Hunting for George are back at it again, this time with their 2017 Hunting Collective.
I have showcased this incredible business many times on my blog, and couldn’t wait to share this latest instalment with you!
So what is The Hunting Collective?
It is an initiative “dedicated to showcasing the work of local artists”, Hunting for George Co-founder and Brand Director Glade-Wright shares with me.
The Hunting Collective is now in its 3 rd year and this time round they showcasing original artworks by Melbourne based artist, Rowena Martinich in their Richmond Showroom.
If you’re a colour nut and can’t get enough of it in your life , then this is the exhibition for you!
Rowena is renowned for her use of radiant explosive use colour, there are now rules. Her vibrant abstract paintings have received international acclaim with her works gracing many buildings. “Her works major public art projects have been created in Istanbul, Turkey, Xian Yang, China, and residencies and exhibitions in Prato, Italy and Lyon, France. Closer to home, Martinich has injected life and colour into city centres as well as into regional Australia, completing large-scale murals in otherwise isolated communities,” Lucy shares.
This exhibition showcases a new direction in Rowena’s works, as she explains; “With my new body of work there has been a slight departure from the dripping walls of colour that a lot of people know. I’ve worked primarily on the floor, bringing the canvases off the wall. I always hope my paintings end up in a home where someone really appreciates them. Where they get uplifted by the colours, and the feeling and energy that goes into the paintings.” I have visited Rowena’s studio and can visualise the entire floor and walls bursting with colour.
The Hunting Collective is a passion project pioneered by Hunting for George Co-founder and Brand Director Lucy Glade-Wright. “The Hunting Collective means a great deal to me. I have always been fascinated by the creative process and the Hunting Collective allows me to explore the processes of some of Australia’s most talented artists. Our main objective behind this project is to document and share these creative stories in a bid to inspire a new collection of Australian talent.” Lucy Glade-Wright.
All the works in Martinich’s upcoming exhibition will be available in store and online at Hunting for George.
The Hunting Collective Exhibition details;
When: Thursday 20th July until Saturday 29th July; 12 – 6pm,
Where; The Hunting For George Showroom – 31 Wangaratta Street Richmond.
I’ll be viewing the collection on Wednesday night & can’t wait!
Maybe I’ll see you there!