Allsorts Collective – From the outside to the inside

Strathnairn Homestead Galleries
27 March to 21 April, 2024

This exhibition by Shakir Rayman, Stephanie Boyle, Louise Spencer, Katie Volter and Belinda Gill explores the relationship between public and private spaces through a series of works in acrylic, watercolour and pastel.

Belinda Gill spioke to Barbie at Strathnairn about From the Outside to the inside

Shakir Rayman has always enjoyed drawing, sketching and painting. He has found his place with acrylics. More recently he has been exploring impressionism with landscape.

Stephanie Boyle has been a member of the Allsorts Collective since they coalesced around 2016. Before then, she undertook a variety of open art courses at Megalo Workshop and Canberra School of Art between 1999 and 2010, and attended sessions at Canberra Art Workshop (CAW), various Canberra based sketch clubs and the Artist Society of Canberra art group. With the Allsorts, she has developed her interest in landscape, still life and animal portraiture.

Louise Spencer has attended numerous art workshops covering various techniques, media and genres. She is currently studying Art History and Curatorship through a Bachelors Degree at the Australian National University.

Katie Volter is largely self-taught, but she has also undertaken several open art courses, including at the Brisbane Institute of Art, the Canberra Institute of Technology and short courses provided by the Artists’ Society of Canberra.

Belinda Gill has attended various art courses at the Canberra Institute of Technology, the Australian National University Continuing Education and the Artist Society of Canberra summer workshops.

Image credit: Belinda Gill – Yellow Leaves, 2022