Saturday
Oct132012

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012

Perth Studio Exhibition:

In April, 2012 a major body of work was presented for exhibition from the studios of Leon Pericles in Mosman Park.

Leon has been working on a new concept of artwork and at the same time producing a book reflecting recent and current works.  This culminated in the showing of a large body of work, both new and recent.

‘OPHTHALMIC CONFECTION” is the title of the exhibition as well as the newly published book of his work in general and in particular the three dimensional multi faceted and painted works mounted on a rotating plinth and viewed as a tabletop sculpture.

A record number of visitors to the Mosman Park studio reflected the interest in this remarkable body of work.

Broome Artist in Residence August/Sept 2012

Between 20th and 30th August 2012 we spent 10 days in the delightful setting of the Cable Beach Club Resort.

The northern corner of the boardwalk of the Resort was converted to a temporary studio in which Leon created new paintings inspired by the environs of the Resort and Broome.

For the period, many people passed through the Pericles corner adorned with books, paraphernalia, and art works including the new Ophthalmic Confection works and took the opportunity to view the mini exhibition on show and to chat to Leon as he worked.

At the same time a full exhibition was on show at the Gecko Gallery in Broome town centre.  Belinda Cornish from Gecko Gallery hung a beautiful collection of Leon’s paintings and limited edition works.

This combination was excellent and we enjoyed a successful exhibition in town and the in-house residency at the Cable beach Club Resort.

Mosman Park Studios

Some changes to our studio staff with Anne Barnetson leaving and Sally Longley joining.

Peter Blake still maintains a high level of framing in the workshop and Moira McDermont and Sally bring an experience with highly honed fine art skills.  Tiffany Hill maintains her measured pace of management and book keeping and good humour to keep it all rolling smoothly.

East Coast Representative

Helen Turpin continues to represent the work of Leon Pericles in NSW.  Her long serving role as Agent in NSW has been a remarkable journey and her commitment and persistence in this role has resulted in Leon Pericles becoming a well known artist in that state.  In spite of a general ‘art malaise’ in NSW (evidenced by many galleries closing) we continue to maintain all efforts to show and to promote the work of Leon Pericles on the east coast.

To all galleries currently representing Leon Pericles,  we thank you.

Moira Pericles          

Oct 2012

 

 

Thursday
Jul192012

Artist in residency in Broome at the Cable Beach Club Resort

From the 20th to 30th of August 2012 Leon will be artist in residence at the Cable Beach Club Resort in Broome. Visitors welcome on the boardwalk near the main cafe

Concurrently a collection of new work and work from the very successfull Ophthalmic Confection exhibition in April at Pericles Studios will be on show at the Gecko Gallery at 9 Short Street in downtown Broome.

Hope to see you at either venue! Thanks Leon and Moria Pericles

 

Friday
Apr062012

Exhibition: 'Ophthalmic Confection'

Opening night by invitation only - please contact the studio on (08) 9286 1959

Friday
Apr062012

Yin & Yang Article

Recent 'Yin & Yang' article published in the Weekend Magazine from The West Australian Newspaper.

Wednesday
Dec072011

"It'll Be Huge In The Morning"

Announcing a new art work celebrating the joy and thrill of surfing created by Leon Pericles

 

Title: "It'll be Huge in the Morning"
Medium: Etching, mixed media, collage
Size: 600 x 900mm
Price: $2500

This remarkable new work is hot off the press...

We invite you to enter the world of Leon Pericles in his fanciful and factual depiction of the wonderful world of surfing. From the map of hot spots of global surfing to the convoy of diehard, committed surfers around the world in search for the ultimate ride, this art work will whet the appetite of those who dream of waves.

Indulge for a moment as you transport yourself through Pericles imaginings and appreciate the creativity, humour and celebration of this obsession.