"A ROOM  WITH A VIEW" 

in support of Mental Health Week 2020

This year’s Mental Health Week theme is Strengthening Our Community – Live, Learn, Work, Play and we are continuing to aim at increasing mental wellbeing in our local community. Nova Art provides a space for people to come together and be creative. 

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

Art during COVID


“Art has set my mind free from the confines of the ordinary but familiar walls of people and house into a grand and endless landscape of anything goes. Wildness engaged me, new techniques took me in new directions and my wellbeing certainly improved each time I sat down and began to paint, draw or paste. I am so grateful for this gift.”
Fiona Shanahan Sep 2020


“Words are limited and making art is a survival mechanism. It has given me an outlet, identity and structure to take my mind off my problems and a way of diverting from Covid.”
Jennifer Keating Sep 2020


“Nova Art gives me a creative outlet and I don’t know what I would do otherwise. It’s very hard for one person and this is a group that is organised which makes it easier. Creativity gives you a purpose.”
Robert Rosmarin Sep 2020

Works on Paper 2020

Owen B Renfrey

No title - acrylic on paper

Orion Yaskewych  

‘Outside my window’ mixed media on paper

Orion Yaskewych

‘My backyard’ mixed media on paper

For sale $55

For sale $45

Kylie Steinhardt

‘My view in colour’ felt tip and pencil on paper

Natalie Leibowitz

‘Cactus and Flowers' mixed media on paper. Artist statement here

Natalie Leibowitz

‘Looking outside my window pot plants and stones’ mixed media on paper

Kylie Steinhardt

‘Little house with a view’ felt tip and pencil on paper

Jennifer Keating

'The Haven Pen' mixed media on paper

Joanne Morgan

'Continuous line still life' felt tip on paper

For sale $70

Joanne Morgan Poem response to Cavavy's Ithaca

Fiona Shanahan

‘Gaze upon me through your window pain’ frottage, pencil on paper.

Artist statement here

Daniel Liu

‘Perspective’ mixed media on paper

Artist statement here

For sale $60

For sale $30

Joanne Morgan Poem response to Cavavy's Ithaca

Jess Clare

No title - acrylic on paper

Jess Clare

’Windows to the soul’ acrylic on paper 

Lynne Kells

‘Garden rooms’ mixed media on paper

Lynne Kells 

‘Fantastical flora’ mixed media on paper 

John Thorburn-Reed 

‘The park, trees, clouds and a face in the sky’ mixed media on paper

For sale $60

For sale $60

Robert Rosmarin

‘Solitary neighbourhood’ pencil on paper

Robert Rosmarin

‘Popular love’ pencil on paper 

John Thorburn-Reed 

‘The  Power of Being Free’ acrylic on paper

Jennifer Keating

‘World Beyond The Window’ 

Fiona Shanahan

‘Magical vegetables fill my view’ 

Daniel Liu  

‘Red Cross, the cure’  mixed media on paper

Artist statement here

For sale $70

For sale $60

For sale $30

Ian Jones

Watercolour on paper

Ian Jones

Watercolour on paper 

Abigail Gibson

‘Moonbird’ watercolour on paper

Artist statement here

For sale $60

For sale $60

Emma Griffiths

Frottage, pencil on paper

Emma Griffiths 

No title, acrylic on paper

Abigail Gibson

‘Silverlining’ collage on paper

Artist statement here 

Anthony Exell

‘Social butterflies’ pencil on paper

Anthony Exell 

‘Outside my window’ pencil on paper

Abigail Gibson

‘Silverlining’

Sue Conchie

Dreaming 1 digital photography 

Sue Conchie

Dreaming 2 digital photography 

Lynne Kells 

Lady reading in the sun on the lawn 

Poem about a forest
Leafy green forest
Raining upon the tree
A ladybird crawls along a twig Walking up to a clearing
I see an archway up ahead
An art easel beckons to me
to say “come and paint”
At the window sill, dear child, express the colours you can see!

 


Jennifer Keating, September 2020
  

 A Room With a View
My mind wanders far and uncontained

Freedom of heart is my name

Gazing at the rough beauty of a tree

Unfilled branches waiting for me
A wild hedge points it's sprout
A garden filled with freesias shout

Singing the tune of my Soul
Birds choiring, drinking water from a bowl

Silence and inner debris mingle
My mind swarms and my heart tingles

My outside fills my inside
My inside needs my outside
What is it that I seek
Strength for the weary and hope for the weak.

Fiona Shanahan 2020  

For sale $50

For sale $50

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