Amanda van Gils is an artist based in Brisbane Australia. She is the founder of an online gallery - ART500 representing selected professional Australian Artists. ART500 is designed to encourage more people to move into Art ownership, and to provide income for Artists.
Cultural Flanerie l Carrie McCarthy l July 2016
Amanda van Gils | Artist | Founder & Director ART500
Deb Mostert l Artist
“The art one chooses to collect becomes a self-portrait” Dennis Heckler
Stand me in any suburban homemaker centre, and my face will reflect a mix of horror and fatigue. Partly that will be due to screaming children and slow walkers, but mostly it will be the result of watching shopping trolleys glide by with generic wall art therein. If as the quote says, your art choices reflect the person you are, then I wonder what it says about society that the market for mass-produced prints and sculptures continues to exist while so many artists struggle to sell original work?
THE SIDE PROJECT
SIDE PROJECTS, they keep us energised, focused and inspired and often become the catalyst for creating something bigger for ourselves.
Sometimes spun from a passing thought or one brewed over time, a hobby can quickly become something to build a career on. Here we shine a light on those pursuing their passion and hustling to break the nine-to-five mould. The hope? To captivate, inspire and connect.
“Life is messy and full, a lot happens. I like Elizabeth Gilbert’s take on balance and the ‘glorious mess of life’ and also in my experience ‘9-5’ is a bit of a myth.
DEB MOSTERT CREATES BEAUTIFUL AFFORDABLE ART by Emily Toxward
Deb Mostert is an oil painter who has exhibited at Lorraine Pilgrim's Gallery in Southport for nearly 10 years and twice been a finalist in the Gold Coast Art Prize.......