Cinnamon Stephens STUDIO 66 Creative metalwork artist
Open Gardens Victoria - Sunnymeade Anglesea - Rowan and I exhibited and sold garden art xxx
Art in the Garden - Aireys Inlet Community Garden, garden sculpture and jewellery
COGG commission number 2 - currently creating 7m long Nature Garden for a new early learning and family services building facade in Drysdale
WINNER of the inaugural $2500 Axess Glass aquisitive, collaborative glass art award - with Glenda McNaughton @ Festival of Glass, Drysdale
WINNER of the RUNNER UP inaugural Axess Glass aquisitive, collaborative glass art award - with David Hobday @ Festival of Glass, Drysdale
From the Sky - Art Space, Anglesea - Rowan and I were invited to exhibit in a group exhibition
Anglesea Streetscape - 10 large sculptures installed on the street lamps in Anglesea's shopping precinct. Local native themes. Launched in September
Cinnamons art Jewellery continues to grow - introduced Sea Glass creations this year
Art Space coordinator - is now an official Surf Coast Shire job! I passed on the torch in July x
Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition - Rowan and I were both selected!!!! May-June
Canterbury Art Show - invited guest sculptors again - May
Wear Artrageous - wearable art fashion parade, Aireys Inlet - June - I had 6 of my jewellery design ensembles modeled to Mace's music!!!!
Surf Coast Arts Trail 8 - Aug 10-11
The Artist's Garden - DUO exhibition at Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet Aug 16 - Sept 16 (Rowan + me) SELL OUT!!!!!
Bunjil Nest - we designed and created a large interactive play sculpture for Little Groms Early Learning Centre in Torquay
Tree of Friends + Fun - we were commissioned to design and create this large foyer sculpture for COGG's Corio Early Learning and Family Services
Summer Sculpture - Art Space, Anglesea most successful Geelong Sculptors Inc exhibition to date!!!!
Open Gardens Victoria - Sunnymeade and Melba gardens displayed a large selection of our garden art
Cinnamons art Jewellery continues to be appreciated xxxx
Blue Raven - long project finally installed - signage, sculpture, feather mobile (and Feather Healing necklace gift) to client/friend who was burnt out in Sepp Creek fires and has relocated. Copper used was reclaimed from house site.
Lorne Lions Art Show - Easter
Canterbury Art Show - invited guest artist May, Melbourne
Eltham College Art Show- invited guests Sept, Melbourne - Spoontail in Callistemon acquired for the Eltham College Collection
Local Artist Window - Torquay Visitor Info Centre - late April - early June Featured Artists
Anglesea Streetscape Commission - we have been commissioned to create 10 large panels to be installed in the main car park on the flag/lamp poles over 2018/2019 - Kangaroo, Weedy Seadragon and Kookaburra were installed Dec 2018
Andrew Love Cancer Centre - wall sculpture installation
Surf Coast Arts Trail - number 7 - open studio as well as assistant coordinator
Paid Co-ordinator of Art Space - Anglesea, and MiniARTure exhibition space, Shire Offices
Great Ocean Road Gin - invited to fit out this new venue with a number of our large sculptures, Aireys Inlet
We continue to design and create private commissions in amongst these larger projects: 2018 saw Lotus Sunrise, Dragonflies and Vine Leaves Gate, Dragonfly custom doors and Bush Races being some of these......
Surf Coast Shire Calendar - Native Spoon Tail selected for this year's calendar (Miss August)
Surf Coast Art Space - co-coordinator, curator and artist's advocate to keep the space funded into 2018...and beyond xxxx
Summer Sculpture/January, Anglesea Art Studios/ March, Emerging Talent/July, Naturally Precious/August - shows I curated at the Art Space
Native flora and birds window screens, Tasmania Commission - installed
Wyndham Lodge - Werribee Kookaburra Moon, Big Leaf and Birdbath - courtyard artworks
Surf Coast Arts Trail - number 6, August (200 visitors, lots of orders and sales)
Birds and Blooms - August @ Art Space new artwork plus invited guests
Melba pde. Open Garden - Large Kookaburra Sunrise entrance screen
Otway Life Magazine (almanac as of 2018) - became the regular arts article contributor
Anglesea Art Studios Open Weekend - November Cup weekend #2 (70 visitors and lots of orders/sales.....launched my jewellery collection)
began creating jewellery......see new page on website xxx
CELEBRATE XV - worked with Rebecca Hosking Photography to produce a book of Geelong Sculptors Inc for 15th anniversary
December madness....busiest Christmas and other presents ordered month ever!!!! Created close to 20 artworks in a month!
