Shades of Art has been assisting arts and crafts enthusiast in North East Victoria since 2003 and is now owned and operated by Katharine Martin-Burgers and Frank Burgers. Both creative artists in their own right, they bring practical and informed understanding of materials and technical support to this business.
Katharine and Frank are both active members and sponsors of GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance).
Katharine and Frank's objectives for Shades of Art are:
• To provide quality materials and services to the professional, emerging, amateur and student artists alike
• To support the local arts community by developing Shades of Art as an ‘Arts Hub’ for the region including the development and maintenance of the Regional Arts Events Calendar
• To stimulate the local arts scene to produce high quality and challenging art
As well as striving to make a success of Shades of Art, Frank and Katharine are passionate about the pursuit of their own artistic practise and encouraging and supporting the North East art community.
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|Green on Green 2008 Oil on Linen||Rosette Opus 1 2009 Bright Silver|
|Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers
2016 Grand Winner. $3,000 acquisitive.
Sponsor: Dal Zotto Wines.
Post Gorge Painting 2 by Frank Burgers
Abstract shapes float across the field in this loosely structured and painterly picture.
An accomplished work by a mid-career artist whose investigation of abstraction and colour
comes to the fore here. Effective use of light and dark with featured points of strong colour
consolidating the overall picture. An excellent and very strong work of art.
2015 WINNER Frank Burgers
WAW Acquisitive Art Award
Frank Burgers - #23 The Gorge 17
About the Artwork: ‘The Gorge 17' is one of 18 paintings commenced during a four week residency at King's Bridge Cottage, Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania in November 2014. Towards the end of the residency I had kind of figured out what I wanted to do with this Gorge that I had gotten to know so intimately. The painting is fresh, with only one further session in the studio to resolve it.
The cottage I stayed at faced the sheer rock face of the gorge and I became fascinated with certain clusters of stone and the effects of the 3 metre tide rising and falling during the day, revealing or hiding the rock structures as you were painting them. The rocks, sitting in the murky water of the Tamar became metaphors for states of mind and change brought on by time.
The King's Bridge Cottage artist's residency is courtesy of the Launceston City Council. A body of work from this residency will be shown at Art Space Wodonga in March 2015.