Second Nature

Posted on April 1, 2017 in event | exhibition

Solo Exhibition, Second Nature, BCM Crucible Gallery, Fortitude Valley, 15th Mar – 10th May.

View online exhibition.

Exhibition Statement

Curated by Danielle Harvey, from Artisan Qld.

Art & Fear

Posted on February 17, 2017 in thoughts

Favourite quotes from “Art & Fear, Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking,” by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

  • “Making art precipates self-doubt, stirring deep waters that lay between what you know you should be, and what you fear you might be”
  • “To all viewers, but yourself, what matters is the product: the finished artwork. To you, and you alone, what matters is the process: the experience of shaping that artwork.”
  • “For you the seed for your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece”
  • “One of the basic and difficult lessons every artists must learn is that even the failed pieces are essential.”
  • “But while you may feel you’re just pretending that you’re an artist, there’s no way to pretend you’re making art.

 

 

Holding Space

Posted on January 31, 2017 in event | exhibition

Solo Exhibition, Holding Space,  Michael Reid Gallery, Murrurundi: 6 Jan – 26 Feb, 2017

 

Michael Reid Murrurundi, “Holding Space” Exhibition.

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Unchatered – The Space Between

Posted on September 14, 2016 in event | exhibition

Joint Exhibition. Annie McIntosh & Amica Whincop. Unchatered, the Space Between, The Garden Haus, Maleny. 15th Sep and 3rd Oct, 2016.

Live art demonstration, 18th Oct, Sun 1:30-4pm

Sunday, 1:30pm – 4pm  demonstrating our art techniques and processes with acrylic, enamel and shellac.  Live music will be humming in the background, and The Garden Cafe  and boutique gift shop will be open for browsing. We are so looking forward to this, and would love to meet you:)

www.thegardenmaleny.com.au

Read more:  Hinterland Times Article, The Gympie Times,

Passions of Powerful Women Project

Posted on September 5, 2016 in projects | collabs, thoughts

Passions of Powerful Women Project, Story 2.0 Amica Whincop. Lara Prenzel Films

“The Passions of Powerful Women Project” 

Artisans @ Work # 3

Posted on August 18, 2016 in projects | collabs

Live Artists Performance, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Thursday 18th August, for The Brisbane Art Prize.

H&MU by Your Serenity – Hair & Beauty Design
Headpiece by The Devoted Milliner
Wardrobe by RACY & LUCKY
Art Work by Amica Whincop Art
At the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts for the Brisbane Art Prize

 

Painting Bubbles

Posted on July 26, 2016 in thoughts

Don’t you just love kids and the way they see things. This observation was made by my daughters friends who often comes to play at our house.  I praised her on the fact that no-one else had told me they look like bubbles before, which was pretty cool as Id like my work have an airy, floating feel to it. I told her I keep painting them, because it I like doing it.“Cool” She said, “Though, maybe you could try triangles next time?”  Ha ha, love it!

It did make me think though, why I choose to anchor my work around organic, circular shapes?   Read More

Artisans @ Work #2

Posted on July 20, 2016 in projects | collabs

Artisans @ Work, ‘Winter Trees on Mary, July 20th ….live Fashion Editorial shoot at 6pm.

Amica Whincop Artcharmaine lyons photographySunshine AdoreWhat’s on in GympieChanelle JayneThe Devoted MillinerRACY & LUCKY Giorgi Ciot

 

Enchanted Art

Posted on June 14, 2016 in press & media
Cultural Flannerie, blog post, June 14, 2016

[cm_callout]AMICA WHINCOPS ENCHANTED ART[/cm_callout]

I am eternally jealous of anyone who experienced an English upbringing. As a kid, I had an intense love of all things Enid Blyton, and was desperate for my Gold Coast childhood to feature more enchanted forests and misty cliffs. I mean, the beach is pretty and all, but who doesn’t want a Magic Faraway Tree in their neighbourhood?

Sunshine Coast artist Amica Whincop knows exactly what I mean. Having grown up along the rugged coastline of the Isle of Wight, she became fascinated early on by the beauty and fragility of the wildlife and ecosystems that surrounded her. Made up of soft cliffs, sea ledges and pebbled banks, her home county was a site of diverse wildlife and world protected landscapes that inspired the environmental awareness now evident in her work. Global travel and emigration to Australia only heightened this connection, with each new vista providing unique inspiration for an art practice as organic and spontaneous as the environment itself.

Once the chaos of the initial stages has been resolved, Amica regains control of her process by working white paint into the composition to define edges and lift underlying layers to the fore. This tension between positive and negative space becomes an integral part of the work as Whincop strives to find the perfect balance between her constructed and organic process. The result is a vast canvas of undulating gemstones that, when seen up close, glow like fire opals in a belt of Cooper Pedy sandstone, each one as magical and enchanted as Blyton’s Faraway Tree.

Amica’s work can be seen as part of The Ambience Store Project until 27 June 2016.

By Carrie McCarthay, Cultural Flanerie

Ambience Store Project

Posted on June 2, 2016 in event | exhibition

Created in conjunction with Queensland design institution Ambience Store, this event will make accessible the very best of Australia’s unrepresented contemporary artists to audiences, collectors and commentators alike.

Featuring 30 artists across nine specially curated exhibitions, The Ambience Store Project will provide a rare opportunity for emerging and mid‐career art practitioners to have their work seen in both a commercial and cultural context.

Featured artists include Caroline V Watson, Jeremy Eden, Gabrielle Jones, Amica Whincop, Millie Bartlett, Andy Harwood, Elisha Rei, Nancy Constandelia, Sue Beyer and Gary Abkin.

The Ambience Store Project
Ambience Store, 52 Doggett Street, Newstead

Write ups: Indulge Magazine, Brisbane Art Guide