Hi everyone! I decided to make a comeback to this blog. More so I can keep in touch with those further away from other sites like facebook and the newsletter! And because it’s important to journal my art progresses and keep everyone in the know with my arts.
Since I shut off from this blog, I have gone onto do exceptionally well in a short time, the star of 2015 being my exhibitions overseas in Venice and Paris! This has in turn yielded some further international opportunities set for 2016. A very exciting time ahead.
2014 we remember me restarting my works on the Volky series and they have been popular around most of the world. While I have created more Volky works as an ongoing project and as a visual storyteller, I have developed other collections in my arts career, one of them being a star favourite – the Blue Ghost series! I had a kickstarter for this collection’s beginnings to create more artworks for an exhibition in Melbourne and develop an art book – the first of many. Blue Ghosts in Melbourne for March 2015 turned out to be a great success with nearly all artworks sold! Artworks from the Blue Ghosts collection were exhibited in the Venice Biennale 2015 in November at the Luca Curci Gallery in Ca’ Zanardi and they were well received during the exhibition. Smaller artworks from the various collections were exhibited in Paris, having been selected to show in a juried art exhibition called ‘A Single Grain of Rice 2015′ at Galerie Metanoia.
Since the Port Noarlunga exhibition, a council in an Adelaide inner-city suburb Thebarton, has commissioned me to create 12 pieces for their headquarters as part of preserving the historical area that holds a story about the first settlers of Adelaide and the old houses’ testament to that! It was a honour to take this commission for the council and to create a striking series of artworks of various buildings and houses of the area that retell the history.
Photos of the Venice exhibition and various photos of the latest artworks are shown below as well as a link to my website to view more of my works.
In May 2016, I am having a solo exhibition in Melbourne at the Gasworks starting from 17th May until 9th June. The theme will be Wait of World – about the changes that have happened over the last century and current changes happening and all will be in large format watercolour on watercolour paper. The opening night will be on 17th May at 6 pm and then dinner, all at the Gasworks in Albert Park!
Last but not least, my artworks have made their way onto clothes and various products including homewares, which are to be released officially in early 2016 for sale!
My website link is www.chelledestefano.com
The Exhibition in Venice
Some from the Blue Ghosts Collection
The Blue Ghost book cover – book to be released in March 2016
Some of the Thebarton collection works – a couple of the houses and one of the Wheatsheaf Hotel (blue building) and the Queen of Angels Church
And finally more of the Volky works!
And then a sneak preview into the upcoming Europe 2015 collection… along with a colouring book I will be releasing in mid 2016. And yes there will be a Volky arts dedicated colouring book after the first one ;)