So I'm hoping your year so far has been full of sunshine and joy, mine has started with a bang!
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Lots of exciting opportunities, endeavours, adventures and experiments, artfully speaking. These pic's represent some of those outcomes and explorations, stay posted on either the LAUNDRY rooms facebook page or instagram for finished works, exhibitions, fairs etc... You'll also get to see what some of my extremely talented friends are up to! Who knows maybe this year I'll be more organised and I'll manage to get a few more blog posts done too...
The PARTNERSHIP exhibition at LOT19 was curated by the wonderfully talented Ashley Mariani, the basis being that a local artist was to join forces with someone they admire from the city to create work which reflected this partnership.
I realise I'm a bit slow in sharing this as the exhibition has now wrapped up but I really enjoyed being a part of it and working with a dear friend who I find incredibly inspiring, the beautiful PAUL COMPTON.
The artists involved in this project were: Kim McKechnie, Ilka White, Emily Farretti, Jarad Curwood, Catherine Pilgrim, Rona Green, Fiona Kennaugh, Rebbecca Murray, Paul Comptom, Inta Krumins, Robert McLaurin, Bronte Pleasance, Allie Stimpson and myself.
Unfortunately I don't have photo's of all the work to share but this gives you a taste of what a great show this was!
Aviary is all wrapped up now but please do show your support to the next range of LYREBIRDS currently on display at PORT JACKSON PRESS, a beautiful bunch made by master printer MARTIN KING, gotta love a lyre bird! x
Being opened by Jennifer Kalionis the Director of Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, the Tree Show is a diverse collection of works which starts with each artist’s personal interpretation of the tree. The exhibition features some of Australia’s leading contemporary and established print based artists. There are additional feature paintings, prints and sculptures by several of the artists as part of the exhibition. The Cascade Print Workshop has been in operation for over twelve years. In 2013, Jeff Gardner and Kareen Anchen of Cascade invited over 30 artists to be part of The Tree Show, which was included in the Castlemaine State Festival open studios exhibitions.
Well there is a lot more work to do yet but I thought I would give you a sneak peek of what my new studio will soon look like. I'm VERY excited!
This place will soon house The Laundry Room Press, The Recycled Things Co, my own little framing business (I'm yet to find a name for) and my son's new venture of building Australian timbered skateboards...
So here is one of the nicer before shots of what is soon to be my new studio!
It certainly does feel like a magic trick as there is a great deal to be done to make this space a beautiful workshop, but fortunately I have some truly wonderful friends who are going to help me transform this place.
I will share some after shots with you once the magic has happened!
To all those wonderful Melbournites who didn't get the chance to see Editions the first time around, well here's your chance! From 6:30 - 8pm Wednesday the 19th of March the wonderful boys at TACIT Contemporary will be hosting EDITIONS (redux) and three other great shows.