Meet the Cool Locals

Arts Connect Inc. are back at Mary Cairncross, and although I haven’t seen all their exhibitions, this has to take the cake for being quirky, creative and slightly vulnerable due to Covid. The exhibition is called Meet the Cool Locals – and not just cool in a trendy sort of sense, but ‘cool’ as our…

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…

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…

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 moth migration project

Last weekend John, my sister-in-law Pat and I drove up to Gympie. There were two reasons for this: first to catch up with our Rockhampton friend Trevor who was in Gympie for the weekend, and secondly to see the Moth Migration Project at the Gympie Regional Gallery. I knew I couldn’t get to the opening,…

On being part of the crowd

Almost all of the exhibitions I’ve been in have been group exhibitions. My work stands on it’s own in amidst other artists work. Sometimes there is a theme – and sometimes there isn’t. However two of the exhibitions I’ve been involved with are different. My work has been part of a project as well as…