• August
  • 22nd
  • 2008

2008 National awards exhibition Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW)

The FawnIt was wonderful to see that the National Awards Exhibition, implemented and started by Philippa Stewart-Hall, when she was the fourth president of the miniature art society, is still continuing and is such a success…

Unfortunately they have lost a few sponsors along the way… but that sort of thing happens and despite everything, it is a fantastic opportunity for the Australian societies to band together and demonstrate their skills. (Click images in this article to see a larger image.)

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  • August
  • 22nd
  • 2008

Press Release: Jim Cox Art Classes

Jim Cox Art Classes

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Students over the past 5 weeks have been privileged to have the tutelage of former graphic designer and visual art lecturer Jim Cox, who is now in that wonderful position of being able to pass on his bounty of artistic knowledge to small groups of people.

“Why?” you might ask. Because he feels like it!

Jim has been most impressed by the diverse approach that individual students have used to paint, in the renaissance style, a portrait of their lovely model Rebecca.
He is also impressed at the generosity of sharing that has developed among the students; after all not one of these people had ever met before!
Jim feels very privileged to have brought some of the students to the threshold of their own creativity, and he finds life very exciting when he unearths the unexpected talent in people who would never have thought that they could have even a vague success painting a portrait…
This group includes Ophelia Rechlin, a former fashion  designer. Jenny Porcellini a young mum, and very keen student. Cheryl Laizens. Glenis Gray, an emerging artist, seriously working at developing her skills. Kath Nash, a gardening guru. Brad Drew, a Mapleton based architect. Michael Simpson a local G.P. Musician and sketcher, Fran Davies, and Philippa Stewart-Hall, professional artist…
and of course, Jim being very helpful, as usual.
Philippa Stewart-Hall 2008

  • August
  • 12th
  • 2008

Glimpsed memories in New Zealand

Actually, I don’t remember much about New Zealand ….so I will attempt a few
little glimpses.
I remember playing “ring-a-ring-a-rosey”…at school and I always got the giggles when we all fell down…I also remember the polio epidemic and to the delight of all of us, we had to stay at home, the worst part was we were not allowed to mix…so we called out to each other over the fence. It was difficult for me because I was an only child and therefore a bit lonely… however we had a Maori housekeeper… whom I loved and she kept me company. Read the rest of this entry »

  • July
  • 11th
  • 2008

“Fractals the patterns of Chaos” Exhibition 2008

David Linton gallery Maleny.

its-a-crowdWhat a great opening it was. Despite the pouring rain people came from everywhere and were so supportive.

Food and wine was in abundance as were the viewing audience…
who expressed enormous interest in the concept and also a desire to learn more about a very difficult subject in quantum physics. Read the rest of this entry »

  • June
  • 26th
  • 2008

Fractals – The Patterns of Chaos – The Science

(this article relates to the Exhibition of original works by Philippa Stewart-Hall at this link.

Z – > Z ^2+ C…
Who would have thought that with the discovery of the computer came this simple equation, which threw conventional science off its perch…
No longer could a universe be described by a detailed set of laws.

The belief in the inevitable end of time in complete entropy and the second law of thermodynamics where everything tends to break down are now being questioned. The cosmic clock image of establishment science first began to crumble at the turn of 20th century when discoveries were bringing to light that causal laws didn’t ring true and that the behaviour of the atom and the individual electron could not be predicted. Read the rest of this entry »

  • June
  • 18th
  • 2008

South Korean Exhibition “Reflective Light” 2008

The exhibition, according to all reports, has been exceedingly well received…with the exhibition organizers expressing their views as to the excellent quality of the works now on display.


They were particularly enthusiastic about the Australian artists’ works and the exhibition is due to travel further into other galleries around South Korea.

It is wonderful that such an exchange can take place between the two countries.
Philippa Stewart-Hall Artwork… “The Gates of Dreaming”


  • June
  • 17th
  • 2008

Linton Art Gallery Exhibition Maleny

Download Linton Gallery Invite PDF

Linton Gallery Invite

As an International award-winning artist, Philippa asks you to share with her one of her creative mixed media artistic explorations.

Essentially a metaphysical surrealist, Philippa has exhibited continually for the last 35 years.

Included among these exhibitions are twelve solo exhibitions, three of which were at the Holdsworth Galleries in Sydney Australia.

The works range in size from a 10-cent piece to 25 feet, and use music, poetry, Haiku, nature, & natural forms, as well as scientific theories for inspiration.

  • June
  • 13th
  • 2008

Finding out what I wanted to do when I left school…

Philippa Stewart-Hall - ModellingLike most young people I had great difficulty trying to decide what I wanted to do when I left school…

I dearly wished to study art but because I went to a selective school, North Sydney Girls in Sydney where the only avenue for creativity were the biological drawings which I did for my biology studies. However art or becoming an artist was considered only a hobby and my parents despaired when I demonstrated that I did not want to go to university…after all it was only a place for finding a husband…that’s if you couldn’t make up your mind what you wanted to do…women were still expected to be, if they worked, secretaries, or something subservient in an office….

I wanted to study architecture …but was informed while at school, don’t hold any great expectations you will just end up as a draughtsman in someone’s office… so having taken that on board I decided that school and uni were a non event. Read the rest of this entry »

  • June
  • 7th
  • 2008

In The Beginning – Philippa Stewart-Hall – Memoirs

wedding-photoWhere do I start……??
At the beginning I suppose…
My father, Stanley William Hall was a Skipper for Jardine Mathesons in Hong Kong.
My grandfather was chief engineer on his ship
One day my grandfather asked my father to deliver some books and a set of false teeth to my grandmother (the old lady) in Hong Kong.
My father agreed and as he was going down the gangplank the teeth slid off the top of the books and subsequently fell into the sea.
With determination and a lot of guts he delivered the books…thrusting them into the hands of Tommy Fraser’s 16-year-old daughter…Janet…referred to as Jean.
“I lost the teeth but here are the books.”
That was the beginning of a love affair, which lasted until my father died…in 1979 in Mapleton, Queensland Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

  • February
  • 8th
  • 2008

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