Creative spaces

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A while back now, I went to a great studio party of the painter Aaron Kinnane. It got me thinking about the importance of creative spaces and the artist studio, not only for artists but stimulation for society as a whole, as seen by the blossoming of studio artist trials in Sydney, books, blogs etc, celebrating the creative space. Aaron’s studio is a quirky inspiring warehouse in the Inner West of Sydney. His new paintings were on display with plenty of interesting vistas for the creatively inspired. There doesnt seem to be enough of this, the individual, the expressive and the makeshift, all created on a shoe string, with no stylist in sight!

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Aaron’s¬†latest work on display, landscape inspired paintings with layers of thick impasto paint.

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The workbench area of the studio, for stretching canvases etc. One of Aaron’s inventive sculptures/candelabra in the foreground, with a beautifully poetic use of found materials.

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Vistas and views in the studio, with assemblage and arrangements of found materials; a piano, a sound recording area, sculptural objects derived from furniture, nick nacks, idea boards, and arranged objects.

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Films projected onto the iconic garage roller door, to create a unique screening area

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View from the kitchen/BQ to the studio entrance, and the use of found timber and timber packaging crates to create cubby like areas, almost like a tree house. I think this is one of the elements that makes this space so intriguing, the reminiscence or reminder of childhood.

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The garden, with found materials and lighting.