Guest Artists

Art on Piper has a lovely light filled room available for a guest artist booking on a monthly basis.

Please contact Art on Piper or visit the gallery to take a look at the site and discuss the options.

13 June – 10 July Chris Rowe: Artist

Chris holds a BA Fine Arts (Painting); achieved whilst simultaneously continuing her nursing career; now a full time artist, living in the Central Highlands Victoria, has been exhibiting in solo, selected and group shows since 1985, and has won several awards.

Chris is delighted with her most recent award as RUNNER UP, 5 Oct 2017, ANL Maritime Art Awards,  Docklands, Vic. The awards criteria of “explorations of the relationship between humanity and the sea”: for Mission to The Seafarers.

Previously:  2016 WINNER (Dreamscape) Drawing Category Daylesford Art Show, Vic -Judge Victor Rubin, renowned Australian artist.  2015 WINNER (Life Series Vignettes 2014 “FAMILY”) Lost In Sculpture, Indoor Award, Dunkeld, Vic  – Judge Kirsten Paisley, Deputy Director, NGV  Her 2016 solo “CONNECTIONS IN UNKNOWN SPACES” received widespread acclaim.

Chris has also been participating in the Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios Programme yearly since its inception in 2012; an event beneficial to her artistic development and to community engagement with all those associated.

Her work explores people, the way we are, our relationships with our environments and our many layers of history.

Chris’ artistic expression is informed by her life’s experiences, taking the personal to the universal. The interaction of people with each other and their environment is the constant thread that weaves throughout her work. Her people are schematic, reflective, contemplative, layered and transparent, of different times and perspectives often blending into their surrounds.

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May – 12 June

Chieko Hesker: Growing up in Japan, Chieko fondly remembers her fascination and enthusiasm for origami beginning around 6 years old, when her father taught her to fold a paper crane. Whilst the origami pieces are based on tradition, she is influenced by the desire to combine both Eastern and Western design aesthetics.

8 March – 8 May 2018

Garth Henderson: Garth produces amazing artworks called [constructive_botanics] [algorithmic_flora]

His works are sculpted within a virtual 3D modelling environment and presented in a contemporary print form, in limited editions.