Buda Historic Home & Garden
29 Oct 2016 - 26th Feb 2017
On display during the Summer months at Buda, Flora Interior features colourful linocuts by printmaker Cam Knuckey, along with exquisite jewellery pieces by Sarah Fowler and creative floral arrangements by Kate Brew of One Fat Emu. The artists have taken their influence and creative themes from nature, and Cam has used Buda’s garden directly as a source of inspiration for his delightful series of hand-coloured linocuts, produced especially for this exhibition. Further information on our featured artists below.
All of the stunning artworks are available for purchase.
We love showcasing artists work in the domestic setting of Buda...a bit like how you may display artwork at home. Surrounded by the Leviny family belongings and artwork in the historic house where they once lived and created their own incredible work, contemporary art and craft is viewed within the context of the many eras that have preceded it, imbuing the work with age and significance....tracing lines back to where its influences lie.
Admission is included with entry to the historic house.
Mount Alexander Shire residents are admitted for free with a full paying guest during December and January.
Enquiries to Buda Historic Home & Garden (03) 5472 1032 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flora Interior is on display until 26th February 2017.
Open 12pm - 5pm Wednesday to Saturday and 10am - 5pm Sunday and Public Holidays.
Closed Christmas Day
FLORA INTERIOR - Featured Artists
Cam Knuckey is an illustrator and printmaker. He grew up in Heidelberg, along the Yarra, just north of Melbourne in the 60’s, studying graphic design at Swinburne Tafe, then drawing and printmaking at Prahran College in the 1970’s. Apart from solo and mixed exhibitions he worked as an Illustrator for a range of newspapers, and magazines also doing Childrens’, Cookery and Gardening Books.Cam is still best known for his regular black and white illustrations for the Gardening Supplement in The Age, during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Image - Champleve Box 2016 (From an original enamel work by Dorothy Leviny)
Sarah Fowler uses traditional silversmithing techniques to create jewellery that is boldly contemporary and embedded in fundamental techniques and timeless influences. All pieces are individual and unique.
“My background in jewellery design, and years of professional experience with respected jewelers, has given me a strong technical foundation on which to create inspiring pieces of art. The triggers of seasonal change and my physical environment are a constant inspiration; seed pods, leaves and shifting colours. A focus on movement and balance in the overall pieces reflect their organic and historic influences.”
Sarah currently sells her jewellery at regional art galleries and the Castlemaine and Bendigo Artist Market, and is working on group and solo exhibitions. Her work is held in various private national and international collections.
Image "Rain Ring"
Kate Brew Kate lives on a property in Ballan, Central Victoria. Through her successful business, One Fat Emu she creates original handcrafted homewares and aged garden pieces.
"Natural fibres, foliage, flowers and found objects feel like an extension of the garden itself, providing me with an opportunity to bring the garden and the natural world inside. With that in mind, foraged and found objects provide ongoing inspiration. Our life on a small rural property adds further stimulus. I am naturally drawn to rusty materials, farm sheds and outbuildings and find the marriage between rusty old wire, corrugated iron and natural fibres particularly pleasing."
Image Port Frond Classic 2016