Monday, April 7, 2014
Heys kids so its a new month a we got a new art exhibtion going on at the Abbotsford lentils right featuring the amazing talent of vegan Make up artist Elvis Schmoulianoff whose work is inspired by various themes particulary the human body . when asked to  explain her work elvis had this to say 
'There's something very special about working with the human canvas and there's a quite unique kind of platonic intimacy to the process - it is alive, it moves, it breathes, it reacts to your work and it embodies it. Once the last brushstroke is complete your art takes on a life of its own and there is something so thrilling and magical about this that I am constantly finding myself compelled to create.
 
The transformative properties of makeup are absolutely amazing and I find that inspiration is present in almost everything. Every job or personal project takes me on a completely unique journey - whether it be channelling the sumptuous feminine beauty of Art Noveau on a photoshoot or going skeleton crazy at an apocalyptic festival in the English countryside - each provides opportunities to learn and develop as an artist  and individual while  working closely with amazing creative people  - I can’t imagine any other job being as much fun!
 
As the majority of my painting is transient, photography plays an absolutely integral role in what I do - without it much of my work would be lost forever, washed down a variety of plugholes never to return… I have had the great fortune of collaborating with some amazing photographers and some I didn’t quite share the same visions with: it is due to both that I decided to start playing with capturing images of my work for myself. This has started to open doors into a whole new world of creative possibilities  and I very much look forward to the day that I can afford a proper camera and really step through that looking glass.
 
Lastly it is important to remember that creative expression should never come at the cost of another’s wellbeing and right to a pain and fear free life. For that reason that I have committed to using products that are cruelty free products and vegan too wherever possible.’
Elvis’s work will up for the whole month of april so come on down and immmerse yourself in the beautiful colourful world of Elvis schmoulianoff.

Heys kids so its a new month a we got a new art exhibtion going on at the Abbotsford lentils right featuring the amazing talent of vegan Make up artist Elvis Schmoulianoff whose work is inspired by various themes particulary the human body . when asked to  explain her work elvis had this to say 

'There's something very special about working with the human canvas and there's a quite unique kind of platonic intimacy to the process - it is alive, it moves, it breathes, it reacts to your work and it embodies it. Once the last brushstroke is complete your art takes on a life of its own and there is something so thrilling and magical about this that I am constantly finding myself compelled to create.

 

The transformative properties of makeup are absolutely amazing and I find that inspiration is present in almost everything. Every job or personal project takes me on a completely unique journey - whether it be channelling the sumptuous feminine beauty of Art Noveau on a photoshoot or going skeleton crazy at an apocalyptic festival in the English countryside - each provides opportunities to learn and develop as an artist  and individual while  working closely with amazing creative people  - I can’t imagine any other job being as much fun!

 

As the majority of my painting is transient, photography plays an absolutely integral role in what I do - without it much of my work would be lost forever, washed down a variety of plugholes never to return… I have had the great fortune of collaborating with some amazing photographers and some I didn’t quite share the same visions with: it is due to both that I decided to start playing with capturing images of my work for myself. This has started to open doors into a whole new world of creative possibilities  and I very much look forward to the day that I can afford a proper camera and really step through that looking glass.

 

Lastly it is important to remember that creative expression should never come at the cost of another’s wellbeing and right to a pain and fear free life. For that reason that I have committed to using products that are cruelty free products and vegan too wherever possible.’

Elvis’s work will up for the whole month of april so come on down and immmerse yourself in the beautiful colourful world of Elvis schmoulianoff.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Heres a few more images of from our current art exhibition by stunning artist Samuel Hardidge  thats up in abbotsford lentils right now  til the end of march …come check it out before it flies away .

see the facebook invite for all the deets https://www.facebook.com/events/793522170676995/

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hey yall ! so its march now and we gots some new art up in our Abottsford site this month in the form of these beautiful oil painting by the talented Samuel Hardidge who will up for the whole month of march  for your viewing pleasure come check it !!!.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Heres another lil pic for you all from our current art exhibition going on right now by the very talented artist Linke whose work is inspired by struggle and stories . Its up for the whole of february if you havent seen it already come check it out :)

Heres another lil pic for you all from our current art exhibition going on right now by the very talented artist Linke whose work is inspired by struggle and stories . Its up for the whole of february if you havent seen it already come check it out :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
So it’s another new month so that’s means another new artist at the Abbotsford lentil as anything site. This months artist is the very talented artist Linke ( trudy Loban)  Linke is . 
 an Indigenous artist and photographer based in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. Her works span stencil art, street photography, digital art and upcycled pieces.
Global built environments and back alleys inspire her. But more than just the physical form, many of linke’s works seek to encapsulate the stories and struggles lurking in these communities. Also, a love of the quirky means her works can squeeze in ironic and humorous overtones.
linke’s Indigenous heritage and the stories of the Torres Strait Islands also heavily influences her work. Having grown up and lived predominantly in cities, her artistic take on these stories is more contemporary.
 Trudys exhibition will be up for the the month of February . All works are for sale and are pay as you feel . Please ask manager if you wish to buy anything. 
Enjoy

So it’s another new month so that’s means another new artist at the Abbotsford lentil as anything site. This months artist is the very talented artist Linke ( trudy Loban) Linke is .
an Indigenous artist and photographer based in Fitzroy North, Melbourne. Her works span stencil art, street photography, digital art and upcycled pieces.