Chloe turned 18, finished VCE and got her license!!!! Kobi finished grade 5 and started basketball.......
Clonard College – St. Brigid's Chapel completed ceremonial lantern, furniture and sign adornments, water feature and main entrance doors
Anglesea Primary School Village Fair – market stall
Hunt & Gather Festival – commissioned and created two large rabbits for this Winchelsea inaugural event
Tasmania Commission – am currently working on window security screens for a private renovated home
Entrance Gates – Art Rocks studio/ accommodation/gallery and sculpture garden, Inverleigh
Lorne Lions Easter Art Show – Rowan and I SOLD EVERYTHING!
Mouth 2 Mountain arts walk- Geelong, received an honorary nomination to carry a flag on a leg of the walk
Podere Conte Racani – Umbria, Italy - artist in residence!!! Over 10 days Rowan and I created 2 major sculptures on site:
Potenza e Armonia della Natura - (Power and Harmony of Nature) and Racani Yin Yang
Surf Coast Arts Trail - 250 visitors with heaps of sales, orders and big commissions! Awesome x
Stonehouse Gallery - Warryndite guest artist in September's sculpture exhibition
Possum Gully Gallery - Maryborough guest artist in November garden art exhibition
Anglesea Open Studios Weekend - organised and exhibited in Anglesea's inaugural Melbourne Cup Long Weekend open studios event
Open Garden Scheme - exhibited artwork in Sunnymeade Garden in Anglesea
Night Jar Independent Artist's Festival - Torquay, exhibited in the Surf Coast Arts tent on Jan 22nd!
BRUE exhibition - Box Hill Community Arts Centre, exhibited Fish Basket as guest professional artist (sold!)
Beer Festival - Geelong Racecourse, Rowan sold his Prickly Moses sculpture to the brewery!
One World for Kids - swirly nest swing, North Geelong redeveloped play space
Pako Festa - Geelong Sculptors art in shop windows project
Geelong After Dark - Geelong Sculptors pop up exhibition
Andrew Love Centre - Garden of Love project - designed and promoting 2400+ sakura flowers
Clonard College - multiple commissions for new chapel grounds upgrade etc
PRIZE WINNER - Silver Princess gum nut study - ANGAIR wildflower and art show, Anglesea
Feature Artist - Art @ Wintergarden annual sculpture exhibition, I opened the show with a floor talk!
Clippers by the Bay - annual Geelong Sculptors inc. exhibition - Deakin Waterfront gallery - curated and exhibited
Toast to the Coast - invited to exhibit artworks at Moshulu Estate, Parrarparap
Christmas orders busiest month ever on record!!! November - December
This year saw Rowan shift from assisting to creating his own sculptures....with great success :) commission, sales and prizes! x
In the Lyons Den - Annual Geelong Sculptors inc. exhibition, Geelong Town Hall, this year I curated, recruited new members and organized show
DAFT art exhibition in local businesses, Bell St. Fiesta, Torquay
Surf Coast calendar competition Rowan's Shaka sculpture selected to be in 2015 calendar!
ANGAIR wildflower and art exhibition, Anglesea
Sculpture @ Art Wintergarden, Geelong, Rowan and I were proud to be invited to exhibit at this annual show
Surf Coast Art Trail weekend III - open studio
Surf Coast Trail Marathon trophies for inaugural race
MACS signage, 4 large outdoor signs for Geelong's Multicultural Aged Care Services' redevelopment
Eagle's Nest Gallery - invited sculptor to compliment exhibition of marine life photography
Cimarron Sculpture Weekend - Aireys Inlet garden sculpture collaborative show
Maker's Market stall at Anglesea Primary School's Village Fair
Costa visits Anglesea Community Garden! February exhibition of garden art for the event
Open Gardens Australia exhibited garden sculptures in two Anglesea gardens during the Australia day weekend. Peter Shaw's Sunnymeade and The Shack. Both designed by Ocean Road Landscaping.
