Thursday, August 29, 2013

only 9 days left to see my exhibition

It never ceases to amaze me how time flies by so quickly.  My exhibition closes Saturday week, 7th September and if you wish to see the show before it closes there's only nine days to do so.  
I'll be in the gallery on Saturday 7th (Sept) between 1pm and 3pm if anyone is wishing to come and talk with me about my work.
And to share some images with you...
(apologies to my overseas friends for the delay in uploading the images :-)
 Insight - view one

Insight - view two and a detail below

Inner Reflection (sold)

Beyond Silence

Yearning (sold)

Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash St, Gympie Q 4570.
Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
(entry into the gallery is free)
There's additional images on my website if you would like to see more, including the dimensions to give you an idea of scale.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

opening night

What an awesome opening!! Insight: Journeys in Steel and Clay is now open for viewing at Gympie Regional Gallery until Saturday 7th September, 2013.
It was a lovely evening celebrating amongst good friends and new friends...
Guest Speaker, Stephanie Outridge Field graciously accepting a thank you gift from yours truely for officially opening my exhibition...
A beautiful crowd gathered in celebration.
Three openings in the one evening, Gallery Coordinator, Joolie Gibbs, (pictured below) curator of the three exhibitions, opens Joachim Froese Still Life: Photography 1999-2008, while Elaine Thompson, President, Cool/Arts Gympie opened Animated Steel an exhibition by Christopher Trotter and ARTSLINK Queensland, all works on display are a must see, if your in the area!

Meeting baby Mindari with mum and dad, Amy and Jandamarra - precious!


This group photograph consists of five artists who participated in the 2013 OSCAS Open Studio Ceramic Australia Showcase over the weekend. All five of us under the one roof, in the same evening. (only 18 participating in the Open Studio in QLD!)
Note to self for future reference, hiring a bus worked a treat. Happy campers, loading back on the bus for their journey home, Christine and Noela in the front seat. It looked like a lot of fun, I wish I could have joined in!
Gympie Regional Gallery
39 Nash St
Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 4pm
(Closed Public Holidays)
Ph:1300 307 800

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

bump-in today!

To share with you, a few photographs from today's bump-in at Gympie Regional Gallery for my solo exhibiton, Insight: Journeys in Steel and Clay.
Glen and his expertise, lining up and positioning the triptych.

Me with the hammer, nail number one, of one hundred and twenty one!

Glen in the distance marking out 5cm intervals... the first porcelain bone in place.

One hundred and twenty one porcelain bone run the full length of the wall.
It's title: "When you Reach the Far Shore, you Leave the Boat Behind" - Ram Dass

Joolie attending to the final touches.

It's always hard to capture the full essence of the whole show in one photograph, I will get more at a later date...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Common Threads Exhibition

Sunday just gone, I stumbled upon an exhibition being installed at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre entitled Common Threads.  A stunning array of textile artworks from the members of Queensland Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists. Very inspiring!  As the works we're still being installed, and not wanting to get underfoot, I only managed to get a few snap shots. These images were taken on my trusty iphone to capture a snippet of what is on display and is by no means complete, there were many more works to see celebrating traditional, heritage, and contemporary fibre.

If you happen to be in the area and are into textiles, this show is worth a look!

Detail below, mixed media wall piece by Felicity Clarke, Out of the Blue (triptych).

The two following artworks below are by Textile Artist, Mary Elizabeth Barron, her works were exhibited at the Cooroy Arts Centre some time ago unfortunately I was unable to see the show, so it was a bonus to see some of her works here.

 Above; Hemmed In  Hems cut from old clothes, crochet cotton, coiled basketry
Next three, Ecoprinting by Lili Haas, Mysterious Halo, Gossamer Gums and a detail of Gossamer Gums.

And these precious little Mary Elizabeth Barron Plant Fibre Oval Vessels