Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Flashback Thursday: a review of an exhibition by RAG founder Jo Tracy in Redfern in 2007

Saturday, October 17, 2015

                                    Here's a quick video of Jo Tracy working on a portrait

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Photos of works in previous exhibitions and Group shows: vol1

Here's a selection of images from last years's group show
"HOME" at 107 Projects in Redfern (2014)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Redfern Artists Group's "Home" exhibition: Artist Profiles

4th Exhibtion by Redfern Artists Group 

Artists Profiles:

Jo Tracy:
is a multi disciplinary artist based in Redfern since 1995.
Jo founded Redfern Artists Group in 2009 and has been exhibiting yearly in group and solo exhibitions since 1989. Jo's art practice produces works in many disciplines and she has been working with digital and new media since the early 90s,

Jo's work for The “Home” exhibitions explore an imagined, historical narrative based on the history of decorative objects as both objects of beauty and status symbols. It sees the return of her digital works in the form of “Space Deco” inspired digital prints and some favourite motifs, such as “Millenium Man”

Karin Hasse:
Since graduating from National Art School,
Karin has worked in film and tv art production and has always had a strong interest in experimental techniques in a variety of mediums.

She participated in the previous RAG show, “RAG REVOLT” and has known Jo since they were at the National Art School together.
“Pushing the materials outside the boundaries of their common use” Karin often  explores concepts related to the body through these mediums.

Jude Williams:
Jude creates harmonious, abstract landscapes out of ordinary household refuse such as discarded cereal boxes and clothing. Her thoughtful, transcendent works reveal the beauty in the ordinary and speak of transformation and rebirth.


Alison Burke:
Alison's distinctive paintings explore the various masks of humanity through her
figurative style. Working mainly in acrylic, her striking works reveal a vivid imagination, a passion for life and an understanding of its beauty and mystery.

Bridget Lafferty:
Bridget is long time resident of the neighbourhood and her Redfern inspired ceramic works are a continuation of themes explored in her paintings. They reflect inspirations found in her local environment as well as her interest in community and social engagement.

Gaylene Smith:
Gaylene exhibited in out first RAG show “RAGTIME” at Global gallery in Paddington in 2011.
She is a self taught, Redfern local, with special needs, who joined RAG after attending Jo's community art classes.
Her delightful works are an unfiltered response to her love for painting and her deep longing to tell her personal history.

Jill Mayne:

Jill is a Redfern based artist working mainly in acrylic. Andy Warhol, Pop, Asian and Graphic Art have been major influences on Jill's work. Her bold, graphic works for this exhibition are inspired by interpersonal relationships, domestic harmony/disharmony and the comforts/discomforts of home.

Sid Sledge:
Sid's charming and poignant works reflect on the 
human condition in a whimsical,
imaginative and dream-like way.

Booyart (Alex Smith)
Shotcall Productions Film maker and Redfern artist Alex Smith, who also goes under the name Booyart, creates powerful, dense, vibrating images inspired by urban life. 

Julie Doye:
Julie is a Sydney based Pop artist known for her graphic, expressive, figurative paintings.
For the “Home” exhibition she has been inspired by the folds and forms she observed in a basket of laundry. Her bold, colourful works bring a charming magic to the mundane.

"Home" The 4th Exhibition by Redfern Artists Group

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

RAG's 4th Annual Group Exhibition


                               Redfern Artists Group present


                    4th group exhibition by
                     Redfern Artists Group 
                    Opens 6pm Wednesday 
                    15th October 2014
                    at 107 Projects
                    107 Redfern St Redfern
                    Sydney, Australia

We have a fab line up of artists for this year's exhibition, 
the 4th group show by Redfern Artists Group

Our RAG artists for 2014's
"HOME" show are:

Jo Tracy
Karin Hasse
Julie Doye
Jill Mayne
Jude Williams
Alex Smith
Alison Burke
Gaylene Smith
Bridget Lafferty
Sid Sledge


with an opening night performances by special guests, live music and

 a licensed bar

Redfern Artist's Group 4th Annual Group Exhibition
Opens 6pm October 15th 2014 
at 107 in Redfern

                                          Image by Sid Sledge

                                         Image by Jo Tracy

                                         Image by Julie Doye

                                          Image by Bridget Lafferty

(more to come)

What do you think about when you get home, when you leave home, when you're at home, or when you hear or see the word "home"?
Are you lucky enough to live in one? and do you feel safe and secure in it?
It is a comfortable space or a depressing place?
Are you as snug as a bug in a rug ? or feel as if any moment the rug will be pulled out from under you?
Is home where you feel most "yourself"? or are you still looking for "somewhere" to feel at "home"?

Homes are a relatively recent concept for a us humans who've been on walkabout for most of ur existence.
Before we settled in permanent structures, we decorated our temporary dwellings, our caves and our bodies, we made jewellry to trade and art, stories, songs, dance and language to share our individualism with others and to unify our various cultures.

RAG artists have a huge scope with this topic...anything from a cardboard box to planet earth
and layers of conceptual ideas in between. Who knows what we'll come up with?

My sources tell me that there'll be some upcycling and recycling involved in the pruduction of some artworks...stay tuned :)

Looking forward to seeing you all at the opening and around Redfern.

Jo Tracy
Founder of Redfern Artists Group 
Twitter: @RAG_artist

Keep an eye out for regular updates both here and on the 
Redfern Artists Group Face book page
and on Twitter @RAG_artist

I've seen some of the new "HOME" RAG works in progress and 
this is shaping up to be our BEST RAG show yet!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

That time of year again when RAG artists are planning and working on our yearly group exhibition.
We have 10 RAGsters this year exhibiting...all highly motivated and passionate artists exploring their own interpretations of the theme of "Home"

opens on October 15th 2014
at 107 in Redfern

More details soon.
Home is where the art is!


Descend from the mountain tops
And you can feel my heart
As if we were never apar
I'm home
Oh, I'm home
I'm home
Oh, I'm home


I call, I call the spirit
He can't hear it
My voice
My choice

I'm home
Oh, Im' home
I'm home
Oh, I'm home

I'm breaking down words
To see the birds, oh high
And now I see
Oh yes
I now can see
Oh yes
Now I can see
The reason why
Home means so much to me

 A reminder about last year's show
LOCAL PRODUCT which was a big success 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Opens at 6pm on Thursday October 17th 
and continues until Sunday 27th October
at 107 Projects in Redfern in Sydney

New works by RAG artists Jo Tracy, Julie Doye and Karin Hasse with performances by Dorothy Johnson and Jess Cook

Sculpture, painting, mixed media, digital photography and spoken word.

RAG will also be holding a workshop, in a stall within the exhibition, as part of the City Of Syney's
Gararge Sale Trail on Saturday October 26th
Commencing at 2pm with tickets available from
The City Of Sydney

You can also help Redfern Artists Group by
supporting and promoting our 
fundraising project
recently launched on Pozible

               Sneak Preview: "Joe's Hardware" oil on linene work in progress by Jo Tracy