Simply arty... giveaway!

Moon for You, by Deborah Keogh
Not to be reproduced or used artist's permission please

This is a first for the Simply Phoebe blog: a giveaway!  

Thanks to my inspiring Dad, Noel MillerI've had the pleasure of meeting several very inspiring and talented artists, including his dear friend and fellow emerging artist Deborah Keogh.  Next week, Deborah is exhibiting for the first time at the Art Melbourne art fair. In a nutshell, the idea is to showcase art that is both collectable and affordable.  Deb's work is part of a section called stART, an initiative to promote emerging artists.  

Thanks to Deborah, I have two tickets to give away for the Art Melbourne opening night!  It's  being held next Thursday, 19th May, at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton from 5pm to 9pm.  The tickets, which are valued at $100.00, include entry to the exhibition, complimentary drinks and entertainment.  

AND it would remiss of me to send you off to an art opening with some kind of statement accessory, so the lucky winner will also receive a Simply Phoebe creation of your choice!

How to win...
To be in the running, just leave a comment of any kind at the end of this post*  by 5pm AEST, this Tuesday 17th May. Sorry interstate readers, you'll need to be in Melbourne or able to organise travel to Melbourne yourself to attend!  The winner will be picked at random and notified via email on Tuesday evening (so make sure you include your email in the email field when you post your comment).  
*Please note If you subscribe to my blog updates via email, please visit the actual Simply Phoebe blog to leave your comment.

If you follow/ like Simply Phoebe on Facebook or Twitter you have triple the chance to win!  As well as commenting on this blog post, leave a comment on my Facebook wall, and/ or mention me in a tweet including the words Art Melbourne and you will go in the draw for each one.

Night Whispers by Deborah Keogh
Not to be reproduced or used artist's permission please

More about Deborah Keogh...
"I love to explore the concept of story telling through drawing. When I look at my drawings I see the influence of illustrations from the vintage books I was fortunate to have been given as a child. Even luckier I was allowed to colour the images and make them mine!"
- Deborah Keogh

The quote above comes from Deborah's profile on the Art Melbourne website, and I think it provides a lovely insight into her work. 

Deborah is a figurative and genre artist who works with mainly oils and encaustic on canvas to create large-scale figurative work, portraiture and surprising organic landscapes. Many of her works have a mystical or dream-like quality that takes the viewer on a private journey of the subconscious. She is also a printmaker and she creates large scale drawings on paper.

All of the images below and more will be on show and for sale at Art Melbourne!  To see more of her work, find out more and contact Deborah, visit her website.

Return of the Reluctant Muse, by Deborah Keogh
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Shelf Life, by Deborah Keogh
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The work above is one of series bound for Art Melbourne that Deborah painted over collages of vintage knitting patterns, some featuring images of some rather creepy looking  (Deb's words, not mine!) baby dolls she has collected, others of the children featured in the knitting patterns.  When she came across the collection of patterns she was so taken with the images and the sense of nostalgia they evoked that she knew she would find a way to incorporate them into paintings.  

Lucky Charm, by Deborah Keogh
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Always Aces, by Deborah Keogh
Not to be reproduced or used artist's permission please

Art Melbourne details...
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne
When: 19 - 22 May
Tickets: If you aren't the lucky winner, but are still keen to check out  Art Melbourne, you can purchase tickets here ($50 each for opening night, $15 each for other days).  
Some other Art Melbourne program highlights I'm looking forward to checking out
Reach: an indigenous art exhibition featuring selected regional art centres; 
Printworks: an exhibition of contemporary printmaking; 
Sculpt: contemporary large scale outdoor installations by local Victorian emerging artists;

Simply yours,

P.S. While we're on the topic of art, in the latest update to my Dad's already pretty enviable life, he's currently enjoying a live-in artistic residency at the Konstepidemin in Göteborg, Sweden!  The Konstepidemin, former Epidemic Hospital, is now a non profit organization providing studio facilities for professional artists including sculptors, actors, writers, textile artists, designers, dancers, musicians, jewellery and ceramic artists, painters, performance artists, print makers, poets, film makers and others. It's the second time he's undertaken a residency there (I KNOW - the life right?).  You can read about the experience and see some of his work in progress on his Art in Sweden blog


Green Chick said...

Wow so much creative juices in one entry! Art Melbourne, yes please!Hope to catch some of mackenize thorpe's pieces again this year.

tess said...

Ha, your dad's blog is so funny... he's window shopping for you at Marimekko! (Hope you get some good presents in the mail!)