I have had an incredibly busy start to the year. It began with a solo exhibition at the Deakin University Art Gallery at their Collins St, Docklands, Campus. That exhibition comprising of 26 ink drawings and 7 mosaics, was titled “Yolo Man and his Apocalyptic Alphabet”. I made the drawings in 2016 and the mosaics that accompanied them were made from 2016 – 2018. In 2016 I did show the drawings as a set of giclee prints and the mosaics at the Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics in Chicago, USA. The show at Deakin was the first time they have been shown exclusively.
Helen Bodycomb | Pamela Irving | Rachel Bremner | Caitlin Hughes | Kate Butler
Featuring work by five leading mosaic artists, Transitions will explore the mosaic as a vehicle for complex artistic expression and conceptual investigation using traditional methods and experimental techniques.
In the last two decades there has been a resurgence of the ancient craft of mosaics both internationally and in Australia, with numerous Australian practitioners gaining international recognition. Despite the current surge in contemporary mosaics in Australia it is a little known phenomena. The exhibition seeks to address this imbalance.
ESSAY FOR TRANSITIONS, CRAFT ACT 22 MARCH – 5 MAY 2018
The Sum of Parts, by Kate Nixon
The winter of 2013 was when it happened to me. Like any good romance, there was conflict, resistance and tension. But my fate was sealed and by the end of a week with the American experimental glass duo of John Drury and Robbie Miller, I was in love with mosaic.
My current exhibition “Dreaming with Open Eyes” is at Without Pier Gallery 320 Bay Road, Cheltenham.
The exhibition continues until 27th September. The exhibition includes paintings, mosaics, wood assemblage and prints. There are 75 works created over the last couple of years. Without Pier is a beautiful gallery with a welcoming atmosphere. They represent many fine Australian artists. The catalogue is also online on their website.
If you miss the exhibition, the unsold works, will come back to my studio gallery in Patterson Rd, Bentleigh. Please call on 9557 2688 to make a time to view works.
Currently, at my gallery in Patterson Road, I have a large range of unframed prints all $110 and a collection of very large framed drawings which are not included in the exhibition due to space.
I am open most Saturdays 10 – 2pm without appointment or by appointment at other times. You are welcome to browse.
A belated Happy 2017 to all my friends, clients and followers.
It has been a while since my website has been updated and that is currently underway by Toni from 2aT Startup. 2017 is a big year for me and I am very excited about the plans ahead.
I am currently working towards two big solo exhibitions in Melbourne. The first is “Irreverent Tales”, an exhibition being organised by the City of Whitehorse’s ARTSPACE Gallery. This exhibition will contain some of my early works from 1984 to recent paintings, prints and mosaics, some of the works have not previously been shown in Australia. One work is being loaned from Museum Victoria and has not been seen publicly since 1992. I am looking forward to being reunited with it again. The exhibition promotion by the City of Whitehorse reads…
Happy New Year to you all.
2014 should be a great year.
If you would like to visit the studio/gallery at anytime please call on 03 9557 2688 to make a time.
There are many new framed works both prints and originals.
I am currently working for a very large exhibition which will be held at Montsalvat in September this year.
You can follow my work and interests in art on Facebook….
my page is www.facebook.com/pamelairvingart
Please join and follow me as I have special offers for FB likers!
I am also on instagram….as pamelairvingart
If you are interested in my mosaics then please visit Luna Park, entry is free to view the mosaics. The installation is huge….around 200 square metres.
Hope to see you in the studio soon……
All the best
I have recently returned from Italy where I was participating in an exhibition called “Bibliomosaico”at Edizioni del Girazole, Ravenna, Italy, October- November 2013
The Exhibition Bibiliomosaico was conceived by Rosetta Berardi in 2009. It is a thematic exhibition with the intention of stimulating mosaic artists to think about the shape of a book and to create a book object.
My work is titled Mr Logomania.
The other exciting thing I did, was participate in Mosaik Yarismasi, Gaziantep Museum, Gaziantep, Republic of Turkey, November 2013. I feel very honored to be among the group of artists invited to participate in this event. My sincere thanks to Suha Semerci for organising this wonderful event in Gaziantep.
If you are a subscriber to Business Chicks check out an article in the latest Latte magazine on three Australian women in the Arts…Anne Geddes, Martine Emdur and myself.
Thanks Business Chicks for contacting me!
The time is fast approaching for the Tuxedo Junction Ball 2013….August 10th
This is a charity ball in aid of Cancer Council Victoria.
If you would like to join me at the Ball please book through
The Tuxedo Junction Website is www.tuxedojunction.net.au
Our MC is the fabulous Colin Lane.
Hope to see you there. If you wish to contact me abut my table please call the studio on 9557 2688.
You are most welcome to join us.
article in Mosaic Art Now.
I will be giving a talk at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery .
It will cover the past 30 years of my practice!
Wednesday 6th February 2012
There is no charge however bookings are essential.
telephone the gallery on 9524 3402
Hope to see you there!