Participated in a 4 day bronze casting workshop with Anton Hasell at Qdos
Surf Coast Art Trail weekend II - open studio
Anglesea Fire Station foyer commission
Anglesea Music Festival Neptune Moon will now grace the stage, plus two Busk Stop signs
The Butterfly Project installed over 90 butterflies inspired by students, staff and special guests. Anglesea Primary School
Book Plaque, Torquay Library refurbishment
Bayside Compass mosaic, restored artwork I created with Art Unlimited artists over 14 years ago! COGG
Nouveau Grass Tree panels 4 panels in an architecturally designed stairwell, Anglesea
Neptune Moon solo exhibition @ Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet (first time exhibiting paintings)
Melbourne Flower & Garden Show commission for Torquay florist Pearl and Boston
Surf Coast Art Trail weekend I - open studio
Covenant College artist in residence term 3, Geelong
Geelong West Community Garden entrance and rear gates
Heron Twilight selected for 2013 Surf Coast calendar
Inspiring visit to Japan!!!!!!! x
Invited to exhibit at inaugural outdoor sculpture show at Muse Gallery, Milawa
Rowan and I continue creating private commissions, gifts and group exhibitions!
Cimarron Sculpture Weekend – Aireys Inlet garden sculpture exhibition (sellout!)
The Dell– completed major public commission of sculptural signage for Clifton Springs
Leaf Façade– large private commission. House façade, East Geelong
Surf Coast Civic Precinct– Giant Seadragon artwork selected to ordane new building. Giant Seadragon sculpture has been installed inside offices.
Bellbrae Primary School 150th anniversary– permanent commemorative signage
Numerous private commissions continue and are completed with the extra help of Rowan!
Fandangle - group exhibition, SwellARTS Anglesea (sellout!)
completed Kangaroo Gates, Urquart Bluff private residence
continued numerous private commissions for indoors and gardens
RIP Peter Blizzard myuniversity sculpture lecturer, mentor & friend
RIP Rod Gray my good friend, fellow sculptor and co-exhibitor/coordinator Artist showcases 2006,2007,2008
RIP Hazel Calvert my nanna x
Moonee Ponds Mind Body Health Centre - created many installed pieces
Reflections of Japan - solo exhibition, SwellARTS Anglesea
Story Vessel Artist - Mouth to Mountain project, City of Greater Geelong
Giant Seadragon selected for 2010 Surf Coast calendar
numerous larger private commissions Art Nouveau light fittings - Newtown
Butterfly Enclosure - Pascoe Vale
Moon Song house works - Apollo Bay
Artist's Showcase- third annual group showcase in Lorne
Sea-Dragon-Fly- solo exhibition, Dragonfly Cafe, Grovedale
Nominated Victorian Landscape Awards, Feature in the Landscape- Dragonfly Light, Beamauris
Relocated Home/Studio to Anglesea – STUDIO 66 is born
Selected for Gordon Gallery regional artist showcase exhibition
Selected for Surf Coast calendar, Sitting Pretty
Moved by the Sea– second annual Otway/Surfcoast artist showcase in Lorne
Married Rowan Stephens
Re-commenced stocking other art galleries: Eagles Nest – Aireys Inlet, Grayfurn – Lorne
Moontimes enters its 11th year of monthly publications, retired in July
Created many large private commissions this year
Entrance Gates150 year celebration-East Geelong PS
Fern Balustrade Sassafrass
In the Zone wall piece Ocean Grove
Preening Pelican Pelican Shores Estate
Sold Sacred Moon Gallery after 2½ years!
Business of Art informative/guest speakers day-howto live successfully from your art, co-ordinated with Regional Arts Victoria
Artist in School – Colac Specialist school, Kids Come First metal work/mosaic wall panel
Gave birth to son, Kobi
Otway artist showcase – Easter exhibition in Lorne, co-produced with Rod Gray, inaugural annual event
Winter Gathering - #4 @ Sacred Moon Gallery
Sacred Moon Gallery continues exhibitions, workshops, and now: monthly markets, tarot readings & welcomes Brain Food Books - secondhand book shop and exhibition
Home Studio in Aireys Inlet continues to create private commissions
Geelong Sculptors annual exhibition In My Room Ryrie st. gallery, Geelong & Mill Markets, Nth. Geelong- Co-curated
Sacred Moon Gallery Sole manager/curator/promoter, Deans Marsh
Selected for Surfcoast calendar Eagle’s Nest collaborative (with Moongate Studios)
Winter Gathering- #3 @ Sacred Moon Gallery/Studios
Geelong Sculptors annual exhibition Flights of Fantasy Rhonda Milner Gallery, Glng-. Co-curated
Relocated home/studio to Aireys Inlet
Aireys Information Sign– located in community skate park/bbq area
Sacred Moon Gallery – co-creator and gallery curator, Deans Marsh Church Building
Geelong Sculptors annual exhibition, Rise of the Phoenix Potato Shed, Drysdale -Co-ordinated
Qualitaly 2004 Metal artwork part of, cultural exchange between Geelong & Piemonte regions
100 moons celebration –100th issue of The Moontimes, celebrated @ Winter Gathering #2 Deans Marsh
Artist in School Native Noise MachineBarwon Valley School, Geelong – term 2
Winter Gathering – cultural afternoon @ Deans Marsh Hall, inaugural event!
