I have two new prints available in my shop, 'Bush Posey' and 'Summer Bush Posey'.
Limited Edition Giclee print of 100, each image is printed professionally with archival pigment inks onto 300gsm smooth, white acid-free art paper. 100% cotton rag, nil OBAs and a natural finish. Available in A3 for $80 and A4 for $50.
I'm a bit slow going posting this news but at the end of last year I finally opened my online shop! I currently have two works for sale as original watercolours and also available in prints (A3 and A4).
For the next week until Sunday 10th January (12am EST) there will be 20% off storewide.
Click through here for more information!
Hello again Internet friends,
Well, it has been a very long time since I posted on this website and been creative for that matter. I have discovered that it takes me at least a 3 year cycle to get working again after having a baby and I am now running right on track with my second daughter about to turn 3!
However, I have been tinkering away in the background working on some new ideas which I will share soon. The main thing that has been taking up my time though is updating my website after 4 years - who would have thought that could take up so much time.
But I'm almost there - to have a look click through here.
I'm a bit behind the eight ball on this one as the exhibition has ended but still wanted to share anyway. I recently made this softie of Roald Dahl's Matilda for an exhibition organised by my friends Sarah Day and Torsten Pfiel (Dirge) called EX LIBRIS, from the library of...
The show was held at Snug Gallery and was timed to correspond with International Literacy Day, and in conjunction with the exhbition was also a book sale to raise funds for Room to Read.
I found the theme of books quite hard as there are so many choices but ended up going for a nostalgic angle! I loved Roald Dahl's books as a kid and feel like there might be more softies to come from this as I have just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my 5 year old. I definitely had a lot of fun making this one.
Image on left by Rachel Pringle and on right my response to the work
It has been a very long time since I popped my head back here. Having 2 kids definitely changed my time and energy in making art but I am hoping there is light at the end of the tunnel coming soon with that! Luckily for me my friend Demelza Sherwood helped me dip my toes back in with this great project she has curated called The Homemade Exchange.
The premise of the project was to initially take an image from your domestic setting and send it to Demelza who then swapped all the images around and you were given one of the other artists works to respond to and make something inspired by it. This was very challenging but a great way to get working again and thinking of new ways of mark making for me. The photographic image I received was by artist Rachel Pringle.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the other works especially what happened to my image. You can see the results here from the 1st August. The online exhibition will be part of the Craft Cubed festival as well.
Below are a few details of the work I made which you can click on to see a larger image. The piece was made using silk, watercolour paints and polyester thread.
Above is the photographic image I sent to Demelza.
I was recently lucky to have my work 'Mother and Child' included in the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award. I would have loved to have gone along to the opening to check out all the works and to also attend the talks. The exhibition runs from the 1st June till the 14th July at the Wangaratta Gallery. It would be a lovely day trip to country Victoria if you felt the urge!
In other news I made this mask for a project which didn't come to fruition but wanted to share as it is the first thing I have made since post pregnancy. It was a great challenge to push myself to actually sit down and start making again although I am not really sure what to do with it now! It may end up on my etsy shop or I already have a costume for Halloween this year.
If you are wandering Sydney in the month of March I have some works on show at the Gallery Lane Cove with some other great artists. The works on show are from my dreams series which I produced at uni and it's been great getting them out again after a long hiatus (hiding away in my studio). I really enjoyed making these works as they are very personal and taken from imagery of my everyday life at the time. Each one contains little memories of my time at uni and what was happening then. Below are the works that are on show!
Meanwhile I am still knee deep in baby duties and desperately trying to sort out my studio so I can start some new works. I can never seem to make anything when my work space is a mess - clogs up my brain!
This is a little belated but wanted to share anyway! Last August Janet De Boer from Textile Fibre Forum Magazine asked to do an article on the embroidery group show I organised at the Brunswick Street Gallery called 'Needle Work Needle Play'. The article was published in the November magazine (in the midst of my baby haze - hence forgetting to share it). Janet kindly sent me a few extra copies and I have 3 to giveaway to the first people who send me an email or leave a comment before 31st January.
I am slowly returning to some time and head space where I can think about art stuff again! After going on a break last November and having a little girl Edith there has been little time to think about much else but baby stuff. However I have been visiting an awesome book store in Melbourne called Brunswick Bound on Sydney road and they have a fantastic selection of art books which is going to send me broke but check out these awesome books I found there! The first is 'Black Antoinette - The work of Olaf Hajek', my new favourite artist. I love his use of colour and particularly love the Black Antoinette series - beautiful. You can find out more about his work here.
Next is a memoir of Grace Coddington model turned art director of Vogue America - whom I loved in the 'September Issue' she has a fantastic visual eyeand her life has been really interesting to read about so far.
Lastly is 'The Nightingale and the Rose' by Oscar Wilde illustrated by one of my favourites Del Kathryn Barton. I am yet to pick up this layby but very excited to look inside. I love Del's work!
Hopefully these books might inspire some of you out there. Would love to hear what everyone else is reading/inspiring them.
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