tellingmystory

sometimes resolving the piece takes time and sometimes things fall into place – I think she is finished (for now) but she has had quite a few additions and subtractions along the way.

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hand built ceramic sculpture, engobe, underglaze, japanese tissue stencils, vintage apron and kimono silks, embridery, decaying canvas 50 x 30 x 20 cm

sneak peak – new exhibition at tusk gallery

… sneak peak at some of the work currently being hung at tusk gallery south yarra melbourne – exhibition ‘urban amazons and other eclecticities’ opens thursday night at 6.00pm.

the following images are from the tusk gallery facebook page lots of images and well worth visiting.  getting very excited flying out of the sunshine coast to melbourne on thursday morning 🙂

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seasonofsummerlonging

seasonofsummerlonging is the third piece that will be trundling its way to Melbourne. I am having wooden crates made so that hopefully the work will arrive safely.

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mixed media sculpture, ceramic, engobe, terra sigillata, stains, underglaze, vintage plastic flowers and string  62 x 30 x 30 cm

a good girl scout – neverleaveshomewithoutherhanky

Exciting developments I have been asked to provide sculptures to Tusk Gallery in South Yarra for an exhibition opening in March. Despite the short time frame I did have some work underway –

a good girl scout- neverleaveshomewithoutherhanky

From the siren, satyrs, sinners and saints series –

a good girl scout – never leaveshomewithoutherhanky
mixed media sculpture, ceramic, vintage meccano, ankle shoe studs, underglaze, engobe, terra sigillata, stains  45 x 35 x30 cm

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For those interested in process – she is hand built ‘Keane’s Special K” white groggy clay.
underglazed on her ‘hat’, engobe on her face, bisqued, then more stain and underglaze applied then fired to 1140 degrees.  Vintage meccano and a piece from one of my daughter’s broken sandals forms the shoulder pad (waste not)!! She then has a wax finishing on hat and a matt medium applied to the body for a bit of protection.

 

sirens, satyrs, sinners and the occasional saint!

New work out of the fire and ready to deliver to Anthea Polson Art at Southport Marina tomorrow.  It is about a four hour round trip but absolutely worth the drive – the gallery is beautiful and full to the brim of stunning art work.

I am working on new series which includes some of the sirens but includes satyrs, sinners and the occasional saint! back in vintage machine drawers and other boxes.  The first images are guile

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installation – drawer(n) from life vimeo file

We are all done and dusted –  monday morning saw us delivering the work to Noosa Regional Gallery.  If I thought my task of getting everything there safely was an ordeal – the gallery staff were exhibiting a well oiled machine.  In two days they de-installed two huge exhibitions and installed four new shows.  A huge thank-you to their professionalism and capability and curatorial prowess in making my small contribution a pleasure to view.

I am attempting to upload a video of the installation via vimeo  – the link below is to a vimeo file

installation – drawer(n) from life

Opening night and artist talk have all gone off without a hitch – now I clean the house!!!

exhibition brochure to the printers

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I took my exhibition brochure to the printers last week but  when they did a trial print the blacks were all different colours – I have spent some time trying to amend the problem between a number of different software packages – finally (many hours later and much cursing) the problem is all but fixed and we are going to print.  Not much left to do now – yesterday I also picked up all the drawings from framers – looking good!  The brochure is A4 (landscape) and folds down the middle.

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