To wrap up my solo show on the last day I have to say was a blast! Bump-out and two creative hands-on workshops for the FOGlets (Friends Of the Gallery little ones). The first class was for the smallest of the smalls, where, introduced by Sandra Ross (Education and Public Programs Officer) eighteen eager little FOGlets got to met and greet the artist, me and my artworks then we proceeded off to the workshop and made clay houses and creations (second picture below). The second workshop (to which I apologise I have no images) was for the older FOGlets where I set the task to try and create structures/sculptures without the use of masking tape, using only string and wooden skewers with recycled card, plastic coreflute, plastic, canvas and the like.
Sandra and the gallery staff offer the most wonderful 'Art' experience for the children with each exhibition on display, to which I found a very rich and rewarding experience to be a part of and was wonderful to see the children embracing it as well. Picture below, talking about my work, and thanks to Julie Prat (Gallery Administration) for this awesome photograph.
Two little participants, Makayla & Talia stayed back to help tidy up.
And in the midst of it all (the Gympie show) working away on my next solo show.... Here's an awesome bunch of ladies that came in to Rosebed St Gallery back in August to help me process all the thousands of teabags that have been coming in thick and fast for Expressions of Love II.
Pictured, front left; Susie, Carol, Robin, Me, and Lindy. From front right; Diane, Karuna, _ , Tony and Vivienne - and a huge big thanks to Lindsay Ham for also coming and taking this photograph for me.
"Many hands make light work!" Oh, that's sounds like a great tag, I may have to use that one!
Expressions of Love II, many hands make light work... has a nice ring to it.