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 << Montmartre in Balmain >>

CORNER OF CURTIS RD. AND DARLING ST. BALMAIN
ST. ANDREW CHURCH HALL.

has the same spirit and concept as Montmatre in Paris, France. Renoir, Picasso, Modiglioni, Appolinaire, Caran d'Ache etc
all started their career at Montmartre.





WE WELCOME YOU
TO PAINT ON THE SPOT 

PORTRAITS, CARICATURES, LANDSCAPES 
ETC.


DANIEL DESIGNING.


OPENING HOURS: 
FRIDAY 4PM TO 9PM
SATURDAY 10AM TO 3PM


AT THE GALLERY WE USE "THE LATEST HIGH TECH LIGHTING"
PROVIDED BY ILUX-ILLUMINATION.
 
Also at la Gallery in September

  3 French Artists:

NATHALIE RIBIERE
LUC DIAZ
DANIEL MATHIEU

Daniel self-portrait 

Artist name: drj mathieu

 
DRJ MATHIEU WAS BORN IN FRANCE IN 1945, AND GREW UP IN PARAY-LE-MONIAL. AFTER STUDYING A CERTIFICATE AS A FITTER, AND ALSO COMPLETING CERTIFICATES IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AT THE SACRED HEART AND ADVERTISING DESIGN, ECOLE ESTIENNE PARIS-FRANCE, HIS WORKING LIFE BEGAN, AND HE WAS ABLE TO LIVE AND PURSUE HIS DREAM. IN 1968 DANIEL WORKED FOR THE BIGGEST PNEUMATIC COMPANY IN EUROPE Michelin. HE WORKED AS A TECHNICAL DESIGNER FOR THREE YEARS IN CLERMONT-FERRAND, AND AS A ADVERTISING DESIGNER FOR TWO YEARS IN PARIS.

VIRTUALLY OVERNIGHT, AND PURELY BY ACCIDENT, DANIEL DISCOVERED HIS CREATIVE SIDE FOR
HAUTE COUTURE.

DANIEL WAS SO INSPIRED, THAT HE ENROLLED AT "ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS" IN PARIS ENABLING HIM TO PURSUE THIS BURNING DESIRE THAT WAS ENGULFING HIM.
TO DANIEL, THIS WAS LIKE AN ERUPTING VOLCANO. FROM THERE, HE CONTACTED PACO RABANNE ( DUE TO HIS FASCINATION FOR HAUTE COUTURE), AND TO DRJ'S DELIGHT, PACO RABANNE SAID YES, WITH A VERY SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY (JUST ENOUGH TO RENT A SINGLE ROOM AND FEED HIMSELF). DRJ'S DREAM EVOLVED, AND IT WAS BEGINNING TO BECOME A REALITY. IT WAS A MAGICAL TIME FOR HIM AND HE WAS ABLE TO EXPLORE MUCH OF HIS CREATIVE SIDE. IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS, HE WENT TO THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL CREATOR, JACQUES ESTEREL. ONCE AGAIN, WITH EVEN LESS MONEY, HE WAS FORCED TO WORK AT NIGHT AND HE OBTAINED A JOB AT THE PRESTIGIOUS CABARET,THE LIDO AS A "CELLARMAN".
TWO YEARS LATER, JACQUES ESTEREL PAST AWAY, SO HE HANDED IN HIS RESIGNATION. FROM THERE HE CONTACTED THE MOST IMPORTANT ADVERTISING COMPANIES IN PARIS: BELIER, ETC... AND HE SUCCESSFULLY BEGAN WORKING AS A FREE-LANCER. HIS DREAM WAS FINALLY TAKING FORM, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING HIS OWN STYLE AND SIGNATURE IN THE HAUTE COUTURE ENVIRONNEMENT WAS BEING BORN.
HE WENT AND PRESENTED HIS FIRST COLLECTION AT MAURITUS, AND THEN IN 1979 IN PARIS, THEN STARTED TO INSPIRE THE FASHION INDUSTRY.
1989 GUIMET MUSEUM / SPECIAL FINANCES APPEAL FOR A DANIEL MATHIEU HAUTE COUTURE HOUSE
PRESENTED BY PIERRE DOUGLAS.





