Saturday, October 12, 2013

Current group exhibition

Today saw the opening of my current group exhibition entitled A Letter A Week: Artistic Travels Through the Alphabet, showcased at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy until Sat 16th Nov, 2013.

Twenty Six Rusty Letters on Two Old Posts, 2010.
Kim Schoenberger, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Coordinated by Maleny artist Fiona Dempster A Letter a Week (ALaW) began as a small project to encourage local artists to create or make something each week. With 52 weeks in a year, and 26 letters in the alphabet, the numbers were perfect to create two full alphabets in a year.

It has become an international, internet-based collaboration with around 30 participants in seven countries each year since 2010.  Calligraphers, metalworkers, ceramicists, graphic designers, textile artists and more, the A Letter A Week Exhibition brings together diverse and beautiful interpretations of the Western alphabet.

Here's a visual feast of photographs to share with you - however this is and only a snippet of works in the exhibition there are sooooo many more stunning works on display and is certainly a must see if your in the area!

Heartbeat Alphabet, 2010. Fiona Dempster, Maleny, Queensland.

Alphabet Book 2, 2010. Meg Dunworth, Sydney, New South Wales.

Off Cuts, 2012. Susan Bowers, Montville, Queensland.

Alphabet of Travel, 2011. Noela Mills, Maleny, Queensland.

Dot Dash Dot, 2012. Ken Munsie, Maleny, Queensland.

Milliner's Mind Games, 2010. Christine Elcoate, Hunchy, Queensland.

A Rusty Permutation, 2012. Mieke van Sambeeck, Maleny, Queensland.

Plastic Perspective, 2011. Kim Schoenberger, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Orange Collaboration, 2012. Annik Potet & Anne Claire Mathis, Saint Flaive des Loups, France.

Be Amazed (& other words to live by), 2012. Lisa McGarry, Florence, France.

Make Do, 2011. Kim Schoenberger, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Above; Barry Smith and two of his three dimensional works (either side).  Mounted on the back wall, left Mieke van Sambeeck's clay letters entitled Colourful Adventure and on the right my pianola scroll lightbox piece entitled Seven Lonely Days - Fox Trot. 

A handful of exhibiting ALaW artists - I managed to get a group photograph before we all vacated the gallery.  From left; Barry Smith, Jo Murray, Me (Kim Schoenberger), Fiona Dempster, Christine Elcoate and Eliane Witton

And here's a link to the 2012 ALaW blog if your interested in exploring further...


  1. Hi K - it was a great gathering - lots of good pieces by both national and international artists. Big thanks to the SCC for the gallery space and Fiona's work of pulling it altogether - makes us all look good. B

    1. Hi B, it sure was a great gathering and so nice to catch up with folk again. The SSC gallery space is superb and yes indeed, a big thanks to Fiona for all her dedication and creating this opportunity for us all. K

  2. It was an extremely pleasant opening Kim...not too crowded as it is a largish space. Everyone was very chirpy and the art was AMAZING! Great to catch up.

    1. Yes it was an extremely pleasant opening Jo and was nice to hang-out with you again. The works on show are amazing - I was so delighted to physically see the works after all this time and only ever seeing them on the A Letter A Week (ALaW) blog and many pleasant surprises on seeing the scale of the works too.


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