After quite ALOT of questions about the various artworks in our Bayview One home we thought we’d gather them all up in 1 place for you!
Sharing a list of all the special artworks that feature in our home, the talented artists who have created them and some more from their unique stories.
So we’re here today for – Our Bayview Art Collection Round Up!
First up we have our entry way artwork! We have loved Georgie Wilson for some time now, so when we found this gorgeous artwork of hers we knew it would be the perfect piece for the main entry. With it’s large scale, soft hues and little surfer figures it was almost as if it were destined for our house by the Bay and our ocean loving family.
Spending life as an artist and graphic designer, Georgie’s paintings always appear velvety and soft closeup as she tends to paint in a style which is slightly out of focus. This technique is unique to her work and blends elements of realism and abstraction seamlessly. By layering colours she creates depth and texture with hints of underlying colours showing through otherwise solid areas. At the moment, she’s botanical mad, and doesn’t know when this is going to end!
by Bugai Whyoulter via. Aboriginal Contemporary
Doesn’t the Bugai Whyoulter Wantili Aboriginal artwork just look so at home in this corner of our kitchen! Complimenting the white on white textures and warmth of the oak joinery it completes the kitchen settee wonderfully.
The collections from Aboriginal Contemporary are truly diverse – from the strident ochres of the Kimberley to untamed abstracts from the Western Desert: from emerging artists to some of Aboriginal art’s biggest names, they honour it all. Every painting is hand picked by owner Nichola Dare who travels to art centres in remote Aboriginal communities to source the very best work.
In these continuing uncertain times, buying a piece of Aboriginal Art is not an indulgence, it’s essential. Be it a significant work by an acclaimed artist or a simple homeware item, it can help in keeping the artists and their communities going, and the culture strong.
On the opposite side of the kitchen rangehood we have a small piece from the lovely Rikki Day. This oak framed work on raw cotton fabric brings an artistic point of interest to the powdercoated metal open shelf. The organic figure pairs beautifully with the rounded forms in the kitchen design!
Rikki is an artist based on the Gold Coast here in Queensland, and she finds her artworks are lead by experiences in her life which she is grateful for. After spending her earlier years by the ocean along Northern NSW her connection with the sea definitely comes through in the fluidity of her work.
Paper Art Ink Piece
“Annie Coop is an Australian textile studio, owned and operated by Sydney based designer Annie Cooper. Her broad fabric and wallpaper collection showcases bold color compositions alongside textural and modern geometric styles. Imbued with a vibrant spirit, her work is equal parts sophisticated and playful with an uncompromising approach to quality. With a background in printmaking and textile design, Annie’s style takes cues from travels through Mexico and Spain, producing an original aesthetic that appeals to both residential and interior projects.”
To sing to the same bold design language as the fun Domo console, we selected this Ali McNabney-Stevens piece to feature in our open plan dining / living area. The strong hues and abstract washes of colour create a real focal point, drawing your eyes from the large void above down to the artistic details below.
Ali McNabney-Stevens’ works aim to explore the links between her experiences and artistic practice by recollecting nostalgic flashes of her past and joining them with the here and now. The exploration of memories coupled with the visual revisiting of unassuming day-to-day happenings has brought an expressive freedom to Ali’s work. Using flora and fauna as a catalyst, this fresh perspective has seen her creating a dialogue using oils and collage to search for her imagery unashamedly getting lost in thought.
“I always feel as if I am working on the edge of something, with my sole aim being to give life to the painting. The painting takes me where it wants to go”
Windward on Tallows
“Shane Bowden is a contemporary Neo Expressionist, Pop artist, photographer and printmaker. Synoptic flashing juxtapositions of silk screened imagery nostalgically recall the visual stratagems of the sixties; the collage techniques & unexpected material contrasts here & there, deliberately untidy contours & lavish paint smears meters long in these new combinations remind us that his works continue to bridge the gap between action painting & Pop Art as well as the seminal gap between art & life which he has so compellingly carved out for himself.”
