Last weekend I had some lovely surprises at the gallery. The first was a visit from a new friend whom I met at Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch’s workshop in Two Rocks. Meryl lives up there in Two Rocks/Yanchep and was on her way home after a wedding down south. It was lovely to see her again and meet her husband who waited patiently whilst we chatted. Meryl is one of the artists who are lucky to have the use of the Capricorn Community House, a wonderful facility used by many groups. At present Wendy Lugg is artist in residence and conducting quite a few workshops – I am sure you can find out about them via facebook. One of my lovely customers called in to choose a birthday gift and bought with her the most amazing and appropriate gift for me! A huge hank of lovely natural coloured linen thread which she is sure I can use! Of course I can Jill – but I’m not sure yet what for – I shall enjoy looking at it and fondling it for a while before deciding on a use – thank you so much.
Last week at the opening of As We Are exhibition I had a lovely catch up with Nalda Searles, who was one of the judges.
Nalda has recently had her Balga blanket – part of the wonderful travelling exhibition “Drifting in my own Land” – purchased by the National Gallery of Australia – a great achievement for Nalda.
Nalda will be giving a talk at the Lawrence Wilson Gallery in Perth at 1pm on 22nd November 2013 about the Narrogin Doll Makers – should be very interesting. She also mentioned that another exhibition is opening in Perth this evening.
I had been told about “String Theory” by a friend who saw the exhibition in Sydney – she said it was a fabulous exhibition.
String Theory is at PICA in Perth from 16th November 2013 until 5th January 2014 – I’m going to do my darndest to get there!
Last evening our family made the long trek to Perth for the opening of the As We Are Exhibition, in the foyer of the Central Park Building in the centre of Perth.
It was the culmination of 4 months work by our son Jonathan who has been creating wonderful leadlight pieces for a number of years now – the past 3 years as a member of the Art Partners programme in Bunbury. To create his work “Tree of Life” he had many issues to problem solve, and worked through them admirably – not least of which was spending a week making a custom built case to transport the work!
Five artists from the Art Partners programme have work exhibited in this exhibition – 3 of whom won awards! Roslyn Burns and Janine Egan won major awards for their 2d work and Jonathan won a Certificate of High Commendation for his leadlight garden sculpture. So proud of you Jonathan. (I wish I could tell you which awards Roslyn and Janine won – but the PA system wasn’t good enough for us to hear!)
Three awards for Art Partners artists is a wonderful achievement and huge thanks must go to Wanda Ariano who drives this project with boundless energy and enthusiasm and a massive amount of her own time.
As We Art exhibition is on in the foyer of the Central Park building in the city of Perth until Friday 22nd of November – all works are for sale – but you will have to be quick – the standard of work is amazing. http://www.asweare.com.au
When I went to Art Geo Gallery in Busselton to collect the piece I had exhibited in Signature South West Exhbition I had the great fortune to meet Hiromi Tango who is facilitating a fantastic Community Art Project – FIVE Busselton – rather than explain the project I will direct you to their excellent website here http://five.org.au/busselton.
Hiromi kindly gave me a commission to make a guest book for the project – I was so flattered to be asked to do this as Hiromi makes some very interesting artist’s books herself!
I delivered the book yesterday and was able to witness some very innovative and creative happenings at Art Geo. The project ends on 22nd November 2013 – in the meantime Hiromi is at the gallery Thursday to Mondays.
Check out Hiromi’s website too or Google Hiromi Tango “images” and you will see some fantastic work. http://hiromitango.com