into a workshop and exhibition area.
Her partners in the new venture, called the Laneway Art Depot, are Christine Farkas and Jeni Robertson.
“We will be exhibiting our own works but we will also be holding art workshops here.” Furze said.
The first, bu renowned Cairns artist Megan Bayliss, is called Funky Junk Up-Cycling.
Furze felt her own work fitted into three categories: Illustrations inspired by music; a realistic bent of portraiture and the figure; abstract painting combined with her Japanese calligraphy.
She said Farkas worked with mixed media, especially using vintage books and paper.
Robertson specialised in fine art painting, using bright colour with a contemporary feeling.
” We would like it to be a space where people could come and hold smaller exhibitions” she said.
“We’re limited in space for larger exhibitions.”
Furze, who has been painting seriously since 2003, said she was continually drenched in new idea.
She was formerly part of the Underground Art Space, in Balgowlah, with peninsula resident Kere Baker.
“I am painting about 100 pieces a year,” she said.
“I love it.”