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Colourful Expressions: Three Vibrant Art Forms Combined

Press Release   •   Jul 18, 2013 16:42 SGT

Unique Exhibition of photography, abstract painting and music
Kooka Café: 24 July – 29 September 2013

Singapore, 18 July – Three Australian artists – a painter, photographer, and musician, are coming together to merge their various art forms in a journey to explore and redefine notions of colour. Their exhibition, Colourful Expressions, will be opening in Singapore on the 24th July, and they are inviting friends and fans of those three distinct art forms to join them in this unique experience.

Abstract artist Robyn Saurine, photographer Gordon Carlyle, and singer-songwriter Peter Fogarty will be coming together for the first time in this special exhibition opening. Colourful Expressions will be a presentation of a series of their vibrant artworks, portraying diverse perspectives, and done in an abstract, edgy style. Through this collaboration, all three artists will be showcasing their love for colour, which drives each of their art styles and media in varying ways.

“I’ve always loved colour,” said Saurine. “When I was younger I starting expressing this interest through hair colours, and actually completed a hairdressing vocational course while at high school.” Robyn Saurine has come a long way since her hairdressing course, pushing the limits to explore the world of texture, colour and collage. Her paintings are mainly texture experimental using mixed media and acrylic.

Alongside Robyn’s paintings, Gordon Carlyle’s photographs will use brilliant colours to portray the natural world in thought-provoking and inspiring way. “I would like people to see both the simplicity and complexity of the natural world,” he said, “and how it can be presented in a way that is somewhat abstract without losing its inherent beauty.”

 

Robyn Saurine’s experimental paintings will be displayed alongside Gordon’s photographs of the natural world in a brilliant sea of colours.

Musician Peter Fogarty will be playing at the exhibition opening, providing an aural feast to pair with the visual stimulations from Robyn’s paintings and Gordon’s photographs. While his art form is non-visual, Peter believes that he still portrays colour through his music.

“Colour is life. Colour occurs in all forms of art, be it visual or aural. The colour and the texture of what we perceive is what give our lives reference,” Peter says.

The three artists’ collaboration will begin on the 24 July at 6:30pm at Kooka Café, a cosy Australian café tucked in a corner of Purvis Street. The unique showcase will run for 9 weeks.

Location:

Kooka Café 18 Purvis Street, Singapore 188597

Nearest MRT stations: Bugis or Cityhall

Opening Reception:
6:30pm on 24 July 2013

General Opening Hours:
Tue - Thu: 10:30am – 7pm

Fri - Sat: 10:30am – 10pm

Sun: 10:30am – 6pm

Website & Catalogue: colourfulexpression.wordpress.com

For more images and information, please contact:

June Nyu, +65 92383146 / june@preciouscomms.com
Liang Hwei, +65 90013827 / lianghwei@preciouscomms.com

About the artists:

Gordon Carlyle is a photographer/ photojournalist who currently works for a global corporation in IT. He was born in Australia and has lived in various locations in Australia, The Netherlands and for the last three and a half years Singapore. Gordon has travelled extensively for work and leisure and as such brings a global perspective to his work. Gordon’s photography and writing reflect the many different perspectives of the world and tend to focus on more remote and unusual locations often seeking the abstract in the natural world.

Gordon Carlyle started his photographic journey as a 12-year-old when he was given a camera for his birthday.  His photography style is selective, offers different perspectives and intends to be thought provoking and inspiring while portraying natural beauty.

'There is always another perspective' - As a photographer this is the byline by which he operates. Travel and the combination of his two great recreational loves, photography and off road motorcycle riding, present an opportunity like no other to explore different perspectives.

Robyn Saurine is an abstract artist who currently works in a multinational organisation in IT. She was born in NSW Australia, has lived in various locations along the Australian east coast and the last four years in Singapore.

Art for Robyn is as vital as breathing and keeps her grounded. She likes to organise group exhibitions and enjoys working with others and loves the variety that comes from each person’s unique style. Robyn has exhibited work in small shows in Australia and last year ran a group charity fund raiser with a number of emerging artists in the “What Makes You Happy?!” art event at Marina Bay Financial Centre.

Robyn has studied photography, pencil drawing, and most recently abstract art at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore, where she was awarded the highest grade obtainable on completion.

Peter Fogarty is an IT professional for a large global corporation by day and a singer songwriter by night. He was born in Australia and has worked in many locations. He spent the last three and a half years working in Singapore and bouncing between here and Brisbane, Australia.

Having played in bands in Australia in his youth, his hectic work travel schedule over the five years has resulted in his solo work capturing the feelings and thoughts as he travels. A troubadour at heart, a travelling minstrel, he currently gigs regularly in a number of locations around Singapore and Brisbane and is currently finalising the production of his first solo album here in Singapore, due in September 2013.


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