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Quilling is coming to SO:ME at South Melbourne Markets.

February 12, 2019

SO:ME is the artisan space of the South Melbourne Markets.  This is my FAVOURITE space in Melbourne and its the first stop on the 'See my Melbourne' agenda for any friends visiting from interstate or overseas.  I cannot wait to share with you all the new pieces I am busy creating. Best news is that I will be there for the whole month of April, with includes the Easter long weekend, so bring the family for the best food, art, homewares and clothing Melbourne has to offer.

'Paper Round' by Justine Kuran

January 01, 2020

Melbourne artist Justine Kuran launched her first solo exhibition, ‘Paper Round’,  last month.  Her unique works wowed the crowd at the opening night, held at Glen Eira City Council Gallery in Caulfield.

A Paper Round to Astound

June 05, 2018

WHEN Justine Kuran bought a quilling kit from a two dollar shop, she did not dream that she would become a master of the art form — much less, that she would be launching her first solo exhibition just five years later.

Justine Kuran presents her ‘Paper Round’ Exhibition 31 May -June 17

June 09, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending Justine’s opening night thanks to Helen Reizer from HRPR with a star studded Melbourne Audience who were absolutely amazed at the work and time that had gone into creating these truly breathtaking three dimensional designs made only from paper. There are only a handful of commercial quilling artists in Australia and our Melbourne girl Justine Kuran is one of them.

My first Solo Exhibition!!!

January 01, 2020

After a year of working almost exclusively towards my dream, my first solo exhibition is almost here.

 

31 May - 17 June

Glen Eira City Council Art Gallery

Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield

(Entrance and parking on Glen Eira Road)

FREE FLOOR TALK

Friday, 15 June at 12.30 

CLick on link below to RSVP

I invite you to come to the Glen Eira City Council Art Gallery in Melbourne to see what I've been working on.  This exhibition is a huge departure from my earlier works.  My new pieces are more contemporary, with a nod to some iconic artworks, artists and symbols, and I have been playing with new colour combinations and different techniques.  

A percentage of every sale at my exhibition will go to support two NCJWA programs that are very dear to my heart. The first is the JAM project, a mentoring program for year 9 girls and the second is Caring Mums, another mentoring program that supports vulnerable new mothers.

Most artworks will be available for sale both before and during the exhibition. Enquiries welcome.

Jane Seymour

January 01, 2020

Late last year I was commissioned to create a piece of art for legendary actress, artist and philanthropist, Jane Seymour.  This design was taken from a painting by Jane from her 'Open Hearts' collection.  I took some creative licence by inverting the design, a nod to the times we are living in - that there is always more than one way to see something.  This image is also the logo for her Open Hearts Foundation.  Making this and meeting Jane was such a joy and a privilege, and special because I also have my own 'Open Hearts' series of hamsas.    I love the words that inspire her foundation - "Open hears reflects life's joys, heartaches and inspirations and symbolises that only when you can love yourself and keep your heart open are you able to give and receive love."

Australian Prime Minister, John Howard

March 15, 2017

Following the success of the piece I created for the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, I was asked to design and create another piece for the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard.  Mr Howard was the Prime Minister who, in the wake of the devastating Port Arthur tragedy, vowed that it would never happen again, and introduced a firearm buy-back scheme.  Since then, we have had NO mass murders.  I believe it is one of the greatest legacies of any Australian political administration, so I was thrilled to create this map of Australia for him.

Nissarana Gallery, Hastings Street, Noosa

March 01, 2017

If, like me, you have a vision board, you will know how very exciting it is when something you have dreamed about actually comes true.  This happened to me in January on a side trip to Noosa in Queensland.

I love popping in to galleries, especially when I see works of artists I love and admire.  Well David Kracov is one of my all-time favourites, and when in New York a few years back, I bought one of his pieces - the most I have ever paid for a piece of art.  Anyway...

 

While I was talking with the gallery owner I mentioned that I was an artist, showed her my work, and she instantly asked to represent me. ME!!! When I deliver the first 6 pieces this Saturday, I will be an actual gallery-represented artist.  Check out my Facebook page for updates on pieces that will be for sale in the gallery.

Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper

March 01, 2017

A while back I was asked to design and create a special piece for the former Prime Minister of Canada, the Honorable Mr Stephen Harper.  I went to meet him and hear him speak and he was brilliant and absolutely lovely.  

