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Collaboration Inspiring Growth

Collaboration Inspiring Growth During 2022, Lindsay Hussey, a textile artist, and Penny Sharples, an oil and cold wax artist, collaborated on a major artwork, Ensemble. They created it for the Creativity Cluster exhibition Melbourne: Our Creative Heart, which was funded by a grant from the City of Melbourne. A significant aim of the grant was […]

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Out of My Comfort Zone

Out of My Comfort Zone Luna Cameron-Parrish describes how her ideas evolved It’s safe to say that many, if not most, of my initial ideas for the Melbourne: Our Creative Heart project never made it to fruition. That’s not unusual for me – I generally expect that the evolutionary process of making art will necessarily […]

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Experiments in Oil and Cold Wax and Textiles

Experiments in Oil and Cold Wax and Textiles for Melbourne: Our Creative Heart Lindsay Hussey recounts the joys of collaboration For me, the most exciting aspect of the City of Melbourne grant project – Melbourne: Our Creative Heart – is the opportunity to collaborate with artists who use different mediums. To see what happens when […]

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Interview with Penny Sharples

Interview with Penny Sharples Penny Sharples works in acrylics and in oil and cold wax. She was interviewed by Creativity Cluster facilitator Nancy Lane for the Melbourne City University of the Third Age (U3A) course Conversations with Artists on 2 March 2020. Excerpts from the interview follow, as well as photographs of Penny’s studio, artworks […]