‘3 + 4’
The Balmain Association Inc

Sat 30, Sun 31 October 10am - 5pm
Seven artists are ‘doing time’ this weekend. These ‘prisoners of artmaking’, 3 female and 4 male, however, are hoping for clemency by presenting a very colourful array of their artworks. The inmates are all from Sydney but each with a different cultural background. Brought together by a passion for art and ‘crime’ this is their first collective initiative.
Opening Fri, 29, 6-8.30pm ALL WELCOME

Chrissie Cotter Gallery
Inner West Courrier
29-04-2010

Marrickville Council's Chrissie Cotter Gallery will display the artworks of painter Cornelis Timmer in the exhibition Work the Line.

The artist's work has taken a ten-year transformation from expressionistic lines and shapes towards a more geometric abstraction. From expressive, bold strokes, strong colours to a construct style and straight lines.

Timmer said living and working in Sydney has meant his work reflects the big city.
The architecture, buildings, roads and other infrastrure of the Inner west especially Parramatta Road has had an influence. The daily commute to and from work along Parramatta Road has definitely made an impact on his work.

Work the Line is at Chrissie Cotter Gallery Pidcock Street Camperdown from Wednesday 5 May until Sunday 16 May.
Chrissie Cotter Gallery IS open Wednesday to Sunday 11.OOam -4.00pm.

Drawing a Line
Marrickville Council Website
23 April 2010

A ten-year transformation from expressionistic lines and shapes towards a more geometric
abstraction can be seen soon at Marrickville Council‟s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.
 
Painter Cornelis Timmer says he began stripping back his painting practice in search of a
more pure style. It is this that will be on display at his exhibition Work the Line.
 
“My  paintings  have  changed  a  lot.  Ten  years  ago  the  work  was  very  expressive.Bold
strokes, strong colours, very abstract. And it slowly went to a bit more of a constructed sort
of style. Now I pretty much work with straight lines,” Mr Timmer said.
 
“Working  and  living  in  Sydney  has  meant  the  works  reflect  more  the  big  city  –  the  big
smoke.   I‟m   influenced   by   the   big   architecture,   the   big   buildings   and   roads,  the
infrastructure basically of the inner west, especially Parramatta Road.  I work part time at
the  University  of  Sydney  and  I  do  a  daily  bus  trip  up  and  down  Parramatta  Road,  so
definitely, it has an impact on how you think.”
 
The Mayor of Marrickville Councillor Sam Iskandar said he is always interested in where
local artists find their inspiration.
 
“Of course it‟s easy to see Parramatta Road as just a noisy congested thoroughfare. But I
have also heard it described as „Sydney‟s very soul‟, and the „Gateway to the West‟. It‟s
fascinating that this exhibition to be held in the inner west has been so much inspired by
the buildings and roads of the inner west,” Councillor Iskandar said.
 
“It‟s very gratifying that Council can offer this free gallery space to our local artists so they
can reflect back to us a different appreciation for things we might all take for granted.”
 
“I‟m  very  grateful  to  Marrickville  Council  to  have  this  opportunity,”  said  Mr  Timmer.  “It‟s
hard to find gallery space. And I was very much in need of a show.”
 
Work  the  Line  is  on  at  the  Chrissie  Cotter  Gallery  Pidcock  Street  Camperdown  from
Wednesday 5 May. Print quality images are available upon request.

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