MANNING VALLEY CHRISTIAN EVENTS

REGISTER of AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN ARTISTS (RACA)

The artists whose names appear below have made the following statement:

* I am a committed Christian

* I am an Australian artist who creates artworks for which I give glory to God

* I wish to include my name on the RACA index to enable further communication & fellowship between myself and others Australian Christian Artists

Name: Leonie Bell

Postal address: 3 Clarkson St, Nabiac, NSW 2312

email address:

Brief profile: "Child Art classes at above address, to develop creativity, especially drawing ability for children. Phone: 02-65541518"

Name: Helen Barnes R.S.J.

Postal address: PO Box 451 Orbost, VICTORIA 3888

email address: merrijigborak@hotmail.com

Brief profile: "Art, for me, is an expression of religious experience. I am searching for ways to make visible, something of our Australian spirituality. I use a mixture of earth in most collages."

Name: Froyle Neideck

Postal address: 5 Brookland Rd., Tinbeerwah QUEENSLAND 4563

email address: froyle@skybiz.com

website: www.skybusiness.com/attfroyleart

Brief profile: "I am a contemporary Christian Artist with a passion to express worship through visual art."

Name: Linda Moore

Postal address: 19 Grant Parade Goulburn NSW 2580

email address:

Brief profile: "Pure art: contemporary evangelical fine art, with emphasis on guiding the viewer to question their standing with God."

Name: Elizabeth Gay Campbell

Postal address: PO Box 1614 Tamworth NSW 2340

email address:

Brief profile: "Portraits drawn from life or photographs, charcoal, pencil etc; other drawings and small sculptures."

Name: Joy Myers Creed

Postal address: 22 Clarence St Glenbrook NSW 2773

email address:

Brief profile: Painting, printmaking & drawing.

Name: Ann Edwards

Postal address: 142 Dexter St., WestburyTASMANIA 7303

email address: edwardsfamily77@bigpond.com

Brief profile: Oils and acrylics painted from the heart


Name: William Cash

Postal address: 8/12 Blanch St, Lemon Tree Passage, NSW 2319

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Brief profile: "Although an amateur, in my paintings I seek to express God's greatness in nature, and, as Jesus said, "except a grain of wheat die, it cannot live."

Name: Mandi Meldrum

Postal address: PO Box 47 Exmouth, WA 6707

email address: paul&mandi@nwc.net.au

Brief profile: "I am continually amazed at the things the Lord teaches me when I am creating a piece of work. His insights are truly awesome. And I pray that they are pssed on to the viewer. I usually use recycled materials, found objects and nailed timber frames. Most of my work is symbolic. Take the time to appreciate the wonders of God's creation."

Name: Giuseppe Filardo

Postal address: 92 Hawthorne Grove, Mildura, VICTORIA 3500

email address: filsart8@hotmail.com

website: www.geocities.com/filsart8

Brief profile: See my website, email me, or phone me on 03-5022 7373

Name: Keith Chidzey

Postal address: 178 Kiora Rd, Yowie Bay NSW 2228

email address: Keith_Chidzey@bigpond.com

Brief profile: "Having grown up drawing & painting, then the realities of life intruded and the pencils were put aside. Recently, the Lord has inspired myself and others to contact the visual arts of faith and be part of the revival of His kingdom in Australia. Charcoal and pastels are my current choice of medium, but the support and encouragement pf isolated artists for His greater glory is my current passion."

Name: Vicky Alley

Postal address: 7 Berghofer Drive, Bundaberg QUEENSLAND 4670

email address: vicky58@bigpond.com

Brief profile: "I am currently a hobby artist, fully employed as a teacher of children with special needs."

Name: Dorothy Duncombe-Jackson

Postal address: "Meadowbrook Farm" Kunghur Creek Rd., Kunghur NSW 2484

email address: dottiedjart@better.net.au

Brief profile: "I am a mixed media artist, working in paint (oil, acrylic, watercolour) bronze, clay and glass. I have been involved in many group shows and held 8 solo shows."

Name: Linda Lee

Postal address: RMB 2060 Chapel Rd Cobram, VICTORIA 3644

email address:

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Name: Tricia Reust

Postal address: 168 King St Clontarf QUEENSLAND 4019

email address:

Brief profile: "My work is an effort to resist the separation of spiritualty from creation."

