Posts Tagged ‘art’

we caught the train up to see Essentiae at Gallery One88 in Katoomba
Colleen Southwell’s work is astounding
detail of her flannel flowers
Colleen has such a fabulous eye for the exquisite beauty of Mother Nature
then we walked up the road to visit the Three Sisters
the wild beauty
a seriously steep walk !
the long view
with the blue of longing
Eucalypts
have such beautiful bark and form
feeding the dream of moving to the mountains
now it’s time to get back to drawing a few of my favourite things
a few of my favourite things Mo 19
graphite and watercolour on A3 Canson drawing paper
starting from the left
steel and red velvet box by Olga Cironis
invitation card detail of Hideous Human Angel # 6 by eX de Medici 2008 for the Sold Out show at Boutwell Draper Gallery
Crania Anatomica Filigre 2011- 3D printed skull by Joshua Harker with a feather from Michelle Slater
Kokopelli card by Carol Duprey 2005
Crow card by Glenda Jones 2004 for her Lustre exhibition at James Harvery Gallery
SW magic gourd by Carol Duprey 2004
sand dollar
Skull Mug by Jenny Orchard 2013 with crow feathers and The Cat’s Whiskers (a wand for seeing in the dark)
Pod 2015 by Bronwyn Berman
card with blue cat on  XVII century tile panel, Fronteira Palace, Lisbon Portugal
SW magic gourd container by Carol Duprey 2004
wood rose
print of the Letter D from An illuminated Book of Cats from an odd perspective
Crow feather for flying
parchment stars

preview of Artsite Galleries Collector’s Choice 2018 today
my offerings A Starry Necklace Mo Orkiszewski 2018
H24cm x W 20cm
vintage electric blue leather over 4mm cotton rope, white linen and blue Gütermann upholstery thread, antique parchment stars stitched with linen & cotton threads stabilized with silk organza, hand carved slice of tagua (aka Palm Ivory) pentacle, glass and lapis lazuli beads
Once in a Blue Moon Mo Orkiszewski 2018 (SOLD)
Moon Unit I
H 9.5cm x W 29cm (starry ladder 3.5cm)
embroidered vintage electric blue leather over papier maché mold, 1.5mm black leather cord coiled & stitched with black linen thread over papier maché mold, vintage white glove leather with linen thread stars, whisper silk organza rungs
Moon Unit II
H 5cm W 10cm (retractable ladder 25cm)
embroidered vintage electric blue suede over papier maché mold, 1.5mm black leather cord coiled and stitched with black linen thread over papier maché mold, bamboo rungs, waxed & knotted DMC cotton, vintage glass beads, carved bone beads, lead fishing weights, nickel silver links, lapis lazuli
artist statement:
Wrought with dark humour, high hopes and slow stitching lunacy, these vessels explore the surface of the moon both real and imagined. The ladders provide a way in and perhaps more importantly a way out.
(a blue moon is when two Full Moons land in one calendar month)
Book of Honesty Mo Orkiszewski 2017
H 27cm x W 22cm x D 2cm
bradel binding, relief sculpted spine, Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper over boards
illustrations graphite and ink on Moulin de Larroque handmade watercolour paper, stitched Honesty pods
artist statement:
seeking honesty in this era of fake news
exhibition runs Dec 1-16th Wednesday to Sunday 11-5
the Silly Season is here & the xmas cards are well underway!