Layered palettes of colour give way to loose charcoal and graphite figurative ideas in this piece we selected for our stairway. Heavily defined with oil paint colours to contrast which give the painting a lurid yet harmonious feeling. It’s generous scale and strong aesthetic suited the large angular void with ease.
This whimsical work we hung above the Togo sofa in our upstairs breakout space is to die for! The colourways and soft nature suited our home so well, and aided in balancing out a few of the other stronger art pieces.
“Creative since childhood, Holly moved in and out of artistic expressions throughout her teenage years and early adulthood, exploring installation, sculpture, digital and illustration before solidifying a more formal, regular painting practice. Now she is a visual Artist and Yoga Teacher based on the Sunshine Coast/Kabi Kabi Land.
Drawing inspiration from the subtle and non-subtle yogic practices, Holly’s abstract works explore the depths and layers of physical movement, form, and non physical practices such as pranayama and Prana. Holly’s work is feminine in form and palette, though met with a subtle strength through the use of texture to create depth.”
Personal Space No.24
Adding to the feminine feel of the Primary Bedroom, this artwork by Clare Dubina stuck in our memory as soon as we saw it so we knew we had to add it to our collection.
The tactile processes of the various printmaking techniques Clare studied heavily influence her current aesthetic through layering, texturing and simplicity. She has been exploring the shapes, lines and negative spaces created by the female form since her 2001 senior thesis, which has transitioned through fashion photography, sculptures and paintings.
Adjacent to the other work in our Primary Bedroom we added a second Shane Bowden work to our home! Hung above the little reading chair nook, we positioned the ‘Around You’ piece horizontally on the wall. The light pink touches link in so well to the blush tones of the Armadillo rug, while the black linework complements the wavy metal work of the side table below. Shane’s expressionist paint work and washes of pastel make it a harmonious piece for our bedroom.
This native floral piece by Sarah Kalidis made for the perfect artwork for our daughter, Frankies bedroom. It was soft, yet not too feminine and the hues sat harmoniously beside the sage green cabinet and oatmeal armchair fabric. As we are suckers for native Australian bush flora, we knew this work would sing in our bayside home amongst the other Australian pieces we’d selected throughout.
“Sarah Kalidis is an Australian art, textiles and interior designer based in Southern Sydney. Inspired by botanicals, Sarah Kalidis applies her painterly designs to create original, bespoke collections.”
Botanical Protea Illustration
I have had this lovely art piece from Sarah Kalids for years and it has previously been in many different rooms in our previous homes. It just always makes me feel so happy! So our daughter Harpers room was the perfect place for it this time round as the colouring and style worked well in her space.
The sketchy blush linework of this signature Australian Native flora, and the oak timber frame which surrounds it makes it an incredibly timeless piece (hence the fact that it’s been in our family’s collection for so long!)
Paper Watercolour Work
“Amy Wright is a multidisciplinary artist with a diverse background in painting and drawing, surface pattern design and floral artistry. Amy’s interest lies in the area of painted abstracted landscapes and she draws inspiration from the incredible array of botanicals that surround her home and studio in southern Victoria, Australia.
Directly influenced by both botanic materials and shifting landscapes, Amy’s work looks to emulate the essence of botanical forms in their natural environment. Mediums are mixed and explorative, and she uses a technique of layering of water-based paints, oil paints and pencil to create tactile and textured surfaces that are reminiscent of collage.”
Small Contemporary Work
“Based in Central Western Queensland near the small town of Barcaldine, Jayde lives with her husband and four children on a sheep and cattle property. She has taken a deep love and connection to the sometimes harsh but incredibly beautiful land and combines it with a passion for bold and joyous colour. The result is a translation in multi layered, textural works.
Each piece tells a story of a place she has lived in or has visited and loved. From a shaded, gum lined gully at the back of the property to the hinterland of Byron Bay she captures the feeling associated to a place more than its physical representation.”
Using a mixture of acrylic, impasto and oil stick on canvas, finished in a oak float frames this piece became the perfect fit for our kids WC!