Global built environments and back alleys inspire her. But more than just the physical form, many of linke’s works seek to encapsulate the stories and struggles lurking in these communities. Also, a love of the quirky means her works can squeeze in ironic and humorous overtones.

linke’s Indigenous heritage and the stories of the Torres Strait Islands also heavily influences her work. Having grown up and lived predominantly in cities, her artistic take on these stories is more contemporary.

Trudys exhibition will be up for the the month of February . All works are for sale and are pay as you feel . Please ask manager if you wish to buy anything.
Enjoy

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Here’s a little sneak peak of the exhibition thats going to put up tonight in our abbotsford convent site. This is beautiful peice called happy hat boy by our linke.

Here’s a little sneak peak of the exhibition thats going to put up tonight in our abbotsford convent site. This is beautiful peice called happy hat boy by our linke.

Sunday, January 5, 2014
Theres no better way to start off a new a year than with some art and it gives lentils great pleasure to introduce our new artist for the month Lauren Ottaway .  when asked to discribe her this is what the artist had to say about her work
"After a prolonged absence from painting (since high school), I created an abstract piece similar to this body of work for a friend as a gift two years ago. Since then, I have not been able put my paintbrush down.
I have always loved reading, writing and being around art, though now I find myself spending most of my spare time creating art. I have noticed a shift in myself and now live and breathe art; any chance I get now I devote to creating. I think this emerging artist has always been inside of me, and I’m very grateful that we are now getting to know each other better.
This is my first complete body of work and it displays what I can do naturally with colour, shapes, composition and balance.

I create the abstract paintings because I love to share them; I get the most satisfaction when people study them and point out shapes that resemble different objects to them. I hope this body of work achieves the same thing with a larger-scale audience, and people find themselves interacting with my art and creating their own images within my paintings. “
The lovely Lauren’s work will up for the whole of January at our Abottsford site . If you like more information about our artist this month please come check out her website at www.laurenottawayart.com
All works are for sale and go towards to helping the artist continue there practice, so come support the arts an come check out some great art next time your down at lentils…

Theres no better way to start off a new a year than with some art and it gives lentils great pleasure to introduce our new artist for the month Lauren Ottaway .  when asked to discribe her this is what the artist had to say about her work

"After a prolonged absence from painting (since high school), I created an abstract piece similar to this body of work for a friend as a gift two years ago. Since then, I have not been able put my paintbrush down.

I have always loved reading, writing and being around art, though now I find myself spending most of my spare time creating art. I have noticed a shift in myself and now live and breathe art; any chance I get now I devote to creating. I think this emerging artist has always been inside of me, and I’m very grateful that we are now getting to know each other better.

This is my first complete body of work and it displays what I can do naturally with colour, shapes, composition and balance.

I create the abstract paintings because I love to share them; I get the most satisfaction when people study them and point out shapes that resemble different objects to them. I hope this body of work achieves the same thing with a larger-scale audience, and people find themselves interacting with my art and creating their own images within my paintings. “

The lovely Lauren’s work will up for the whole of January at our Abottsford site . If you like more information about our artist this month please come check out her website at www.laurenottawayart.com

All works are for sale and go towards to helping the artist continue there practice, so come support the arts an come check out some great art next time your down at lentils…

Lentils would like to everyone who came to the art opening of our January artist Lauren ottaway at our abbotsford site last night it was extremely sucessful and we loads of people turn up . we even made a few sales . The artist was extremely happy as we were we with the turn out so thanks once again and to all you lovely people who haven’t seen it yet the art exhibition will be up for the whole of January so please come check it out

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ART OPENING AT ABBOTSFORD LENTILS THIS SATURDAY

Hey lovely people to celebrate the new year we are kicking off our art space at Abbotsford with a new artist the talented Lauren Ottaway and t really get the ball rolling we are having  art opening

heres the link https://www.facebook.com/events/713175788717233/?ref=22 all are welcome hope to see you all there

Thursday, December 19, 2013

hey guys heres a few more pictures from the current art exhibition thats showing in our Abbottsford site right now  by artist neroli henderson. these peices are created with emboidery , fabric and textured fibers and reprsent a whole host of themes close to the artist heart. you can see these and others at abbottsford lentils for the whole of December . All works are For sale and help supprort the Artist Continue her amazing work. so please come check it out while your feasting on our amazing food