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A Small World - Postcard Exhibition at Magpie Springs
South Australian artist and owner of Magpie Springs Vineyards,, Avril Thomas is bringing to Adelaide, the International exhibition, A Small World, a unique exhibition of small artworks.
200 established mid-career and establishing artists worldwide
have come together as a direct result of social media. This is an artist's collaboration with a wide world auction to raise funds for Cancer Research. All artworks will be available for sale during a worldwide auction on the opening day, 13 November, 2016. Tickets are available on-line for the opening event HERE. For further details regarding the MAGPIE EXHIBITIONS online charity auction, please see Magpie Springs Gallery .
Many of these artists have had their works exhibited in museums or art galleries globally. Some of the most highly recognised living artists today, they are regularly published in art magazines around the world. Collectively this group of artists have an extraordinary reputation in the visual arts industry. The memento size offers a unique opportunity for buyers as their work is already very collectable. This exhibition is as diverse as the range of artists participating.
Photo courtesy of Avril Thomas.
Some found the small scale challenging and extremely rewarding. Gregory Becker (USA) and Queensland artist Marion Hughes (Aust) were inspired to produce more small works, while Steven DaLuz (USA) and Lorna Allen (NZ) created major works based on these submissions. Most are accredited art teachers with the most highly regarded art schools worldwide. Some are known for conducting art workshops anywhere around the globe. They simply select a location and their students come to them.
A unique exhibition of small art works by 200 established mid-career and establishing artists worldwide. Photo courtesy of Avril Thomas.
Avril Thomas said, "Some of these artists, I've had contact with for up to 9 years on Face Book. Some have come to visit, from UK, USA and Canada. I'd only dreamed of seeing their work properly, and now these generous wonderful artists are, sending their work to Magpie Springs! It's quite extraordinary!!" It's so great to be receiving support from skilled South Australian artists too."
Enjoy a fine selection of wines and/or coffee roasted on site. Photo: H. Radford
The exhibition will be held at Magpie Springs Gallery, with its vineyards and surrounding bushlands of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges, near Willunga. The event will be opened by Greg Mackie, OAM, Founder of thehttps://www.facebook.com/ideasadelaide/] Festival of Ideas in SA. Held in conjunction, with a unique group of South Australian women, Marilyn Jetty Swim who raise funds to aid Cancer Research for the Cancer Council of SA.
Avril Thomas with her portrait of Alexander Downer. Photo: H.Radford
The opening event will feature music by local band, Crooked Road, as well as the unveiling of sculptures by Seymour College Students. Magpie Springs and Seymour College have been working on a joint art program which was integrated into the school's curriculum 2016. These works are to be on display at Magpie Springs. They are not for sale.
Mapie Springs Gallery. Photo courtesy of Avril Thomas
Why? A rare opportunity in Adelaide to see and purchase small art works of 200 established, mid-career and establishing artists from around the world at a world wide auction to raise funds for Cancer Research.
When:Open: Friday to Sunday. 11.00 am - 5.00 pm. 13 November, 2016 - 15 January, 2017. Gallery and cellar door open every day in December (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.