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Raphael Zimmerman : Melbourne Artist & Printmaker

Raphael Zimmerman : Melbourne Artist & Printmaker

I only met Raphael 2 weeks ago, since that time I have learned quite a lot about him and have discovered a passionate, pleasantly intense and caring person. Today was the first time Raphael has shown me his art. I was hoping I would like it and I wasn’t disappointed. In actual fact, it’s right up my “aesthetic alley”.
I’ll be putting together a webpage for Raphael over the next week. For now click on the image and it will take you to Raphael’s website.
He”ll be starting art classes next Thursday Feb 7th. Contact me at gary@tuskgallery.com.au if you are interested.
You’ll also be able to meet Raphael in person at Tusk Gallery every Friday and Saturday from mid February onwards.

“At the end of the 18th century the philosopher Emanuel Kant suggested that there might be a relationship between the mind and time itself. He proposed that our mind structures all our experiences in such a way as to make time exist as a conscious perception of one instant after another and that this gives us the idea of history and our concept of future.

After Kant we started to distinguish between different kinds of time. To mention the most obvious example, we now distinguish between “Physical (clock measured) Time” and “Psychological Time”-the personal experience of any duration.
There is “Biological Time” and “Space Time” as well as many other specialized conceptions of what and how time may be in different fields.
However most of our ideas about time still seem to agree on some fundamental characteristics such as time being simply continuous change, and linear movement (=directional), as well as the idea that time is relative, or inter-dependent (i.e. without mind it ain’t) etc.
The ancient philosopher Descartes already argued that time is a divine process of continuous creation with current quantum physics further asserting that time has neither beginning nor end.

I believe the shape of time, as we currently see it, can be best symbolized as the shape of a drop or an egg. The reason why this would work is because this formation has no point of attack, i.e. neither a point of beginning nor any end point or exit. Furthermore it bespeaks continuous change because it has always differing angles when compared to the shape of a sphere for example, the symbol for time in ancient cultures such as India, which symbolizes a concept of eternal return but cannot symbolize duration or continuous change because it has all the same angles at every point (instances) along its even curvature.
However inside the form I too depict the “phantasmagorical net of relations”, which symbolizes the idea of each moment or event being a crossing and recrossings of old paths or “chance” meetings much like new synaptic connections created by a fresh view.”

Raphael Zimmerman, 2005

Janet Ayliffe : Australian Print Maker

Janet Ayliffe : Australian Print Maker

We met Janet about a year ago. I was really impressed with her etchings and she agreed to put some into our Galleries.
Janet Ayliffe has been working as a print artist, painter and printmaker for more than 20 years. In that time, she has developed a highly original style that reflects her life, her environment and her family. A pioneer of solar plate (Photopolymer) etching techniques as well as multiple plate work, she produces art that is, at once, accessible and deeply complex and, at times, mystical.
Here you will discover the breadth of her creativity as well as a window into her life, her development, her children, her home and the hills, animals and plants that surround her. You will find, too, the emotions that stir her, the issues that concern her and the people who have touched her heart. And you will learn a little of the skills she has developed, from wood engravings to intaglio etching, aquatint and oil and watercolour painting.
Click on the image to view more of Janet’s etchings.
Most of all, you will be offered a view into the art of her heart.
Born and brought up at a farm on Kangaroo Island, Janet now lives with her family at Honey Humm Farm outside Kangarilla, a village in the beautiful hills region south of Adelaide in South Australia.
She teaches drawing and etching technique in classes near her home and conducts workshops during interstate visits.
Janet’s work is displayed in public and private collections and in art galleries throughout Australia and in many other parts of the world. She regularly contributes to group and solo exhibitions and the major craft shows around Australia. Her work has won many prizes (CV and Exhibitions)

Sophie Gralton

Sophie Gralton

Sophie Gralton lives in Sydney. Her artwork harks back to her childhood memories of living in rural Victoria.
Sophie Gralton’s genre paintings are loosely based on 17th Century Dutch portaits of children painted at that time. She uses Australian models, often her own children and they are frequently wearing garments that were hers as a child. The device of cropping the eyes enables the subject to represent ‘everychild’ and avoids an oversentimentality which can sometimes be difficult to steer away from when children and animals are concerned. It is also becoming her trademark and one which she has become well recognised for in the eastern states, having had sell out shows for several years there now.
Click on the image to view her webpage on the Tusk Gallery Website.

“One Day I Will Know” by Lisa Morgan

“I love the process of weaving the human figure into my work, mostly women but at times the shadow of a man will appear which somehow brings me face to face with a woman’s reality…….that of many journeys and numerous farewells…..be it with lovers, children, friends or someone who has been significant to my life.” Lisa Morgan
Tripych 60x60cm each canvas.