Colours of Melbourne Group Exhibition 2015

Words - Ella Quinn Photos - courtesy of ACM photography

What: Colours of Melbourne Art Party and Exhibition Opening

When: 29 October. Exhibition runs until 19 November. Open Wednesday - Saturday 11AM-6PM

Where: Waterfront Gallery. 100 Lorimer Street, Docklands.

Artists: Ruth Crespo Hernandez, Brock Q. Piper, Cathy Quinn, Claire Bremner, Natalie Sun, Vanessa Aloia, Yelena Patishman, Catherine Hiller, Carolyn O'Neill, Michelle Luminato, Roy Wilkins, Kirsten Jackson and more!

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Chantal Hryniewski of The Magnus Collective is not only a talented artist, but an art marketing force to be reckoned with. ‘Colours of Melbourne’ was one of her reoccurring art parties that she organises as part of her business, designed to support local emerging and professional talent, and create good times for all. The exhibition is a curatorial collaboration with talented contemporary painter Demian Carey Gibbons, and focuses on abstract painting.

As a huge colour fan myself, walking into the space at Waterfront Gallery had me pretty darn excited. The range of bold, bright works emitted a lush positive energy into the room, and the range of artists complemented each other perfectly. The champagne was flowing, the beats were pumping, the room was full, and the cheese and charcuterie spread was something fit for a renaissance painting. For a city with a reputation for loving black, we have certainly embraced a love for bright colours over the past few years. Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, these works would bring life to any room, and were all utterly on trend. Chantal’s ability to draw a crowd and spot interior and creative trends is also a talent of hers, and if this exhibition is any indication; her market of hip young professionals will only grow. If you're suffering from FOMO, don't worry... You still have three weeks to check out the exhibition, but sadly your chance at that cheese platter has gone.

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