Open studio reflections

For a person that usually stays in the background, I can sometimes get a bit more brave and open my studio to the public. In all cases it has been through Arts Connect Inc. In previous years I have opened my studio for a weekend at the end of each month. With Covid restrictions nothing…

Botanica

An Arts Connect Inc exhibition at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Mountain View Road, Maleny from 6-23 November, 2020. The exhibition is open from 9.30 to 3.30 daily. Artists: Michael Augustine, Megan Bice, Jo Bingham, Sine Black, Jan Braithwaite, Roger Callen, Deanne Cumner, Catherine Day, Libby Derham, Jennifer Eurell, Trevor Irvine, Peta Jervois, Jacky Lowry, Annie…

Bugs in the System

The Maleny Printmakers current exhibition at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny, is called ‘Bugs in the System’. If you are looking for us we are in the theatrette next to the observation platform which is above the cafe. It’s a good coffee stop – and with glorious views to the Glasshouse Mountains. I’m on duty…

Coping with Covid isolation

What a strange world we now live in. When I wrote my last post Covid-19 was something new. It is now some months later so I am looking back on how it has affected my arts practice – and life in general. At first, being oldies, we very much stayed at home. With a ‘life…

The Overwintering Project

It was rather exciting to see that $13,000 had been raised by The Overwintering Project and given to the Australasian Wader Studies Group today. The art project is run by Kate Gorringe-Smith and I would have to admit that I really don’t know just how the money is raised, but I do know that it…

Stitching the time away

I’m not the only one – there are plenty of us (mainly women) who are whiling away some time in this period of isolation from COVID-19 and doing some art stitching under the guidance of http://www.TextileArtist.org.com. The site is run by Sue Stone and her two sons, Sam and Joe, but they have rounded up…

Artist of the month

One of the art groups that I belong to allows us to have the spotlight now and again and exhibit as the Artist of the Month. This month I have the opportunity to arrange my works on the wall where they can be seen by not only the members of the Fine Art group but…

Feathers of the Forest

Printmakers with work on display are Cholena Drew Hughes, Dianne Collier, Gerry Luhman, Jenni Matthews, myself, Jillian Bergman, Julie Hanrahan, Karen Shaw, Lois Collins, Neville Field, Nicky Carey and Sylvia Mekhitarian. We are a diverse group and depending on how you do the numbers, linoprints outweighed other processes. Cholena had a large multipiece cyanotype work…

Collectables 2019

I think this is the fifth year of the Maleny Printmakers ‘Collectables’ exhibition. Each year the printmakers all make around five or so different original, handprinted prints in editions of 10. They are only small – 13.5cms x 11.5cms – and at $30 each they sell well. They have found their followers, and of course,…

The memory shelf

There is a shelf above my computer desk, and from it four cameras peer down at me. Occasionally an upward glance brings back some of the memories associated with the cameras. Most peoples memories are reinforced by their collections of snapshots whether still lounging around in shoe boxes, albums, or saved on hard drive or…