September 2007 Newsletter

Exhibitions

September 2007
Monsoon Gallery,  Broome WA.

A mixed exhibition of paintings and prints opened on 31st August to a large and enthusiastic group of Broome residents and visitors. 

Well known local identity Bill Reed from Linneys opened the exhibition in style.

From the artist's private collection an artists' proof of "Teardrops of the Gods" was offered for purchase by auction.

The bidding was spirited and the work finally fetched the record price for a Pericles print of $5500.

The buyer was Sydney based but a frequent visitor to Broome.

Leon produced a new work to celebrate Broome again.   This work "A Land of Treasures" is a gem itself, celebrating, the land, the sea and the people.

The Pearl Fishers' Duet is another Broome inspired work which blends pearl fishing with Bizet's operatic song by that name.   Leon never fails to be inspired by the environment and its history and culture.  His artist in residency at the Cable Beach Club Resort brought many interested visitors and house guests to observe his works in progress.

October 2007
Depot II Gallery,  Danks Street Studios

2 Danks St. WaterlooNSW.
10am-6pm Tue-Sat.
Exhib closes Saturday 3rd November.
Opening on Tuesday, 23rd October, 6-8pm

New paintings and hand made prints will be on show until 4th November, 07.  Works include"My Gods Better Than Yours" an etching with collage which looks at the religions of the world in a way that both celebrates and challenges the viewer.    A new work on the subject of Sydney Ferries will also be released at this exhibition.  This celebrates many aspects of the Ferry with Leon’s formidable attention to detail. 

December 2007
Leon Pericles Fine Art Studios

124 Wellington St. Mosman Park.
Opening Thursday 13thDecember 6-8pm.
Open daily Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm. 
Exhibition closes Sat. 22nd December.

This will be the first exhibition since relocating the studios into Mosman Park. New and recent paintings and handmade prints will be exhibited. The renovation of the studio spaces is almost complete enabling us to show a good body of work.

Contact Moira for more information and invitations to exhibitions.

T: 08 92861959      E: penandpaint@echidna.id.au

With sincere thanks to Arlewood - sponsoring Leon's exhibitions in Sydney and Perth 2007.

Studio News

Earlier in the year Lisa Milner joined our studio team and quickly settled into working alongside Helen Clarke, gleaning as much knowledge as possible of the studio modus operandi before Helen departs at the end of the year.

This is an awesome task as Helen’s many years of working closely with Leon and her immense talent as an artist and knowledge of our professional working studios made her almost indispensable.

Lisa brings with her considerable experience in the art world from her own artistic ability to her experience and understanding of the art world.  Previous work ingalleries and auction houses equips her well forthe curatorial, marketing and management of a busy studio.

Jess Drake Brockman continues to inject a youthful energy and versatility into the studios bycontributing her printmaking skills as well as design/computer knowledge.

The departure in July of Dave Edwards, our picture framer for 6 years, was a sad time.   He and his wife Jenny have departed on a journey around Australia and we wish him well.  His large shoes are being filled by Peter Blake andAnne Barnetson who make a terrific team.  QUATTRO Framing continues to growfrom strength to strength.

Young Chris Thomson, a student in year 11 at Shenton College visits us a couple of afternoons a week after school and willingly assists in the myriad tasks of assembling, sorting and cleaning.  

Leon’s work continues to evolve in multiple directions.  He has explored many avenues of collage in the form of 3 dimensional art works from thematic card constructions to a playful series of Rock ‘n’ RollCD covers assembled with objects, printed images and aninteractive quiz.

His painting continues to show his constant experimentation and joy of developing new ideas -  layers and textures, patterns and colour.

The making of prints is an ongoing means of expressing stories that engage him.   Fromhis observations of the human condition in “The Great Escape”  to the confusion and controversy of world religions in “My God’s Better Than Yours” to the history of medicine in“An Apple A Day”, Leon has expressed images and ideas in his inimitable way.  It has been a busy year of making art

At a personal level, Leon and Moira are delighted to announce the arrival of a grand daughter.  Linnéa Carlotta Pericles was born to Damien and Jasmin on 12th Sept 2007.

New Artworks online

Full names of new images posted in the Paintings and Etchings section. Click to enlarge...