Creativity Cluster

I am the facilitator for Creativity Cluster, a group of eight 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, former member Marina Chamberlain, Nancy D Lane and Mardie Whitla. The front row (from left) pictures Luna Cameron-Parrish, Pat Duncan, Carolyn Morwood and Deidre Ogilvie. Another of our former members, Julia Zoellner, now lives in Switzerland.

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. In addition to holding exhibitions and workshops, we have 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 also offered a Zoom version of this course in August 2020.

Hanging the Creativity Cluster exhibition at Renew Geelong

Several of our exhibitions are online

We have now held 12 exhibitions and 3 markets together. We have also written several blogs about our major exhibition, Melbourne: Our Creative Heart, which was held at the gallery at the Library at the Dock, Docklands, in December 2022.

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