Imagine Happy –
Playful art stories to nurture your heart and free your wild soul…
Welcome to my listing of current and past exhibitions. I do try and keep this up to date but sometimes I do get lost in the studio. Creating art full-time means that there are so many opportunities to showcase my art and it is such a pleasure to grow my art and learn with every new piece. If you are local I do hope you get a chance to visit one of my current shows. My aim is to inspire your creative soul and create some breathing space in your world through my exploration of spirit animals, angels, and women. Life is such a beautiful web of connections and art and the creative process is a lovely way to explore our world more deeply.
I have started to add photo albums to my Facebook page (Cheryle Bannon Art) to showcase the exhibitions so if you see something you love and would like to purchase it, please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or explore the albums and message me through Facebook.
Enjoy the discovery….every moment is an invitation to connect,
Love and blessings,
Enjoy the discovery…
2020 -2021 – UPCOMING EVENTS
I’m excited to be part of the Annual Exhibition for the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria this December.
I am finalising 2 new works to be delivered later this week along with 5 of my Tranquility of Trees minis collection. This is another lovely way to share the Tranquility of Trees Collection in the real world. Of course, I will be adding them all online so you can view and purchase directly and collect at the end of the exhibition.
at Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton
10 – 19 December 2021
The affordable art show and my first online launch
I wanted to share some of my current nature stories and have chosen to launch my Tranquility of Trees series as an online exhibition with a real-world exhibition as well. I am in a group show at Space2b in St Kilda from December 1, through to January 29th and do hope you get the chance to see the exhibition in person and browse through this beautiful space.
I have 2 small works in this exhibition which I’m excited about. An opening feels like such a treat. I have been enjoying walks along the Yarra trail…a saving grace over lockdown as I reconnected with nature and Earth wisdom of flowing with the seasons.
I will be sharing a series of A5 works on paper from my Tranquility of Trees collection to coincide with the exhibition opening on December 2nd at 10 AM and links will be on my Instagram page and sent via email. This is all new and I do hope you will join me in this adventure. Join my email list to keep up to date and receive early access on November 30th
PAST EVENTS 2020 -2021
Seven Sisters Festival Community Canvas
In 2020 I was lucky enough to offer a community canvas event that was a delight. Immediately after the festival, everything went into lockdown and I lost my way on my sharing what was happening. It has been an unsettling time for everyone and thankfully we are beginning to open up again.
Dandenong Ranges Open studios 2021
The big event for 2021 was the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios event which is always a joy. It was a space to share in a covid safe way. I have missed the ability to share in so many exhibitions and to gather with other artists and like-minded souls.workshops link for more information.. Enjoying the space at Lentil as anything and the wholistic market days. Grateful to still have lots of my art scattered through the Lentils as Anything space. The community feeling that is the IFE community at Lentil as Anything in Thornbury has given me a lot of joy and I will continue to be part of this space into the future.
I’m also excited to announce that I will be presenting a workshop and art demonstration at Seven Sisters 2020 and am part of the Open Studios for 2020 in the Dandenong Hills.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 2019
Lentil As Anything Thornbury
Sharing Stories with the IFE community
Sharing Stories has finished however I am still actively part of the IFE community and my art is scattered throughout the cafe space at Lentils as well as the upcoming workshops 2019 on November 23rd with Paint an Angel and December 7th with Flow Mandala Art. Hope to see you there.
PAST EXHIBITIONS 2019
Animal wisdom connectionsOriginal animal guide art by Cheryle Bannon Solo exhibition August 25th – 26th October 2019 as part of the IFE Community and products @ Lentil as Anything: 562-564 High Street Thornbury
Sharing Stories is a solo art show by Cheryle Bannon featuring contemporary mixed media artist focusing on animals as guides and familiars. These intuitive paintings of animals explore life as a guided, connected adventure. These art pieces invite you to connect into your own stories of animal wisdom and the natural world. These figurative whimsical artworks embrace Cheryle’s sense of art as mindful spaces of visual storytelling as she invites you to step into these story openings and connect to your own inner guidance.I have been lucky enough to be invited to be part of the IFE Community that is based at Lentil as Anything in Thornbury. For me, art is all about connecting within the community and finding those stories that inspire joy. I am the first artist to exhibit as part of this community and set up the backroom as the exhibition space. The opening was on August 25th and was part of the wholistic multicultural market that is held there monthly. The exhibition will run from the 25th/8th 2019 until the end of October. Some of the art was exhibited exclusively for the market day and other work was part of the ongoing exhibition. To view the entire exhibition and sales information for all work explore my facebook album for Sharing Stories. I would love it if you commented. Let me know what your animal guide is or what is your favourite image.
BELGRAVE EMPORIUMI have been lucky enough to have the inside wall of Belgrave Emporium after my window display earlier in the year. I also have a piece in the Enchanted window display in September 2018 to coincide with the Enchanted exhibition at Forest Edge Stone Gallery in Kallista. The Belgrave Emporium is at 662 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave VIC 3160 and is open from 10 am – 5 pm 7 days a week.
