Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens
About Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens
Surf Coast artist, wife of Rowan and mother to Chloe 19 and Kobi 13, 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 email@example.com
A snapshot of my sculptural career:
1970 Bornin Geelong
1989-1991 Studied aBA at Ballarat University and won the first travelling scholarship.
1992 Travelledextensively through Europe, Britain and parts of USA
1992-1999 Started mystudio in Geelong West working on private commissions and exhibitions
2000-2005 Moved toinland Surf Coast Shire, continued creating private commissions
2006- Movedto Anglesea with husband and studio partner Rowan.
We continue to create commissionedartworks plus organize and participate in exhibitions.
I am very involved with local artspromotions and raising our two children
AWARDS + RESIDENCIES
2018 PRIZE WINNER – Protea Study - ANGAIR wildflower and art show, Anglesea
2016 Artist in Residence Podere Conte Racani – Umbria,ITALY- We created 2 major sculptures on site over 10 days
2015 PRIZE WINNER - Silver Princess gum nut study - ANGAIRwildflower and art show, Anglesea
2005,2007, 2010, 2013, 2015(Rowan),2017 – artworks selected for the Surf Coast Calendar
2007 Nominated Victorian Landscape Awards, Feature inthe Landscape- DragonflyLight, Beamauris
2007 Selected for Gordon Gallery regionalartist showcase exhibition
1997 Artist in Residence - ArtUnlimited – Adults with disabilities – Bayside Compass publicmosaic, Geelong Waterfront
1996 Artistin Residence at Belmont HighSchool - Solar& Lunar -two sets of Breezeway Gates with students.
1991 WON the inaugural Vic TV OverseasTravelling Artist Award – Ballarat University
SOLO + SIGNIFICANTGROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition – both Rowan and I wereselected
2018+2019 Canterbury Art Show - invited guest sculptor,Melbourne
2017 Birds and Blooms – Solo exhibition of new artwork plus invited guests, Art Space,Anglesea
2016 Stonehouse Gallery – Warryndite - guest artist in September's sculpture exhibition
Possum GullyGallery – Maryborough - guest artist in November gardenart exhibition
2015 BRUEexhibition - Box Hill Community Arts Centre - exhibited Fish Basket as guest professional artist
FeatureArtist - Art @ Wintergarden annual sculpture exhibition, Iopened the show with a floor talk!
2014+2011 Cimarron Sculpture Weekend - Aireys Inletgarden sculpture collaborative show (I organized)
2012 Neptune Moon soloexhibition @ Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet
2010 Fandangle -group exhibition, SwellARTS Anglesea (sellout!)
2009 Reflectionsof Japan - solo exhibition, SwellARTS Anglesea
2008 Sea-Dragon-Fly-solo exhibition, Dragonfly Cafe, Grovedale
2003 DragonflyMoon open studio @ Blue Room Studios,exhibition/music/open gardens, Wensleydale
2000 Time to GO!show - GO! cafe, Geelong
1997 Meshing About -Brett's Artworks, Geelong West
1995 Back to theWall - first major solo show in Geelong, Ryrie StreetGallery
1992 Gold StreetExhibition Collingwood, first solo show
2018-2019 Anglesea Streetscape- commissioned and arecurrently creating 10 large native flora/fauna panels
Andrew Love Cancer Centre – Sakura Heart wallsculpture installation
2017 Tasmania - Native flora andbirds – private bay window security screens,
Wyndham Lodge, Werribee - KookaburraMoon, Big Leaf and Birdbath -courtyard redevelopment
Melba pde. -Large Kookaburra Sunrise entrancescreen
2015/2016 Clonard College – St. Brigid'sChapel - ceremonial lantern, main entrance doors, water feature, +more…..
2015 One World forKids - swirly nest swing, North Geelong redeveloped play space
2014 MACS - sculptural signage, 4 large outdoorsigns for Geelong's Multicultural AgedCare Services
2013 Anglesea Fire Station –Anglesea Fire foyer commission
Anglesea Primary School - The Butterfly Project, over 90 butterflies inspired by students, staff and guests.
Torquay Library - Book Plaque, to celebrate a refurbishment
2012 Geelong West Community Garden - Celebrating Vegetables -entrance and rear double gates
2011 Clifton Springs - The Dell - completed major public commission of sculptural signage
Surf Coast Civic Precinct– GiantSeadragon artwork selected for new shire building interior
2009 Moonee Ponds Mind Body Health Centre - many installed pieces including 17m of swirly fencing
City of Greater Geelong - StoryVessel Artist – original Mouth to Mountain project
2007 East Geelong PS - 150 yearcelebration - Entrance Gates
PelicanShores Estate, Leopold - PreeningPelican entrancesculpture
2002 Deans Marsh Community Cottage - CommunityCauldron
Clonard College - Brigid collaborativesculpture
2001 Landy Field, Geelong - Sporting Spirit Collaborative5 part sculptural installation with Moongate Studios
2000 Western Beach, Geelong - Looking Forward Collaborativesculpture with Moongate Studios
1990 Geelong West - Botticelli Café menu stand first commission, while still at University
SUPPORTING THE LOCALARTS COMMUNITY….
2016 - Arts Space - I assist the SurfCoast Arts officer with organization + promotion of this community arts space
2012- Surf Coast Arts Trail – am on the steering committee + have mystudio open
2017- Otway Life Magazine – I promote local arts through articles + written interviews/Surf Coastdistributor
2016 - 2019 Anglesea Art Studios – have produced abrochure of local studios + organize open weekends
2002- Geelong Sculptors Inc. – am currently secretary, organizeexhibitions + co produced Celebrate XV- a photographic coffee table book promoting our members
2004-2007 Sacred Moon Gallery, Deans Marsh –owned and ran
1995-2007 The Moontimes – hand drew and publishedthis monthly, community cultural newsletter for 11 ½ years
2001-2002 The Arthouse – coordinated monthly art,music and poetry events
1996 + 2000 Moontrail – coordinated two openstudios trails in Geelong
1994-1999 Through the Keyhole, Pakington st.Geelong West – coordinated community artwork in shop front windows during theannual Pako Festa events
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