Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Conservation of the Species

I've just had the BEST 5 days of my life!  My solo exhibition, 'Conservation of the Species' finished today, with over 400 visitors and some great sales.  And most importantly, wonderful feedback from everyone, including the many walk-in visitors to the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens where the exhibition was held.

I'd like to thank all of my friends and family who dropped in to see my artworks.  I am particularly grateful for my wonderful Mum, Jan, who worked tirelessly as my sales agent, and a big thanks also goes to my partner Craig who spent most of the weekend at the gallery serving up drinks and food, and running the EFTPOS machine out to the carpark to get mobile network reception!

Inconjunction with the exhibition, I ran 2 workshops at the gallery.  A great time was had by all, and it generated lots of interest in future workshops which will keep me very busy.  Its wonderful that so many people were inspired by my colourful prints and are now keen to explore their creativity.

So now I need a few days to recuperate, unpack the car and put EVERYTHING back into my studio in a place where I can find it..... that will be the tricky bit!

My 3-panel screen, made from mulberry fibre and
printed with large ficus leaves

Kudusama flowers on display
The 'sales table' filled with goodies - an opportunity for everyone
to take home something small -
VERY popular!
My handmade paper artwork 'Flow', flanked by
my monoprints

Gelli-plate Monoprint books

Some of the display

Mum and I at the gallery

Some of the girls at the Art Journal workshop,
examining their completed journals
Handmade paper and rusted paper,
part of the Art Journal workshop
Beautiful, expressive sewing on the student's art journals

Sun printing in progress - part of the Art Journal workshop.
Thankfully the sun stayed out for us!

Monoprinting workshop, with keen participants!


  1. Congratulations Sandra...I knew it would go well. So...when is the next exhibition?

  2. I just love your leaf printing/monoprints. Leaf printing - direct as well as monoprinting is one of my favorite things to do on fabric as well as paper. Your work is an inspiration!

  3. So happy for your success, you deserve it !
    Thank you, your positive attitude has kept me motivated with my work as well.