Rusted On: Welcome

An exhibition showcasing individual interpretations on the theme of rust

Elaine Witton


45cm x 30cm

I decided I would use a colour range that related to rust rather than actually using rust in my artwork. I researched the various colours that can be produced by rust and found that these can vary from orange to a red brown. I created these colours by using a number of different mediums; watercolour ink powder, pastel, water colour pencil, thread, wire and copper leaf, with handmade paper as the base. By combining these elements, I have also created the rough texture equated with rust. My aim was to create an image that related to pieces of rusty corrugated iron.

Helen Sturgess

Non-Fruiting Body

150cm x 101cm
Iron oxide, Arches watercolour paper, watercolour paint.

There was a practice of hammering nails into fruit trees that weren’t bearing, in the belief that the iron would rectify the problem.

Pondering the state of non-fruiting women led me to this.

Karen Miller


– Rust Sculpture
Paper, paper pulp, rust (Ferric Oxide), wire, metal base, acrylic paint.

Rust is a corrosive action of moisture on metal, weakening the structure and lessening its magnetic properties. However, the beauty of the patterns and colours occurring with rusting have inspired this sculptural form evoking thoughts of re-birth.

Shameem Cachalia

Beneath the surface

3 collages – 12cm x 17cm
Watercolour paper, vinegar, water, discarded objects, ink and wax crayons.

Rusting was unpredictable and exciting, and the effects varied from muted shades to deep saturated earthy tones, which created rich and mysterious textures.

Gallery image by Elena Saharova for Pexels

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21 Responses to Rusted On: Welcome

  1. dbeestontpgcomau says:

    This is AMAZING. A wonderful way to be welcomed into the gallery to see more of the work over the next few weeks. Congratulations to the artists for creating such beautiful works. And HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Claire for creating this virtual gallery entrance. I can’t wait to see the rest of the galleries and all the works – I have to be patient and look for them on Tuesdays and Fridays. THANK YOU

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  2. Bonnie Lipman says:

    Wow I was blown away. It looks fabulous and so are the wonderful variety of artworks.

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  3. rosalindp says:

    What a pleasure to see this varied work. Thanks to Claire for curating, creating…

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  4. Leanne Poole says:

    Incredible artworks and beautifully presented. I look forward to seeing more.

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  5. Vivian says:

    Fabulous. A big thanks to Claire for all her hard work and patience in pulling this exhibition together.

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  6. Rhonda Nelson says:

    This is such an inviting foretaste of the whole show. A stunning use of technology Claire! Beautiful colours Elaine and exploration of rust Shameem, Karen (the bowl is a gem) and Helen.👏

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  7. Gail Stiffe says:

    Lovely works and what a great, welcoming entry

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  8. Shameem Cachalia says:

    Congratulations Claire the gallery looks great. Looking forward to seeing more wonderful,interesting artworks.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Susan Lynne Henry says:

    I’m so grateful Shameem introduced me to the wonderful world of the Paper Makers, As yet I have not done any paper making but am inspired and delighted by the creativity and diversity of the work I have seen. Susan

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  10. Gail Rust says:

    An interesting concept beautifully rendered by all four artists and intriguingly presented. One can’t wait to climb the stairs and turn the corner to view more…

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Wow these works are fantastic, such talent and so beautifully presented. Well done artists and Claire.

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  12. It is a wonderful entry to the exhibition Claire and such beautiful works

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Pauline FP says:

    What diverse and inspiring work. All of it has been so beautifully created and curated. Looks wonderful!


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