13th-25th November 2018
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
Hornsby
this fabulous exhibition finishes tomorrow, if you are anywhere near Sydney don’t miss it!
Destiny  by Carolyn Cabena
40 x 120cm
Linen, cotton, synthetic
Burnout print, applied dye, hand stitch
“A persona is shaped by experiences and images seen throughout one’s lifetime. These images are embedded in one’s memory forever and cannot be erased or unseen, although some may wish they could be.”
side viewlooking up
Carolyn’s work defined the show for me, loved the layering, exquisite stitching, complex hanging arrangement and how it fit the brief so beautifully
Eye Music (detail) by Samantha Tannous
40 x 120cm
merino fibre, silk fabrics
wet felted
“This felted sound wave conceals a poem by Petrarch, set to music by the late-Renaissance composer, Luca Marenzio, who frequently used eye music in his madrigals.”
Shouldering the Burden (detail) by Jane Bodnaruk
Installation
180 x 80 x 180cm
Second hand women’s shirts, netting, clothes airer, pegs, plinth
Hand stitch
“Let us acknowledge un:Seen women, who shoulder un:Seen burdens.”
Blockers (detail) by Desdemona Foster
Hanging
1.5 x 3m
Polyester, polyester thread
digital print, hand stitch
“Is what you see all that is there?”
Relief (detail) by Helen MacRitchie
one of 4 framed works
32 x 32cm
Merino wool roving and fabric, silk organza, cotton, silk and wool threads
Wet felting, hand and free macine embroidery
printed digital images of electron micrographs for asthma medication
Catching Breath (detail) by Helen MacRitchie
Hanging
120 x 80 x 10cm
Merino wool, cotton thread
Wet feting, free machine embroidery
“In the UK, asthma affects 1 in 11 of the population…
This work attempts to represent such an insidious contamination through a network. The whiteness of the lace felt layers is spoiled by spreading marks; marks which are in themselves tiny but en masse can prove impactful to the network integrity”
Disconnect (detail) by Kirry Toose
Wearable
175 x 80 x 80cm
Silk, wool, cotton, paper, rubber
Screen printed, hand woven fabric
Handmade paper framework
“This garment was created as a personal response to the sense of urgency to respond immediately to digital correspondence and Social Media- the inane attachment to a keyboard and the subsequent feeling of disconnect from reality and the tactile, through the everyday urge of the ‘screen’.”
Conversations in Time by Brenda Livermore
7 woven circular columns
1.0 – 1.4m variable height x 0.15m diameter
Paper string
Looping, fringing
“The time spent making these woven columns acknowledges and makes corporeal time spent with friends.”detail of looping and fringing
Common Ground (detail) by Brenda Livermore
54 vessels
8 x 60 x 90cm
Mulberry paper, paper string
Paper cast, fringing
“The imprint of memory on the landscape.”
to see more photos and information about this inspiring group of women here’s links to the Untethered Fibre Artists website and facebook

Marc Walter Canada
Buddy
500 x 250 x 250 cm
woven recycled casuarina branches, jute twine
inside looking up
the magic bound with jute twine
Kevin Draper Western Australia
Configuration
320 x 320 x 320 cm
forged, painted steel
love the lively spirals
was sure it was wood til I read the catalogue!!
Ben Fasham Victoria
Entwined
347 x 240 x 65 cm
stainless steel, bronze
elegant beauty well placed
Stephen Hogan New South Wales
Byobu
200 x 200 x 80 cm
forged steel, soft steel, wire
Ron Gomboc Western Australia
Time and Motion
350 x 230 x 160 cm
copper, corten steel painted
beautiful colour and form
Ho Quanchun China
home for Boston ivy
75 x 80 x 50 cm
stainless steel
from the outside looking in
Andrew Rogers Victoria
i am (2014)
66 x 31 x 25 cm
stainless steel
Cao Hui China
pure wool no.2 (2009)
116 x 57 x 91 cm
resin, fibre
Elaine Clocherty & Sharyn Egan Western Australia
Karda – Megalania
30 x 350 x 700 cm
grass, raffia, natural materials
the beauty and fragility of nature
the colours of Sydney Sandstone after a lot of rain
Mother Nature
photos courtesy of Old Man Crow and his new iPhone
Sculpture by the Sea

The Silent Majority Sees
photomantage
by Emily Valentine

Artist Statement:
‘We, as members of the local community, have lost control of our surroundings. We know what is going on and feel saddened and disheartened seeing our local landmarks destroyed. Of course, I am thinking of the West Connex and Public Housing, and observe how little effect our wishes and protests are having on our present NSW government. The silent majority observes, without the urge to object or react to the destruction that is happening around us.

