Monday, April 30, 2012

Drop the Dust

Last Friday morning was a real treat - I booked into a 3D hands-on workshop with exhibiting South Australian Artists Pamela Kouwenhoven and Margaret Worth at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.  I feel very fortunate to have had the experience, only a small number of participants attended which made for an intimate setting both Pamela and Margaret made us feel very welcome - it was such a fun morning! 

 If your in the Caloundra area I would highly recommend calling in and seeing the exhibition Drop the Dust a curatorial theme focusing on the pervasiveness of dust in our lives - it is a stunning show of artworks!

Margaret Worth "Ancient Accumulations Under Pressure: The 3 Ms - Mercenaries, Missionaries and Misfits" (detail), 100% rag paper, sand, light box. 15 x 97 x 97cm, 2010.

Margaret Worth "Bottle Bush" Painted steel, acacia, plastic bottle, red sand from Amata, 2010

Margaret Worth "The Secret Life of Domestic Dust - Slut's Wool" Powder coated silver brazed steel, house dust, fleurieu sand, particle board and glass. 16.5 x 20.3cm diameter, 2010.

Pamela Kouwenhoven "Dryland series no.1 & no.2" Discard mathoid board, 200 x 122 x 4cm, 2012.

Pamela Kouwenhoven "Dryland series No.2" - detail

Pamela Kouwenhoven "Dryland series No.3" Discard mathoid board

Below images from the workshop...

Pamela Kouwenhoven forefront right, Margaret Worth on left.

participant Margaret,

Julie Hauritz joining in...

Group shot with our creations from left; Pamela, Kim (me) and Margaret.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

glorious Bottle Trees

Last week we made a trip down to the big smoke and took in a picnic at the Roma Street Parklands.  Taking in the gardens we came across these massive Bottle Trees.  An awesome sight...

Very inspiring for sculptural works...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular 2012

Late last year I received an email to a submit an EOI to participate in the Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular. We were given the opportunity to enter up to three works, so I chose "Unicorn" "Solidarity" and "Cosmic Order" and to my delight all three were selected.
Boasting Queensland’s most prestigious art exhibition Rotary Art Spectacular is hosted annually by the Rotary Clubs of Stones Corner, Hamilton and Brisbane High-Rise. All funds raised from the exhibition go toward youth-based projects and Rotary Community Projects in Brisbane. The beneficiaries of the 2012 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular are: Cerebral Palsy League (CPL), Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC), and Rotary Community Projects.
Participating in The Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular is by invitation only and features prominent and up and coming Australian artists, all carefully selected by the curator. The ten day exhibition opens to the public for viewing and purchasing from Thursday 19 April 2012 and continues until Saturday 28 April at the Brisbane Riverside Centre.
One of my entries...

"Cosmic Order" detail

"Cosmic Order"
H 42cm x W 27cm x D 9cm

Sunday, April 8, 2012



I hope you enjoy your little gift and as a momento from my 200th blog post.
A Big THANK YOU to everyone that commented and helped my list grow - my tally reads 936 ONE words and I believe it won't take me long to reach 1000 before my exhibition.

Monday, April 2, 2012

200th Post - giveaway

An all porcelain selection!!
Southern Ice porcelain is an expensive and delicious clay. I fire to stoneware giving a pure white finish, an intentional unglazed outer surface allows me to polish to a smooth soft sheen, with the finish feeling very similar to newborns skin.
Given the nature and the quality of the piece I intend to giveaway I would like to invite you to contribute to my next solo exhibition, most will be familiar with my Domestic Duties Exhibition coming up and many of you have given me your ONE word to the collective (if your not familiar click the link above). The exhibition is just two months away and I would love some more ONE words, so far I have nearly 700 words and it'd be fab if it totalled 1000!
To refresh your memory - "Describe in ONE word your feelings toward domestic duties - negative or positive" - So would it seem fair of me to ask you for Ten (10) - ONE words?
All you need do is comment your Ten (10) - ONE words and which piece you'd like to receive:
1. Looking Glass, 2. Repetitive, OR 3. Punctured

1. Looking Glass
H 7.5cm x Dia 4cm
Polished Southern Ice porcelain, clear gloss interior and plexiglass.
2. Repetitive*
H 8.5cm x Dia 6.5cm
Etched polished Southern Ice porcelain
*(prototype - for Domestic Duties Exhibition, normally I keep these pieces!)
3. Punctured*
H 10.5cm x W 11cm x D 4.7cm
Polished Southern Ice porcelain & horseshoe nail
*(front view top, side view below)
I will draw the winner next Sunday evening (around 6pm'ish) 8th April - Oh, I see this will be Easter Sunday a special Easter treat!!