now showing > pete goodlet

10 06 2011

At Muskvale, on the edge of Daylesford, Pete Goodlet paints in his violet coloured studio, an original miner’s cottage. Pete’s whimsical paintings invite you to share his observations and perspectives of the world and the characters inhabiting it.

Pete’s paintings are full of joy and the celebration of life and just looking at them can make you smile. Pete has lived and travelled to many places along the East coast of Australia. Many of his paintings reflect time enjoyed in places as diverse as Apollo Bay, St.Kilda, Sydney, Daylesford, Noosa Heads and Murwillumbah, and one day has plans to have a large garden in the sub-tropics.

Pete lives in Daylesford with his partner David. Pete also draws inspiration from his large family and two great kids, Jack & Lily and Thelma Louise his very funny dog!

Pete has five artworks on display and for sale at one hundredth gallery until 26 June 2011.


now showing > mark hammon

9 06 2011

With a lithographic background spanning 18 years, Mark has an acute ability to use colour with both a meticulous and creative attention to detail.

Understanding colour and its creative possibilities is Mark’s self-confessed obsession.  Mark is frequently inspired by photos, colour schemes, music, lyrics, indigenous art and culture, street art, and observations of human interaction.  From this he formulates multiple ideas, sometimes ‘playing’ with them for years, until he is ready to commit them to a piece of tangible art.

Technology is an integral part of art and society, however although Mark is proficient in its use lithographically, he prefers to use original methods and techniques artistically.  Detecting the originality in a single piece of art is paramount to Mark’s process.  Mark wants you to be able to see that each one of his works has been created by human hands.

The craft, diligence, research, skill, and time invested in making each piece of art is what Mark enjoys doing the most.  Mark gets immense satisfaction from creating his art with a free, expressive, and unrestriced mindset.  Mark doesn’t box himself in within one particular style.  Instead he works in many mediums, always experimenting with old and new techniques.  One day he is designing a child’s bedroom mural, the next he is creating a thematic exhibition, and in between he is designing tattoos for private clients.

Commissions motivate me Mark to create a work of desire, personal to the client, that is enjoyed and inspiring.  Each piece of Mark’s artwork is representative of his need to put a little bit of himself into the result.

“I become bored easily doing one style of art, and usually have multiple projects on the go to keep interested’ – Mark Hammon

Mark has five artworks on display and for sale at one hundredth gallery until 26 June 2011.

now showing > brian mangano

8 06 2011

Growing up in north western Victoria near Swan Hill, Brian Mangano exhibited a natural eye for capturing cityscapes and landscapes.  He keeps some photographs taken with his MZ-30 in his desk drawer to remind him where he came from.  Just before his 18th birthday, he left home and began a journey that lead him to Melbourne two and a half years later; looking for work and stumbling into the corporate lifestyle.

Some nine years after moving to Melbourne, Brian decided it was time to escape the corporate slave trade and get back to the place he enjoyed being most; behind the camera.  Somewhat reluctantly he purchased his first digital SLR, and then another.  He keeps the MZ-30 in his bag loaded with black and white film and a nifty 50 attached.  Just in case.

Brian is now on a new journey, camera in hand and suits donated to Vinnie’s, establishing himself as a photographer and artist.  Combining the technologies of the digital age with his naturally creative eye, contemporary landscape and cityscape photography is being merged with High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging to produce some truly spectacular work.

Bucking the trend of idolising photographers and artist from afar, Brian Mangano cites John Williamson as a major influence on his current work.  “Most people my age are keen to get out of this place and look at what the rest of the world has to offer, but there’s so much beauty and wonder right under their noses.  He sings about it what a great Country we live in, and I hope capture it at least half as brilliantly.  Maybe even a few of my generation will take some time to have a look at it themselves one day.”

Brian has eight artworks on display and for sale at one hundredth gallery until 26 June 2011.

we’re on (small) again today!

8 06 2011

and this time, we’re one of their favourite things!

realise your dream > arts frontier

7 06 2011

Over the past nine years, the British Council Realise Your Dream programme has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s leading creative industry prizes.

Renowned for recognising Australia’s most promising emerging talent, Realise Your Dream nurtures Australian creatives through targeted career development in the UK creative industries. By tapping into a wide network of the UK’s finest practitioners, the British Council helps open doors to the experiences winners most need to develop professionally and creatively while making lasting UK connections that will inform their work for years to come.

So far, 40 awardees have travelled to the UK with Realise Your Dream, many of whom attribute their continued successes in the creative industries to the learning and connections made whilst in the UK.

The Prize

There are five Realise Your Dream awards up for grabs in 2011. Winners will receive:

  • $8000 cash as a NAB Cash Passport to assist with expenses in the UK
  • A return Virgin Atlantic economy flight to London
  • A tailored professional development programme, devised in consultation with the British Council

Who can enter?

Realise Your Dream is open to citizens and permanent residents of Australia in their emerging years of professional creative practice. This means that you should be working within the first 10 years of your career – or since you finished your undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

They’re looking for applicants who show innovation and leadership in their field, can demonstrate their creative potential, and have a clear vision for their practice and for how it will benefit from a professional development trip to the UK.

Applicants must be holders of, or eligible for, a passport and any necessary visas for the UK.

Any place. Any thing. Any age.

The British Council believes that dreams can be as unique and diverse as our applicants are. Realise Your Dream doesn’t try to put creativity in boxes or limit its definition. They’re open to applications from emerging practitioners working or studying across the spectrum of creative fields including visual arts, design, architecture, music, digital media and performing arts. Applicants are encouraged from all corners of Australia and people of any age can apply.

Applications close 6pm Monday 4 July 2011.  For more information, please see

now showing > janicke johansen

6 06 2011

Janicke Johansen is a practising artist and designer with many years of study in both the Arts and Design Industries including a Visual Arts Degree and certificates in Interior Design and Desktop Publishing. She is also currently working part time as a primary teacher.

Janicke’s work is interpretive and modern combining textures, patterns and intense colours to create emotive responses to her immediate environment and emotional memory. There are recurring themes such as people, buildings scapes, flora and fauna that emerge from her work, often with a quirky and childlike innocence about them.

With concerns about current environmental issues, Janicke is determined to limit her impact on the earth by reducing, reusing and recycling resources such as water, paper and electricity.  Her ambition is to continue to limit further environmental impact and to pass on this message to current and future artists.

Janicke has four artworks on display and for sale at one hundredth gallery until 26 June 2011.

now showing > mark harman

1 06 2011

Mark has always been interested in art, colour, lines, textures and the aesthetic, having been an artist all through high school. But it wasn’t until a year backpacking overseas that he fell in love with the medium of photography. And it wasn’t until more recently that he started to become serious and dream of it as a career. He loves photography so much because of its versatility. To some it’s just a
memory prompter; to others it’s a historic record and to others art. Being able to find interest in the mundane is a challenge he enjoys.

Mark loves light and what it does: the shadows and reflections it casts, the negative and positive shapes, and the mood inherent in different times of the day. His biggest influences are the world around him; be it landscapes, colour, texture, macro, city streets, abstract urban fragments. Mark says he’s currently obsessed with Depth of Field and the beauty of bokeh, whether it helps tell a story by focusing the viewer’s attention or simply creates a smooth and silky background. He currently resides in Melbourne and loves the city for its art and sculptures.  He has also become obsessed with Japan after numerous visits, and the photographic opportunities that abound in a country obsessed with the aesthetic as well.

Mark has four artworks on display and for sale at one hundredth gallery until 26 June 2011.