Artist Interviews

Here are a bunch of new Contemporary Artist Interviews over at our other site. You can read how they do what they do, and lots of info on recent projects and ideas. http://stevegray.com.au/blog

Kerrie Warren

Ursula Theinert

Leonie Ryan

Peter Biram

Werner Theinert

Margaret Zox Brown

Dan Wollmering

Amy Guidry

Kendall Nordin

Enjoy!

Handling rejection…

This is a great article all Artists should read and understand, often if you are rejected from an award, an exhibition, any application for funding etc it can seem devestating,  however a quick read of this article and you can set yourself at ease (at least a little!)

http://www.artisttrust.org/pro_resources/prof_dev/rejection

Starting out….

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I wish I was starting out, back in Yr 11… no wait I’m wrong I would hate it, all the drawing, the homework, the learning new things, getting my tongue around works like juxtaposition.. yeah I’m better off here, not there.

So if you are a newbie to the Visual Arts welcome to a life of adventure (and quite possibly torment at some stage or other), but fear not young learners (and more mature ones too…) this site (and others like it) are here to assist your journey and hopefully ease some pain.

If you are in Yr 11 at secondary school and wanting to get the jump on the the rest of the class, pull up a chair and have a good look through whats in here… Techniques, creativity boosting strategies, links to some interviews with Artists, how investors look at Art and so much more. Then take notes and GET STARTED!

Draw like your life depended on it, take photo’s like there is no tomorrow (one day you will be right…) write out idea,s carve thing up, break things down, explore techniques and materials then explore Contemporary Artist interviews with vigour and interest, it will all be worthwhile in the end. Oh and take a look at any lists, which tell  you the benefits of being involved in the arts and nail it up in a few great places, you won’t go wrong!

I wish you well in your Art Journey, Steve Gray. Jan 2010