This story starts with a call in October 2017 – to Watercolour Artists from all over Australia to join with me in submitting their Artwork for selection and travel if they were able ……… to head to Italy in May 2018 for what would seem to be one of the biggest Watercolour Meetups in the World – FabrianoInAcquarello – 2018 ………. which in the end has attracted Artists from 70 Countries this year!! We selected 13 Australian Artists to represent us – but only 7 of us could travel to Fabriano – Italy next year maybe more….!
With our work hanging in – Oratorio della Carità
Such wonder to see our contemporary Works hanging amongst this stunningly restored home to 15 frescoes.
The Oratorio was decorated in the end of XVI century with a series of valuable frescoes made by the mannerist Filippo Bellini (from Urbino). These frescoes represent the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. The Gothic portal stone comes from the former monastery of St Antonio outside the Walls.
Our Works take on another dimension in comparison!
Portrait of a ‘Weathered Face’ Richard Tiejun Chao – our Australian Representative Artist was hanging in the foyer!
Our other Australian Artists were hung with as much prestige in the
Museo della Carta e della Filigrana
Artists Represented – Bruce Buchanan: Tony Walker: Graham Smith: Roslyn Hartwig: Pam Walpole: Maria Field: Szczepan Urbanowicz: Cynthia Stewart: Jude Scott: Yasaman Dehghan: Alex Ashton:
Fabriano is an amazing town – the local’s welcomed us and took care of us – Organiser and instigator of FabrianoInAcquarello – the amazing Anna Massinissa was the first to welcome us at the Info Point – while we were picking up our badges and amazing 240 odd page Catalogue
The again at the formal Opening – meeting with the Mayor of Fabriano – Gabriele Santarelli (below) and Councilors with introductions by Anna Massinissa and Alfonso Tejada at the Paper Museum, Auditorium!
Come and Explore Fabriano – with me – this ancient town is known for the production of some of the finest Watercolour paper in the World – hence the attraction for us devoted to the art!!
Amazing lane ways – lead across town – friendly faces greeted us each day – such as this amazing lady who managed to keep all of us in the main Village Square satisfied with great coffee wine and much more:
The Town of Fabriano has a wonderful heritage and tradition of painting with Flowers!
This Work was created by Fabriano local artists for the FabrianoInAcquarello – 2018 Festival!
thanks Anna Massinissa and the town of Fabriano – here’s to 2019!!