June 2020 Monte Lupo eNews

This Edition: Our Artists 

In the last edition, we introduced two Monte Lupo mentors, Mandy and Kimberley, as part of our series introducing our mentors, our artists and our retailers. 

This edition, we are spotlighting our artists – 15 people with diverse talents, skills and perspectives. Our artists are the heart of Monte Lupo – each person bringing unique insights and distinctive skills which make them an asset to our studio. 

Every Monte Lupo piece goes through many hands, from sculpting to decorating, firing, painting, glazing and preparation for sale. This collaborative process between all of our artists is what makes every Monte Lupo piece so special.  

 


Meet the Artist: Chris

When Chris first entered the Monte Lupo Studio for work experience, it was clear that he had found his niche. 

Four years later, Chris is a familiar face in the studio. His work includes decorating, painting, drawing and assisting with other studio duties. Chris’ cheerful personality adds to the harmonious studio space where he has formed a close network with other artists, mentors and Multicap staff. 

During his time as a Monte Lupo Artist, Chris has overcome many challenges. With the support and stability of his family and the studio, Chris is continuing to make great choices and develop his life skills. In addition to working three days a week in the studio, Chris also attends an external Arts program to further develop his skills. In the years ahead Chris looks forward to continuing his employment where he can socialise with others and continue to form new friendships.  

 


Check Out Our New Online Store 

Have you visited our brand NEW online store? If not, now is your chance! 

The new store is stocked up with over 100 new products, including indoor and outdoor sculptures, domestic ware, textiles and more.  

 


New Products 

Are you an artist or DIY-lover? Our new products may be just thing for you! 

Greenware

Monte Lupo is introducing a brand new range of greenware, ready for you to truly make your own. Our greenware is sold bone-dry, ready to be painted and decorated prior to the first firing. Greenware will be uploaded to the Monte Lupo Online Store in coming weeks. Specific designs or semi-dried pieces are available on request, please contact the studio on 07 3841 6266.

Tiles

We are also now offering hand-decorated tiles for $50/kg. Every tile is made in the studio by our artists and is completely one-of-a-kind. These brightly decorated tiles can be used for bathroom features, birdbaths, stepping stones, sculpture decoration, or whatever else you can dream up. Currently available in-store or via request. Contact the studio on 07 3841 6226.  

 


Artist in Residence Position 

Our Artist in Residence Program is opening one position from 1 July to 30 September 2020.

This position is open to an artist looking for a Brisbane-based studio space in return for mentoring and studio assistance.

If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, please submit an expression of interest with examples of your work, and how you will be able to support the studio and our artists to fiona.haynes@multicap.org.au. For more information, phone 07 3340 9026. 


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