Name: Norma Shelley

Postal address: PO Box 617 Richmond NSW 2753

email address: nevjshel@yahoo.com.au

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Name: Cath Chegwidden

Postal address: 11 Macquarie St mayfield NSW 2304

email address: ccheg@kooee.com.au

Brief profile: Major commissions completed for several churches; banners, vestments, leadlight designer, illustrator, logo designs, sculpture, relief collage work, current artist in residence John Hunter Arts for Health program.

Name: Amanda Anderson

Postal address: 4 Bungan Place, Glenning Valley NSW 2261

email address: amanda.anderson@studentmail.newcastle.edu.au

Brief profile: Am currently studying at Central Coast Campus of Newcastle University Bachelor of Fine Art; Have exhibited at Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, February 2002.

Name: Mellissa Read-Devine

Postal address: Locked Bag 12, Windsor South, NSW 2756

email address: readdevine@aol.com.au

website: http://www.homestead.com/depicture/home.html

Brief profile: Representational work in oils, mixed media and pastel; also relief printmaking and murals.

Name: Marty Pocock

Postal address: 7/3 Cory St Toowoomba QUEENSLAND 4350

email address: martyart@ozemail.com.au

Brief profile: My gift comes from God, so I give it back to Him. Art is my life. I communicate through it with God, the world and even my own soul.

Name: V. Nancy Merritt

Postal address: 7/221 Lambert St Bathurst NSW 2795

email address:

Brief profile: My work expresses my Christian walk - from being born anew in the Spirit - through the learning process of the faith with its sorrows, doubts and highs, to the quiet assurance of joy and peace of knowing my God and Saviour in old age.

Name: Arna Day

Postal address: 5 Pitta St., Peregian Beach QUEENSLAND 4573

email address: arnaday@hotmail.com

Brief profile: Member of "Visionaries" Christian Art Group (Brisbane) and "Canvas" Christian Artists Network Visual Arts Stream (Sunshine Coast) - specialising in themes from "Revelation" in all Christian Spiritual works.

Name: Bob Gurney/Artcare Courier Service

Postal address: PO Box 232 Camden NSW 2570

email address: gurneys@bigpond.com

Brief profile: Totur - artist - Oils - acrylics - drawing - pen & wash - art courier

 Name: Frankie Bowe

Postal address: MS659a Palm Grove via Proserpine QUEENSLAND 4800 ; phone:07-4947 3287

email address: fjbowe@tpg.com.au

Brief profile: Psalm 118:24 says: "This is the day that the Lord has made - let us rejoice and be glad in it."
The sheer joy of belonging to Him and the obviousness of His creation magnificence fill me with a longing to make the utmost of the artistic talent He ha sgiven me - to His glory. So for Him I paint and I draw and I teach and sing His praise.

Name: Brian Harris

Postal address: Unit 51 The Hill, 38-42 Dorrigan St, Currumbin QUEENSLAND 4223

email address: conceptgraphics@bigpond.com

Brief profile: Brian works mainly in watercolours, which show his versatile and imaginative style, combining realism with a touch of mysticysm. He resides and works on the Gold Coast and has won numerous watercolour awards for his art. His works are exhibited in selective major galleries throughout Australia and feature in many private collections here and overseas.

Name: Steve Damen

Postal address: PO Box 53 Monbulk VICTORIA 3793

email address: tmn@gravity.net.au

Brief profile: "I am a horticulturist and a photographer, having studied photography at Photographic Studies College in Melbourne. I feel that although I can scientifically explain why many of God's creations look how they do, it doesn't explain why they look so good to me! To me it's a gift from God and more proof of His existence. I love to share this natural beauty and a lot of my work is focussed on this."

Name: Jennie Lee Stevens

Postal address: 22 Goodparla Street, Hawker ACT 2614

email address: bstevens@oraca.net.au

Brief profile: "I am a Christian textile artistsand make narrative Biblical wall quilts. I have don a Creation series using recognisable Christian symbols and my recent work expresses His word through more personal symbols. I use dying, printing and manipulation of fabrics as well as embroidery and quilting techniques to express my ideas. I have taught quiltmaking at weekend conferences in NSW and the ACT, including a semester at the Canberra School of Art. I have exhibited in the USA, Sydney, Armidale and Canberra."

