Festival unveils natural beauty

The Torch Publishing 29 November 20414


Padstow’s Steve Jannar will have a number of his artworks exhibited at the Cross Currents Art and Environment Festival this Saturday.

Padstow’s Steve Jannar will have a number of his artworks exhibited at the Cross Currents Art and Environment Festival this Saturday.

An exhibition of natural elements from local and international artists are just one of the attractions at this year’s Cross Currents Art and Environment Festival.

The Bankstown City Council’s biennial festival is back, with a number of environmentally themed activities.
The Bankstown Arts Centre’s award-winning festival to be held this Saturday, November 15, will also feature a workshop to create a carry bag using recycled materials and traditional Aboriginal weaving workshops from local elders.

Festival goers will also be able to plant a seed in the Creative Sprouts workshop.
Among the artworks being exhibited will be a number of paintings featuring local landscapes from Padstow’s Steve Jannar.

“I enjoy painting landscapes that feature water, and just about all my work has some water element within them,” Mr Jannar said.

“Being part of something like the Cross Currents Art and Environment Festival, allows me to have my work on display and gain some exposure.”

Activities such as traditional weaving by local Aboriginal elders and an exhibition featuring communities from remote corners of South America, will also be a feature of the festival.
The CrossCurrents Art and Environment Festival will also have live music and performances, water education tips from the Cooks River Alliance and interactive workshops. The day runs from 11am until 3pm.


Local Artist Featuring in Exhibition


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Padstow artist Steve Jannar with one of his paintings looking out across Balmoral’s Cobbler’s Beach, which is one of the stars in his exhibition at The Bathers’ Pavilion at Balmoral Beach in Mosman.

PADSTOW artist/architect Steve Jannar (pictured) has shifted his focus further afield to come up with his latest gems featuring in an exhibition at The Bathers’ Pavilion at Balmora Beach.
Visitors are being dazzled by ‘Sydney Harbour/Opera House during Vivid’, ‘Opera via Taronga Pk (giraffe)’, ‘Sunrise Bamoral’, ‘What Lies Beneath’, ‘Thru keyhole to North Head’, and ‘Barrenjoey, from West Head’ among other breathtakingly, scenic depictions.
Steve shares the show with accomplished plein-air painter Michael Braden and another local artist, Bing Wu.

He is also thrilled to have coming up in September, his long awaited exhibiton based on ‘Wattamolla & The Royal National Park’ at the Hazelhurst Gallery in Gymea.
“There is a possibility of a preview exhibition of those same works hung in the Parliament House Gallery,” he says.”I am in discussions for this exhibition to be linked to the State Government push for the Royal National Park to be on the World Heritage List.”


Royal Easter Show 2014 Arts and Craft Competition

Publication: Derivan May 2014


Steve Jannar and winning entry

Congratulations to this years winner of the Royal Easter Show Arts and Crafts Competion Class 6 Australian Birds and or Flowers Painting, Mr Steve Jannar with his accomplished artwork entitled “Native Bushland”.


Mr Jannar was awarded a $1000 worth of Matisse Derivan artist materials of his choice.

“I would like to thank your company very much for their sponsorship of the art material prize I won at the Easter Show this year – it is rare in most artist’s life to be awarded the privilege of such an opportunity to have free reign in an art shop” – expressed Mr Jannar.