Waking or sleeping, artist Joy Brentwood’s world is infused with colour, writes Liane Arno.
By Liane Arno
MY INTERVIEW with artist Chelle Destefano was one of the most remarkable I have ever been a part of. I have just come away from the most remarkable interview I have ever been a part. Remarkable for two reasons.
The first is that it took place through two AUSLAN interpreters who not only translated the sign language of profoundly deaf Chelle Destefano but also relayed her passion. As much as I tried to understand how the minimalistic gestures of Chelle could be interpreted into full sentences with complex words full of expression I failed.
Frenchwoman Sofie Dieu uses Chinese inks, Japanese techniques and Australia’s natural world in her pursuit of "the numinous".
By Liane Arno
ON THE other side of a pile of diaries, scraps of paper and notebooks stuffed with cuttings sat a tiny framed woman with a shiny bald head, bright blue eyes that never lost their focus and a deep strong voice that gave no hint of anything wrong. Deb Rielly was dying. Having acknowledged finally that she had to get her affairs in order, she had decided she needed to write her life story.
No matter what distracted her, Jackie Moss always found her way back to art.
By Liane Arno
ARTHUR Nilsson turned up for this interview with his long fingers bearing evidence that they had recently been engaged in painting in readiness for his solo exhibition at ArtSpace.
After a number of solo painting exhibitions, the current exhibition at Wonthaggi ArtSpace is titled Land and Sea. It’s inspired by the changing moods of nature and the grandeur of the Bass Coast, and also by his travels around the world.
After 25 years in the construction industry, Frank Schooneveldt revels in the freedom to create landscapes, on canvas and in real life.
By Liane Arno
DEB Rielly is dying. She’s been told many times over the years to get her affairs in order. She’s refused every time. Until now.
She has written a book entitled Just Because – the title chosen because there is no point in asking why one person gets cancer, and another doesn’t, why one survives, and another dies. It is – just because.
Regina Dudek collects the stuff discarded by less imaginative people and creates something wonderful. Report by Liane Arno
John Mutsaers looks to another former mining area to see how art might transform Wonthaggi’s future.
Research shows that after 55 our emotional intelligence begins to decline. Liane Arno can believe it after a recent stint in hospital.
A moving NAIDOC Week opening in Inverloch left Liane Arno feeling a welcome guest in this place.
After turning her back on her scientific studies, author Robyn Arianrhod was lured back by some great men and women of science.
In every Graeme Myrteza work, you will find the initials of his son Brett because it was Brett who drew him back to the world of painting.
Bron Dahlstrom has no doubt climate change was a factor in the 2009 bushfire that nearly killed her. ClimArt is part of her mission to spread understanding.
The world of commercial photography has long been digital but Trevor Foon still enjoys the alchemy of film.
A temporary disfigurement gives Liane Arno an inkling of what some people have to endure their whole lives.
An isolated childhood forged Filippa Buttita's pre-occupation with art.
A move from Calgary to Wonthaggi prompted a new creative burst for Heidi Rolfe.
Printmaker Mary Ham wants to combine chaos and order, she tells Liane Arno.
Circumstances prevented Maureen Loughran from pursuing her love of art. When she finally got the chance, she made up for lost time, reports Liane Arno.
Landscape designer John French has found a new creative outlet in his intriguing mosaics.
Family stories are no good if they aren’t told, and journalist Sandy Guy can show you how to do it.
Liane Arno has worked in lots of firms, finishing her corporate life as Head of HR for a top 100 company. She now does lots of volunteer work with her best mate/husband Matt and has worked in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and ... the Bass Coast Shire.