Thursday, July 14, 2016

Papillon highlights

I thought it would be nice to share a few highlights (photos) from Papillon while also taking this opportunity to thank all those involved, especially the staff, install team and volunteers at Caloundra Regional Gallery. I'd like to start by thanking the newly appointed Gallery Curator, Hamish Sawyer for his support and for writing a review on Papillon for my eight-page catalogue (available upon request pls email ). And to the rest of the staff, Sam, Toni, Jenny, Lauren and Liz including the install team, Mal, and Simon, thanks - installing over five thousand butterflies was quite an undertaking, to say the least!

Thanks to everyone who went and saw the show, I am extremely humbled by your support Papillon warmly received over two thousand visitors to the gallery.

I would also like to thank Jennifer, Vivienne and Tony for saving all those used tea bags for me! Spilling over from the Expressions of Love's store, I'm so glad I had the foresight to stock pile their tea bags - it took nearly two years to reach the desired amount used in Papillon.

This photo was captured by Tony Bryant, I like the detail in this shot!

I really enjoyed participating in the process of install, all hands were on deck (L-R; Simon, Tony, Jenny, and Hamish) almost finished, three thousand butterflies were pinned to the wall for the installation In the Light of Truth, 

...and over two thousand were hung from a net in In Flight. Install team pictured L-R; Simon, Sam, Toni, and Mal.

Opening night drew a modest crowd and was shared amongst family and friends, old and new with guest speaker Dr. Nita C Lester who kept everyone enthralled with her speech. Following photos by Lindsay Ham.

Celebrating the opening with Hamish Sawyer, Gallery Curator,  

...and (L-R) also exhibiting artist Karen Richards (Flora non Evidens) and Janet de Boer OAM. 

The intimacy shared with Uncovered Conversations was a delight, as were the surprise visits from close friends. Following photos by Barry Alsop.

Tech talk with Jennifer - explaining how the images were transferred onto the tea bags.

My dearest (and fiercely independent) friend Petrus, who took advantage of his visit and delivered his cache of used tea bags.

Both installation view, plus in the foreground Petrus having a cup of tea before driving himself home.

Another highlight was facilitating the Adults and Children's Butterfly Making Workshops - actually, there were so many highlights, too many to list in one blog post! More photos can be enjoyed via my website in NEWS and/or EXHIBITIONS

Friday, July 8, 2016

ArtsCool workshop - results!

The ArtsCool workshops (previous post) were so much fun, and the outcome from them was too good not to share....

Day one - morning and afternoon class - Clay Minions. Some precious little gems here!

Day two catered for two different age groups, with Leaf Animals in the morning for the younger ones,

...and Tea Bag Collage in the afternoon for the older children - being inspired by German Dada artist Hannah Hoch and photomontage using magazine cut-outs and used tea bags with some fabulous results!

The results speak for themselves - we have such a talented bunch of little peeps here on the Sunny Coast, don't you think!