If an eclectic mix of art, with oils, acrylics, watercolours, mosaics and prints celebrating everything seaside catches and holds your eye, you’ll be in for an optical treat when visiting Studio 107 in Henley Beach this spring.
Run by long-time local resident, artist and art teacher Mignon Clift, the busy working studio has a pleasingly perfect blend of creativity and clutter to fill the art lover with glee.
And there is no better time than right now, with Mignon a regular participant in the state’s annual SALA art exhibition held each August. This year, her ‘SALA by the Sea’ exhibition will display all her recent works, with the highpoint being an Open Day on Saturday 29 August when visitors can also learn more about the artist, her journey and her techniques.
Another of Mignon’s idiosyncratic elements are the old wooden frames she fashions to give a distinctive edge to her art. You’ll find driftwood shaped by erosion and wave action and bleached by the salt, and other interesting bits of donated timber, all filled with character and all with a story to tell.
Studio 107, established by Mignon at 107 Marlborough Street back in 2002, also runs art classes and workshops throughout the year, where her novel approach to all mediums is shared with students in surroundings characterised by fun and relaxation.
In fact, there are a few country groups – of both the beginner and more seasoned artist variety – who have made it a ritual to travel to Studio 107 each year for a week of classes, where they sample the latest trends, hone their skills and enjoy a thoroughly sociable jaunt.
When not in her studio, Mignon serves as the artist and facilitator on the City of Charles Sturt-funded ‘Poles Together, Apart’ art project that, with the help of residents, looks to beautify the area by applying artwork to previously drab stobie poles.
For more information:
107 Marlborough Street, Henley Beach
T: 0408 352 600