 

I put a lot of thought into this piece. I wanted to create something masculine and patriotic.  It included over 400 components, each individually hand-rolled over approximately 25 hours. I crafted this piece to celebrate our two countries, the maple leaf, so recognisable as the symbol of Canada and its flag, and recreated it in the colours of Australia; the yellow wattle, our floral emblem, the green eucalyptus of our native trees, the burnt orange of our glorious sunsets, the off-white sands of our pristine beaches, the red of outback Uluru, the gold to symbolise our precious metals and our 'gold rush' history, and the brown and tan of indigenous art drawings, then framed in Victorian Ash, a sustainable hardwood grown in the Southern and mountain ranges of Australia. 

It's always a nervous wait to see if someone you don't know, likes something you have put your heart and soul into.  I didn't have to wait long, Mr Harper tweeted a photo of the artwork to all his followers and a few days later sent me a lovely personal email telling me how much he and his wife appreciated the effort and thought that went into such a piece.  

Goldie Hawn

November 13, 2016

I can't tell you how excited I was when I was asked to create a special piece to celebrate the birthday and visit to Australia of a Hollywood ICON!  

 

EVERYONE LOVES Goldie, so it seemed fitting to create a heart , the universal symbol of love, and to fill it with flowers and butterflies in the warm, earthy tones of the Australian Outback. The bronze paper was hand-gilded in Mornington and the frame was Victorian Ash, an Australian hardwood grown in the Southern and mountain ranges of Australia. When I presented it to her, she told me that the heart is her favourite symbol and that she lives her life by its meaning. She also told me that the colours were her favourite and then whispered to me that her own mother had loved butterflies.

Goldie was here promoting the The HawnFoundation, specifically the MindUp program that promotes emotional wellbeing and mindfulness in schools. 

I have named the piece ‘I know in my heart…’ taken from a quote on the MindUp website;

“However, while I am proud of the impact we have made, our work is not done and I know in my heart, that with the amazing help and support we are finding in the world today, we will be unstoppable!” Goldie Hawn

Engaging Women

September 29, 2015

Sometimes opportunities come along that are completely unexpected but lead to infinite possibilities.

 

One such opportunity appeared in the form of Martine Harte, the dynamic and acclaimed journalist and publisher of Engaging Women who was aware of my artwork and approached me about doing an interview and photo shoot in my home and studio.  We had been following each other on social media for a while so I was really excited about meeting Martine and giving a voice, not just to my art, but also to my other passion, Breaking Challah.

 

After recruiting my genius design-guru friend and winner of (my favourite show) 'The Block', Chantelle Ford of Ford Millinery to style my very ordinary home into a showpiece, Martine arrived to conduct the interview. It was a crazy day as I had 35 people coming for dinner the following night and half of my house was in complete disarray. Needless to say, that half of the house was off-limits to the lens.

 

Tania Savage's photos are so vibrant and gorgeous (just look at the one of my puppy) and my interview went in directions I hadn't expected.  I really love the piece Martine wrote, and I feel incredibly proud and humbled to share space with a host of some of the most accomplished and engaging women in our community.

 

So much to come

July 16, 2016

Original art is not cheap, and nor should it be.  Artists spend years and years perfecting their craft and with each piece being unique and special, buyers must expect to pay a premium.  However, art should also be available to the masses.  Everyone should be able to be surrounded by creativity, beauty and talent.   In my case, quality photographic prints allow my pieces to be more affordable, and I really love that idea.

 

With three young girls of my own, I know first hand how excited they get over these four designs and vibrant colours, so... in additon to the recently-released Limited Edition prints to my catalogue, in the coming weeks and months, I will also be adding greeting cards and a range of children's t-shirs and tote bags.  

 

I hope you will be as excited as I am.  Stay tuned...

Limited Edition Prints

January 03, 2023

Original art is not cheap, and nor should it be.  Artists spend years and years perfecting their craft and with each piece being unique and special, buyers must expect to pay a premium.  However, art should also be available to the masses.  Everyone should be able to be surrounded by creativity, beauty and talent.   In my case, quality photographic prints allow my pieces to be more affordable, and I really love that idea.

 

With three young girls of my own, I know first hand how excited they get over these four designs and vibrant colours, so... in additon to the recently-released Limited Edition prints to my catalogue, in the coming weeks and months, I will also be adding greeting cards and a range of children's t-shirs and tote bags.  

 

I hope you will be as excited as I am.  Stay tuned...

'The Block' Pop Up shop

June 16, 2015

Of all the shows on the tele, my favourite by far is The Block.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! So...imagine how excited I was when I sent in photos of my work to Emma and Sarah at 'The Block Shop' and they said 'Bring them in to show us'.  While in the shop, the host of the show, Gold Logie winner (I think thats a necessary precursor to his name), Scotty Cam, came in the shop and bought one of my pieces on the spot.  During the screening of The Block Glasshouse, my works were for sale in the pop-up shop and in the coming weeks will be sold in the online store.

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