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Plaza Art in Four Parts

Four weeks, four artists, four perspectives.

Pop through Eastwood Plaza from 8 October 2020 and you’ll find an artist crafting a visual artwork dedicated to the Granny Smith Festival.

A new artist will take up the mantle each week with a fresh perspective and a new work in progress.

Watch as each piece comes to life over four days, Thursday through Sunday.

Join the Granny Smith Festival Facebook page to keep up to date on the progression of each artwork. 

Chris-Yee.jpg Chris Yee

Thursday 8 October to Sunday 11 October

Chris Yee (b. 1989) initially majoring in graphic and textiles design, is an East Ryde (Sydney) based Artist, working Illustrator, Designer & Animator specialising in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies.

He believes in the power of character and storytelling and is heavily drawn to constructing narratives ranging from the humorous to the monstrous and macabre.

Growing up in 90’s Ryde, amongst the strong communities of Eastwood he is a proud member of the evolving Asian-Australian Creative identity. He strongly believes there is a unique character and original narrative found within this changing community.


Freda-Chiu.jpg Freda Chiu

Thursday 15 October to Sunday 19 October

Freda Chiu is an independent illustrator and visual artist from Sydney, Australia.

She creates art notably for books and editorial. Her selected clients include Puffin Books UK, Penguin Random House, ANZ, The Galeries and The Australian Broadcasting Corporation among others.

Freda is inspired by her love of children’s picture books, horror movies, comics and a love of interesting stories.

Outside of her art practice, Freda lectures on Illustration and Animation Design at the University of Technology, Sydney.


Marino Cavalluccio, 2014,
Acrylic on canvas, 92cm x 122cm

Lorraine Simiana

Thursday 22 October to Sunday 26 October

Lorraine Simiana is a local artist who graduated with a Diploma (2013) and an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (2014) at Meadowbank TAFE.  She continued her studies at the National Art School and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2016.

Lorraine found painting to be a form of expression and she found her niche in Abstract Expressionism. Her work continues to evolve as she experiments with different mediums and techniques.


James-Patrick.jpg James Patrick

Thursday 29 October to Sunday 01 November

Inspired by Surrealism, Manga and the retro children’s television program Mr. Swiggle, James Patrick is an artist specialising in detailed artworks with several layers of both imagery and meaning.

A life sized sculpture made of Tim Tam Biscuits, an artwork painted with Coffee and a 1 year detailed illustration project are just a few of the achievements by James over the past few years. With a keen interest in the strange and surreal you’ll notice distinct elements of nature along with subtle social commentary in James Patrick’s Art.


Last updated on 24 September 2020