CHRISSIE ABBOTT | FRENCH (Richard Sayer)

Technical Ecstasy

OPENING 6PM FRI March 17 2017

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are thrilled to announce “Technical Ecstasy”, a joint exhibition by creative couple Chrissie Abbott and Richard “French” Sayer.

Chrissie Abbott is a designer, art director and artist from London. Abbott creates tangible versions of alternate realities, dreams of nature and internal theories of the apocalypse, by using mixed media including collage, pen and ink, acrylic and silkscreen printing. Her drawings and animated films are vividly technicolour with a uniquely delicate aesthetic, utilising pattern work and found images.

Recent clients include ASOS, Adidas, Nike, Vans, Gap, Scion, The Barbican, The New York Times, Wallpaper*, Urban Outfitters, Sony BMG and The Ace Hotel. www.chrissieabbott.com

Richard “French” Sayer is an artist & illustrator originally from the UK, creating artwork, illustration and graphics for the music industry, advertising, print, fashion, publishing and the skateboard industry.

French’s distinctive illustration style conjures imagery of a ghoulish fantasy realm, not too dissimilar from a roll the dice styled board game such as Fighting Fantasy, where the works are referential of a specifically 1970’s ‘medieval space age’ impression upon illustration. French’s artworks are the incarnations one would decorate their bedroom or jacket with when they were fifteen. Dragons, castles, knights, skeletons, wizards and vikings face off in French’s illustrated universe.

French exhibits continuously world wide in both group and solo exhibitions, recently art directing a number of projects for brands and curating exhibitions. French is co-owner and art director of cult skateboard company “Witchcraft Hardware”. www.funeralfrench.com

 
 

SONNY DAY

RESUMÉ

OPENING 7.30PM FRI FEB 10 2017

PLEASE NOTE - THIs opening Follows the opening for "shtick" at Orange regional gallery (which is at 6PM).

“Resumé” is a snap shot of the work of Ludlow curator, Sonny Day.

“Resumé” runs in conjunction with the exhibition “Shtick” at Orange Regional Gallery, in which Sonny has curated the current episode of “Different Takes”; a guest curator series featuring works from the Orange Regional Gallery’s extensive collection.

“Resumé” aims to show a selection of Sonny’s recent paintings and the works he has collaborated on as half of WBYK.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Mind Intern” at the Mondo Gallery, Austin Texas (2015), “Pink Fist” at Lamington Drive Gallery, Melbourne (2014) and “Sex Mission, Sex Metal Hands. Watch Out For The Cops” at Kind Of Gallery, Darlinghurst (2013). His solo work is generally pencil, ink or acrylic on paper, working in large formats. Themes in Sonny’s work revolve around sex, death, sport and fruit.

WBYK is the illustration, art and design team of Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney. Since 2006 they have been commissioned by publications including Time Magazine, Monocle, Business Week, Rolling Stone Australia, Wired USA and The New York Times, and have also illustrated and designed for clients and brands including Sydney Opera House, Adidas, Tourism Victoria, Qantas, MTV, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, and a long list of local and international bands. www.wbyk.com.au

 
 

JOY ENGELMAN

FLOW

OPENING 6PM FRI JAN 13 2017

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are pleased to announce our first exhibition of 2017, the new gallery show from acclaimed Australian artist Joy Engelman.

“Flow” is a collection of new works focusing on the cascading nature of the landscape, affected by the elements and time. Moving beyond a representation of the land; abstract, expressive, somber and dark themes allow the work multiple interpretations. “Flow” is a meditation on how these energies can not only shape the land but our lives as well.

This exhibition marks an exciting, experimental new body of work from a respected artist with a rich history; including a place for paintings at the 2007 Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Firenze, Italy, and an extensive survey at Orange Regional Galley in 2010.

 
 

EVA FRENGSTAD

RAW

OPENING 6PM FRI DEC 16 2016

THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are pleased to announce “Raw”, a pop-up exhibition of new work by artist Eva Frengstad.

Eva works intuitively, inspired by raw emotions and music. Her paintings are carefully composed and yet the process of layering her work is an intense relationship with each painting, where she is uncertain of the end result.

Born in Norway, Eva has lived, worked and studied in Norway, Poland, USA and Australia. She studied at the Academy of Art college in San Francisco, majoring in Printmaking and Fine Arts. Eva has exhibited in Norway, USA, Poland and Australia, including a very popular solo show at Good Eddy is 2015.

 
 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

ILLUSTRATORS OF IRAN

OPENING 6PM FRI NOV 11 2016

Show Runs to December 3

THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW CLOSED

Good Eddy, Ludlow Creative Space and Dirt Lane Press are pleased to announce Australia’s first showcase of narrative artworks by leading contemporary Iranian illustrators.

With a focus on birds—from the humble sparrow to the flamboyant mythological simorgh—this vibrant selection of images demonstrates both the richness of contemporary narrative illustration and the depth of Persian culture.

The artists are:

 
 

MY STORY, OUR STORIES

Then and Now - Tales from Orange’s Migrant/Refugee Community

OPENING 6PM FRI OCT 14 2016

Show Runs to October 29

THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW CLOSED

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are happy to announce this exhibition documenting a wonderful project. This is an ORANGE YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL initiative in collaborative partnership with the Orange Culture Hub and Orange Migrant Services. The exhibition showcases the portraiture of members from the Orange community, captured by photographer Jack Chauvel, while relating their stories to Year 9 History Class 2015 of the Canobolas Rural Technology High School.

