Wednesday, 31 December 2014

tania's picks - week 52: FIREWORKS

What better way to see out the 52-Week Illustration Challenge than with a bang!? Fireworks week has been a riot of colour and energy, reflecting this truly sensational time of year when we see out the old and welcome the new.

It would take me another 52 weeks to express how much this year has meant to me--in terms of creative fulfillment but also in terms of the stunning creative community we have built and thrived in. I feel so fortunate to have made the most incredible friendships and working collaborations since the Challenge began on 1 January of this year.

From superb member opportunities and collaborations (including book contracts!) to life-changing shifts and even a 2015 Exhibition!, I never, ever dreamed The Challenge would become what it has. I so look forward to doing it all again in 2015, though with a little less intensity than 2014--I have, after all, some books to illustrate! Who would have thought!?

If you're interested in joining in for 2015, you'll find the 2015 themes, chosen by members, right here.

In the meantime, here are my picks for FIREWORKS week. These are just some of the sensational artworks on the Challenge facebook group wall. Check out the rest here!

Wishing you an enchanting, creative, deeply fulfilling 2015. Thank you for coming along on this amazing ride! It would have been nothing without you.


Hayley Atkinson

Amy Gutteridge

Jack, age 4

Kayleen West

Deb Shewan

Jen Barton

Nicky Johnston

Odette Teerink

Bettina Dodson‎

Bronny Boniface

Diana Lynn

Grace Bryant

Sally-May Lott

Leonie Cheetham

Suzi Jean Templer

Alisha Jensen

Diane McWhirter

Jamie Hengst

Jess Racklyeft

Kerry Daley

Michelle Freeman

Sally Fawcett

Tiffany Tregenza

Maria J Cuesta

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

exhibition shortlist - March

Week 10 - PATTERN

Jemma Phillips

Kim Bergstrom

Mitch Vane

Aura Parker

Heather Suzuki

Elizabeth Taylor


Burcu Musselwhite

Dee White

Anne Spudvilas

Ian McLean

Rosalie Street

Jess Racklyeft

Week 12 - NUMBERS

Charms Le Den

Renee Seaman Treml

Bettina Dodson

Hannah Grace

Penny Fisher

Suzy Houghton

Week 13 - WATER

Lucinda Gifford

Christina Booth

Maree Healey

Melissa Fiorenza

Daniel Groneberg

Thalia Rey Lescure

Stay tuned for April's shortlist - next Tuesday!

The finals will not be revealed until the Exhibition Opening on Monday 9 March, at Bookfield Place, Perth. A full report of the Opening will be posted on the blog by 12 March.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

nicky's picks - week 51: SILHOUETTE

I thought this week I may a reduced number of posted images on the Challenge wall due to the busyness of the Christmas, but this was not so. Even during Week 51, picking artwork to highlight has proven to be quite a difficult task!

Here are my picks for this week!

x Nicky

Damien Thomasz

Dave Chivers

Leonie Cheetham

Lisa-Marie Kerr

Amy Cockcroft

Anne L-y So

Dawn Packer

Hannah Grace

Milla (6) - Ingrid Iaschi

Janet Murphy
Dawn Treacher

Jess Rackyleft
Tony Flowers
Kelly Artist

Miriam Shilling

Odette Teerink

Sally Fawcett

Tania McCartney

Tracey Lennon
Kerry Daley

Melissa Tan

Yvonne Mes