NEW WEBSITE AND WRAP UP OF 2014

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Introducing Rebecca Pierce’s new website and News blog…

My name is Clio.

Having worked closely with Rebecca since 2011, I have been warmly welcomed into her family, personal and work life and I couldn’t be more grateful. You will find the two of us in Rebecca’s subterranean studio, collaborating over devious plans (or more often conversing on random topics).

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Image – Photograph of Rebecca Pierce painting in her studio with dog Hercules (official Gallery Director of Traffic Jam Galleries). Image courtesy of Elyn Storath.

This blog will feature updates from me (Clio) about Rebecca’s Art and Design work, touching on projects, exhibitions and relative events.

Rebecca’s website has been rebirthed (its been ten years from the last!)

It was a mammoth task with some real cringe worthy moments, with Rebecca revisiting thirty plus years back. We are excited to present the website which now features a snapshot of Rebecca’s work, not just in Art, but twenty plus years of design. The site focuses on the 1980’s through to today.

Starting anew, I thought I would reflect upon the highlights of 2014, which proved to be a big year for Rebecca!

Travel…
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(left) New York art, NY (right) View the Rotunda inside The Guggenheim, NY

Rebecca started the year in New York appreciating the art and culture of this vibrant city. Apart from the valued Public Art that marked their streets, she visited many commercial galleries and Museums including The Guggenheim and MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art). Rebecca reconnected with her passion for design and structure, visiting stores such as ABC Carpet & Home, Broadway, Todd Merrill & Associates Inc, Bleecker St, and Lepage, Mulberry St.

Art Exhibitions…

Rebecca exhibited her work in a joint Exhibition with Carole Foster which opened at the end of May at Traffic Jam Galleries, NSW. In the exhibition, titled ‘Soft Edges + Hard Centres’, Rebecca evolved her most recent series ‘Getting A Head’. With a primary focus on human like heads with a semblance of body, the diversity of medium, colour and texture presents her exploration of states of flux, emphasising the face as a landscape.

Public Art…

In June, Rebecca was contracted by North Sydney Council and the RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) to design and paint five Traffic Signal Boxes as part of their Public Art ‘Colouring Our Habitat Program’. Her past series inspired boxes can be found around the streets of Neutral Bay – Belgrave St Cnr Waters Rd, Ben Boyd Rd Cnr Ernest St, Ben Boyd Rd Cnr Yeo Street, Wycombe Rd Cnr Military Rd.

Rebecca Pierce and her artwork featured in the article ‘Sending the Right Signal’, The Mosman Daily, 3rd July 2014

Rebecca Pierce and her artwork featured in the article ‘Sending the Right Signal’, The Mosman Daily, 3rd July 2014

Art Awards….

Rebecca was a Finalist for the Mosman Art Prize 2014 in July with her painting PRISONER: IT’S NOT JUST A GIRL THING, which was exhibited at Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.

In September she also made Finalist for the Heysen Prize 2014 Interpretation of Place for her painting MIST REVISITED – CASTLES IN THE AIR (PART 1), which was exhibited at the Hahndorf Academy, SA.

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(left) PRISONER: IT’S NOT JUST A GIRL THING, acrylic and enamel on canvas, 152 x 122 cm (right) MIST REVISITED – CASTLES IN THE AIR (PART 1), acrylic and ink on canvas, 137 x 137 cm

Art Making…

At the end of September Rebecca went up to the Glasshouse Mountains, QLD, with fellow Artist Dean Reilly to explore the land and gain inspiration for her upcoming joint Exhibition with Dean, titled ‘Solid Rock’. The Exhibition will run from 5 –26th February 2015 at Traffic Jam Galleries, NSW.

Business…

In November, Rebecca’s business Traffic Jam Galleries was awarded Winner of the North Shore Local Business Awards in the Category Antiques, Arts, Crafts and Gifts. This success celebrates the journey the team has taken to building a successful business, and the rewarding of outstanding business quality and commendable levels of customer support. Thanks team tjg!

And now 2015…

We have lots lined up for 2015. Keep a watch on this page for more to come….

If you have any enquiries please contact us.