Friday, October 25, 2013

in the post & hung out to dry!

So many tea bags have come in since my call out earlier this year and along the way I have been recording and documenting it and I just had to share these photos with you - so very precious!! This blog post is also dedicated to thanking everyone for all the thousands tea bags I have received so far.

Upon collecting my artwork from Gympie Regional Gallery this week, a small parcel of dried tea bags from Cecile was awaiting me.

This parcel was posted to Rosebed St Gallery earlier in the year (March), sender unknown.

A yellow parcel pack arrived in my post box about a month ago from Anneke.

Posted to Rosebed St Gallery's mail box in August, this parcel is addressed to the 'Tea Bag Collection Agency', priceless! Sender Susan from CSR Bricks & Roofing, Archerfield, Qld.
Another small parcel, addressed to me, arrived in Rosebed's mail box just in time for my 'Tea Bag Tea Party' on Wednesday 23rd October, from Ludmila.

...and the contents, packaged with love 
Our second parcel received from Susan & workmates at CSR Bricks & Roofing in Archerfield, also arriving in time for my 'Tea Bag Tea Party' (Wed 23rd Oct).  This time addressed to 'The Tea Bag Collector' J

I received this photograph in an envelope and a small note reading "Kim, drying tea bags while camping at Myall Park Botanic Gardens, Glennorgan (between Tara & Surat - West of Dalby).  Kay"

Received via an email a photograph and message from Anneke back in February, "Sammie is even guarding the tea bags" 

The following photographs were shared on facebook, earlier in the year.  Katy Lee having to peg her tea bags to the dish drainer to dry because it was so wet.
Also really wet around the time of the photograph and taking full advantage of the sunshine. Hung over the fence, Tracey's tea bags drying in the sun. 

Literally hung out to dry, Patti's tea bags hanging on the clothesline, classic!

I just love receiving all the messages and photographs and delight in all the different ways to dry a tea bag!!!

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...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Finalist: Flying Arts 2013 QRAA

For a second year running... I am delight to be selected as a finalist into Flying Arts 2013 Queensland Regional Art Award (QRAA) Touring Exhibition, entitled 'Living Change'.  Curator Tim Morrell, Independant Curator and Writer (former Curator of Australian Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery) selected thirty three artists were selected into the Living Change Exhibition and will tour in 2014 with its launch at The State Library of Queensland on Saturday 1st February 2014 and will tour throughout the State to five regional venues including Dogwood Crossing, Miles; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba; The Centre, Beaudesert; Grassland Art Gallery, Tamboo and finally Childers Art Space, Childers with the tour ending mid January, 2015.

Resilient, 2013 H700 W600mm 

Artist statement; In art there is a continuous wrestle with balance, texture versus form, line versus tone and negative versus positive.  In Resilient the sleek stainless steel is placed against the rusty iron, forming fragile lines contrasting with the bold gestures of the corrugated steel, creating a balance between the spaces.  The work reflects a narrative of survival, a balancing the question will mankind overwhelm nature, or will a tree's ability to change with its environment leave it to bare witness over man's demise.

The current touring exhibition Essential Character of Queensland and my entry Road Trip (pictured below) almost comes to a close with its final exhibition at The State Library of Queensland from Friday 15 November to Sunday 15 December, 2013, this venue being closer to home I am hoping to go and view the exhibition.