balmain studios

balmain studios was established in July 2007 in response to the demand for artist working spaces. The high cost of commercial property rental combined with the scarcity of warehouse/studio spaces in and around Sydney set one+2 Studio Director, Rogerio Blanc-Ramos, on a mission to find a new property to establish additional working spaces for artists of fine art.

 

Balmain studios, located in the old Sydney University Film School, provided the opportunity to develop and house new artist working spaces. This studio now holds 32 established artists in a warehouse space. Like its sister studio in Rozelle, the Balmain studio offers privacy while at the same time providing an environment conducive to professional development via the interaction between its residents.

 

 

Artists include:

  • Suey McEnnally

    Suey McEnnally

    For the last few years I have worked mostly with oil pastels, a material that responds to changing light sources and I play loosely with the image/ abstracting where relevant to attempt to render a ...

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  • Christophe Cornard

    Christophe Cornard

    Throughout my life I have always loved "making things" with different materials.   For my present project I was inspired by an anemone whilst diving. The thinking process started and I rea...

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  • Marissa Soroudi

    Marissa Soroudi

    Marissa Soroudi is a contemporary artist who lives and works in New York. Her work reflects the convergence of her interests in female subjectivity and the human connection to nature, our deeper selv...

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  • Pollyxenia Joannou

    Pollyxenia Joannou

    This latest series of concrete works by Pollyxenia Joannou are the stunning result of the Tim Storrier National Art School Residency for 2006/07. This residency at the renowned CitŽ Internationale des...

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  • Sherna Teperson

    Sherna Teperson

    Sherna Teperson makes objects and installation-environments. Her practice playfully unravels the potential of everyday materials as she reconfigures these into small theatres of the extra-ordinary. ...

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  • Rene Sinkjar

    Rene Sinkjar

    Rene Sinkjar’s exciting urban scene paintings are alive with dramatic color, high energy, and edgy, contemporary metaphor.   Throughout art history certain themes recur to speak to the viewer both...

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  • Tanya Chaitow

    Tanya Chaitow

    Tanya Chaitow is a narrative painter who tells stories inspired by the world around her. The paintings populate a dream like world where there is little distinction between fantasy and reality. The wo...

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  • Jo Meisner

    Jo Meisner

    Jo Meisner is an emerging artist based in Sydney. In her interdisciplinary practice she investigates aspects of the individual in contemporary society with emphasis on the alienation of the individua...

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  • Martin Campbell

    Martin Campbell

    Martin Campbell is a Sydney based artist who works with oil on canvas. He paints marine, industrial and landscape either on site or in his studio at One + 2 Studios. He has attended the National Art S...

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  • John Johansen

    John Johansen

    A late comer to painting, John Johansen has been sketching and drawing since childhood but has unfortunately been engaged in the necessities of making a living until taking up watercolour painting in ...

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  • Wendy Arnold

    Wendy Arnold

    Scary thing to ask Scary thing to answer.   Why do we do what we do?   For me it has become more crystalline over the years. And I can say without drama, that creativity is the truth of my existe...

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  • Cathy Drew

    Cathy Drew

    Cathy Drew’s work explores different themes and is expressed through a variety of media selected to resonate with the content or ideas driving her work. Cathy’s work is often inspired by the natural ...

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  • Wendy Dorph

    Wendy Dorph

    After many years of drawing and painting for pleasure, I completed a Fine Arts degree at the National Arts School in 2006 and had the time of my life immersed in art history and practice.   My art p...

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  • Lois Robertson

    Lois Robertson

    Completing her studies at Tafe with a Diploma in Fine Arts and winning numerous prizes Lois Robertson then attended COFA UNSW finishing with a first class honours degree. While a student she won draw...

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  • Peter Francis Lawrence

    Peter Francis Lawrence

    The Sydney based - Western Australian painter Peter Francis Lawrence is fascinated by the unconscious hold that the landscape has over him and the hearts and minds of the Australian people.   Pete...

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  • Nuha Saad

    Nuha Saad

    Nuha Saad is intrigued by how our thoughts and behaviour are influenced by often unconscious reactions to spatial and colour stimuli. Her practice has for some time explored how the visceral response...

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  • Valerie Grey

    Valerie Grey

    Valerie is a Master's student in Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. She has worked in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic watercolour, and dry pastel. Her objective is to be able...

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  • Patricia Mado

    Patricia Mado

    Patricia Mado is a Japanese/Brazilian artist residing in Sydney since 2007.   Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, the oldest art school in Brazil and spent t...

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  • Vivien Pollnow

    Vivien Pollnow

    My initial background in Architecture and the recent completion of a Master of Studio Art (Glass Studio) at Sydney College of the Arts in 2002, where I still teach short courses in glass kilnwork, hav...

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  • Niki Carlino

    Niki Carlino

    Niki Carlino is an urban creator of objects. His work is influenced by cities, landscapes and the day to day objects within the social environment we currently live in. Colour is heavily manipulated ...

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  • Christabel Blackman

    Christabel Blackman

    I believe that the artist’s task in contemporary narrative painting is to seize a moment, an image; isolate, identify and transform it into a picture. Painting exists in a visual world that evokes an ...

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  • Julie McConaghy

    Julie McConaghy

    Julie McConaghy makes semi abstract oil paintings and mixed media drawings that reference the natural world. Ongoing themes of her work are the landscape and water. Julie combines traditional oil pain...

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  • Janice Liley

    Janice Liley

    Ancient Cultures explored universal truths through their story telling as a way to offer their audience explanations of why the world is. This image is from the series“Persephone’s Journey”.   My wo...

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  • Sam Holt

    Sam Holt

    This recent body of work has been inspired by home and my recent travels to the States and Europe where I engrossed myself in art, taking photos of the diverse landscapes and the related stories that ...

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  • Ian Thomas

    Ian Thomas

    Ian Thomas has been exhibiting regularly for the past 10 years in group and solo shows. He was selected for three consecutive years for the prestigious Art on the Rocks community art project and has b...

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  • Vanessa Anderson

    Vanessa Anderson

    Originally from South Africa I moved to Australia 10 years ago and settled in Sydney. In South Africa I completed a Masters Degree in Fine Art and am currently enrolled in a Diploma in Transpersonal...

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  • Brendan Gaule

    Brendan Gaule

    Brendan Gaule is an Irish born artist living in Sydney. He graduated from the National College Of Art and Design in Dublin in 1991."In each age, artists have acted as observers and chroniclers of...

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  • Ian Grant

    Ian Grant

    Ian Grant is a Sydney painter and former academic. He has exhibited throughout Australia in twenty-one solo exhibitions and in many themed group exhibitions. He has worked primarily with landscape in ...

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  • Chrissy Hammond

    Chrissy Hammond

    Chrissy Hammond was born a twin in South Korea and was adopted along with her sister, by an Australian family in Sydney. In 1999 Chrissy graduated with a degree in Fine Arts majoring in sculpture fro...

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  • Kerri Kerley

    Kerri Kerley

    An artist for more than 28 years, Kerri’s career began in advertising as a designer, typographer and illustrator.   It was when travelling around Australia in a caravan with her two very young child...

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  • Kyle J Lees

    Kyle J Lees

    Sydney based artist riffing mash-ups on canvas, board and ephemera to create a series of works that traipse a lyrical chaos: induced by the contemplative silence of the word, the shrill of scat and th...

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