Saturday, October 18, 2014

Commission keeping me busy

When I go all quiet, it generally means I am working on something....

Within a couple of months of retiring from the annual Abbey Medieval Festival (to consolidate my art practice), a commission comes in for ancient Roman artefacts. Ironic!  I know it's not the same time period, but I still find it funny, how when you finally decide to move on....

However, not one to let an opportunity pass me by and with no major commitments at hand and my exhibition just about to finish, what the heck!  Several large and small amphorae (tallest 700mm) and a couple of oil lamp holders.

A little creative thinking for drying the pointed amphorae base, submerged into buckets and supported by coarse sand - challenging, to say the least!

So the drying process begins - given the size of each, especially the larger amphorae, drying them slowly and over a month or so, is the go...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

movies to see and artworks up for grabs!

Pictured below, Radiant Love is currently being showcased and is up for grabs at the Art with Heart Art display alongside ten other artworks as the major fundraiser for the 2014 Heart of Gold International Film Festival Gympie, Thursday 9th-12th October.  Art with Heart Art consists of artwork donated by renowned and local artists and is coordinated by Joolie Gibbs and her team at the Gympie Regional Gallery.  Ten artists include; Kim Schoenberger, Joolie Gibbs, Robin Hines, Amy Young, Jane Welsh, Sam Keane, Sherrie Rowan, Nonie Metzler, Bernadette Tuffley, Ryan Bailey.
Artworks up for grabs, I believe, are being displayed in the Propectors Hall for the duration of the event and to be in the draw, purchasers will be able to buy a ticket, record their order of preference for each of the artworks and as tickets are drawn, winners will be allotted their hightest preferred artwork, depending on the pieces remaining at the time you may still win your artwork of preference.  Tickets are $20 each and are limited to 500 tickets - drawn Sunday afternoon October 12, 2014.
Radiant Love, 2011. Found objects, steel and porcelain.
The Heart of Gold International Short Film Fest kicks off tomorrow at the Gympie Civic Centre, 32 Mellor St - there is a wonderful program with planner you can download, for convenience here is the direct link to their  > website.