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ART IN THE GARAGE

 TULGEEN'S ARTS PROGRAM

 

ABOUT US

Forging relationships with Artists, Mentors and Community

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Tulgeen Disability Services began providing services to people with disability in the Bega Valley over 40 years ago. Art in the Garage is part of Tulgeen and employs local practicing artists who work with emerging artists identifying with disabilities. The program's philosophy focuses on encouraging the development of arts skills, and nurturing individual creativity through sensitive mentorship. A portfolio of artwork is established for each artist creating opportunities for exhibiting and providing pathways to professional development.


Art in the Garage has had many exhibitions for the artists as a collective and also exhibitions featuring the work of individual artists. The Art Project is regarded as unique in regional Australia with artists being invited to exhibit their work in many other regions of NSW, ACT and Queensland.


The project has humble origins.

Twenty years ago a small domestic garage in Eden Street, Bega was converted into a rudimentary painting and drawing studio. Over the years a new art making environment has developed that provides additional studio spaces adjoining the original garage site. These new studios provide specialised facilities for artists to gain experience in printmaking, ceramics, and sculptural works.
The Art in the Garage project with its Artists, Mentors and their artworks demonstrate the benefits of creative diversity in our community. 

 

MEET OUR ARTISTS

Tulgeen's ART IN THE GARAGE program is a thriving activity where artists are mentored by professional artists to develop their creativity. 

 
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MIRIAM KYDD

Painting, Printmaking, Textiles

Miriam expresses an optimistic view of her world through her signature vivid colours and brilliant patterns which are based on her love of costume and textiles. Her quirky and imaginative characters and situations bring out  endless joy and humour.

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GRAHAM HENKEL

Painting, Printmaking, Artist Books

Graham expresses himself through a creative and unique narrative which results in humorous, playful and unexpected views of his unconventional world. He works with coloured pencil and paint and recurring images of Australian fun parks, bridges, ships, pirates, sharks and colonial stories.

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KRYSTAL CUTAJAR

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Artist Books

Krystal combines her affection for dragons and love of sea life in whimsical delicate images creating mysterious mythological creatures. By exploring a wide variety of drawing and painting techniques including printmedia Krystal captures these beautiful creatures in her creative landscapes.

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JEFFERY YOUNG

Painting, Drawing

Jeffery portrays gentle reminiscences of his former life on country properties which illustrate his love of animals, hard working farmers, rustic sheds, fences and dwellings. His distinctive style is both delightfully naive and unconventional in colour and design.

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EMILY BROWN

Painting, Printmaking

Emily uses bold expressionism and strong colours to depict her passionate interest in animals, landscape, celebrities, family and friends. She is uninhibited and independent in her approach to her art and delights in both the process and the product.

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JOHN KIVITS

Painting, Mixed Media

John loves the process of painting and drawing and has developed a distinctive style. His expressionist abstract works use graphic lines overlapping between circles, squares and straight lines. John has the unique ability to put colour and line together that is both pleasing and exciting to the eye.

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MAJELLA BAILEY

Painting, Printmaking, Textiles

Majella creates vibrant paintings and designs of imaginary landscapes filled with Australian animals, flora and family. Her unique ideas and patterns are energised with a vivid use of colour and a prolific imagination. Majella has recently created a range of screen printed fabrics which have been used to refurnish recycled furniture.

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JENNIFER WADE

Painting, Drawing

Jennifer expresses herself through linear and geometric patterns with carefully chosen colour combinations reminiscent of textile weavings. Her distinctive style has developed over the 20 years she has been with Art in The Garage.

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JOYE UMBACK

Painting, Printmaking

Joy creates whimsical, delicate drawings and paintings of her home town, Bega and the streets and inhabitants within. Her choices of colours and stories express her light hearted humorous nature.

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GRAEME SMITH

Painting, Mixed Media

Graeme is a prolific painter who expresses himself with bold colours and energetic mark making. His expressionistic style allows for large scaled works which explores a wide variety of subject matter. His strong connection to the desert and Uluru is a recurring theme that dominates his multimedia paintings.

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NADINE CRAWFORD

Painting, Printmaking, Artist Books

Nadine creates delightful artworks of the people and animals in her life through drawing and painting. She uses bright colours and is keen to explore new materials and ideas. Nadines often humorous work is frequently combined with story telling which has led her to create artists books.

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MITCHELL PORTEOUS

Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking

Mitchel draws upon personal experiences and diverse interests to compose colourful multimedia works on paper. Mitchells current theme is ‘Outer Space’ which includes planets, asteroids, astronauts and flying puppy dogs.

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JOSHUA DEWBERRY

Painting, Printmaking

Joshua has a great enthusiasm for art and learning new skills and techniques. New to Art in The Garage he is developing his own narrative through his wide interest in ships, the natural world and a passion for sport. Joshua works between  mixed media, drawing, painting and collage.

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SHEREE BROWN

Drawing, Painting, Artist books

Sheree is fascinated in oriental culture and has created patterns of language though interesting mark making. Sheree has explored traditional Japanese bookbinding techniques to create contemporary handmade books.

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CORNELIUS MOON

Painting, Drawing

Cornelius uses memory to depict rural and urban scenes from his life. His interest in animals, landscape and machinery is often portrayed with a humorous approach. Cornelius uses energetic expressive line work combined with imaginative colour combinations   

 predominantly in watercolour.

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STEPHEN DAVIES

Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media

Stephen has a love of horses which he depicts in his drawing and painting. His delicate emotional linework often overlays large areas of blended vivid colour which render his horses with unique personalities.

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TAYLOR KEARNEY

Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking

Taylor has developed a narrative in her artwork that expresses her passion for adventures and the natural environment. Taylor combines detailed line work and bright colours to create mesmerising landscapes and seascapes. Recently Taylor has been expressing her love of animals from a road trip to the Mogo Zoo.

OUR CURRENT EXHIBITION

OUR STORIES

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OPENING MARCH 18  4PM

YOUR SPACE GALLERY

RIVERSIDE NURSERY

14 Taronga Crescent, Bega

general.enquiries@tulgeen.com.au

ph 6499 0800

March 18  - April 30,  2021

The seventeen artists in this exhibition use memory and emotion to tell us how they see the world, what catches their imagination and how they share those stories with us.

 

MEET OUR ART MENTORS

ART IN THE GARAGE

 
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LEIGH GORDON

Leigh has a Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration from Swinburne, Melbourne. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions which include Melbourne and the Bega Valley. Leigh has been working as a mentor in Art in The Garage for nearly 20 years.

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JENNY MCKENZIE

Jenny has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from National Art School, Sydney and a Dip Ed from Alexander Mackie, COFA, Sydney. She worked at the Dept of Education as a Secondary Visual Arts teacher for 10 years and an Art Therapy teacher in Special Education for 7 years.

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TANYA BOURKE

Tanya has a BA of Contemporary Art from Southern Cross University. She has worked with remote and urban Indigenous communities, youth community centres and disadvantaged people to develop and teach art programs that also establish continual art practices. Tanya has exhibited both locally and nationally.

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JULIE KRONE

Julie has a Master of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts in Printmedia and a Diploma of Visual Communication from Christchurch Polytech, NZ. For 12 years Julie was a Fine Arts Tutor at the Illawarra Institute of Technology, Moss Vale and Goulburn. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas.

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KATE BURKHARDT

Kate has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School, and a Certificate III in Individual Support from Bega TAFE. She has experience teaching art to students in Spain and has exhibited in various group shows in Sydney. Having worked in several art stores throughout Sydney, she has extensive knowledge of most art materials and their applications.

CONTACT

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