“Home is where the art is”

Joe Borg – participating artist in “Home is Where the Art Is

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Meet Joe (pictured below), a member of Living Positive Victoria and a regular volunteer at Coventry House. Amongst many of his talents, Joe is an artist, and some of his works are featuring in an upcoming exhibition at Gasworks Art Park. The exhibition is entitled: “Home is Where the Art Is”. It’s a presentation of works by artist living in housing provided by Port Phillip Housing Association, and is a part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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Joe has been exploring art from an early age in many forms: oil painting, pottery (he’s a qualified ceramics teacher), and his latest interest – painting and design on eggs – is featuring in this show. He knew of the famous Fabergé eggs, jeweled and decorated egg created by Peter Fabergé in Russia a century ago. Unable to find anyone doing any work on eggs or even teaching this skill, he decided to embark on it as a project himself. There will be around nine pieces (three works on ostrich eggs, and six using goose eggs) featuring varying decorative designs.

The Port Phillip Housing Association is a community housing provider based largely (but not solely) in the inner south of Melbourne. This exhibition is amongst many activities that illustrates the breadth of creativity that is found amongst the many tenants in community housing, and helps eliminate stigma and isolation.

Exhibition details:

22 September – 4 October 2015

9.30 am – 4.00 pm, Mon – Sat,
The Foyer Gallery, Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham St, Albert Park

OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday 22 September 5.30pm to 7.30pm