In “The Silent Majority Sees”, people view the destruction of their community and passively watch. I ask, “Join the noisy minority!”

This image was built from many photos I have taken within the last 6 months around the inner west area. The photos of people were taken here, behind the Art Seat.’

Emily’s powerful 5m photomontage is on display outside the Newtown Community Centre
until 8 August
24/7

Shine On Em!
namaste

Fairfarren Janet Clayton Gallery !
Heather Ellyard Continuum 6: hum with me the lullaby of stone
Heather Ellyard Continuum 6: hum with me the lullaby of stone (detail)
Heather Ellyard No word is ever abandoned
Heather Ellyard I will wait for you
Heather Ellyard There will be stones
Heather’s work goes straight to the heart of the matter, you can see more here
‘Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow! Grow!”*
In the oldest traditions angels do not necessarily take on human appearance, and have been associated with the forces of nature. They may pass by in a breeze, or in the ruffling of water, in fluxes and in movement of the forces that make up our earth.
*From Midrash – the collection of Jewish moral and ethical debate based on commentaries of the sacred text
Hanna Kay Shibboleth: Y
Hanna Kay Shibboleth: B
see more of Hanna’s exquisite paintings here
if you’re in town don’t miss this show, closes at 4 this afternoon
love this compelling Crow by Jody Graham at AD Space
Jody Graham Discarded
Jody Graham Discarded (detail)
Jody’s show finished yesterday you can see more of her work here
Lorraine Connelly-Northey
“works with seemingly unworkable materials – corrugated iron, chicken wire, barbwire and sheets of aluminium, which she manipulates into the forms of Waradgerie cultural objects such as narrbangs (string bags), digging sticks, possum skin cloaks and koolimans (bush bowls). Lorraine identifies strongly with both her Waradgerie and Irish familial histories and cultural protocol and intuition underpin her practice. Having recognised her own discomfort harvesting plant fibre for weaving, she sought instead to work with industrial and metal discards. Where we might see a secondhand mattress, Lorraine sees the circular springs within it, reminiscent of linear woven forms, and instantly recognises a narrbang.”
Measured Response NAS
Penny Evans
Both representational and metaphorical, Kamilaroi artist Penny Evans’ ceramic creations are embedded with dual meanings. At times an object takes the form of a matrilineal ancestor, at others, it becomes a constellation, but it is through the making process that Penny better understands how she is connected to them. As she creates her pinch pots she makes a lot of noise – tearing apart clay slabs, slapping, rolling and puncturing them with her fingertipsbefore pinching out the material in concentric motions. There is an ancestral familiarity with the earthly clay, a material that has always known our bodies. For Penny, the action of painting white slip/ underglaze onto a terracotta or black clay body is symbolic of the act of painting up the human body for ceremony.”
Measured Response
Penny Evans detail
Lucy Simpson
“Winangaylanha ngay mara (2018)  the title means ‘my hands remember’ in Yuwaalaraay language. Lucy’s practice often begins with instinctual thoughts or memories, crucial for her body’s re-learning and responding to materials deeply connected to country, knowledge and process.
Measured Response
Lucy Simpson (detail)
selected works of the Hands on Weavers collective
read more about this wonderful work here
we also saw Girt by Sea a fabulous exhibition of aerial photography
& to top a great day off Old Man Crow played a few tunes with Aubrey & Purton at Paddington Markets

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Tracey Deep Bloom at St Cloche
Tracey weaves such good magic have a look at the catalogue here
the show is on til May 20th
(photographs by Saint Cloche)
In Time at Janet Clayton Gallery
beautiful works by Judith Martinez, James Blackwell, Sophie Conolly and Leonardo Uribe
loved the delicacy of Morse Code by Sophie Conolly
view the exhibition online here
(photographs by Janet Clayton Gallery)