Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling – local Ballarat Artist
Local Artist, Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling spoke at our April meeting. She came to art later in life and was a nurse prior to this. Her artwork is mainly drawing and she has a distinct style that was influenced by Hundertwasser. She studied art at Ballarat TAFE in 2004.
She is a very colourful artist and her Granny Squares definitely are an extension of her drawing, as you can see from the image above.
In 2011, Pauline won the emerging artist at the Flanagan Art Prize. She currently co-hosts the Arts Program on 99.9 FM on Wednesday nights. Also she has begun a ‘Drawing with POD’ session every month where people just get together and draw at various locations around Ballarat.
Scott Bain, of Best of Ballarat fame, bought to the Society his amazing collection of unusual sculptures. The miniature insect based sculpture pieces were detailed and fascinating to see. A great example of the uniqueness and variety of art produced within the Ballarat community.
July Meeting will be ‘The Ballarat Shop’ talking about ways to sell your art in various formats.
Christine Lethlean from Margie and Bert Studio, Clunes
During 2016, Guest Presenters have been an interesting conclusion to the meetings. Art comes in many different genres and these talks have included: pratt ware; printmaking; portrait and life drawing and individual artists speaking about their art journey.