Solo Show: Penny Oates, Expressions in Ink
This 11 week exhibition is open from 28 November, 2014 to 13 February, 2015
Opening event: Sunday 30 November 2014
Guest Speaker: Diana Robson, Director Hawkesbury Regional Gallery & Museum
About the Artist: Local artist Penelope Oates has an upcoming solo exhibition, Impressions in Ink to be shown at Sassafras Creek Food and Wine, Kurrajong Village, which officially opens Sunday 30 November 3pm to 5pm. Penelope has a diverse and interesting background in the arts having completed a BA of Fine Arts at COFA and a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Design at NIDA where she also studied stage and costume design. She completed her Diploma of Education in Visual Arts early on kick-starting her career as a teacher but has always been working creatively in various freelance design roles as well such as work for the theatre, concept illustration, educational book illustration and more.
For the past 15 years Penelope has devoted much of her time to teaching high school students of varying ages different techniques and approaches towards the visual arts. More recently however, she has been able to devote more time to developing her own practice alongside her husband Darren, an established designer and maker of fine furniture. Together they have set up a small gallery space/studio, Bellbird Studios, for the public to view their works as part of the Hawkesbury artist and artisan trail. Impressions in Ink is open for viewing 28 November 2014 to 13 February, 2015. Samples of Penelope’s work can be found on the following website under Bellbirds Studios www.haat.comm.au