Welcome to the first edition of my newsletter, What’s Happening in the Studio
I feel like I say this every year, but all the exhibitions do seem to come at once. Here are ones I have work in over the next few months:
Belmont Art Awards: My work STOP is in this exhibition 3 – 17 September 2022 10-4 Mon-Sat, 1-4 Sun. The Glasshouse, 215 Wright Street Cloverdale
Stitched & Bound at Midland Junction Arts Centre: 10 Sept – 5 Nov (Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm) Presented by the West Australian Quilters Association (WAQA), Stitched and Bound is a biennial exhibition featuring works by West Australian artists that challenge conventional quilting.
My work for this show If the Walls Could Talk, was inspired by the remains of the Point King Lighthouse in Albany. Between 1858 – 1911, 3 lightkeepers and their wives raised 5, 8 and 10 children respectively in this 4-room cottage. At this isolated post, the families had to be both self-sufficient and resilient.
The exhibition will then tour to Lake Grace Artist’s Group Nov 2022, HEART Margaret River Dec – Jan 2023, Katanning Public Art Gallery Feb 2023, Geraldton Regional Gallery March – May 2023, Carnarvon Art Gallery June – July 2023.
In conjunction with the Stitched & Bound exhibition, Midland Junction Arts Centre is hosting an Artist in Residency program until November. Anne Williams, Julie Devereux and I are pleased to be a part of the program from Wed 5th – Sat 15th October. At least one of us will be there each day the gallery is open. We’d love for you to drop in and see what we are working on. I will be there Fridays and Saturdays. Wed-Thursdays to be confirmed. One of the things I will be working on is a piece for Sculptures on the Scarp – see below.
twentyFIVE+ Crossover, Holmes A Court Gallery @No. 10: 22 October – 12 November 2022. This juried exhibition is held by WAFTA (WA Fibre & Textiles Association) celebrating the 25th anniversary of the organisation, this exhibition showcases the diversity and breadth of artworks pushing the boundaries of contemporary textiles in WA.
I am delighted to have work in this exhibition, my piece is titled, To learn to read, is to light a fire. That’s all I can tell you about it until the exhibition opens!
Sculptures on the Scarp is part of the Darlington Arts Festival 5-6th November 2022.
Artworks will line the Darlington Railway Reserve, stretching from Brook Road through to the Darlington Pavilion. Wander through and you may discover a creation nestled in amongst the trees, or strategically placed between the granite boulders, or perhaps hanging between two giant gum trees. Walk along the old station platform and discover sculptures and installations crafted by some of the region’s finest artists
One other exhibition I would like to mention is Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist by Susie Vickery. Wanneroo Gallery until 15 October 2022 10-4 Wed-Sat. I saw this exhibition at Mundaring Arts Centre in 2019 and I consider it to be one of the best exhibitions I have ever seen. It is now travelling with Art on the Move.
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