Name: Olivia Alexander

Postal address: 67 Buffalo Crescent Thurgoona NSW 2640

email address: oalexander61@optusnet.com.au

Brief profile: "I am an amateur artist with a God-given gift and passion for art. My heart is to glorify God and bring some joy and pleasure to others through this gift."

Name: Laura Morris

Postal address: 97 Bright St, Lismore NSW 2480

email address: lauramorris15@yahoo.com.au

Brief profile: "I am a young developing artist selling artworks and commissions locally and have won several awards in the Central West. Living now in the Far North Coast of NSW, I aspire to continue to grow as an Australian Christian artist so that I may be able to show God's amazing love and mercy through my works."

Name: Ivan Morozoff

Postal address: 47 Arnold St Bandigo VICTORIA 3550

email address:

Brief profile: "Trained in Orthodox Monastery 1965-68 (USA) in theology and art. Specialise in writing 12th century style traditional and commissioned works and icons."

Name: Richard Cutler

Postal address: 16 Plains View Crescent Mt Riverview NSW 2774

email address:

Brief profile: "I have been painting for 40 yearsand have exhibited yearly at the Harrington Street Gallery, 17 Meagher St Chippendale Sydney for 35 years. I have concentrated on Christian subjects for 5 years and I love the Lord Jesus Christ."

Name: Shannus O'Sullivan

Postal address: PO Box 95 Gloucester NSW 2422

email address:

Brief profile: "I originally studied at the National Art School. The 'luminosity' and richness in colour of my paintings is achieved from the fact that my average painting contains between 20 and 30 layers of glazes and varnishes. Since 1965 I have exhibited in countless art prizes and awards, in excess of 120. Since 1980 I have held 30 one-man exhibitions of my work. My works now appear in collections in Australia, USA, Asia, England, & Germany, and include numerous Council art collections, the national Australia bank, Prime Television and the NSW Arts Council."

Name: Tiana Fry

Postal address: 18 Norfolk Drive Andergrove QUEENSLAND 4740

email address: GaryTianaFry@bigpond.com.au

Brief profile: "I have studied art for 3 years. I began in acrylics, but have ventured into oils. Since becoming a Christian, just over a year ago, my created images have had a central theme of God, and all of the awesome ways He has affected my life."

Name: Tamar Stanford

Postal address: 24 Princes Highway Kiama Downs NSW 2533

email address: lion_tamar@yahoo.com.au

Brief profile: I've been an artist all my life, but only in recent years have I embraced it as a call from God. I am a painter dealing mostly in oils and I love to share my gift through teaching others.

Name: Maria Okon

Postal address: PO Box 318, Kingswood NSW  2747

email address: m_r_s_christos@yahoo.com.au

Website:
http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/mrschristos

Brief profile: " I am an amateur 'icon influenced' Christian painter who is drawn to contemplative prayer. My artistic aim is to make a spiritual image of Christ magnified with scriptural, traditional and personal knowledge of Him. I want to make Him real by painting different concepts of Him. I aim to activate His Presence and lead others to think about Him. Painting gives me the opportunity to praise & adore Him and I rejoice in the cherishing love of my Lord and Saviour. "

Name: John Michael Brain

Postal address: 1 Grasmere Road Neutral Bay NSW 2089

email address: jmbrain@bigpond.net.au

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Name: Ida M Rochester

Postal address: 9 Kapunda Place Belrose NSW 2085

email address: gregvines@optusnet.com.au

Brief profile: Studied with the National School of Art. 5 one-woman shows. Successful with dream-time painting and portrait of Aborigines, sent and sold overseas. A figuritive and portrait painter, working in oils, pastel and watercolour.

Name: Ian Sergeant/Ben Jackson

Postal address: PO Box 1347 Midland WESTERN AUSTRALIA 6056

email address: airworkaust@optusnet.com.au

Brief profile: Iconic paintings and photographs of Australia with handmade frames from Australian Bush timbers.

Name: Russell Kranz

Postal address: 20 Morris cres Bonnells bay NSW 2264

email address:

Brief profile: Exclusively a watercolourist in classic tradition. Large folio of paintings from Australia, Middle East & Europe. Featured frequently in "The Australian Artist".

