Nova Art Exhibition 2020 

Nova Art offers a welcoming and supportive open studio environment that encourages artists who have lived experience of mental illness to pursue their own artistic practice and vision. The program is run by an art facilitator who supports the group in their creative expression and participation.

Image detail: Owen B Renfrey collage, mixed media on paper

WORKS ON PAPER 
To purchase an artwork, email us on info@hch.org.au or call 9819 2629
Got inspiration from
going out the front

Anthony Exell

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Title: ‘Got inspiration from going
 out the front’
Artist: Anthony Exell
Medium: Pencil, Pen
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $100

"Coming to Nova Arts keeps me occupied and inspired"

Rainbow

Robert Rosmarin

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Title: ‘Rainbow’
Artist: Robert Rosmarin
Medium: Acrylic
Size: A2 Frame
Price: $80

Disconnection

Robert Rosmarin

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Title: ‘Disconnection’
Artist: Robert Rosmarin
Medium: Pencil
Size: A2 Frame
Price: $80

Mottled Sea Floor

Jennifer Keating

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Title: ‘Mottled Sea Floor’
Artist: Jennifer Keating
Medium: Watercolour
Size: A2 Frame
Price: $100

"My Art is very colour orientated, with simple themes using a lot of patterns and dots.

My work is a result of living with a mental illness and the gradual process of recovery."

Rain Dance

Jennifer Keating

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Title: ‘Rain Dance’
Artist: Jennifer Keating
Medium: Watercolour, Pencil, Paint Pen
Size: A2 Frame
Price: $100

"In my life I use activities to gain a
sense of achievement to take my
mind off my problems.
My inspiration comes from artists like Jean Miro and Albert Namatjira"

Trees

Sue Conchie

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Title: ‘Trees’
Artist: Sue Conchie
Medium: Mixed Media Collage
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $75

"Trees... the spiritual reservoirs that anchor the land"

SOLD

Untitled

Owen Renfrey

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Title: ‘Untitled 1’
Artist: Owen Renfrey
Medium: Mixed Media Collage
Size: A2 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

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"We are very lucky to have the space to create our art at hawthorn Community House, also to have great tutors."

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Title: ‘Untitled 2’
Artist: Owen Renfrey
Medium: Mixed Media Collage
Size: A2 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Owen Renfrey

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"We are very lucky to have the space to create our art at hawthorn Community House, also to have great tutors."

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Natalie Leibowitz

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Title: ‘Symbols’
Artist: Natalie Leibowitz
Medium: Pencil and Pastel
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Symbols
Dreaming of Blue 1

Abigail Gibson

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Title: ‘Dreaming of Blue #1’
Artist: Abigail Gibson
Medium: Acrylic
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $40

SOLD

Dreaming of Blue 2

Abigail Gibson

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Title: ‘Dreaming of Blue #2’
Artist: Abigail Gibson
Medium: Acrylic
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $40

SOLD

Beach

Orion Yaskewych

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Title: ‘Beech’
Artist: Orion Yaskewych
Medium: Oil Pastel
Size: A2 Frame
Price: $100

"The beach painting was inspired by my love of the beach, ocean and swimming.  The painting was done with
quality pastels."

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Title: ‘Scenery’
Artist: Natalie Leibowitz
Medium: Pencil and Pastel
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Natalie Leibowitz

Scenery
Untitled 1

Fiona Shanahan

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Title: ‘Untitled’
Artist: Fiona Shanahan
Medium: Acrylic Print
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Untitled 2

Fiona Shanahan

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Title: ‘Experiment with Flowers’
Artist: Christie Brown
Medium: Watercolour
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $50

Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Orion Yaskewych

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Title: ‘Major Mitchell Cockatoo’
Artist: Orion Yaskewych
Medium: Oil Pastel
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $100

"The Major Mitchell Cockatoo was
inspired by my great love of animals, especially birds.  
The painting was done with high
quality pastels."

