Monday, October 20, 2014

Emerging artist redefined - exhibition of works by artist under 18 & over 35

A definition of emerging at Seaview Gallery, Seaview Street, Dulwich Hill NSW 
22- 26 October 1914  11 am - 4 pm
Opening 22 October 2014  6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Bettleman - Apoxy sculpt and fabric sculpture with wire armature and Queensland Black Bean seed pods - 55 cm tall

Woman in Black - Air dry clay and fabric sculpture - 60 cm tall

I dropped off the above two works at  the Inaugural Inner west Women's Shed intergenerational exhibition themed Emerging.   It stemmed from a concept that there are on going calls across the art world for emerging artists to enter competitions and exhibitions where the artists must be between 18 - 35 years.

The aim of the exhibition is to open the opportunity for artists younger than 18 years and older than 35 years and to redefine the exhibition of emerging.  I definitely fall in the second group and welcome the discussion.  Many like me are of a generation where you got a 'real' job which you would hold for the rest of your life.  For me it was not until later in life that I had the confidence to make the time and give myself permission to make exploration into arts and crafts.

All entries will be eligible for the peoples choice award.  I saw some really interesting works when I dropped my pieces off .   I think it will be a good exhibition and commend it to you - go visit and vote if you can.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pop Up Exhibition

Form #1

I spent the day moving between my Garden Art stall and my exhibition space at the Croydon Park Street Fair on Saturday.   The statue above was one of the pieces in the exhibition space.   I had smaller pieces were on the stall.

It was a beautiful day and I got sun burnt standing at in the sun listening to music, chatting to happy people and making small Pot People.  My idea of heaven really.   I gave away more than I sold.  The pot people were a hit and easy to make on the spot.

I was a in a good spot as I was able to direct people to the art space where there were 13 other artists whose work covered a wide spectrum and it made for a high quality varied and interesting exhibition.   I didn't take any happy snaps of the exhibition as it was a little dark inside.

I learnt a couple of lessons from the day - especially in terms of exhibiting.   I had a selection of works in different sorts of media including a couple of art quilts, some embroidered works and my fabric sculptures.  I think I confused viewers and should I be invited to exhibit again will restrain myself and show only one 'type' of work.   Family members manned the space and reported back about what took peoples interest .  It seems that it was fairly well divided between the sculptures and the embroideries.

PS - for those of you  interested in making a Pot Person I will post a photo and instructions shortly. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Garden Art Workshop at Azures Den, Concord NSW

I am rather excited - I have been asked to facilitate a Garden Art Workshop at Azures Den, Cabrabrita Road, Concord.

Azures Den is a cafe, gift shop and art gallery venue which carries (and sold :-)) some of my garden art.

I will be teaching a statute based on this little fellow on Sunday  2 November 2014.

The Garden Guardian stands approximately 45 cms tall.

Art and afternoon tea!  It couldn't get much better in my view.

The workshop starts at 1.00 pm and you will leave at the end of the day with your very own garden statue.    The workshop size will be limited to about ten people so you get the most from your afternoon.

If you want to learn how to make a garden statute this fun worshop is the one for you.

You can find out more details and book your place by contacting Azures Den directly on 02 9736 3358 or online here.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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