Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens

2018

Leaf
 
steel 200x80cm
#532   $2000
Spoontail and the Princess
 
steel 80x25cm
#533   $800   SOLD
Protea
 
steel 75x45cm
#534   $700
Heron Screen
 
steel 180x50cm
#535   $1600
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About Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens

Surf Coast artist, wife of Rowan and mother to Chloe 18 and Kobi 12, Cinnamon has been creating since 1992. Choosing to work from home, Cinnamon’s studio can be found in the coastal town of Anglesea on the Surf Coast. In recent years her artwork has enjoyed an added strength and vibrancy thanks to the collaborative support of her husband Rowan.

Cinnamon chooses steel and copper as her prominent medium when making her purely sculptural pieces and creative functional artworks. Inspired by organic and whimsical shapes and forms, Cinnamon’s artwork is very distinctive.

With twelve solo exhibitions and numerous group shows under her belt, Cinnamon’s work can be found in restaurants, civic spaces and residences all over Victoria. Examples of her work can also be found in private collections in America, England, New Zealand, Canada, Sydney, Perth and Tasmania.

Thanks to an overseas travel scholarship, won through Ballarat University where Cinnamon gained her Fine Arts degree, she travelled through selected parts of America and Europe in the early 90’s. In 2012 Rowan and Cinnamon travelled through the inspiring country of Japan. These experiences are echoed in her artwork. 2016 will see this creative couple creating a sculpture inspired by the Italian country side during an artist in residence in Umbria that Cinnamon was selected for from international applicants.

For more images or details of her exhibitions and awards, see her website www.cinnamonsart.com or keep up with her ongoing creations on www.facebook.com/cinnamonsart

For commissions or more information, feel free to contact Cinnamon on 0400 436 308 or email inlethideaway@bigpond.com


Cinnamon Stephens                  STUDIO 66                      Creative Metalwork Artist

2018

Summer Sculpture - Art Space, Anglesea most successful Geelong Sculptors Inc exhibition to date!!!! 
Open Gardens Victoria - Sunnymeade and Melba gardens displayed a large selection of our garden art
Cinnamons art Jewellery continues to be appreciated xxxx
Blue Raven - long project finally installed - signage, sculpture, feather mobile (and Feather Healing necklace gift) to client/friend who was burnt out in Sepp Creek fires and has relocated. Copper used was reclaimed from house site.
Lorne Lions Art Show - Easter
Cantebury Art Show - invited guest artist May, Melbourne

2017
​Surf Coast Shire Calendar -
Native Spoon Tail selected for this year's calendar (Miss August)
Surf Coast Art Space - co-coordinator, curator and artist's advocate to keep the space funded into 2018...and beyond xxxx
Summer Sculpture/January, Anglesea Art Studios/ March, Emerging Talent/July, Naturally Precious/August - shows I curated at the Art Space
Native flora and birds window screens, Tasmania Commission - installed
Wyndham Lodge - Werribee  Kookaburra Moon, Big Leaf and Birdbath - courtyard artworks
Surf Coast Arts Trail - number 6, August (200 visitors, lots of orders and sales)
Birds and Blooms - August @ Art Space new artwork plus invited guests
Melba pde. Open Garden - Large Kookaburra Sunrise entrance screen
Otway Life Magazine (almanac as of 2018) - became the regular arts article contributor
Anglesea Art Studios Open Weekend - November Cup weekend #2 (70 visitors and lots of orders/sales.....launched my jewellery collection)
began creating jewellery......see new page on website xxx
CELEBRATE XV - worked with Rebecca Hosking Photography to produce a book of Geelong Sculptors Inc for 15th anniversary
December madness....busiest Christmas and other presents ordered month ever!!!! Created close to 20 artworks in a month!