Stella

Lynne Kells

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Title: ‘Stella’
Artist: Lynne Kells
Medium: Mixed Media
on Watercolour Paper
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $60

Petal

Lynne Kells

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Title: ‘Petal’
Artist: Lynne Kells
Medium: Mixed Media
on Watercolour Paper
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $60

Untitled

Kylie Steinhardt

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Title: ‘St Kilda Sunshine’
Artist: Kylie Steinhardt
Medium: Pencil
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

St Kilda Sunshine
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Title: ‘Melbourne Sunshine’
Artist: Kylie Steinhardt
Medium: Pencil
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Kylie Steinhardt

Melbourne Sunshine
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Title: ‘Neuroplastic Woman’
Artist: Jo Morgan
Medium: Pencil, Pen, Watercolour
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $90

Jo Morgan

Neuroplastic Woman
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"I am an artist with Autism and PTSD.  My art making is essential particularly in times of being non verbal as it gives me an articulate language that makes me accessible."

- Jo Morgan

Travelling

Gillian MacPherson-Smith

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Title: ‘Travelling’
Artist: Gillian MacPherson-Smith
Medium: Acrylic
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $40

Untitled 2

Jess Clare

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Title: ‘Untitled’
Artist: Jess Clare
Medium: Mixed Media Collage
Size: A2 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Regrowth 2

Helen Renshaw

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Title: ‘Regrowth 2’
Artist: Helen Renshaw
Medium: Crayon, Charcoal
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $60

Untitled 1

Deborah June Zeidler

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Title: ‘Untitled 1’
Artist: Deborah June Zeidler
Medium: Watercolour, Pencil
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $40

Untitled 2

Deborah June Zeidler

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Title: ‘Untitled 2’
Artist: Deborah June Zeidler
Medium: Watercolour
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $40

Out of Season 

Sue Conchie

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Title: ‘Out of Season’
Artist: Sue Conchie
Medium: Mixed Media Collage
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $75

"A peaceful place... healing place... magical... elemental... the wet blanket heavyweight, crippling self rejection dissipate... as I behold the wonder of my essence with gratitude... and joy"

SOLD

The Art of the Volley

John Thorburn-Reed

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Title: ‘The Art of the Volley’
Artist: John Thorburn-Reed

Medium: Pencil, Acrylic
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $35

" I've always loved soccer, and the technique and focus involved in
kicking the ball on the volley interests me as a player and as a spectator.
Hence this painting."

Rebel Yell
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Title: ‘Rebel Yell’
Artist: John Thorburn-Reed
Medium: Pencil, Acrylic
Size: A4 Frame    
Price: $35

"I recently saw Billy Idol in concert and it reminded me how much I love him and his music. What a great spirit! I just had to paint him."

John Thorburn-Reed

Life

Gillian MacPherson-Smith

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Title: ‘Life’
Artist: Gillian MacPherson-Smith
Medium: Acrylic, Pencil
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $40

SOLD

Untitled 1

Emma Griffiths

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Title: ‘Untitled’
Artist: Emma Griffiths
Medium: Acrylic
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Untitled 2

Emma Griffiths

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Title: ‘Untitled’
Artist: Emma Griffiths
Medium: Acrylic
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Grafitti

Anthony Exell

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Title: ‘Graffiti’
Artist: Anthony Exell
Medium: Pencil
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $100

"Coming to Nova Arts keeps me occupied and inspired"

Untitled 1

Jess Clare

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Title: ‘Untitled’
Artist: Jess Clare
Medium: Mixed Media Collage
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Experiment with Flowers

Christie Brown

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Title: ‘Experiment with Flowers’
Artist: Christie Brown
Medium: Watercolour
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $50

Blue Marshmallow

Christie Brown

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Title: ‘Blue Marshmallow’
Artist: Christie Brown
Medium: Watercolour
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $50

Regrowth 1

Helen Renshaw

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Title: ‘Regrowth 1’
Artist: Helen Renshaw
Medium: Acrylic, Charcoal
Size: A4 Frame
Price: $60

Untitled 1

Ian Jones

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Title: ‘Untitled’
Artist: Ian Jones
Medium: Oil Pastel
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale

Untitled 2 

Ian Jones

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Title: ‘Untitled 2’
Artist: Ian Jones
Medium: Oil Pastel
Size: A4 Frame
Price: Not for Sale