Paint and Plonk is going to Tasmania!

We are very excited to be returning to the wonderful Puddleduck Vineyard in Tasmania for two special Paint and Plonk events. We were last there in 2019 and can’t wait to return to the beautiful state.
We just loved visiting previously and what an amazing venue for an event. Amazing surroundings, fabulous food and delicious wine.
Dates are as follows:

Augmented Reality Art

What a fun exhibition opening we had at The Duke of Brunswick with artworks by myself and Cockadoodle Stu – Artworks by Stu Nankivell for the SALA Festival
Each artwork includes an augmented reality animation by Blue Goanna Digital using the Artivive App to make it come alive.
Thank you to everyone who came along and joined in on the experience.
Also, a shoutout to Up In Frames, our official framer for the exhibition, for great work behind the scenes making everything work seamlessly and look amazing.
The exhibition will run until the end of August so please drop in, enjoy some fantastic food and be entertained. A great activity to do with the family and it’s free!
If you are unable to get to Adelaide to view this exhibition you can still enjoy the fun online by scanning the artworks on your screen using the app.
Three artworks being scanned with the Artivive app on phones to view the augmented reality
Using a phone to scan an artwork to experience augmented reality using the Artivive app

Mash-ups Exhibition Opening

You’re invited! 🥳
Our Mash-ups Exhibition for the SALA Festival at The Duke of Brunswick will be held on Sunday 31st July from 2.30pm.
Join Stu Nankivell and myself as we share our artworks (a mixture of painted and digital) displaying a combination of the familiar and the fantastic.
Enjoy an augmented reality experience by downloading the Artivive app then scanning the artworks for a fun surprise.
Great fun for the whole family.
Platters provided by the artists for you to enjoy while perusing the artworks.
The exhibition will continue to run for the month of August.

Works on Paper Prize Winner at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery

I’m truly humbled to be the winner of the Works on Paper Prize as part of the Balco Art Prize at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery today with my gouache artwork ‘Porcelain Kitty‘.
A huge congratulations to my very talented art buddies Stu Nankivell who won the Balco Art Prize (overall winner) for ‘Onions in the Dark’ and Alexia Prokopec who was runner up with ‘First Light’.
Thank you to all of the sponsors, especially Margaret Baker who sponsored my prize, and the wonderful team of volunteers at the gallery.

Meg holding certificate in front of cat jug and leaf painting with a red background.

Booking private events

As much as I love to host large public events, my favourite way to share the Paint and Plonk experience is with a smaller private group. I have been a part of hen celebrations, birthday parties, work team building as well as personalised art workshops throughout the Mid North in SA, the Barossa Valley, Adelaide and other places in between.

To make it easier to book in these events I have updated my online store.

Check it out here and let me be a part of your next celebration. 🥂

Art Group Christmas

The Journey Studio’s Art Group Christmas Party at The Olive Bus was a bit chilly this year with the temperature well below what is expected in an Australian summer. The hot chocolates were a hit though to keep us warm while we enjoyed their delicious food.
Each year we do a Kris Kringle and share a lot of laughs.

Art Group Christmas

Art group resumes on 1 February 2021. For more information email meg@thejourneystudio.com.au

Paint and Plonk at Redwing Farm

2020 has certainly been a strange year and has had a huge impact on running events. As South Australia begins to get back to a ‘new normal’ I had just enough time for one last public event before the festive season begins.

Redwing Farm has a unique venue space in their shearing shed which has been converted as a wedding venue and workshop area. It had a lovely rustic feel and, with the plonk flowing, a party atmosphere.

Kookaburras and flowers were created along with a couple of experiments with ink.

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Incentive Prize awarded for ‘Liz and her Singer’

At the Clare Valley Portrait Prize, held annually at the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre, I was fortunate enough to receive the Incentive Prize for my portrait of Elizabeth Haywood, author of ‘The Dressmaker’s Companion’ and ‘Zero Waste Sewing’.

I chose to paint Liz as she is not only a very interesting person but she has a great smile and I liked the challenge of painting her with her trusty Singer sewing machine as well as some different fabrics.

Meg and Liz

Liz and her Singer