Mim Kocher

Open Studios - Maroondah Hwy
21 & 22 September 2019

Sculpture: modelling medium/mixed media

21 Romeo Road, Healesville

0417 592 947

mimkocher@artypacks.com.au www.mimkocher.com

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I live in Healesville, in the Yarra Valley, where  I work in my studio which has inspiring views of the ever changing Great Dividing Range.  I am a former primary school art teacher, plus Art Consultant, but now I am a full time artist, with my main work being sculptures. I  frequently use recycled bases, which I change in some way, plus a modelling medium and various mixed media.   My sculptures often tell a story, from ancient myths to events that occur in family life. 

Mim's recent sculpture "Cam's Garden Shed" exhibited at the 2018 Melbourne International Flower Show.  

Currently I am working on a “ Rooftops of Melbourne “ theme.   I am inspired by the fantastic range of activities that happen on these rooftops, from cinemas to beautiful gardens. Some of my rooftop scenes are factual, some imaginary.

I'm also inspired by items in the daily news.  Themes for my sculptures have included global warming, refugees, and the plight of homeless people. Often I love depicting aspects of the fascinating foibles of modern life in Australia. Then there are my whimsical characters who give the illusion of flying serenely above it all. 

2018  EXHIBITIONS 

March        Association of Sculptors of Victoria,                                        Melbourne International Flower and Garden                          Show, Carlton 

March        Tarrawarra Museum of Art                                                        Competition, acceptance of an art work to                             compliment the Hilarie Mais exhibition

Mar-April  Community Spirit exhibition at the Memo Art                        Gallery, Healesville, inaugural Art of Speech                          Festival

April          Invited to read poems written by Edwin Tanner                     at Tarrawarra Museum of Art as part of sound                       Artist James Hullick’s installations at the gallery,                   complimenting the Edwin Tanner Exhibition  

May-June Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition

June-July Yarra Valley Arts Member Exhibition,                                     Art at Linden Gate, Yarra Glen 

August     Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual                           Exhibition, Melbourne - 2nd prize & Tina                                 Wentcher Award. 

Sept-Nov Yarra Valley Arts Open Studios group exhibition                   Memo Art Gallery, Healesville

October   Yarra Valley Arts Open Studios 

2016 EXHIBITIONS
Dec-Jan   Group Exhibition Brunswick Street Gallery
January    "Narrative"  Herring Island, Association of                             Sculptors of Victoria       
June         Mountview Primary School Art Exhibition -                             entrant and Judge of 3D works.

2015 EXHIBITIONS

March       Yarra Glen Art Show - Yarra Glen  
May-June Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition 
May-June  helmART, Coombe the Melba Estate, Charity                         Auction for CFA - Art on Fire Helmets

Aug-Sept 4 Artists 4 Stories, Memo Art Gallery, Healesville
Sept-Oct  Annual  Awards Exhibition, Association of                             Sculptors of Victoria,  Prize

Sept         Mt Evelyn Art Show

Oct-Nov   Untitled  group exhibition - Memo, Healesville
Dec          Tarrawarra Museum of Art, lead workshop on                         Howard Arkley

                  

© 2016 by Yarra Valley Arts Inc.

PO Box 510, Healesville, 3777