Bush, Brush and Bubbles – with Julianne Ross Allcorn, 3 November 2023
Date: Friday, 3 November 2023
Time: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
Venue: will be in Roseville – details will be advised to confirmed participants.
Cost: $150 includes art materials, 3 hours of art instruction, great company, and canapés.
BYO bubbles and drinks (glasses supplied). Limited numbers (12).
RSVP: 24 October 2023.
To Register, please use the form at the bottom of this page. And remember to hit SUBMIT to complete the registration process. An email confirmation will be sent to you when the registration is confirmed.
Having returned from a delightful sojourn at an artist workshop and residence in the wonderful La Porte Peinte, Noyers, sur Serein, Bergundy, in August 2023, Julianne completed numerous artworks and enjoyed creating with fellow artists. This was followed by an art escape to the Australian Centre and then the Grampians in Victoria, so memories and inspiration are overflowing!
Julianne Ross Allcorn is a highly accomplished practicing artist and art teacher of over 20 years. Her work is held in many collections and has been displayed in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Using mixed media on timber or paper, her Australian works are inspired by the flora and fauna around the Burralong Valley and Lower Hunter where she has a studio, as well as the bushland surroundings of her garden studio in Roseville. Juli also delights in travelling to discover, paint and draw the natural beauty of other parts of the world.
She has been a three-time finalist for the Wynne Prize (Landscape).
In 2020 she was awarded the Trustees Watercolour Prize for her work Mollitium 2.
In 2021 she was also a finalist in the Archibald Prize (Portrait).
‘To enter Sydney artist Julianne Ross Allcorn’s studio is to encounter an extraordinary ever-growing garden bursting forth with richly detailed flora and fauna of Australia along with surprise incursions from the many other places she has travelled in Europe, Africa and Asia. She is a master at developing unique techniques — for example her use of numerous attached wooden panels across which she executes drawings/paintings in mixed media, including coloured pencil and watercolour. Her subject matter is most often plants, birds, and insects, though she also focuses on war themes; her work is instantly recognisable in regard to both technique and subject matter. Juli documents her encounters with nature wherever she goes, carrying the viewer along with her into a world that is lyrical, vital and generous, with close-up vistas of nature that first captivate by their overflowing, layered liveliness and then draw one into the details: bees that lilt from flower to flower, a partially-hidden bird that fixes an insect with a gimlet eye, a cricket that is ready to hop. Hers is a vision of nature that resists the classical hierarchy of subject matter in composition to present instead the willy-nilly grace of the true wild.
With 2 Solo exhibitions this year and another in November her commissions keep inspiring Julianne to create and extend her practice.
Julianne has also been a finalist in a number of prestigious art prizes:
Voted People’s Choice twice in the Mosman Art Prize & once in the Hunters Hill Art Prize.
Michelle Anderson Director La Porte Piente/ journalist,author, artist
Born in Rabaul, PNG, and now residing in Roseville, Sydney, Julianne was the Events
Co-ordinator of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia from 2009–15 and curated the PNGAA Art Exhibition 2015.
My two loves in life besides my family are dancing and creating artworks. Without these I am not whole. Drawing is meditation. Teaching is the reward.
We look forward to you joining us for this special event.