Monday, October 25, 2010

Revealed Exhibition

Only a week to go before we install the 'Revealed' Exhibition at Brisbane Square Library!

13 members of Papermakers Qld are participating in this exhibition with over 30 sculptural and 2D paper-based works featuring handmade paper using plant and other fibres.

The exhibition will be launched on Saturday 13 November at 12noon with refreshments. There is also an artists 'walk and talk' on Saturday 20 November at 11am with several members giving short talks on their works.

Please join us for these events. The exhibition will be open until the end of December, you'll find it on Level 2 of the Brisbane City Council Brisbane Square Library at the top of the Queen Street mall.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Opening Night @ 6 Degrees

Last night we opened our group show '6 Degrees' at White Canvas Gallery.  A fabulous night, with a great crowd who braved a rainy stormy night.   Its a great feeling to finally display some of my latest sculptural work.  I received some really positive feedback, as well as lots of offers of more palm inflorescence!

The 6 degrees artists, cheers to us!

My works on show

The crowd on opening night

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Studio Time

There's nothing like working away in my studio with the rain falling outside and we've had plenty of that lately!  I've just spent 2 days printing in my studio with 'Thumper'.  I worked on some monotypes for my book making, then a series of works using pigeon imagery.  I've got a soft spot for pigeons, although most regard them as pests and a pooping nuisance!  The prints are a bit 'tongue-in-cheek' - I wanted to celebrate the pigeon as a beautiful bird, though a little common....

2 consecutive days of printing has allowed me to get into a great creative 'head'space and I enjoyed every minute of it.

I must thank my mother-in-law Jan and her husband Allan who collected plant materials for me during their recent caravan trip to South Australia.  I was able to use some of those plants in my work this week.

One of my prints I'll use for book making
One of my pigeon prints, a work in progress