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Featuring Canberra ceramic artist Monika Leone and regular  exhibitions by some of Australia's most talented artists.

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Paintings in Miniature
Annual Exhibition by members of Art in Miniature (AIM) Canberra
20th September - 26th October 2008
The history of paintings in miniature dates back to the 8th Century. It is the art form used by the French to decorate the 'Book of Hours' and monks to enhance the written word of the 'Book of Kells'. These contemporary miniatures by Canberra artists explore traditional and abstract styles limited only by the imagination of each artist. 
For more information read the media release
Scroll down to see a small sample of the more than 100 paintings on show. Prices range from $A120 to $A150.
 All photos are copyright - None are to be used in any way without written permission from each artist

Mt Cook, NZ by Lyn Cottingham

Loch Voil by Lyn Cottingham

Loch Etive by Lyn Cottingham

Old Gum tree in Miniature, Acrylic
by Jocelyne-Godber

Snowy Morning by Lyn Cottingham

Ye Olde Gum by Lyn Cottingham


Rock Pool by Eva-Henry

Irises by Eva-Henry

Waterlily Pond by Eva Henry

Gardening Companions by Isla Patterson

What's Found by Isla Patterson

Wrens Eucalypt by Isla Patterson

Resting Kookaburra by Isla Patterson


Conversation by Valda Johnson

Santorini, Greece by Valda-Johnson

Autumn Tones, Yarralumla by Margaret Bice

Afternoon Stroll, Yarralumla by Margaret Bice

Media Release
Annual art in miniature exhibition makes a large show

Mawson Gallery presents the annual exhibition of work by members of Art in Miniature (AIM) Canberra with more than 100 paintings on show.

The exhibtion wil be officially opened at 6pm on Saturday 20 September by Rhondda Cleary of Pialligo Plant Farm.

AIM Canberra is a group which explores the exquisite skill of painting in miniature in traditional and more modern interpretations of this ancient art form.

AIM miniature painting have a maximum painted area of no more than 100 square centimetres and must show a degree of miniaturization of the subject.

Mawson Gallery owner and ceramic artist Monika Leone said AIM Canberra members share the love and challenge of painting miniatures. 

“Many members are well known artists in their own right and have previously held solo/group exhibitions, creating large paintings as well as miniatures.”

The history of painting in miniature dates back to the 8th Century. It is the art form used by the French to decorate the “Book of Hours” and monks to enhance the written word of the “Book of Kells”.

Gold leafing, which is used by some of these artists, was developed by the Persians and through trade it was introduced to and used extensively throughout Asia.

AIM was formed by Jan Vincent and Margaret Bice in July 2001. 

Over the years the numbers have fluctuated and membership has changed as some have left and others joined, but the essential core group of enthusiasts has remained. 

They meet every two to three months to discuss exhibitions, share ideas and paint together. 

The group is self funded and essential to the “friendship” is the support and assistance from each member with exhibitions. 

AIM held its first exhibition in September 2002 at the Belconnen Gallery and since then has exhibited annually.

The exhibition at MAWSON GALLERY, 63 Wilkins Street, Mawson runs from 20th September - 26th October, 2008.  Opening hours are 10.30am – 5.30pm Wednesday to Sunday. Or by appointment anytime.  Phone 6161 2177,  mobile 0438 473 902.


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