Creativity Cluster

I am the facilitator for Creativity Cluster, a group of nine women artists. We created the group in January 2019.

Our current group is in the first photo. The back row (from left) shows Lindsay Hussey, Penny Sharples, Marina Chamberlain, Nancy D Lane and Mardie Whitla. The front row (from left) pictures Luna Cameron-Parrish, Pat Duncan, Carolyn Morwood and Deidre Ogilvie. One of our foundation members, Julia Zoellner, has now returned to Berlin.

Creativity Cluster is a group of nine women artists, all working in different mediums

We work in a wide range of mediums

We work in many different mediums. Some of us are painters, using water colour, acrylics, oils and alcohol ink. Others work in oil and cold wax, mixed media, collage, mosaics, ceramics, textiles, and found object assemblage.

Our involvement in the community

We are also involved with the community – locally, nationally and internationally – as individuals and as a group. We have held several exhibitions and workshops, and given numerous artist talks and tours.

In March 2020, I convened the Melbourne City U3A course, Conversations with Artists. Each week, a different Creativity Cluster artist demonstrated her techniques and talked about her practice. I am offering a Zoom version of this course in August 2020. Use the contact form below to find out the details.

Hanging the Creativity Cluster exhibition at Renew Geelong

Our De-Construction/Re-Construction exhibition is now online

On behalf of Creativity Cluster, I recently received a City of Melbourne Covid-19 Arts grant. The purpose of the grant was to host our exhibition De-construction/Re-construction online when it was postponed. The online exhibition had a ‘soft launch’ on 15 June and a more formal, but virtual, launch on 4 July 2020.

We chose the theme De-Construction/Re-Construction because of all the building works going on now in Melbourne. This is as a result of the new metro train loop construction. The artists have each approached this theme in a unique way, through their chosen medium.

The real-life exhibition will run from 19 October to 29 November 2020. It will be in the Dirty Dozen display cases in Campbell Arcade, under Flinders Street. The Dirty Dozen is managed by Creative Spaces.

Viewing paintings in Creativity Cluster’s first exhibition at Renew Geelong

What Creativity Cluster can provide

The Creativity Cluster artists can provide an exhibition, run pop-up activities or hold art workshops. We can also teach regular classes for your staff, residents or clients. We are happy to tailor our programs as needed. Previously we have worked with galleries, community centres, shopping malls, retirement villages, festivals, markets and other venues.

For more information contact the Creativity Cluster coordinator – that’s me, Nancy Lane – using the form below.

The original Creativity Cluster artists posed for a group photo at their exhibition at Renew Geelong

The Creativity Cluster logo representing our group of women artists