Giveaway! Tickets to Art Melbourne 2012

Image - Lisa Madigan Earthen Rupture, Oil on Linen

Artist Lisa Madigan, who you may recall was profiled on the site here, is participating in the annual Art Melbourne affordable art fair at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton this year. The fair runs from 24-27 May 2012 and Lisa is generously offering us CWC-ers some free passes to attend the event. Plus of course the opportunity to  meet up with Lisa, have a chat & view & purchase pieces from her new collection!

As well as displays by many well known artists, Art Melbourne features live music at the Opening & on Friday night by musicians of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. What a wonderful start to the weekend, soaking up the great atmosphere with original art {all available for purchase} & great live music! More information can be found here on the Art Melbourne site.

Up for grabs is:

2 x two tickets to the Opening Night

2 x two tickets to Friday Night Live

2 x two tickets for entry any time over the weekend

So, there will be 6 winners all up. Leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Wednesday 16 May (including your email address) and winners will be chosen at random. Update: Winners have been notified, thanks for entering!

Read on for some more info about Lisa's latest collection...

Image - Lisa Madigan White Ecstasy, Oil on Linen

My practice as a painter revolves in & around the expression of an honest, raw, beauty. Deeply inspired by nature I'm drawn to communicate the essence that thrives in the ever shifting momentum of light, seasons change, transitions, the idea that nothing is permanent but we can be lost forever in a single moment.

There's always a double edge, beauty cannot exist without having tasted something a little darker at some point & my work will always be about that depth of experience, not a superficial exposure of the pretty or the nice but an authentic expression of real experience & baring witness, depth & grit.

There always seems to be that thread & dance between the tangible, that essence of the earth & what grounds us & then also of the ethereal, an essence, a grand allusion, an inner connotation, a filter if you will from my external & internal rummagings that then extracts through into my work.

Showcasing my new body of work WILD AT HEART, I am indeed that, letting loose in my natural habitat of my studio & the direct line between existence & the canvas.

WILD AT HEART takes me into my wilderness, that adventure within that culminates in an explosive measure of pigment & placement on linen. It's an immediate & timeless exploration of what it means to be both in a beautiful & grande but also fragile natural environment, along with a direct reflection of the adventures I embark upon within. These pieces are the liberation & translation of those ever transient moments of pure sensation & substance. Moments that last but a flash but resonate for much longer. Plucking at the heart strings to unleash a new scherzo of honesty, immediacy, beauty.