Thursday, September 30, 2021

Upcoming Exhibition

 All things going well ( if these lockdowns ever end) I shall be having a small exhibition in the Sparc Gallery at ArcYinnar starting on the 9th of October until the 31st of October ( It was supposed to start this Saturday). I must admit to being less than enthused creating work until recently because I was not even sure the exhibition would happen and what is the point of creating new work when all it does is sit in the house until maybe, someone offers to buy something. I did have some booklets made entitled Morning Walks in the Pandemic- its a bit of a vanity project really- very limited print run which makes it on the expensive side. I walked most mornings during the reign of the Pandemic these last 18 months and I feel fortunate to have had access to such a wonderful little bushland reserve. I took lots of photos and also wrote down random thoughts when I got home from my walk which I have fashioned into a poem of sorts. I have also created new work in response to my walks, inspired by pickings and my photos. When my exhibition goes live I will also post on my blog with the sale prices of each piece. You will make an artist very very happy if you see something that catches your eye enough to want to make it yours. I will also sell some of the monoprinted and screen printed fabrics I have created especially for this exhibition. Again I shall post those on the 9th of October.

So I want to share some of the work I have been making. It is possible to purchase the booklet- which is 32 pages including covers and is A5 size and has been printed in full colour on quality satin finish paper. The booklet was designed by @s.galtrydesign. Here are some pages from the booklet. The price is $25 inclusive of postage to anywhere in the world. I have only had a limited number printed.





In a way the extra week before the opening of the exhibition has created the opportunity to  create more work, though the space is not large. I will give you a bit of a taster of some of the things that will be on display. But I will share the whole exhibition on the 9th of October.


The above is an A4 sized piece which has been monoprinted and machine stitched.


Forest pieces ( 85 cm x 83 cm) hand dyed forest fabric hand printed with bracken and gum leaves, machine stitched.

Screen printed onto khadi paper- nardoo from a photograph I took in the Bushland Reserve.


Mono printed on hand dyed khadi which had previously been printed with a linocut ( I didn't like the resulting linocut print too much- not enough graphic dynamic but the fabric was too nice not to do something with)


Monprinted A4 size- the one above has been entirely stitched by hand. Below is a monoprint before stitching. These have been printed onto hand dyed fabric.


There will be more works like this on display plus a few other inventions like pockets and a gum leaf free fall hanging. There will also be some hand made and printed concertina booklets and of course pods, pods, pods. It is possible to enroll for the Pods, Pods, Pods on-line class. You will find details for the class and payment button  in the link I have provided. I have decided that I will send out the notes and video when payment is made and then I will arrange a zoom session later in October ( that schedule depends a little on what happens with lockdowns). And yes pods are multiplying and accumulating.



I will also be commencing another Traveller's Blanket Class on 25 October- this will be the last class for this year as the course takes around 8 weeks though I keep the Facebook group open for longer as stitching a Traveller's Blanket takes time. If you look at my previous post which I have linked then you will find a bit of a description of this class as well as a Payment button.