The exhibition ends on March 18th, so if you haven't been in to see their work yet, we recommend you come in
and catch it while there is still time! The gallery will be open 11am-3pm daily.
Working in mixed media, many of Jan's vibrant pieces feature stamps, pages from children's storybooks and Japanese calligraphy, as well as
details that even the most discerning eye doesn't pick up on the first few viewings. Jan is inspired by colour, patterns, shapes and
nature, as is evident in her work. She enjoys "the colour coordinating, the form coming together - the way it can express and emote."
Having studied art in high school, Jan always felt at home in the art rooms. It wasn't until years later when she became involved in an art
show at her children's primary school that she reconnected with the "hands on" side of art again. Since taking a class at The Creative
Space, where experimentation was encouraged, her work blossomed and Jan has been using her new found confidence to try out new techniques,
and learning that growth as an artist takes place through experimentation and observation.
US-born Maureen Whitaker is an award-winning artist/graphic designer based on the Mornington Peninsula. She graduated with Highest Honours
from Platt College of Art & Design in Colorado and was a freelance graphic designer for over 15 years before adding a paintbrush to her
Best known for her quirky mixed-media collage pieces, her work combines interesting layers of textures with vibrant colours in an array of
“My style can best be described as ‘eclectic’. I love to experiment with textiles, papers, organic objects and recycled bits and
pieces, and find interesting ways to incorporate and manipulate them in an array of mediums and subject matter to create complex, textured
pieces. I enjoy pushing the creative envelope and finding original and unusual ways to translate the images in my head onto the canvas,
giving them an ‘element of surprise’ that draws people in. I take much of my inspiration from the fabric of Australian life, from the
natural land and beachscapes to industrial, urban cityscapes. People are often surprised by what’s there in my pieces when they look
Did you know that we have Tai Chi/Qigong classes at
FRANK every Friday at 2:30pm? Your 1st class is FREE, so come on down! Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Netta Ditchburn of Body Harmony
Moves is an Holistic Fitness Trainer as well as one of our
resident artists at FRANK.
Netta practices the form of Tai Chi known as Shibashi, with 18 flowing movements performed in the forward-facing
position. The moves are coordinated with the breath, help to focus the mind, and great for posture and balance.
The moves help to dissolve tension, stress and increase energy and vitality.
Come and experience peace... Tai Chi/Qigong moves are gentle and
flowing. It is a mindful meditation in motion which promotes serenity and inner peace. Slow down and reconnect.
Bookings are essential - please phone Netta on 0423 104 442. You can follow Body Harmony Moves via the buttons
Being a not-for-profit community organisation, we welcome and are
very appreciative of donations.
We'd like to give a special thank you to a
local resident, Kevin Simpson (pictured left).
Kevin regularly pops in for a chat with our volunteers, and over the past few months has kindly given us a number of art
books, paint brushes and delightful jokes!
It's always a pleasure to see Kevin, whose presence brightens the gallery.
This project is for a very worthy cause, as outlined in its
mission statement: "It our rubbish and we are going to take responsibility about creatively keeping trash out of landfill and our
oceans, by leading by example and making creative space to RRRR – Recycle, Reinvent, Reuse and Re-purpose.”
Entries close Saturday May 6th 2017, and works will be exhibited at Cube 37 (Frankston Arts
Centre) 10th July 2017 - 5th August 2017. Prizes will be awarded for "Most recyclable material used", "Most interesting wearable
art piece" and "Peoples Choice".
You can download an entry form and the terms & conditions here.
For further inquiries please contact Mara
0405 023 234 or Tina 0407 561 333.
Check out the short video below...
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Our first exhibition of the year, "Divergent",
was a hit - thank you to all who attended!