FRENCH MEDIAS

THE YEARS 1979 TO 1989 BECAME A PERIOD OF RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTATION AND DISCOVERY FOR DANIEL WORKING FOR YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FOR 5 BOOKS AND DESIGNED THE ROLAND GARROS PINS 1991. ALSO, WORKING ON COSTUMES FOR THE BROTHERS BOGDANOV.
AT THIS TIME HE ALSO PARTICIPATED IN THE LARGEST EVENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR AIDS AND THE GALLA DE L'UNION DES ARTISTES.
IN LATE 1989, THE REALITY OF NOT HAVING ANYMORE MONEY HIT HOME, AND DANIEL WAS FORCED TO DISCONTINUE HIS WORK, HIS PASSION, HIS DREAM! THIS CRUSHED HIM, AS IF REMOVING THE WINGS FROM A BIRD, HE COULD NO LONGER SOAR IN HIS CREATIVITY.
ALL THAT REMAINED WAS HIS PEN AND PAPER; THE SYMBOL OF HIS FREEDOM.

IN 1993 DANIEL FELL IN LOVE
AND MARRIED A BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIAN WOMAN AND EMIGRATED TO SYDNEY AUSTRALIA . HIS CHANGE OF COUNTRY HAS BEEN CHALLENGING. STARTING FROM SCRATCH WITH NOT A WORD OF ENGLISH AND NO FINANCE. DANIEL EARNED HIS LIVING WITH WHATEVER WORK TO SUPPORT HIS ART. WORKING 15 YEARS AT THE FAMOUS TARONGA ZOO WHERE EVERYONE HE KNOWS IS A LITTLE PIECE OF PERFECTION.

NOW, DANIEL HAS RETURNED TO HIS PASSION, ART. 

1978 PARIS FRANCE, MY WORK:

IN 1978 I DECICED MY STYLE AND TECHNIQUE FOR HC WITH MY FIRST MODEL

EACH COLLECTION IS A MIXTURE OF TECHNIQUE, TEXTURE, FORM AND COLOUR AND PASSION WITH NO LIMIT  USING THE TODAY TECHNOLOGY.

1995 GALLERY ROYAL ARCADE, PITT ST. SYDNEY
MY WORK AS AN ARTIST: WORKING "TWO SIDES". ONE SIDE: USING MY INNER SPACE TO FIND 
THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE ( MEDIUM: DRY PASTEL ON PAPER ). SECOND SIDE, 
USING MY CREATIVITY FROM MY HAUTE COUTURE EXPERIENCE
( MEDIUM: INK AND WATER COLOUR ON PAPER AND DIGITAL DESIGN ). SEE MY VIDEO.


        2011 SYDNEY        

      VIDEO OF MY FASHION CLICK HERE       


2011 COLLECTION DESIGNS FOR DECORATORS

2011 TEXTILE DESIGN

2012 FIRST CERAMIC COLLECTION


2012 SYDNEY, DANIEL'S FIRST PORTRAIT SCULPTURE

2014 SYDNEY STAINGLASS COLLECTION

2014 DIGITAL SCULPTURE

2015 SYDNEY, DANIEL FASHION DESIGN


My own definition about art is:
The ability to connect with my own inner space, essential into any breakthrough of expression in all forms of media.


LUC DIAZ

The Balmain Couturier
8 Beattie ST. Balmain

1993 LUC IS A MASTER OF ART EMBROIDERY. HAUTE COUTURE PARIS FRANCE. LUC HAS A BACHELOR DIPLOMA
IN CIVIL ENGINEERING WITH DISTINCTION AND A BACHELOR DIPLOMA IN APPLIED ARTS
AND TEXTILES WITH DISTINCTION.
1996/1998 CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE FRANCE. LUC WAS A CREATIVE ASSISTANT IN DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DRAWING, SAMPLES AND ACCESSORIES WORKSHOP, SOFT FURNITURE WORKSHOP FOR
CHANEL, DIOR AND SAINT LAURENT HAUTE COUTURE.
1998/2005 LUC WAS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHANEL, IN CHARGE OF THE IMAGE OF THE BRAND: MEDIA/EXIBITION.
2005 LUC HAS A CERTIFICAT IV IN ASSESSMENT AND WORKPLACE TRAINING.
2000/2009  LECTURER AND WORKSHOP AT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY FOR COUTURIER TECHNIQUES
DESIGN AND TECHNIQUES, APPLIEDFASHION DESIGN AND DRAPING AND PATTERN MAKING.
WORKSHOP : ADVENCED SKILLS IN FASHION DESIGN, HAUTE COUTURE,
AND SOFT FURNITURE.
2009/2017 LUC IS A FREELANCE FASHION DESIGN AND SOFT FURNITURE CONSULTANT, 
WORKING WITH FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND SHOP OWNER'S
TO CREATE NEW SAMPLES.