This project provides an avenue for people from a wide diversity of cultural backgrounds to share their stories with a wider audience. 
“My Story, Our Stories” is inclusive of all cultures, and offers a wonderful vehicle for developing awareness around the origins and experiences of residents living in the Orange community.
What is my story? What are our stories? Such questions provide us with a unique window into the diverse world of communities that form the foundation of our city’s cultural heritage, hence its identity. They help to strengthen cross-cultural awareness, promote harmony, respect, understanding and empathy within our community.  
The project encourages school students and young people in general, to engage in the process of story collection. In 2015, twenty-five people from different cultural backgrounds visited the Canobolas Rural Technology High School to have their portrait taken and be interviewed by year 9 students. The resulting stories and images are to be presented as a public exhibition during the Orange Youth Arts Festival. The “My Story, Our Stories” project will continue working towards the development of a substantial cultural archive; a public record of the richness and diversity of cultures in Orange and the Central West.  

-  Vince Lovecchio, Orange Youth Arts Festival

 

 
 

SCAPES

THE SUBLIME IN NARRATIVE ILLUSTRATION

OPENING 6PM FRI AUG 19 2016

THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW CLOSED

Good Eddy, Ludlow Creative Space and Dirt Lane Press are delighted to announce their first collaborative exhibition of illustration prints to be held 20 August to 17 September 2016 at the Ludlow Creative Space in Orange, NSW.

Curated by Margrete Lamond, publisher of Little Hare Books, Scapes: the Sublime in Narrative Illustration is a selection of awe-inspiring landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes from leading Australian illustrators that showcases the sophistication and evocative power of contemporary picture book illustration. As a collection of works, the aim of Scapes is to demonstrate the powerful visual and emotional experience that narrative illustration can provide, and our objective is to offer viewers a gestalt experience of the ‘sublime’ — that aesthetic sense of wonder, awe and fear that can be inspired by quality creative works.

The show is sponsored by Frame Effect (Orange and Bathurst) and Collins Bookshop Orange, We are very grateful for their support.

The artists are:

 
 

LOOK BOTH WAYS

HEATHER VALLANCE & TIM WINTERS

OPENING 6PM FRI JUL 22 2016

THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW CLOSED

Ludlow is hosting a pop-up exhibition of drawings, titled Look Both Ways, from two of the Orange Region's most respected mark-makers, Heather Vallance and Tim Winters. This once-in-a-lifetime show runs for just one week, from Friday 22 July. Come along for the opening that evening at 6pm, or drop by for a floor talk with Tim Winters on Saturday 23 July.

Some of the proceeds flow on to the newly hatched local publishing house Dirt Lane Press, and will assist with the print runs of the first titles of this brave new imprint.

For more details keep your eyes on www.dirtlanepress.com which will be going live later today, Monday 18 July. We'll also be partnering with Dirt Lane Press on our next exhibition, of which we'll share details with you soon. Here's a hot tip - it's pretty top notch.

For now, we're very excited and honoured to be displaying the works of two such highly respected and loved artists for Look Both Ways. Remember this is only up for a week, so don't miss out.

 
 

BUILDING PT1: BLUEPRINT

OPENING 6PM FRI JUN 24 2016

A GROUP EXHIBITION.

THIS EXHIBITION IS NOW CLOSED

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are excited to announce our new show "Building", opening June 24. 

"Building" is a showcase of contemporary visual artists from a variety of different backgrounds, from Australia and overseas. These are some of the most exciting and inspirational voices in art, design and illustration today.

"Building" will act as a blueprint for the direction we've set for Ludlow as a creative hub and  a cracking first example of the art we intend to showcase at the space over the coming months.

Please join us on the ground floor, and welcome our artists...

 

PIP FARQUHARSON "Just What It is"

ORANGE F.O.O.D WEEk
OPENING 6PM Tues April 12 2016

 
THIS POP UP EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

SAT 16: OPEN 12 - 3PM
SUN 17: CLOSED
MON 18 - FRI 22: OPEN 12 - 5PM
SAT 23: OPEN 12 - 3PM

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are pleased to announce the debut exhibition by photographer Pip Farquharson.

“Just What It Is” presents a collection of new photography, capturing produce and flora in a lush style evoking still life painting from the Dutch Golden Age. Rustic and moody, the work showcases produce of the region and is an exciting visual addition to Orange F.O.O.D Week.

“Just What It Is” is, just as the title suggests, beautiful images of flowers and food.

Pip Farquharson has established her arts practice from a background working in the world of food. Now a talented photographer, she has translated her passion for food into a captivating new body of work.

www.photographybypip.com.au
instagram/phototographybypip

 

JANUARY 2016 SHOOL HOLIDAY
SKATEBOARD DESIGN WORKSHOPS

 
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED
JANUARY 6 2016
JANUARY 13 2016

Good Eddy and Ludlow Creative Space are pleased to announce they will be running 2 school holiday workshops.Workshops will be held January 6 and 13, classes run between 10.30 am and 1.30pm and are suited to ages 8 – 15.

Participants will be taken through the process of designing their own skateboard graphic from early ideas to a finished hand painted deck. 

Workshops will be run by internationally renowned illustrator and life long skater Sonny Day of WBYK

Workshop cost is $80 and includes skateboard deck, all materials and a light lunch.

Bookings can be made at Good Eddy - (02) 6361 7379.

 

 
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