Thursday, 6 October 2016

Minds do Matter Exhibition

Thrilled to have one of my townscape images used to advertise this fabulous exhibition at the QVMAG Community Gallery, Inveresk, Launceston. I think it was chosen to highlight the importance of community in mental health. The theme of the 2016 show is "Mental Health Begins with Me" and we are asked to contemplate what this means for each of us. It reminds me how important it is for artists and writers to have a supportive community around them. And that art helps us share our view of the world in the hope of connecting with others.

The exhibition is on at QVMAG Inveresk in Launceston to the end of October 2016.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Images of New Works

Hanging at Inka Gallery from Thurs 29 January 2015

Built Up
65 x 45 cm

Edge of Suburbia
34 x 45 cm SOLD

Every Town has an Elizabeth
57 x 42 cm

Finding Your Way
51 x 70 cm SOLD

35 x 46 cm

58 x 84 cm

St George Against the Mountain
62 x 42 cm

Town Belt
45 x 30 cm
Finding a Place

Artist Statement
Stephanie Parkyn

The title for this exhibition came, quite literally, when I was finding a place to live in Launceston after leaving Hobart in 2014. This unsettling resettling process lends itself to closer examination of the urban environment and our place in it. In the hillslopes of both Hobart and Launceston, the tension between wild bush and tamed gardens is evident. In our townscapes we seek order and control. From the moment that the first colonial fence posts were put into the ground, the concept of wilderness was born, creating an illusion of separation between human society and its environment.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

At Saddlers Court Gallery, Richmond

Some of my favourite places in Battery Pt, Hobart.
Now hanging in Richmond at Saddlers Court Gallery

Sloane St Shadows
Pastel on paper

Red Home
Pastel on paper

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Art therapy in Launceston

Pleased to be a finalist for the emerging artist and peoples choice awards for the Launceston General Hospital Art Prize to be exhibited at the ARTrium Gallery 14 May - 20 June 2014. Check it out if you are in Launceston!

Colour Me Well
Pastel (46 cm x 67 cm)
Stephanie Parkyn

Inspired by the sadness of an empty playground behind the Launceston General Hospital and reconnecting with my inner child, the simple joy of making marks with the brightest colours in the pastel box. Art is therapy.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Farewell to Hobart

After 4 years in beautiful Hobart its time to move on to new adventures and inspirations! As we pack up I'm having an...
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Monday, 3 February 2014

CITY LIGHT Online Wall

Introducing the Online Wall, a virtual gallery wall to accompany my exhibition at Inka Gallery, Hobart. See Inka Gallery Blog for images of the works exhibited on actual walls!
Inka Gallery is a member of the COLLECT scheme for interest free loans to buy artwork.

Artworks below are a mixture of framed and unframed pastel paintings and if you are interested in viewing, please contact me on Ph: O458O97O77.
I will add more as I keep working over the next 3 weeks, so check back soon!

Pastel (19 x 32 cm)
unframed $170

Last Light
Pastel (19 x 32 cm)
unframed $170 SOLD

House of Steel
Pastel (66 x 90 cm)
unframed $1200

The Signal
Pastel (34 x 45 cm)
framed $420

Midwinter Colour
Pastel (65 x 45 cm)

Where in the World?
Pastel (46 x 67 cm)
framed SOLD

To the Museum
Pastel (46 x 67 cm)
framed SOLD

Winter's Light
Pastel (38 x 26 cm)
unframed $190

Shippies Corner
Pastel (32 x 19 cm)
unframed $170