Posts Tagged ‘exhibitions’

Visited Sturt Gallery in Mittagong to see Harriet Goodall’s solo show “Circling Back”
“I am forever circling back, not just in my dreams, but literally also to collect materials I find by the roadside or in the paddocks. I weave through these fences and burnt out car panels with naturally coloured fibres that mimic the scribbly lines of insects on bark, striations in granite boulders, wending rivers or sheep tracks in dry paddocks. My heart beats for the decay and beauty of inland Australia and this is an elegy for the loss of feeling that I belong there”.
these mended pieces of old corrugated iron were beautiful
and caught up with my sculptor friend Bronwyn Berman at her new studio space in The SHAC
with a good communal space to relax and get warm
Bronwyn’s display case
working space
so good to Bronwyn’s pennant & talisman for the dream

The Wish by Neroli Henderson for the Magic challenge at the Sydney Quilt Show 2019
Artist Statement: ‘My magic wish sits in secret at the centre of this quilt. To read my message, take its photo with a flash. Now you see it, now you don’t. For Jill Meagher, Eurydice Dixon,  Aiia Maarsarwe and all the other women who never made it safely home.’
Materials & Techniques: Cotton fabric, Jacquard Lumiere paint and Pearl Ex pigments, Swarovski crystals, Opal dust, metallic threads, 100 wt ultrafine thread, reflective yarn, acrylic medium, metal foil, foil glue.
Fabric manipulation, painting, intensive quilting, foiled deckle edge
‘The text has been sewn with reflective yarn. It only shows up when very bright light is shone directly upon it, so this photo has been taken with a flash. The yarn used is a very find tape with reflective glass beads embedded in it, it appears grey when seen without light so is able to blend into the background.’
here’s a photo with the text hidden from Neroli’s facebook page
‘Whitewash’ by Neroli Henderson was another favourite
this antique boro coat blew me away
time and texture
from the Amuse Museum in Tokyo
a magic day full of inspiration for Jude Hill’s Patchwork in Perspective Pt 2!

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

photo credit : John McRae Photography
click on this link to see the online catalogue
https://www.yumpu.com/en/embed/view/jAPBognX9aze8GcS
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Artsite Galleries
open 11am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday
closing ceremony 3-5pm March 24

 

Crossing Boundaries: The Art of the Book
Elizabeth Beronich has gathered book artists from all around the world for this exhibition
I sent “The illustrated Lyrics of Old Man Crow” Limited Edition no 83/100
the show opens this Friday, if you’re in northern California have a look!

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!

See you at the opening on Sunday!
Beauty Mo 12
H560 x W760 cm
graphite, white gouache and black ink
is at the framers will pick it up and deliver to Artsite this arvo
preview the show on Saturday !