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Art from the Heart of the Western Fleurieu
Seascape by Artist, Lynette Maddock. Photo: H. Radford.
For over a decade artists, craftspeople, musicians, writers, poets and numerous community groups in the Yankalilla, Normanville and surrounding area on the Western Fleurieu have celebrated a biennial artistic and cultural event known as The Leafy Sea Dragon Festival. With the support of a talented local group of volunteers the festival, now known as the Festival Fleurieu offers a program of 90 events at more than 50 venues across the Western Fleurieu Peninsula.
Leafy Sea Dragon Mosaic by Bob Boxall. Photo: H. Radford.
In conjunction with the Fleurieu Festival 2015 a number of artists studios invite you to join them at their studios to view and talk about their art and crafts. Details for these artistic events can be seen below:
During the Festival Fleurieu the Seaview Studio will be open 11 – 19 April 2015 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Disability parking and access. See Festival Fleurieu Program Map 4: 21.
The studio features art works in pastels, and acrylic; unique design jewellery in natural stone, pearls and porcelain, wearable art in mohair, authentic Japanese silk clothing, natural wool; mosaic art; and photography of sunset spectaculars by local artists and crafts people.
Lynette is a hobby artist who derives a lot of enjoyment from creating paintings . In the last few years her paintings have been displayed in the entrance foyer of the Tea Tree Gully Library and this year she was an entrant in the Victor Harbor Art Show. The creative process takes her into making jewellery from semi-precious stones, pearls and crystals. Her latest interest is the simplistic Japanese style in gold, silver and bronze acrylic, which will be on display.
For about 15 years Bob has been making mosaics. He describes his style as being what-ever-takes me-at-the time. If he sees a particular bird in his backyard he will take its photograph, put it onto his computer and rework it, to create the image that is suitable to make a mosaic. He then works on the colours he wants, to be as original as I can get to match the subject he wishes to mosaic. Unbeknown to Bob, some of his friends entered some of his mosaics into a competition, and his "Blue Wrens" was the winner.
There is the opportunity to have some fun and at the same time support the Fred Hollows Fund with Adopt A Bear for $5. Lynette has donated her rather large collection of bears that are looking for a good home. All proceeds will go to The Fred Hollows Save Sight Foundations. So here is a wonderful opportunity to make a Bear happy and at the same time help the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Lynette is amazingly talented. Her love for Japanese art craft & culture is evident in her Studio and her magnificent home. The view from her studio and her home would have to be the view anywhere in the world and understand why bubbles on their at Sunset is a local tradition. Lynette & her husband Gary are very lucky...... All your friends...