Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Moreton Island camping trip (or just another excuse to make art!)

I'm back today from a week's camping at Moreton Island, a beautiful sand island 1.5 hours barge ride from Brisbane.  The weather was perfect, the waters blue-green, and the campground deserted.  Can't ask for more than that!

And of course, what's a holiday that doesn't involve some art ??......

Craig and our 4WD on the Eastern Beach of Moreton Is.

View across Honeymoon Bay

Shadows on the sand

The North Point beach was showing wear and tear
from high tides and storm action.
Lots of plant debris and pumice.

The rangers had chopped down at lot of the old
Banksia trees in the North Point Campground,
for 'litigation' reasons.  What a shame, they
were beautiful shady trees.

We kayaked around the North-Eastern end of the island.
 It was fun exploring the little coves and beaches.
We can see you!  A cute but large stick insect
on a rusty pipe at the Lighthouse area.

Kangaroo grass on the Lighthouse headland,
swaying in the wind.  Great for printing with too!

My 'Studio' at our camp.

Prints fluttering in the breeze.

My favourite, Bracken Fern, prints beautifully.
Print in progress...
My permanent gelli plate with ghost image, ready to print.
I also took a homemade gelatin plate but that didn't
even last one print, it suffered badly in the heat and
with rough handling in the 4WD.
The resulting print (from photo above), and the plant -
its a weed I plucked out of the ground just a
few steps from my camp studio.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Papermaking Exhibition you might be interested in....

Fellow papermaker Kym Frame is holding an exhibition 'Women Afoot' at Graydon Gallery from 4-9 March.  The exhibition will be opened on Friday 7 March 6pm by Janet De Boer.

Kym says "Women Afoot presents the work of local artist Kym Frame and the contribution of over 100 outstanding Queensland women from all walks of life.
The exhibition features more than 200 individual pieces of sculpture made from handmade paper. The sculptures and the voices of the women themselves, share their experiences and messages for each other. Together, they enable women to stand together both literally and metaphorically in support of one another.
All proceeds from the exhibition go to the Second Chance Programme Fundraising group, placing women beyond homelessness."
This is a great opportunity to see Kym's work and the diversity of the medium of handmade paper.
I'll be at the opening, might see you there!
Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Road New Farm
10am - 6pm dialy
4 - 9 March
Kym Frame 0406 748 476