BLOOMIt’s Spring and a chance to celebrate with another group show at Forest Edge Stone gallery organised by Fyona Mitaxa from October 10th – 24th. So many lovely opportunities to share art in this lovely space at the heart of the garden at Forest Edge Stone Nursery.
ART OF THE MOUNTAINSharting art in this beautiful Australian Native Botanic Gardens in Karrawarra was a lovely opportunity. If you haven’t wandered through the small gardens then I do recommend it. The gardens are currently in full bloom and a beautiful space to be. The exhibition was all about Australian animals and wildlife so I put in a few of my favorites.
EARTHEarth is a group show of artists who are passionate about the environment and explores a variety of art focusing on our planet and the animals that live there.
ENCHANTEDOpening at Forest Edge Stone gallery on the 7th of September until the end of the month. Watch this space as I am still completing pieces for the set up on Friday 6th September. Looking forward to sharing enchantment as we gather our art dreaming into the beautiful little gallery space at the heart of the Forest Edge Stone Nursery in Kallista.
FROSTFrost is a mid-winter exhibition that coincides with the Belgrave Lantern Parade. It was a lovely opportunity to explore animal guides in a winter landscape. A beautifully coordinated community event.
DANDENONG RANGES OPEN STUDIOSAs part of the Eastern Makers and Creators Hub, I am part of the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios on March 30th – 31st and would love you to drop by and enjoy the talents of the amazing souls in this group. Many of them are exhibiting in the Creative Harvest exhibition at Forest Edge Stone Gallery. I will be doing a live painting demonstration and there will be jewellery making workshops and a kids space for ease of exploring this lovely space.
Creative Harvest March 2019It is February 28th and my solo show comes down and I help hang the next group show at Forest Edge Stone Gallery in Kallista. I have developed 2 new pieces to exhibit along with art from many other talented artists in the hills. The opening of Creative Harvest s this Saturday from 11- 2 pm and will be a lovely celebration of our creative endeavours. If you want some inspiration and the beautiful surroundings of the hills at the edge of Sherbrooke Forest then do join us as we celebrate and share inspiration. Friendly Creatures will be playing at the opening to add to the magic in the air as we connect and enjoy the beauty in all its forms. I will add opening photos of course and share the joy of the event at Forest Edge Stone Gallery 74 Monbulk Road Kallista.
BELGRAVE EMPORIUM: Window display and inside wall
Wednesday 5th – through February and into MarchI am showcasing some of my smaller spirit animal pieces in the window of the Belgrave Emporium which is a large retro shop in Belgrave that showcases lots of local artists and bits and pieces. It is a lovely extension from the opportunities to exhibit at Forest Edge Stoe and I feel very grateful to be part of this community. It is one of those stores which is like a mini market as you wander through the stallholders displays. Really pleased to have this added opportunity in the Dandenong Hills and it is just 5 minutes down the road from Kallista. Lucy is one of the owners of the Belgrave Emporium and has been incredibly generous. I now also have a display along the main wall and have several larger pieces of girls with animal guides and angels. It is lovely to be able to share in such a connected community space.
SPIRIT OF THE WILD THING
FEBRUARY 1ST – 28TH 2019I am so excited to be sharing my spirit animal art at Forest Edge Stone Gallery. This small gallery space is set in the heart of the forest Edge Stone Nursery in Kallista at the edge of Sherbrooke Forrest. A very special location and the perfect setting for my spirit animal art pieces. For this show, I have created intuitive mixed media art pieces. Some are mixed media resin pieces and others are acrylic mixed media pieces. I have currently got 26 art pieces on show and as pieces sell I exchange them for another piece as the art goes to its new home. As I have created over 60 pieces of work in my spirit animal series, I have an abundance to add and love seeing the pieces find a space to share their energy. It is fascinating to see the animal connections people make as we are all naturally drawn to different animals.
MEET THE ARTIST: Saturday 16th FebruaryIf you were not able to attend the opening but you would love to visit, the exhibition is open Thursday through to Sunday each week. I have organised a meet the artist day on Saturday the 16th from 11 am – 2.30. I will be creating in the gallery space and would love you to join me for a cool drink and a wander through the gallery.
SOLO EXHIBITION DECOY CAFE: ‘GUIDED’ OCTOBER 2018 – JANUARY 2019…
Extended until 15th February 2019
An exhibition of angels to guide you into the spirit of ChristmasBlessings is an exhibition of angels in a lovely café in Exhibition street Melbourne until mid-February 2019. This was a lovely opportunity to hold the first solo show at Decoy café. The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria holds regular art showcases here that I have been involved in. I’m excited to be sharing angel blessings over the Christmas season.
PAST EXHIBITIONS 2018
SOLO EXHIBITION SPACE2B ARTSPACE:
BREATHE SEPTEMBER 2018
04 – 29th September 2018 – Space2B Art space Solo show.