LUC HAS FOR 20 YEARS CREATED AMAZING GARMENTS THAT HAVE EMPHASIZED THE INTERNAL BEAUTY,
SOPHISTICATION AND SHEER ELEGANCE OF EACH WOMAN. A SPECIALITY OF LUC'S IS THE EXQUISITE
AND OPULENT SKILL OF ART EMBRIDERY.
LUC'S EXPERTISE THROUGH MANY YEARS OF TRAINING AT CHANEL, PARIS FRANCE BRINGS A UNIQUE STYLE TO
COMPLIMENT EACH WOMAN'S INDIVIDUALITY.
AS WITH TRADITION IN HAUTE COUTURE ALL CLIENTS RECEIVE PERSONALISED ONE ON ONE COSULTATION WITH THE UTMOST PRIVACY. LUC ALSO OFFER HIS SERVICES IN INTERIOR DESIGN. HE HAS
DEVELOPED AND OUTSTANDING EXPERTISE.


NATHALIE RIBIERE

I THINK I HAVE FALLED IN A TIN OF PAINT WHEN I WAS A BABY !!!
AS SOON I WAS ABLE TO USE A PEN I USED IT. 
AT SCHOOL I HAD GOOD NOTATIONS AND AT HOME I WAS ALWAYS DRAWING. THEN AT NEARLY 20 YEARS OLD,
I WENT TO PARIS FOR WORKING AS MANAGEMENT SECRETARY. NO TIME FOR DRAWING...BUT STILL PASSIONATED  
BY ARTS, VISITING MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS.
MY FAVORITE ARTISTS ARE DALI, TOULOUSE LAUTREC, RENOIR, MONET, MANET, KLIMT, SOURCE OF INSPIRATION.
THEN, IN 1993 I MOVED IN BRITTANY, WEST FRANCE, AND I RESTARTED PAINTING (WATERCOLOR) AND EXPERIMENTING DRAWING USING DIFFERENT TYPES OF WINES (DIFFERENT COLORS)... AND BECAUSE BRITTANY IS THE AREA OF SLATES, I STARTED ENGRAVING AND PAINTING SLATES.
I DID TROPHEES FOR BOATS RACE AND EXHIBITIONS TOO. THEN, I STARTED TO DO PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2003
AND STARTED TO USE PHOTOSHOP FOR MONTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIES AND MADE MANY EXHIBITIONS.
I STARTED TO DO SOME PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTS AND WON A 3D PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST.
I DID AT THE SAME TIME ARTWORKS FOR CDs.
I STARTED TOO TO ENGRAVE GLASSES, MOTHER OF PEARL, AND DIFFERENT MATERIALS.
I DID LOT OF ARTPAINTING PORTRAITS TOO OF MUSICIANS OR BANDS. ONE OF THEM, THE PORTRAIT OF JOHN LEE HOOKER HAS BEEN USED FOR THE COVER OF A FRENCH BLUES MAGAZINE.
I GET MARRIED IN 2015 WITH MY AUSTRALIAN HUSBAND AND ARRIVED IN AUSTRALIA IN DECEMBER 2016.
I WAS INVITED TO DO AN EXHIBITION WITH MY INK DRAWING TO THE IRONFEST IN LITHGOW AND THEM,
I HAVE HAD A FANTASTIC EXHIBITION IN MARRICKVILLE FEW MONTHS AGO AT THE
HYPMOTIVE HUB
FOR FOUR WEEKS WITH MY INK DRAWINGS TOO.
ENJOYING ART IS ENJOYING LIFE !!!



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