The Stories of Strangers exhibition has finally opened!
Come check out the art and read some of the wonderful stories of strangers while you're here.
Due to current restrictions, the stories are now online and all visitors to the exhibition are asked to bring their own smart device (either phone or tablet) to read the stories, poems, and imaginings other people have been inspired to write about the art. There are some crackers, including a fantastic story by Aussie music icon Tim Rogers.
While you're here you can also experience four artworks that have been extended with Augmented Reality (AR). By downloading a free app you can see a little more to the story of these four artworks.
For opening times please check the gallery website:
NEW Exhibition dates!
The Stories of Strangers exhibition opens in July!
After a pretty strange and uncertain three months contemplating where to go from here, I'm happy to announce that the Stories of Strangers exhibition has been rescheduled and will open on 29th July - 9th August 2020.
The exhibition which asks its audience to tell the story they see in the art will now encourage visitors to bring their own device (tablet or smartphone) offering a contactless way to enjoy the stories while immersing themselves in the art.
Already around 70 stories have been contributed and It's hoped many more will come in the weeks preceding and during the exhibition. Check out the Stories page to get involved. All welcome!
All artworks in the exhibition will be for sale and there will also be several limited edition prints available for purchase.
For opening times please check the gallery website closer to the day:
Art & Words Project
Art & Words Connecting Local Creatives
Now in its second year the Northern Beaches Council's Art & Words Project celebrates community & creativity by connecting local writers and artists. This year the theme is 'Portrait' and I'm happy to announce I've been selected to create a piece of art inspired by a short story written by local writer Kate Mitchell.
The collection of writings and artworks will be published in an anthology and displayed at Northern Beaches libraries, as well as on the 24-hour digital display screen at Manly Art Gallery & Museum.
As Sydney has now gone into a lockdown situation due to COVID-19 I've had to cancel the 'Stories of Strangers' Exhibition. With 18 months of love, determination and hard work put toward this collection and the project, I'm pretty devastated but I'm moving forward with the online element of the project and hoping that you'll all get involved and help make it a success regardless of what's going on all around us.
You can still contribute to the online Stories project. There have been some great stories so far from a wide range audience like 4-year-old Sammy to 94-year-old Norm & 11-year-old Lucy. The project will stay online for as long as people are still enjoying reading and writing stories. Please continue to share the project with your networks, particularly those who might be cooped up inside at the moment and looking for something creative to inspire their day.
There are a bunch of Limited Edition prints available for purchase in the ONLINE SHOP as well as some postcards and a few other originals not part of this collection. If you're interested in a commission, please send me an email via the CONTACT page.
Please join my Instagram and FB pages to see new works as they happen in lockdown - Stay tuned!
(23 March 2020)
Radio Interview on NorthSide Radio 99.
Radio Interview on Stories of Strangers
Yesterday I sat down with the lovely Georgie Cadwalladar from NorthSide Radio 99.3 and chatted about my upcoming exhibition.
To hear the recording of the interview click the link.
(16 February 2020)
Newport Creative Trail Winner!
Winner - 2019 Newport Creative Trail!
So excited to announce that my artwork 'Starry Night' won first prize in the Newport Creative Trail 2019.
The judges said "Trinity’s bold use of colour is striking. It has wonderful movement and the work is beautifully executed. Her precise linework engages the viewer - leading the eye around the work and inviting them on a journey to discover the details."
The works are in the pop-up gallery at the old Mark Tucky building on Barrenjoey Road, Newport. You can see all the artworks on display till Sunday 15 December 2019.
For more details go to: https://www.totemartsfestival.org.au
(30 November 2019)
This is me aged 5. About the same age I first said I wanted to be an artist. Now, more than 40 years later I'm able to proudly announce the news of my very first SOLO EXHIBITION, 'Stories of Strangers'. The exhibition will be in March/April 2020 over 2 weeks held at the beautiful Artspace on the Concourse in Chatswood, Sydney.
‘Stories of Strangers’ project turns the tables on what the art is all about and instead asks you, the viewer tell the story you see through your own unique lens. Anything that inspires you - a story, poem, memoir, observation inspired by the art is welcome. You don't need to be good at writing or grammar, just be able to write down what you feel or see or imagine and be willing to share it with the world. All ages and abilities welcome!
It’s hoped that a diverse audience will share their stories and highlight the differences and similarities in how we see the world, through the art. It's also just a fun way to give life to the characters in the art and get a sense of how other people see the world.
Stories will be presented alongside each artwork at the exhibition for the public to read. Visitors to the exhibition will also be welcome to submit stories during the course of the exhibition.
For details on how to submit a story and be part of the exhibition go the Stories of Stranger page on this website.
(5 November 2019)