Such an exciting event as we gathered to view art and celebrate at the opening launch on the 8th of September. This show has so much variety with over 35 paintings ranging from large to small pieces, owl sculptures and wearable art jewellery. The show is all about connection, beauty and finding that inner space. I do hope you get to visit before it is over. It has been a labour of love and I hope the energy of the space reflects this. During the exhibition I will be facilitating 2 workshops. The SoulCollage® workshop is a lovely opportunity to begin your own personal guidance deck as you learn this enjoyable and easy process using collage techniques and intuitive writing. The second workshop is creating your own Spirit animal workshop. I believe that art is personal and we feel our way into our creations. Let me guide you as you connect with your spirit animal as I guide you through steps to create your own spirit animal art pieces.
National Brooch Show 2018
The National Brooch Show is an annual opportunity to showcase small art brooches. This year I have put in 4 pieces. Each piece is a unique one off piece of wearable art There will be lots of beautiful miniature art brooches to enjoy so enjoy exploring these miniature pieces. This is a Contemporary Art Society of Victoria exhibition and previous years entries can be viewed on their website. I am grateful for this show as it inspired me to create wearable art brooches that are unique miniature art pieces.
Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor St, Fitzroy – 6 July – 31 August 2018 We will be holding a special “Try & Buy” event: Purchasers get to try on a brooch, and can buy it (credit card or cash) and take it that day! “Try & Buy”: Saturday 7 July, 11am – 1pm, Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor St, Fitzroy Second venue: Gallery 314, 314 Church Street, Richmond VIC 312110 – 23 September, 11am – 6 pm daily
Inaugural St Kilda Primary School Art Show
SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2018
Art Show @ St. Kilda Primary School Fri.,7pm-10:30pm – Sat.,10am-4pm 2B Brighton Rd., St. Kilda, Vic. Inaugural Art Show for 2018 Friday Night Opening Night Book Tickets https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=410930
RICHMOND LIBRARY INSTALLATION 2018
This is a mini solo showcase of my whimsical owls. I have developed a large range of pieces to fill this large display case at the entrance of Richmond Library. This is a Contemporary Art Society run opportunity for its members. All the art on show is for sale. I decided to make this a unique space filled with guiding owl wisdom. The installation includes one-off wearable art brooches, small owl sculptures, mixed media paintings and small black ink pen drawings. It was so much fun to install and my little parliament of owls is very happy to be living in this space for the next three months. It is a busy little installation but somehow fits the nature of these curious and wise creatures as they gaze at the world in wonder. They will make you smile and perhaps one of them will call you and find a new home. All art pieces are for sale through CAS – Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. Lots more time to enjoy a wander down Swan Street, enjoy the whimsical art and have lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants in Richmond.
MARCH/ APRIL 2018 A4 ART AUSTRALIA
The popular “A4 Art Australia” will be again be held over 5 weeks being: 17 March – 15 April 2018, as part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival. As always the island gallery is only open on weekends and public holidays. This show opens March 17th and I will be helping with the opening celebrations and writing the review. It will be a lovely experience as always in this beautiful setting with people coming on a mini adventure by Punt across the Yarra. See more and read the Contermporary Art Society Review. http://www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au/reviews/richmond-library/483-review-cheryle-bannon
HOW TO GET THERE
Herring Island map Venue: Herring Island Gallery, Yarra River, South Yarra Location: On the north side of Herring Island How to get there: Melways Map 2M C2 – access by punt from Como Landing. Set up was March 28th at Richmond Library, Melbourne and the show runs until June 28th.
Location: 415 Church St Richmond, Melbourne, Vic.
Opening hours: Monday- Wednesday. 10 am – 8pm Thursday – Friday. 10 am – 6 pm Saturday 10 am – 4 pm Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm
PAST EXHBITIONS 2018:
CONTEMPORARY BY NATURE
FEBRUARY MARCH 2018
‘The theme for our exhibition is Contemporary by Nature – a contemporary interpretation of nature in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Works will show interpretations of the natural world in painting, photography, works on paper & sculpture, by a wide range of Australian contemporary artists. Some of the exhibiting artists will be present throughout the exhibition to talk about the works.’ http://www.contemporaryartsociety.org.au
2018 is the start of the Artist Soul Discovery Circle. These live monthly classes run on the 4th Tuesday of the month will start Tuesday March 27th. Each circle will build your intuitive art practices and connect you to that spiritual creative space within a small group of women. This is an opportunity to share my studio as you grow and create with a maximum of 6 other women. We will develop your artist’s soul playbook as we explore our inner and outer world through spiritual art and intuitive guidance.I do hope you will be one of those special creative souls ready to explore your artist’s soul within a playful, supportive art circle of women.
DECEMBER 2017 – MARCH 2018
2 Small Work Group Shows
I’m excited to be part of 2 upcoming small works shows.these 2 exciting exhibition opportunities both open on the 8th December 2017. Last week I dropped off art work at Southern Buoy Studios and tomorrow I will deliver to Brunswick Street Gallery and hopefully avoid the storm. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]