Name: Anita Roleff

Phone: 0419-584713

Brief profile: I do textured canvas with transparent glazes and gold leaf
I take inspiration from scripture, using shapes and symbols, with an abstract approach. I have won several awards in art shows.
1959-1961 Art studies at Swinburne Art School...Hawthorn
Graduated with a Certificate of Art
Took out top marks in Folio presentation.
Top marks in life and costume drawing, under Scott Pendelbury.
Full marks for design and layout
Joined South Australian Art Society
Had a successful one man exhibition. 1968
Studied pottery & stoneware Peter Petrucelli.
Studied under David Moor 2 years.
Two terms with Malcolm Beattie.
Teaching silk painting, ceramics, weaving, and many other crafts.
I have done charcoal portraits
Joined Basscoast Art Soc. Wanthaggi. 1988

Name: Robyn A Reid

Postal address: 75 Banks Street, East Maitland. NSW 2323

email address: robyn_reid1963@yahoo.com.au

Brief profile: After painting most of my life, I decided to commence a BA in Visual Arts at Newcastle University. This I completed a couple of years ago. Towards the end of my time there, my work became more expressive of my Christian faith. The last couple of years my work has exclusively held either a reflection of this faith or message that I have wanted to communicate to the viewer.

Name: Debbie Rutter

Postal address: 51 Clyburn Street, Canowindra, NSW, 2804

email address: cascadetherapies@dodo.com.au

Brief profile: I write poetry, prose & prayer, self publishing 2 books to reach out to people upon amny stages of their journey. I don't write for profit. This is not labour but love & indeed I feel greatly privedged & blessed to respond as I am called, I claim no credit, I strive to be His instrument. Painting is a new field to me but one I shall develop to extend the love, growth & forgiveness which is the undying unity of all God's people. I wish to create the images of my mind, the emotion of my heart & portray a sense of God's awesomeness. His beauty & presence surrounds us, linking us as surely as The Vine of Christ gathers us all unto Him.

Name: J Eve Punchard

Postal address: PO Box 118 Cooroy QUEENSLAND 4563

email address: jessica49@gmail.com

Brief profile: "I have had an active interest in painting, mainly in oil colours, since early school days. Predominately, enjoy capturing the elements of both still and turbulent water, sky and surrounds. As my father was a boat builder and ships' master, I value the skills and craftsmanship needed in the building of boats, their accompanying gear, tackle and all associated beach and marine life. Prizes and commendations have been awarded for various catagories of subjects including religious, abstract, life, mother baby & child studies, together with land and seascapes from mangrove to gum tree, city historical buildings and country homes.
Four outstanding solo exhibitions in Brisbane, Aspley Hype-Mart & Bribie Island Surf Centre.
Recently moved to Sunshine Coast hinterland and returned to full-time painting after raising her family, community commitments & working as a Business administrator for many years.

Name: Aaron Moore

Postal address: 198 Kiora Rd, Yowie Bay NSW 2228

email address: aaronjames@gmail.com

Brief profile: "Studied at the national Art School, Sydney. Most of my works are large acrylic paintings of Biblical scenes."

Name: Wendy Tsai

Postal address:

email address:  wrtsai@tpg.com.au

Brief profile: I am a Blue Mountains (NSW) resident, involved in my local church, work as an art therapist, and visual artist in my home studio. After several solo and group exhibitions, I continue exploring honest life themes through mixed media as I engage with the world and relationship with God in Jesus. I would love to develop networks, especially as I spend the next couple of years working on a Masters research in Visual Art at ANU. Anyone with some Christian visual arts theorists besides Rookmaker, Schaeffer, Seerveld, Siedell?

Website: www.wendytsai.net.

Name: John Blomfield

Postal address: 74 Central Road, Drysdale, Vic

email address:  blomfield@smartchat.net.au

Brief profile: My artistic journey is a parallel journey to my spiritual journey.  I paint in oils, and although to date my paintings have been traditional landscapes I am constantly seeking to capture in them light and life.  I am currently experimenting with paintings that are a symbolic 'journal' of my spiritual journey, and that come much more from that creative place deep within where God can be encountered.

Website: www.johnblomfield.wordpress.com

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Our prayer is that Christian fellowship amongst Artists will result from this index.

 

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