2016

Podere Conte Racani – Umbria, Italy - artist in residence!!! Over 10 days Rowan and I created 2 major sculptures on site:

Potenza e Armonia della Natura - (Power and Harmony of Nature) and Racani Yin Yang
Clonard CollegeSt. Brigid's Chapel completed ceremonial lantern, furniture and sign adornments, water feature and main entrance doors
Tasmania Commission – currently working on a 4 window series of security screens for a private renovated home
Entrance Gates – Art Rocks studio/ accommodation/gallery and sculpture garden, Inverleigh
Lorne Lions Easter Art Show – Rowan and I SOLD EVERYTHING!
Surf Coast Arts Trail - 250 visitors with heaps of sales, orders and big commissions! Awesome x
Stonehouse Gallery - Warryndite guest artist in September's sculpture exhibition
Possum Gully Gallery - Maryborough guest artist in November garden art exhibition

2015

Gold Coast – private commission, flew up for a week to measure site and gather recourses

Open Garden Scheme - exhibited artwork in award winning Sunnymeade Garden, Anglesea
BRUE exhibition - Box Hill Community Arts Centre, exhibited Fish Basket as guest professional artist (sold!)
One World for Kids - swirly nest swing, North Geelong redeveloped play scape
Pako Festa - Geelong Sculptors art in shop windows project

2014
In the Lyons Den - Annual Geelong Sculptors inc. exhibition, curator and exhibitor - Geelong Town Hall  
DAFT art exhibition in local businesses, Bell St. Fiesta, Torquay
ANGAIR wildflower and art exhibition, Anglesea
Sculpture @ Art Wintergarden, Geelong, Rowan and I were proud to be invited to exhibit at this annual show
Surf Coast Art Trail weekend III - open studio
Surf Coast Trail Marathon trophies for inaugural race
MACS signage, 4 large outdoor signs for Geelong's Multicultural Aged Care Services' redevelopment
Eagle's Nest Gallery - invited sculptor to compliment exhibition of marine life photography
Cimarron Sculpture Weekend - Aireys Inlet garden sculpture collaborative show
Open Gardens Australia exhibited garden sculptures in two Anglesea gardens during the Australia day weekend.

2013
Surf Coast Art Trail weekend II - open studio
Anglesea Fire Station foyer commission
Anglesea Music Festival Neptune Moon will now grace the stage, plus two Busk Stop signs
The Butterfly Project installed over 90 butterflies inspired by students, staff and special guests. Anglesea Primary School
Book Plaque, Torquay Library refurbishment
Bayside Compass mosaic, restored artwork I created with Art Unlimited artists over 14 years ago! COGG
Nouveau Grass Tree panels 4 panels in an architecturally designed stairwell, Anglesea

2012
Neptune Moon solo exhibition @ Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet (first time exhibiting paintings)
Melbourne Flower & Garden Show commission for Torquay florist Pearl and Boston
Surf Coast Art Trail weekend I - open studio
Covenant College artist in residence term 3, Geelong
Geelong West Community Garden entrance and rear gates
Heron Twilight selected for 2013 Surf Coast calendar
Inspiring visit to Japan!!!!!!! x
Muse Gallery, Milawa Invited to exhibit at inaugural outdoor sculpture show


2005-2011

The Dell– completed major public commission of sculptural signage for Clifton Springs

Surf Coast Civic PrecinctGiant Seadragon artwork selected to ordane new building.

Bellbrae Primary School 150th anniversary– permanent commemorative signage

Moonee Ponds Mind Body Health Centre - created many installed pieces

Reflections of Japan - solo exhibition, SwellARTS Anglesea
Story Vessel Artist - Mouth to Mountain project, City of Greater Geelong

Victorian Landscape Awards, Nominated Feature in the Landscape- Dragonfly Light, Beamauris

Local Artist's Showcase - annual summer group showcase, Lorne Church Hall 2008, 2007, 2006 co-coordinated and curated

Sacred Moon Gallery – owned and ran this Deans Marsh church gallery for 3 years

Moontimes – hand drawn cultural guide to the G21 region – 11 1/2 years of monthly publications

Studied Bachelor of Arts at Ballarat University – majoring in sculpture (Peter Blizzard) 1989-91

Won the inaugural overseas VIC TV scholarship with final year folio

Born in Geelong 1970


For more on Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens see
www.cinnamonsart.com

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