Dragonfly Moon open studio @ Blue Room Studios, exhibition/music/open gardens, Wensleydale
Arthouse Collective and Geelong Sculptors Founding committee member
Community Cauldron for Deans Marsh Community Cottage.
Began lily water-features. Major works around Blue Room Studios.
Brigid collaborative sculpture, Clonard College
Journalist for Geelong Advertiser’s weekly art column, for 16 months.
Art consultant for various café’s and restaurants
Sporting Spirit Collaborative sculptural installation with Moongate Studios- Landy Field, Geelong
The Arthouse Co-initiated -bi-monthly happenings for Geelong’s creative community
Relocated home & studios to Wensleydale
Double Bass Collaborative sculpture with Viktor Cebergs, Clonard College
Jazz Ethos co-hosted monthly radio program
Kisses for Chloe Created a hand drawn picture book
Time to GO! show GO! cafe, Geelong
Moontrail #2 Co-ordinated,local open art studio day.
Looking Forward Collaborative sculpture with Moongate Studios - Western Beach, commissioned by Greening West
Eagle’s Nest Collaborative sculpture with Moongate Studios – Aireys Inlet, private commission
Geelong Arts AllianceCo-founded and deputy chair, a community arts network group.(resigned in 2000)
Relocated and re-launched Blue Room Studio, Geelong West
Gave birth to daughter, Chloe.
3 Wise Men collaborativesculpture with Moongate Studios, Sea Mist apartments Geelong xmas sculpture
Artz Network Geelong brochure, sole creator to promote local arts.Updated in 2000 & 2001
Through the Keyhole Pako Festa 1998-2000curator, organizer and promotor
Daffodil Day at Smellies and Witchy Poo’s & Pixies, Co-coordinated Smellies, Geelong.
Helen Forrest Hairdressing’s salon face-lift. Creative co-director & artist-Herne Hill
Artist in Residence Winchelsea Leisure Time Centre with the Surf Coast Shire
Artist in Residence at Belmont High School working on seat embellishments.
Artist in Residence Art Unlimited - division of St Laurence. Created and installed Compass, circular mosaic for Steampacket Gardens, Geelong.
Continued part time work until 2000
Meshing About Brett's Artworks, Geelong West
Art ‘n’ Jazz co-hosted with Mace Francis weekly program on Geelong community radio. Finished February 2000.
Artist in Residence at Belmont High School Solar & Lunar overhauled the Breezeway Gates with students.
Moontrail Co-coordinated, open studio day across Geelong West, Highton and Ceres
Moontimes was born, a hand drawn monthly cultural guide for the region. (Continued for 11 ½ years until July 2007)
Member of Geelong’s regional art gallery Eyesoar Day committee, an exhibition involving galleries and art/cafes in Geelong city.
This evolved into Momenta, I resigned from the committee in 1999.
Back to the Wall first major solo show in Geelong, Ryrie st. Gallery
Became member of the Victorian Arts Society.
Semi Finalist - Young Achievers Awards.
Moved into “The Blue Room”,studio/gallery/residence, in Geelong West.
Gold Street Exhibition Collingwood, first real solo show!!!
Travelled through parts of America, extensively through Britain & selected parts of Europe.
Attended a Forge-in held by the British Artists Blacksmithing Association, Norwich, Britain.
Graduated, Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, Majoring in Sculpture, with an “A” Grade
Won the Victorian Visual Arts Overseas Travelling Award.
Botticelli menu stand cafe in Geelong West - first commission
Commenced studies at Ballarat University College, Fine arts – sculpture. Met mentor Peter Blizzard
Travelled to New York, visiting the Guggenheim & Metropolitan Galleries
Victorian Certificate of Education, Belmont High School